Star Scoop: VP Joe Biden Joins ‘Parks & Recreation,’ Adam Lambert to Host ‘VH1 Divas,’ Rolling Stones Release New Single
Vice President Joe Biden is about to make a television appearance of a different vein. The VP will make a cameo appearance on NBC's “Parks & Recreation” next Thursday. Looks like Leslie Knope (played by comedian Amy Poehler) is finally going to meet her dream guy. [GlamBuzz]
A man is joining the “VH1 Divas” lineup this year. “American Idol” favorite Adam Lambert is scheduled to host this year's special, in what he's calling “the most fabulous concert of the year.” He'll emcee the event as Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, Kelly Rowland, Jordin Sparks, Ciara serenade the crowd with tributes to the late Whitney Houston and Donna Summers. “VH1 Divas” will air on Sunday, December 16 at 9:00 p.m. [Entertainment Weekly]
If you're familiar with Beyoncé's “I Was Here,” Aerosmith's “I Don't Want to Miss A Thing,” and Toni Braxton's “Un-break My Heart,” then you have Grammy award-winning songwriter Diane Warren to thank. The artist has penned hits for Celine Dion, Boyz II Men, Reba McIntire, Cher, Selena, Patti LaBelle, Brandy, Ricky Martin… you get the jist. Well now, audiences can look forward to reliving some of Warren's best work on Broadway. Theater producer Dede Harris has acquired the option to Warren's full catalogue and is developing a musical based around her tunes. [USA Today]
Could another British rock band (à la Black Sabbath) be heading down the road to reunion beyond a tour? In a new documentary, The Police drummer Andy Summers leaves us hopeful that the group behind classics like “Roxanne” and “Every Breath You Take” could be. In Can't Stand Losing You, Summers admits that he'd “never say never” about the band coming back together. The film, based on his 2006 autobiography One Train Later: A Memoir, will premiere at the DOCNYC festival tomorrow.
Mick Jagger's still got the moves, and bandmates Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood are backing him up every step of the way. Hot off the announcement of 50th anniversary tour stops in London and New Jersey, The Rolling Stones have recorded two new songs. Listen to the first, “One More Shot,” now! [NPR]
Dancing With The Stars cohost Brooke Burke-Charvet took to the web to reveal that she was recently diagnosed with thyroid cancer and will undergo surgery to have her thyroid removed. She followed up with a blog post, writing “Now I'm ready to deal with it and I'm going to be fine. And I feel really, really strong.” [ET Online]