- - Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Obama, first lady tape ‘Oprah’ in Chicago

President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are back in their hometown of Chicago to tape an episode of “The Oprah Winfrey Show.”

The Obamas arrived in Chicago on Wednesday morning for the taping. Later in the day, the president was to travel to New York.

The first couple is to appear on one of the final episodes of “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” which is taped in Chicago at Harpo Studios. Ms. Winfrey is ending her popular talk show this May after 25 years.

The Obamas’ episode is to air Monday. The last episode of “The Oprah Winfrey Show” will air May 25.

J.Lo., Marc Anthony team for new show

Jennifer Lopez is teaming up with “American Idol” creator Simon Fuller for a new TV show - and she’s bringing husband Marc Anthony into the fold, Associated Press reports.

The trio announced Wednesday that they are creating “Q’Viva! The Chosen.” The show will feature the superstar couple as they travel to 21 countries seeking the best performers in Latin music, dance and other arts with the goal of creating a live extravaganza.

The show’s director will be Jamie King. It will be filmed in three languages.

Miss Lopez says the show will break new ground.

“This is a show for the 21st century with an unprecedented global and local story. The Latin culture is a tapestry that is rich in passion, tradition and artistry,” she says. “We are going to places where all of this talent lives and wouldn’t have otherwise been discovered.”

Mr. Anthony says the show will “provide an outlet to a whole new generation that have been waiting to have their voices heard.”

Country singer Aldean leads CMT nominations

The party just keeps rolling for country music star Jason Aldean.

Long left out of major award consideration, Mr. Aldean’s recent tear continued Wednesday morning when he received a leading four 2011 CMT Music Awards nominations, Associated Press reports.

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