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Musical about Michael Jackson being written by Lynn Nottage

A musical about the King of Pop is moonwalking its way to Broadway.

The Michael Jackson Estate and Columbia Live Stage on Tuesday unveiled plans for a stage musical inspired by the life of Michael Jackson. They hope it will be ready for Broadway by 2020.

The story for the still-untitled musical will be written by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage, using Jackson's vast catalog of songs. Tony Award winner Christopher Wheeldon will direct and choreograph. It was too early to reveal any casting.

The move is the latest stage project to portray pop stars onstage with their best works, a list that includes Donna Summer, Cher, Gloria Estefan, the Go-Gos and Huey Lewis and the News.

As a solo artist and with his brothers, 13-time Grammy winner Jackson sold millions of records and in 1983 became an international icon with the release of "Thriller," the best-selling album of all time with such hits as "Beat It" and "Billie Jean." He died in 2009.

Nottage is the writer of "Sweat," ''Intimate Apparel," ''By The Way, Meet Vera Stark" and "Ruined." Wheeldon, a resident choreographer of the New York City Ballet, was the director-choreographer of "An American in Paris" on Broadway.

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Queen's granddaughter Zara Tindall gives birth to 2nd child

Queen Elizabeth II's granddaughter Zara Tindall has given birth to a baby girl.

Buckingham Palace said Tuesday the baby is the second child of Zara and Mike Tindall, a former English rugby player.

The baby was born Monday and has not yet been named. The palace said the baby weighs nine pounds three ounces (4.2 kilograms).

The palace says the queen and other senior royals are "delighted with the news."

The baby is the seventh great-grandchild of Elizabeth and her husband Prince Philip.

Zara Tindall is the daughter of Princess Anne and Mark Phillips, who are divorced.

She is an accomplished equestrian who won a silver medal at the London Olympics in 2012.

‘Drive My Car’: Paul McCartney climbs behind wheel for ‘Carpool Karaoke’

James Corden has hitched a ride with divas, broadway stars and rockers. Now he’s tapped a music legend to help him navigate the roads as they sing a hit song or two. 

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Paul McCartney is the latest to “Help” a mate get through traffic, and the teaser spot for the upcoming bit shows the pair singing “Drive My Car,” Variety reported. There is no word on what the duo sings or if Ringo gets in on the act for “Carpool Karaoke.” 

The segment is scheduled to air this week, but no exact date was given. Corden is in London filming a series of episodes of “The Late, Late Show,” WCBS reported

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New Jersey considers honoring chef Bourdain with food trail

New Jersey is considering honoring celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain with a food trail.

The famed cook, writer and host of the CNN series "Parts Unknown" killed himself nearly two weeks ago in a luxury hotel in France. The 61-year-old was born in New York, but grew up in the New Jersey suburb of Leonia.

Democratic New Jersey Assemblyman Paul Moriarty on Monday introduced a resolution that would require the Travel and Tourism Division to establish the "Anthony Bourdain Food Trail." Bourdain visited 10 eateries in the state in a 2015 episode of CNN's "Parts Unknown.

One of the stops was Donkey's Place in Camden, which Bourdain said rivaled nearby Philadelphia for cheesesteaks.

Bruce Springsteen performs at benefit at bowling alley

Bruce Springsteen helped rock a refurbished 1960s bowling alley-turned music venue near the Asbury Park boardwalk.

Actor Hugh Jackman was in the house at the Asbury Lanes on Monday night as Springsteen jammed for about 30 minutes with Tangiers Blues Band. The four-song set consisted of Huey Smith's "Rockin' Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu," ''I Just Wanna Make Love to You," by Muddy Waters, "Down the Road Apiece," by the Rolling Stones, and the Isley Brothers' "Twist and Shout."

Springsteen told the crowd "it's been a joy" watching the rebirth of Asbury.

The venue reopened in May after major renovations.

The concert benefited the Boys & Girls Club of Monmouth County.

Grammy-winning Portugal. The Man also performed.

Fire-hit Glasgow art school landmark may be partially saved

The head of Glasgow City Council says the remains of the city's fire-ravaged art school appear to be structurally solid and it's hoped the facade of the world-renowned building can be saved.

The Glasgow School of Art's Mackintosh Building was gutted by fire Friday for the second time in four years. The building was nearing the end of a multimillion-pound (dollar) restoration project after a 2014 fire.

Built between 1897 and 1909, the distinctive Art Nouveau building is considered the masterpiece of Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

Council leader Susan Aitken said Tuesday that "the initial assessments are that the facade, what remains of the building, is largely structurally solid."

She says "the consensus is that there's hope and we're certainly not writing off the Mackintosh Building."

Prince Harry, Meghan to make first official trip to Ireland

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan will make their first official trip abroad to Ireland next month.

Kensington Palace said Tuesday that the royal couple will travel to Dublin for two days starting on July 10.

The palace said Harry and his wife, now formally known as the Duchess of Sussex, are looking forward to learning more about Ireland's history and meeting people shaping its future.

The couple married in May, and has carried out several royal engagements since then.

They plan to join Queen Elizabeth II at the Royal Ascot horse races Tuesday afternoon to present a trophy.

The royal couple has also announced plans to make an official trip to Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga in October.

Adam Levine, Behati Prinsloo share baby photo

Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine spent his first Father's Day as a dad of two.

Supermodel Behati Prinsloo shared a photo on Instagram of the 39-year-old holding their second daughter, Gio Grace, who was born in February. Their first daughter, Dusty Rose, is nearly 2 years old.

Prinsloo wrote the "girls are so lucky to call you dad and I'm so lucky to have you as a husband."

The 29-year-old also saluted her father.

The couple married in July 2014.

Blake Shelton Got A Cake Shaped Like His Most Favorite Thing Ever

You know Blake Shelton had the best birthday ever when he was able to drink vodka while eating a cake shaped like a vodka. He posted a video to Instagram of him thanking Smithworks Vodka and then taking a huge bite out of the top of the cake. He said it was the “best birthday cake ever!”

Perfect timing for his birthday comes his continued success with his latest album. His recent single “I Lived It” is nearing the number one spot! Blake shared with Westwood One’s Country Countdown USA it’s been a while since a song of his impacted his fans so much. He says “It hit something deep inside of ’em and they’ve got a story about it or ‘Man, I got? my uncle actually did put tobacco on my freakin’ hand’ you know when I got stung’ or?All these things that they relate to they want to tell you about, you know, it’s pretty cool.”

Luke Bryan Says Route 91 Fest Changed The Way He Does Shows & His Security

Luke Bryan is one of the most fun-loving artists in country music. He loves hanging out with fans and interacting with them during his shows. But now, things are different. He was talking about how security has drastically changed since the Route 91 tragedy.

For example, the CMT awards weren’t too long ago and he said that he couldn’t improvise and go mix it up with some fans who were hanging out across the street.

Quote, “I used to run and high five the whole damn street.  That was prior to this new crazy world we’re living in.  And guys that are advising me on security stuff . . . they’re like ‘We just don’t like you running, we don’t know what’s across there.’

“It sucks that you have to think about it.  You just can’t go love and hug-on fans like you used to.”

And in this day and age, things like an exit protocol are needed, especially after we saw how Jason Aldean was when he was on stage when shots rang out at Route 91 fest. He talked about a protocol that’s now in place in case something terrible happens.  They have a specific word that if it’s said over the monitors or his earpiece, he has to get off the stage and get out of there immediately.

Quote, “This time last year we didn’t have a global security word that meant clear the damn stage.”

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