First lady Michelle Obama is making a trip to Pawnee, Ind.
FLOTUS is set to make an appearance in the one-hour season finale of “Parks and Recreation,” which airs April 24 at 8 p.m. EST/PST.
The episode, “Moving Up,” was shot recently in Miami, where Obama was making the rounds in connection to her “Let’s Move” initiative aimed at combating childhood obesity. So we’re guessing a hearty Ron Swanson welcome of fatty breakfast food is out of the question?
The first lady joins a growing list of real-world politicians crossing paths with dedicated public servant Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler). Others have included Vice President Joe Biden, Arizona Sen. John McCain, California Sen. Barbara Boxer and former Maine Sen. Olympia Snowe.
It wouldn’t be the first time Obama has paid a visit to a fictional TV world. She’s appeared on “Sesame Street” and Nickelodeon’s since-gone hit “iCarly.” And she seems to have a funny bone, goofing off plenty of times with Jimmy Fallon during his run on “Late Night” and, now, “The Tonight Show.”
Britain’s leading rock festival is going a little bit country. Dolly Parton will play the Glastonbury Festival on June 29. Festival programmer Emily Eavis told the BBC that “it’s been something we’ve been wanting to happen for a long time. And she finally said yes.”
Parton, whose hits include “9 to 5” and “Jolene,” also tweeted the news.
Held on the Eavis family farm in southwest England, Glastonbury is Britain’s most prestigious summer music festival. About 120,000 tickets for the June 25-29 event sold out before any acts were announced. This year’s lineup is still largely a secret, although members of Arcade Fire have announced the band will perform. Last year’s festival included performances from the Rolling Stones, Mumford & Sons, Arctic Monkeys and Kenny Rogers.
Anna Netrebko has pulled out of plans to play Marguerite in Charles Gounod’s “Faust,” saying she’s decided that the role isn’t right for her.
The Russian soprano was due to play the part at London’s Royal Opera House, in Vienna and in Baden-Baden, Germany later this year. However, she said in a statement Friday: “After much consideration and intensive preparation, I have come to the conclusion that the role is not right for me.”
Netrebko said she was “very sad” to be disappointing her fans and hoped they would “understand the difficult decision” she had to make.
Singer Jennifer Warnes is 67. Singer-guitarist Robyn Hitchcock is 61. Guitarist John Lilley of The Hooters is 60. Actress Miranda Richardson is 56. Rapper Tone Loc is 48. Guitarist John Bigham (Fishbone) is 45. Actress Julie Bowen is 44. Country singer Brett Warren of The Warren Brothers is 43. Actor David Faustino (“Married … With Children”) is 40. Actress Jessica Biel is 32. Guitarist Joe “Blower” Garvey of Hinder is 30.
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