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John Legend.
John Legend. (Amy Harris / Invision/Associated Press)

John Legend will play Jesus of Nazareth in “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert,” coming on Easter 2018 from NBC. 

“Just woke up to Andrew LLoyd Webber tweeting about me. It’s a good day,” the “All of Me” singer said Tuesday on social media, forwarding a message from the man behind the original musical’s music. 

“We are thrilled to have @johnlegend join us as Jesus for @JCSTheMusical Live! this Easter #TeamALW,” said Webber. He, Legend and lyricist Tim Rice are among the executive producers on NBC’s version. 

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It has been quite the year. So with the end of 2017 finally in sight, Trevor Noah and his “Daily Show” crew decided to take a special look back at all the craziness on their “Yearly Show 2017” special Monday night. 

“The year’s not over, but we’re all gonna die, so we figured, why not just do this?” Noah said. “This was a crazy year, 2017. Sexual harassment, Russians, Russians sexually harassing the election, something like that.”

But according to Noah, “if there’s one group of people who have defined this year, it’s been women.” 

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It’s beginning to look a lot like 2005 over at NBC.

TVLine reported Monday that the broadcast network is contemplating a continuation of “The Office” for the 2018-2019 television season.

The rumored return to Scranton, Pa., and Dunder-Mifflin Paper Co. comes on the heels of NBC’s successful relaunch of “Will & Grace,” which returned to airwaves in September, more than 10 years after its original series finale in 2006. 

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There's an intimacy that the audience goes into the dark for. They want to feel a sense of reflection, but also a sense of real entertainment.

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Add Meryl Streep to the list of people confused by Rose McGowan’s weekend outburst against women planning to wear black dresses as a protest on the Golden Globe Awards red carpet in January. 

“I am truly sorry she sees me as an adversary, because we are both, together with all the women in our business, standing in defiance of the same implacable foe,” Streep told the Huffington Post in a lengthy statement. That foe, she said, is the status quo.

McGowan called “The Post” actress out by name on Saturday, saying in a now-deleted tweet, “Actresses, like Meryl Streep, who happily worked for The Pig Monster, are wearing black @GoldenGlobes in a silent protest. YOUR SILENCE is THE problem. You’ll accept a fake award breathlessly & affect no real change. I despise your hypocrisy. Maybe you should all wear Marchesa.”

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Dinner for new friends at our house.

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Rob Lowe helped firefighters and then invited them to help themselves to a meal after they worked to save his home and others’ in the path of the wind-whipped Thomas Fire, which has been burning since Dec. 4 and most recently was threatening homes in Montecito. 

“Dinner for new friends at our house,” the “Code Black” actor wrote Sunday on Instagram, captioning a photo of firefighters filling their plates with cheeseburgers, spaghetti and more in what looks to be Lowe’s kitchen.

“Thank you to all the crews from all over the country who stood tall and saved my town. #respect #gratitude,” he said in a second post.

Diddy wants to buy the Carolina Panthers — and go down in the history books in the process.

“There are no majority African American NFL owners. Let’s make history,” he tweeted Sunday night after current Panthers owner Jerry Richardson made it known he’d be putting the franchise on the market. 

“I will be the best NFL owner that you can imagine,” the music and fashion mogul, a.k.a. Sean Combs, explained in a video on Instagram. “I will immediately address the Colin Kaepernick situation and put him in the running for next year's starting quarterback.”

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Tavis Smiley in 2015.
Tavis Smiley in 2015. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)

Tavis Smiley called out PBS on Monday for making what he calls “a huge mistake” when it stopped distributing his show over allegations of sexual misconduct against him. 

“I'm going to do anything to protect my reputation,” Smiley said on “Good Morning America.”

PBS didn’t take the host’s morning-show offensive sitting down.

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Princess Charlotte photographed in Berlin on July 19, 2017.
Princess Charlotte photographed in Berlin on July 19, 2017. (Chris Jackson / Getty Images)

2018 is shaping up to be a big year for Britain’s Princess Charlotte.

The wee royal will not only gain a new sibling in April and a new aunt in May, she’ll also begin her academic career by attending nursery school this January.

The 2-year-old princess, fourth in line to the British throne, will attend Willcocks Nursery School in London in the new year, Kensington Palace announced on Monday.

Stephen Colbert has ridden anti-Trump sentiment to the top of the late-night pack. And in just a few weeks, he’ll expand his empire of presidential mockery to Showtime. 

On Monday, the premium cable network announced that “Our Cartoon President,” an animated parody series inspired by a popular running bit on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert,” will debut on Feb. 11. 

Executive produced by Colbert and “Late Show” showrunner Chris Licht, “Our Cartoon President” will “follow the tru-ish misadventures of the 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, and his merry band of advisors and family members” and offer an “all-access look at a typical day in the life of the President of the United States,” according to Showtime.