ON TV TONIGHT:
- Bruno Mars: 24K Magic Live at the Apollo The singer performs at the Apollo Theater in New York City with his band the Hooligans, and takes to the streets, visiting, singing and entertaining locals. (CBS)
- Christmas in Rockefeller Center The annual tree-lighting ceremony in New York; scheduled performers include Brett Eldredge. (NBC)
“Dynasty” Reboot Gets Its Alexis-Former “Desperate Housewives” star Nicollette Sheridan has signed on for a reboot of a classic TV show.
Sheridan will play Alexis Carrington in the CW’s “Dynasty.” Though the show’s been airing since October, they’ve been without the villain.
Joan Collins originated the role in the 1980’s series.
Robin Roberts To Host In Memoriam Special-
A Jimmy Kimmel brainstorm is becoming reality on ABC.
The late night host came up with the idea to air an “in memoriam” special to end the year and the ABC brass is letting Kimmel run with it. He will produce the show and “Good Morning America” anchor Robin Robertshas been tapped to host.
Kimmel got the idea from the response the segments get for who they include…and don’t…during awards shows. The special will include Valerie Harper, Ed Asner, Bernadette Peters and Dick Van Dykeremembering co-star Mary Tyler Moore; Tracy Morgan, Bob Newhart, John Stamos and Bob Saget remembering fellow comedian Don Rickles; Dolly Parton, Brad Paisley and Darius Rucker honoring the legendary Glen Campbell; Hunter Hayes and Alice Cooper celebrating music stars Tom Petty and Chuck Berry, as well as Dane Cook, Jeff Ross and Sean Hayes memorializing the multi-talented Jerry Lewis.
The special will air December 18.
*Matt Lauer was fired from NBC News this morning after an employee filed a complaint about "inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace". Savannah Guthrie made the announcement when she opened the show this morning & she was informed just moments before going on the air. NBC News chairman Andrew Lack says it was the first complaint lodged against Lauer in his career at the network. But he said "we were also presented with reason to believe this may not have been an isolated incident." Reporters for The New York Times had been investigating Lauer for several weeks.
Meghan Markle will be baptized into the Church of England.
That’s one of the requirements placed upon Meghan, who has a few hurdles to jump before exchanging vows with Prince Harry. Meghan’s not the ideal candidate to becoming a Princess. She’s an American actress for starters. She'll have to become a British citizen -- probably something the Royal Family can expedite. Some Brits take issue that Meghan is divorced.
The Royal Family announced the venue of the wedding: St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle. The so-called "chapel" seats around 800! If you believe a wedding invite is in your future, keep the month of May open. Or just plan to DVR the ceremony, which will be televised.
Also, Queen Elizabeth will pick up the bill on this lavish affair. Meghan’s single mother won’t have to fret about how she’s going to pay -- as is the tradition for the bride’s family.