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Time for Paul to ‘get back’

McCartney (The Spokesman-Review)
McCartney (The Spokesman-Review)

Paul McCartney is going back to the Ed Sullivan Theater.

The former Beatle will appear on David Letterman’s “Late Show” tonight (11:30 p.m., KREM-2 in Spokane). He’ll be interviewed and perform, part of a promotion for some shows he’s doing this summer.

The theater is where McCartney and the rest of the Beatles made their famous American debut on “The Ed Sullivan Show” 45 years ago.

It will be his first appearance on Letterman’s CBS show.

You’ll see more Seacrest

Ryan Seacrest has signed a lucrative new deal that keeps him hosting “American Idol” through 2012 as well as participating in new projects.

The partnership provides an opportunity for Seacrest to work with “American Idol” creator Simon Fuller on new entertainment endeavors.

Fuller’s 19 Entertainment has created and produced TV hits including “Idol” and “So You Think You Can Dance.”

Although the announcement specified no dollar figure, The Hollywood Reporter pegged the deal at $45 million.

Outwit, outlast, out of luck

A federal judge says “Survivor” winner Richard Hatch cannot leave home confinement early to star in a 10th anniversary edition of the reality show in Samoa.

Hatch was convicted in 2006 of failing to pay taxes on the $1 million he won on the debut season of the CBS reality show. He spent about three years in federal prison and is serving the final 90 days of his sentence on home confinement.

The birthday bunch

Actor Alex Karras (“Webster”) is 74. Actor Ken Kercheval (“Dallas”) is 74. Actor Jan-Michael Vincent is 65. Singer Linda Ronstadt is 63. Drummer Marky Ramone (The Ramones) is 53. Actor Willie Aames is 49. Model Kim Alexis is 49. Actress Lolita Davidovich is 48. Actor-director Forest Whitaker is 48. Actress Brigitte Nielsen is 46. Drummer Jason Bonham is 43. Actor-comedian Eddie Griffin is 41. Actor Scott Foley is 37. Actor Brian Austin Green is 36.