Ann Romney a host for ‘Good Morning’
Ann Romney is guest-hosting “Good Morning America” next Wednesday.
ABC said the wife of Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney will be on hand at the morning news program for its 8 a.m. (Eastern time) hour. Joining George Stephanopoulos at the anchor desk, Romney will be filling in for co-anchor Robin Roberts, who is on extended medical leave.
ABC said it is in discussions with first lady Michelle Obama for a similar guest appearance when her schedule allows.
Stephen Colbert, Oprah Winfrey and the cast of “Modern Family” have previously been announced to substitute for Roberts, who had a bone marrow transplant last month.
Mystery writer’s book title hits home
“B” is for burglar. Mystery writer Sue Grafton, whose best-sellers are titled with a letter of the alphabet, told WHAS-TV that her Louisville, Ky., home is one of several in her neighborhood that was broken into.
Grafton is a Louisville native. She said she went to put away some pieces of silver recently and noticed her set of forks, knives and miscellaneous serving pieces was missing. Police said there’s been a string of burglaries in the area in the past several weeks.
“B is for Burglar” is the title of the second novel in the “ABC” series, also known as the Kinsey Millhone Alphabet Mysteries.
Life and Times to carry Jay-Z concert
Jay-Z is live-streaming the last of his eight concerts at New York City’s Barclays Center for the launch of his YouTube channel.
The rapper announced Thursday his performance at the new Brooklyn sports arena will be live-streamed on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. Pacific time. He said it will air on his new Life and Times channel.
Jay-Z’s new channel is part of an original programming initiative by YouTube, owned by Mountain View, Calif.-based Google Inc. Life and Times promises a lineup of “in depth lifestyle pieces” based on the tastes and interests of Jay-Z.
The rapper is christening the Barclays Center with a weeklong series of shows. The arena is the new home of the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets, of which Jay-Z is a minority owner.
The birthday bunch
Actress Glynis Johns is 89. Comedian Bill Dana is 88. Singer-musician Steve Miller is 69. Rock singer Brian Johnson (AC/DC) is 65. Actress Karen Allen is 61. Rock singer and famine-relief organizer Bob Geldof is 58. Architect Maya Lin is 53. Actor Daniel Baldwin is 52. Actor Guy Pearce is 45. Pop-rock singer Colin Meloy (The Decemberists) is 38. Actress Kate Winslet is 37. Actor Jesse Eisenberg is 29.