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December 26th, 2011
10:56 AM ET

What will be hot in entertainment in 2012? US Weekly's Ian Drew shares his predictions

2012 hasn't even started and it's already predicted to be a blowout year for entertainment and pop culture.

From music to television to the silver screen, expect to see some new twists on old favorites and breakout performances from the next big stars.

Will the final installment of the Christopher Nolan "Batman" series beat expectations? Will singing shows still be all the rage? Will Madonna's new album still keep the queen of pop on top?

This morning on American Morning, US Weekly senior editor Ian Drew dished with CNN's Alina Cho about what to look out for in entertainment in 2012.

Filed under: Entertainment
June 16th, 2011
09:30 AM ET

Art imitating life: Fran Drescher stars in new comedy, 'Happily Divorced'

Fran Drescher, best known for her starring role in CBS's hit "The Nanny", is returning to television in a role she is all too familiar with.

In the new comedy "Happily Divorced" Drescher plays a wife who finds out her husband is gay. The show's premise closely imitates Drescher's real-life marriage to her "Nanny" producer and co-creator Peter Marc Jacobson who came out to Drescher after their marriage dissolved. Drescher and Jacobson remain close and are now Co-Executive Producers of the new show, which airs Wednesdays at 10:30PM Eastern on TV Land.

Drescher talks to American Morning about "Happily Divorced" and her relationship with her ex-husband.

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Filed under: Entertainment
June 15th, 2011
01:32 PM ET

Montel Williams talks MS, medical marijuana and experimental surgery

For more than a decade, Emmy Award-winning television personality Montel Williams has publicly battled Multiple Sclerosis. Williams was diagnosed with MS, a potentially debilitating autoimmune disease that affects the brain and spinal cord, in 1999 and has since campaigned to increase awareness of the disease.

Williams has openly touted the use of medical marijuana and recently announced his involvement in a medical marijuana consulting company. He is a proponent of fully legalizing the use of marjijuana. At the end of the month, Williams will undergo experimental surgery to correct chronic cerebrospinal venus insufficiency (CCVI), a condition associated with MS.

Williams joins American Morning to discus MS, the use of medical marijuana and his upcoming experimental surgery.

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Filed under: Entertainment • Health • U.S.
June 9th, 2011
11:28 AM ET

Kyle Petty joins AM to show off Nascar's Ultimate Tailgating Vehicle

Anyone who has been to a Nascar race knows it's not just an all day event, but sometimes an all-weekend party!

Now, race fans will get a chance to experience the tailgate of a lifetime.

This morning on American Morning, TNT NASCAR analyst and NASCAR legend Kyle Petty joins Christine Romans and Kiran Chetry to show off Nascar's brand new UTV – short for ultimate tailgating vehicle. See the video above for a walk through of the trailer!

To enter to win the Ultimate Tailgating Vehicle (UTV), go to

Filed under: American Morning • Entertainment • NASCAR
June 6th, 2011
11:03 AM ET

Larry King Live...from the Improv! CNN legend talks his book, comedy tour

His interviews made us laugh, cry and think. But these days, Larry King is more about the laughs.

The CNN legend is launching a new stand-up comedy tour and he's got a new book out, called Truth Be Told: Off the Record about Favorite Guests, Memorable Moments, Funniest Jokes, and a Half Century of Asking Questions.

Larry joins the American Morning team this morning to talk about his book and about some of his history-making interviews.

Filed under: Entertainment
June 3rd, 2011
03:21 PM ET

True story of a real fake: Frank Abagnale Jr. talks about new Broadway show

Leonardo DiCaprio played him on the big screen in the movie "Catch Me If You Can." Now, Frank Abagnale Jr.'s incredible story of how he fooled the world is a Broadway show. The Tony-nominated musical is also going on a national tour this fall.

On American Morning this morning, Frank Abagnale Jr. - who is now in the business of catching con-men - spoke with Ali Velshi about what it's like to watch his live story acted out on stage.

Filed under: Entertainment
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