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'Hairspray' comes to life on TV with tweaks � and drones

A calorie-rich serving of bright colors and a motley crew of star power is making for a hallucinogenic visual on a soundstage here in Universal City. Kristin Chenoweth skedaddles across the floor. Harvey Fierstein and Martin Short bow in front of a swarm of adoring dancers. All the while pop powerhouses Ariana Grande and Jennifer Hudson effortlessly belt out a sway-inducing song against a glittery, electric-blue backdrop.

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Networks keep trying to give viewers dance fever

You can't stop the beat of network television as they continue to produce musicals. The latest is an NBC offering of "Hairspray Live!," the story of Baltimore native Tracy Turnblad whose dream is to dance on a local TV show.

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Shakespeare 'soap operas' on PBS

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Americans can be a little squirrelly when it comes to Shakespeare's plays. We needn't be. The director of two "king" plays coming to PBS describes them as our first soap operas.

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Jimmy Kimmel to host 2017 Oscars

Jimmy Kimmel has been selected as host of the 2017 Academy Awards, according to reports. His selection comes just four months after the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences renewed its contract with ABC to air the ceremony through 2028. (ABC has been the exclusive home of the Oscars since 1976.)

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Mark S. Allen resigns from 'Good Day Sacramento' (on-air version)

Mark S. Allen publicly resigned from his job as anchor/reporter on morning show “Good Day Sacramento” Friday, March 11, 2016, – three months after his second DUI arrest. Allen, appearing slightly choked up as he stood before a backdrop of the state Capitol, apologized for his Dec. 4 DUI arrest in Roseville.
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Mark S. Allen resigns from 'Good Day Sacramento' (on-air version) 2:08

Mark S. Allen resigns from 'Good Day Sacramento' (on-air version)

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Semi barely misses Ceres fire station

LAPD officers arrive in Sacramento after 420-mile run 0:29

LAPD officers arrive in Sacramento after 420-mile run

New Surgical Robot at Doctors Medical Center 1:10

New Surgical Robot at Doctors Medical Center