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'Extreme Makeover' to interview in Tampa

By wire services
Published March 6, 2004

ABC's reality series Extreme Makeover will interview candidates from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 11 at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa. Interviews will be conducted in the Medallions and Icons restaurants on the club level; candidates can enter through the club level doors south of the box office. Parking will be available in the VIP west lot, across from the Marriott Waterside.

Extreme Makeover, entering its second season, uses plastic surgeons, eye surgeons, cosmetic dentists, hair and makeup artists, stylists and personal trainers to work with people who want a radical makeover.

Hugh Jackman to host Tony Awards again

NEW YORK - "The Boy From Oz" will be the host of the 2004 Tony Awards.

For the second year in a row, Hugh Jackman will preside over ceremonies celebrating the best of the Broadway season, Keith Sherman, a spokesman for the Tonys, said Thursday. The three-hour show, to be televised by CBS, will be June 6 at Radio City Music Hall.

"I'm honored to be invited to host the Tonys for a second time," Jackman said.

Jackman, who plays Australian entertainer Peter Allen in The Boy From Oz, was master of ceremonies last year. The performer is a likely nominee for his performance in Oz, which opened in October to mixed reviews for the show and raves for its star.

Tony nominations will be announced May 10.

Janet Jackson returns to TV as "SNL' host

Janet Jackson has kept herself largely under wraps since her most definitely not-under-wraps halftime performance at the Super Bowl.

The singer who launched a thousand congressional rebukes has a new album to promote, however, and that means getting out there in front of the cameras again.

Those cameras will belong to Saturday Night Live, which will feature Jackson as its host and musical guest April 10. It will be her first time hosting.

The SNL gig will be Jackson's first network TV appearance since the days after the Super Bowl, when she bared a breast - inadvertently or advertently, depending on whom you ask - at the close of a halftime-show duet with Justin Timberlake.

The incident sparked much outrage and a wave of congressional hearings on broadcast indecency.

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