Taylor Swiftis donating $4 million to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum to fund the Taylor Swift Education Center, an exhibit and classroom space scheduled to open in 2014 and offer music education to children and seniors.
“In terms of what it will allow us to do, we do education very well now,” museum director Kyle Young said. “It will allow us to do what we do better, serve more people, develop new programs and I’m happy to say that as we talked through this opportunity with Taylor, she very much wants to be involved in an advisory capacity in what we do. Is there a better person out there who’s in touch with a young audience? I think not. I was joking we should be paying her to do that. I was only joking.”
Larry King said Thursday that his talk show will resume this summer on the new digital network Ora.TV, earlier than he or the network had anticipated.
The show “Larry King Now” will mark the startup of the network financed by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim. King moved up his start date because he wanted to “get into the political mix.” The party conventions to name presidential nominees are this summer.
King said he expected the format of his show to be similar to “Larry King Live” which aired on CNN for 25 years, and he’s retained much of his old production staff. Fresh episodes will be posted online about 5 or 6 p.m., so as not to interfere with the early-bird special, although viewers will be able to watch it whenever they want.
Three members of the children’s music quartet The Wiggles — Jeff Fatt (Purple Wiggle), Murray Cook (Red Wiggle) and Greg Page (Yellow Wiggle) — are going to stop Wiggling this year.
The trio will leave after the group wraps up a “Celebration Tour” that begins this month and ends in Australia in December, the band said in a statement Thursday. Three replacements have already been chosen to join Anthony Field (Blue Wiggle), who helped found the group in 1991.
Our 24?/?7 colleague Dan Gross reports that Fox 29 has hired Weather Channel morning anchor Scott Williams as its new chief meteorologist, finally installing a permanent replacement for John Bolaris.
He starts June 4 and will give forecasts on the 5, 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts.
Speaking of Fox, Fox 29 in partnership with “The Dr. Oz Show” will offer 1,000 viewers a free “15 Minute Physical.” The first 1,000 eligible people to sign up will get the physical from a certified physician on Saturday at Temple University. Then, there will be a sweepstakes for five people to get an even better physical from Dr. Oz!
To sign up go to, doctoroz.com/dr-ozs-15-minute-physical-philadelphia.
Are you craving a Goofy T-shirt?A new Disney Store is opening today (Friday) at 10 a.m at the Christiana Mall in Newark, Del.
The first 500 guests will receive a free gift. From noon – 4 p.m., Mickey and Minnie will be there to pose for pictures. Please don’t feed the mice.
What’s more bizarre, that A-ha’s most famous tribute band is a North Korean accordion quintet that has added their song “Hunting High and Low”?
That A-ha has a tribute band?
That A-ha had a song besides “Take on Me”? n
Daily News wire services contributed to this report.