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  • Posted: Thursday, June 6, 2013 12:01 a.m.

‘GMA’ weatherman to host Daytime Emmys


“Good Morning America” weather anchor Sam Champion will host the Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards, joining forces with HLN network’s A.J. Hammer and Robin Meade.

HLN announced Wednesday that this trio will preside when the show airs live June 16 from Beverly Hills, Calif.

In addition, Hammer, host of HLN’s “Showbiz Tonight,” will emcee the network’s red-carpet special.

Meade, host of HLN’s “Morning Express” and a country-music recording artist, will sing both best-song nominees, “This Day” by Sheryl Crow (for “Katie”) and “Good Afternoon” by Little Big Town (for “Good Afternoon America”).

Paris Jackson hospitalized but OK


The 15-year-old daughter of Michael Jackson is physically fine after being taken to a hospital Wednesday, an attorney for Jackson’s mother said.

Perry Sanders Jr. wrote in a statement that Paris Jackson is getting appropriate medical attention and the family is seeking privacy.

“Being a sensitive 15-year-old is difficult no matter who you are,” Sanders wrote. “It is especially difficult when you lose the person closest to you. Paris is physically fine and is getting appropriate medical attention. Please respect her privacy and the family’s privacy.”

Sanders declined further comment on Paris’ condition or the circumstances that led to her hospitalization.

Paris frequently posts messages about her life on Twitter, where she has more than a million followers.

Manilow joins lineup for July 4th in D.C.


Barry Manilow will join stars from Broadway, “American Idol” and composer John Williams for this year’s July Fourth celebration on the National Mall.

Darren Criss from “Glee,” Megan Hilty from “Smash” and the cast of Broadway’s “Motown The Musical” will perform during “A Capitol Fourth.” Tom Bergeron from “Dancing With the Stars” will host the show.

The newest “American Idol,” South Carolina native Candice Glover, will perform, along with country singer Scotty McCreery, the Season 10 champ.

The Independence Day concert and fireworks draw hundreds of thousands of visitors. It is broadcast each year on PBS and NPR from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.



Wire reports

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