Kevin Jonas, wife expecting 1st child
NEW YORK — There’s a new Jonas on the horizon.
A representative for the Jonas Brothers says Kevin Jonas and wife Danielle are expecting their first child.
The two married in 2009. They are the stars of the E! reality series “Married to Jonas,” which wrapped its second season in May.
Kevin is the eldest Jonas. The Jonas Brothers also include Nick and Joe.
Meredith Vieira to host daily talk show in 2014
NEW YORK — Meredith Vieira is returning to daytime TV with a syndicated talk show.
Producer NBCUniversal says “The Meredith Vieira Show” will launch in fall 2014 as a weekday program that will “make viewers laugh, learn and feel inspired.”
NBC said this week the New York-based show will be taped on a set that resembles Vieira’s home, including her actual furniture and family photos.
The 59-year-old Vieira was a morning favorite as co-host of NBC’s “Today” show from 2006 to 2011. She serves as a special correspondent for NBC News programming, including “Today” and “NBC Nightly News.”
Celine Dion helps launch Canadian artist
LAS VEGAS — Perched atop the performer hierarchy in Las Vegas, where she holds court in the Caesars Palace Colosseum, five-time Grammy winner Celine Dion could quite easily sit on her laurels.
But the 45-year-old mother of three is using her influence on new projects, working on a new album due out in October and co-producing the show of a fellow French Canadian songstress setting up shop across the street at Bally’s.
“I’m not looking to make friends in the business because I want to do my job, I want to have a good time and go home to my family,” Dion said in a recent interview with The Associated Press.
“But Veronic, it’s a different scenario. ... I respect her very, very much.”
Veronic DiCaire, who is from Ontario, previously opened for Dion during a 2008 tour stop in Montreal.