Shelton open to returning to sitcom 'Malibu Country'
Mar 07, 2013 (Tulsa World - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --
Don't look now but Blake Shelton just might make another appearance on "Malibu Country."
The Oklahoman, who played baby brother to fellow Oklahoman Reba McEntire's character on Friday's episode, told wincountry.com that it would be fun to return to the set of the situation comedy.
"It was amazing to just see that world and see how they work," said the country music star and "The Voice" coach. "It's a lot of just goofing off but you've got to be a good goofer to do it right and they've got the right ones."
Shelton, who shares a ranch near Tishomingo with his wife, country music star Miranda Lambert, told the website the only problem would be the time it takes to film an episode.
"It ties you into L.A. for a week," said Shelton, the CMA Entertainer of the Year. "You do a read-through on a Friday, and then you rehearse Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and film it Thursday, and you're right back doing the next show the next day."
But don't look for Shelton to star in his own sitcom, he said. He already spends a lot of time working on "The Voice."
"The Voice" returns March 25 on NBC with new judges Shakira and Usher replacing Christina Aguilera and CeeLo Green.
"Malibu Country" airs at 7:30 p.m. Fridays on ABC, channel 8.
George Lucas set to visit 'Robot Combat League'
Legendary filmmaker George Lucas enters the arena of "Robot Combat League" on Tuesday.
Lucas makes a surprise visit to the show to lend support to his daughter, professional MMA fighter Amanda Lucas, who will compete as robojockey for "Robo Hammer" at 9 p.m. Tuesday on Syfy, cable 45.
On the new series, 8-foot-tall robots are controlled by a human fighter (robo jockey) and an engineer (robotech) in tournament-style battles.
Tuesday's episode, titled "A Hero's Journey," features preliminary fights that will bring the contestants closer to winning the $100,000 grand prize.
Valerie Harper diagnosed with form of brain cancer
Actress Valerie Harper has been diagnosed with brain cancer.
Harper, who co-starred with Mary Tyler Moore in "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and the spinoff "Rhoda," was recently diagnosed with leptomeningeal carcinomatosis, she told People magazine.
An unexplained numbness in her jaw eventually led to the diagnosis on Jan. 15.
The rare and aggressive disease occurs when cancer cells spread into the membrane surrounding the brain, she told the website. She said she is taking chemotherapy but she may have as little as three months to live, reported the magazine.
"I don't think of dying," said Harper, who had never smoked but was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2009 and later beat that disease. "I think of being here now."
The 73-year-old native of Suffern, N.Y., also told the magazine, "I'm well past my expiration date already."
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