People: Michelle Obama, Katy Perry, John Mayer, Daphne Oz and Robin Roberts.
February 27, 2014 9:54 PM
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Amy Poehler with first lady Michelle Obama at a Miami parks and recreation center.
From wire and Web reports
Michelle Obama is heading to Pawnee.
The FLOTUS will appear in the "Parks and Recreation" season six finale as herself. The special one-hour episode "Moving Up" is slated to air at 8 p.m. April 24 on NBC, E! News reports.
Obama filmed her cameo appearance with series star Amy Poehler in late February when the two appeared together as part of Mrs. Obama's "Let's Move" initiative dedicated to ending childhood obesity. Might the first lady help Pawnee with its ever-growing obesity problem?
This isn't the first time politics and "Parks and Rec" have collided. Vice President Joe Biden appeared as himself in season five of the NBC comedy. Sen. John McCain and Sen. Barbara Boxer and former Sen. Olympia Snowe have all appeared as themselves.
After the FLOTUS's appearance, that means Leslie Knope just needs to meet the president and Hillary Clinton.
"Parks and Recreation" will return for a seventh season on NBC. While the network hasn't put out the official announcement, NBC's Robert Greenblatt told reporters at the 2014 Television Critics Association winter meeting that the comedy will return. But could it be for its last season? Executive producer Mike Schur told EW, "No decision has been made on that, but it wouldn't surprise me if next year were the final season."
"Parks and Recreation" airs at 8:30 p.m. Thursdays on NBC.
On the day that news broke that they split, Katy Perry and John Mayer kept busy with friends and work, People reports.
Mayer, 36, was in New York City working in the studio and prepping for last night's performance on "Late Night With Seth Meyers." He also checked out pianist Chick Corea's performance at Blue Note Jazz Club on Wednesday night.
"Chick sitting in with Roy Haynes and Ron Carter at the Blue Note. Helluva night," he wrote on his Instagram.
Meanwhile, Perry, 29, took a break from prepping for her upcoming Prismatic tour for a very special occasion -- assisting in the birth of a child in her living room. No word yet on who the mother or child is, but possibly it could be Perry's older sister, Angela Hudson, who was expecting.
"Finally you can add 'helps delivers babies in living rooms' to my resume! It's been a miracle of a day ... Auntie Katy aka Stylist Auntie," the "Dark Horse" singer tweeted Wednesday night.
The news that Perry and Mayer broke off their romance comes as a surprise to many after the on-and-off couple were fueling engagement rumors over the past few weeks.
"She was talking about him like everything was normal about two weeks back," a source told People, noting Perry and Mayer "seemed pretty happy."
Still, an industry source says they are indeed off again.
"They definitely went their separate ways," says the source.
In other Perry news, her music video for "Dark Horse" has been edited after a petition demanded that she remove a pendant with the word "Allah" written on it, E! News reports.
Shazad Iqbal, the U.K. resident who started the petition on Change.org, claimed that the usage of the word was "highly controversial."
Around the video's 1:15 mark, a man who is trying to court Perry is seen wearing the necklace as he is being burned.
"Such goes to show, that blasphemy is clearly conveyed in the video, since Katy Perry (who appears to be representing an opposition of God) engulfs the believe and the word God in flames," the petition read.
"This is the reason for lodging the petition, so that people from different walks of life, different religions and from different parts of the world, agree that the video promotes blasphemy, using the name of God in an irrelevant and distasteful manner would be considered inappropriate by any religion."
The petition garnered more than 65,000 signatures and Wednesday Iqbal announced that the image had been edited out.
"Guys I'm thrilled to let you all know the name of Allah has been removed from the 'Dark Horse' video," he said.
"We couldn't have done it without everyone's support, so I thank each and every one of you deeply."
Perry premiered the colorful video Feb. 20 and has been performing live renditions at both the 2014 Brit Awards and the Grammys.
Daphne Oz, a co-host on ABC's daytime program "The Chew," has given birth to a girl, The Associated Press reports.
A representative for the 28-year-old Oz says the baby was born in New York City on Wednesday, weighing 6 pounds, 13 ounces. Oz, the daughter of talk-show host Dr. Mehmet Oz, is married to John Jovanovic. It is the couple's first child.
Robin Roberts will be the keynote speaker at the 2014 MLB Beacon Awards Luncheon honoring Maya Angelou, the AP reports.
Major League Baseball announced Thursday that the "Good Morning America" anchor will speak at the May 30 event in Houston before the annual Civil Rights Game. The Houston Astros will host the Baltimore Orioles.
Motown Records founder Berry Gordy and football legend Jim Brown also will be honored.
Grammy-winning violinist Miri Ben-Ari and rising singer Aloe Blacc, known for the hits "Wake Me Up" and "The Man," will perform.
The MLB Beacon Awards Luncheon is among the events surrounding the Civil Rights Game that pay tribute to people who fight for equal rights.
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