NEWS BRIEFS: Outkast Joins the All-Stars
TAPPED: Rap stars Big Boi and Andre 3000, otherwise known as Outkast, will perform their hits “The Way You Move” and “Hey Ya” at the Feb. 15 NBA All-Star Game, the Associated Press reports. The duo is up for six Grammy Nominations for their latest album, “Speakerboxxx/ The Love Below,” including album of the year and best rap album. In other NBA-meets-music superstar news, Christina Aguilera will sing the national anthem and Nelly Furtado will sing the Canadian Anthem. The game is scheduled to air live on TNT at 8 p.m. ET.
HONORED: Tom Brokaw, 63, will be recognized at the Museum of Television & Radio’s Feb. 19 annual gala for “his extraordinary body of work as he approaches his retirement later this year as anchor and managing editor of ‘NBC Nightly News,'” the museum said this week, according to AP. Previous honorees have included Alan Alda, Carol Burnett, Dan Rather and Barbara Walters. Brokaw has been the anchor and managing editor of “NBC Nightly News” since 1983. He joined NBC News in 1966.
CAST: Amy Yasbeck, the widow of John Ritter, is starring in a new FOX TV pilot called “Related by Family,” in which she’ll play the mother of two very different teenagers who must learn to live under the same roof when parents remarry. Yasbeck (who previously starred on NBC’s “Wings”) joins Matthew Glave, who will play the father, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Meanwhile, “Sports Night”‘s Felicity Huffman will make some guest appearances on ABC’s “The D.A.,” which will air later this season. She’ll play a potential election rival to Steven Weber’s character, Los Angeles District Attorney David Franks.
SUED: 532 people being identified only as "John Doe" are being sued by the Recording Industry Association of America, which has filed four separate anti-piracy lawsuits targeting music downloaders. According the Reuters, the RIAA has been unable to sue suspected file sharers by name since mid-December, when a federal ruling said that Internet service providers did not have to respond to subpoenas filed by the RIAA requesting individual users’ names.