New York subway riders were pleasantly surprised Thursday whenMichael Buble decided to put on an impromptu a cappella show between subway stops. Looking dapper in a black suit and tie, the crooner brought along the a cappella group Naturally 7 to perform the classic Jurassic 5 ballad Who's Lovin' You, off his latest album To Be Loved, to a subway crowd that took video and snapped photos of the 37-year-old singer at the W 66th Street stop. He admitted that he had been looking forward to the event for ages in an excited interview afterward. "Out of all the press I had to do, out of everything that I'm gonna do - Europe and America - this was the thing I was most excited about."
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'Parenthood' escapes the ax
Parenthood fans can stop worrying about the woefully underwatched show's fate: NBC announced Friday it has renewed the ensemble drama along with four other shows. Revolution, Chicago Fire, Grimm, and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit also made the cut, while, unsurprisingly, there was no mention of a renewal for the very low-rated Smash. The even better news for fans of the Braverman clan is that a full 22-episode season of the show has been ordered, its first full season since its second. It aired only 15 episodes this past season, which ended in January. The show has had criminally low ratings during the course of its run, but it grew last year, and that coupled with NBC's general ratings woes was apparently enough to secure it a place on next season's schedule. Only drama renewals were announced Friday; the fates of NBC comedies like Parks and Recreation and Community have yet to be revealed.
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Jessica Alba's girdle diet
Jessica Alba wore double corsets to achieve her enviably toned body after her two pregnancies. So, basically, she tortured herself. "The secret to concealing the visible changes a woman's body undergoes during childbearing is wearing two girdles," the 31-year-old told Net-A-Porter's digital magazine. "It was brutal; it's not for everyone. I wore a double corset day and night for three months. It was sweaty, but worth it." Celebrities including Brooke Burke-Charvet, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kourtney Kardashian and Jennifer Garner have reportedly used the tummy-tucking method too.
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'SNL' going out with a bang
Critics have called this an up-and-down season for Saturday Night Live so it looks like they plan to end with a flourish of three strong hosts: Zach Galifianakis (May 4), Kristen Wiig (May 11) and Ben Affleck (May 18). This will be the third time Galifianakis has hosted in four years. For Wiig, it will be her first time back since she literally danced off the show in a teary final sketch. Affleck will be joining the five-timers' club with his appearance.