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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Gets an Epic Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloon!

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is immortalized in balloon form!

The 48-year-old wrestling superstar and actor was hilariously turned into a balloon for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday (November 26).

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The balloon, disguised as real coverage from the parade, was an ad for The Rock‘s upcoming TV comedy, Young Rock, which is set to arrive in 2021.

In the commercial break, Today‘s Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb remarked about the balloon, dressed up in his infamous ’90s blue jeans, fanny pack, silver chain and black turtleneck look used in many memes

Young Rock “follows the wild times of Dwayne as a kid, a teen, and a college footballer,” according to Hoda, while Savannah said that she “can’t wait to see what kind of trouble little D.J. got into.”

“Never in my wildest dreams…I’ve been a lucky SOB to have done some pretty cool s–t in my career, but after seeing my @nbcyoungrock FANNY PACK FLOAT in the #MacysThanksgivingParade, this might take the cake. This time in my life may represent when I had just $7bucks in my fanny pack, but at least I had enough COOL to tuck my turtleneck in and wear fake silver jewelry because it was all I could afford 🤣🤦🏽‍♂️ And my massive plucked raised eyebrow is the stuff that dreams (and nightmares) are made of 😂💀 Float on, kid.. you might just make it one day,” The Rock wrote on Instagram.

If you missed it, here’s who’s going to play him in the upcoming series!

Dr. Seuss' The Grinch Musical Coming to NBC in December - Find Out Who's Playing The Grinch!

NBC is launching Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch Musical this December – and The Grinch has just been announced!

The network revealed that Matthew Morrison will be leading the two-hour holiday special, which will air on December 9 at 8 p.m. ET.

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American Horror Story‘s Denis O’Hare plays an older version of Max, with Descendants actor Booboo Stewart playing a younger version. The Lost Girls actress Amelia Minto will star as Cindy Lou Who, People confirmed.

The rest of the cast, including a child Max, has yet to be announced.

The musical will be broadcast from the Troubadour Theatre in London, United Kingdom.

“While the pandemic presents some challenges in bringing the stage musical to life, we are putting together a really special show with some crazy, fun, imaginative things going on,” Matthew Morrison said.

“Dr. Seuss is an indelible part of all of our lives and we’re thrilled to bring a stage production of The Grinch Musical! to our audience. This is a perfect addition to our annual holiday program traditions and a telecast the entire family will enjoy,” said NBC’s Doug Vaughan.

NBC also just announced this scheduling switch-up.

NBC Pulls 'Connecting' from Schedule, Will Air Final Episodes Online

The new NBC comedy series Connecting has been pulled from the network’s primetime schedule and the final episodes will air online.

The series is a coronavirus-era show that’s “about a group of friends trying to stay close (and sane) through video chats as they share the highs and lows of these extraordinary times.”

The four episodes that have not yet been aired will debut on Peacock and NBC.com. The network plans on airing episodes of Superstore during the show’s Thursday night at 8:30pm time slot.

Connecting was co-created by Blindspot creator Martin Gero, who signed an overall deal with Universal Television earlier this year, according to Deadline.

Netflix has canceled a bunch of their shows so far in 2020 and we have a full recap of all the shows that have been axed.

Lily James Cancels Her 'Today' Show Appearance Amid Dominic West Controversy

Lily James just canceled an appearance.

The 31-year-old actress has pulled out of a planned appearance on Today after being seen kissing married co-star Dominic West, Page Six reported Sunday (October 18).

She was set to appear in the third hour of the NBC show on Monday (October 19), as she is currently in the middle of promoting her new Netflix drama Rebecca alongside co-star Armie Hammer.

A NBC source also confirmed to the outlet that the co-stars canceled their interview on the show.

She is also due to promote on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon later this week, although it’s not yet known if she’ll still appear given the controversy.

Dominic West and his wife released a statement after the photos of him and Lily went viral.

Donald Trump Mocks NBC & Slams Network Stars Amid Town Hall Scheduling Drama

Donald Trump is putting NBC on blast at the same time as Hollywood stars.

Following the news of the network’s rejection of Hollywood-endorsed petitions to move the President’s town hall, which is currently scheduled to air at the exact same time as Joe Biden‘s town hall on ABC on Thursday (October 15), Trump lashed out during a rally in North Carolina.

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“So you know I’m being set up tonight. I’m doing this town hall with Concast, C-O-N, con, cause it’s a con job,” he said, via Deadline.

“It’s NBC, the worst. Home of Sleepy-Eyed Chuck Todd and some others,” he added.

“I figured, what the hell, we get a free hour on television,” he went on to say, while mocking Today anchor and town hall moderator Savannah Guthrie (“she’s always lovely, isn’t she?”), NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt (“he’s a beauty”) and the town hall NBC had with Biden last week.

“It was a joke,” he said.

“Actually, I’d like to watch him, because I’d like to see if he can make it through the program, he continued.

Find out why NBC is being heavily criticized by Hollywood as well…

NBC to Air President Trump's Town Hall at Same Time as Biden's Town Hall Despite Protests From Hollywood Stars

NBC is not backing down.

After more than 100 writers, actors, directors and producers including Ava DuVernay, J.J. Abrams and Aaron Sorkin spoke out in a letter against the network’s plan to air a town hall with President Donald Trump on Thursday (October 15) at 8 PM, directly opposite the Joe Biden town hall on ABC, the network revealed they are sticking with the time slot.

NBCUniversal News Group chairman Cesar Conde said that the decision to air Trump’s town hall at the same time as Vice President Biden’s was not a decision motivated by business.

“We share in the frustration that our event will initially air alongside the first half of ABC’s broadcast with Vice President Biden. Our decision is motivated only by fairness, not business considerations. We aired a town hall with Vice President Biden on October 5 at 8pm. If we were to move our town hall with President Trump to a later timeslot we would be violating our commitment to offer both campaigns access to the same audience and the same forum. We hope voters will watch both discussions — ours will be available at any time, free and on-demand on YouTube, Peacock and all our digital news platforms,” he said in a statement, via Variety.

It was recently revealed another member of Trump‘s family tested positive for coronavirus.

Click inside to read the full letter…

Reba McEntire to Star in NBC 'Fried Green Tomatoes' Series!

Reba McEntire is taking on a new role.

The 65-year-old singer and actress is set to star in a series based on Fried Green Tomatoes at NBC, Variety reported Wednesday (October 14).

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Here’s a plot summary: “The hour-long drama project is described as a modernization of the novel and movie that explores the lives of descendants from the original work. When present-day Idgie Threadgoode (McEntire) returns to Whistle Stop after a decade away, she must wrestle with a changed town, estranged daughter, faltering cafe and life-changing secret.”

She will also executive produce the show, along with Norman Lear, who was an executive producer on the 1991 film.

Fannie Flagg, author of the original novel Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe and co-writer of the film’s screenplay, will also executive produce.

It was recently revealed that Reba is dating this actor!