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January 31, 2016 Fox airs a live version of Grease, the hit Broadway musical-turned-movie, starring Julianne Hough.More

December 10, 2015 The TV movie Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors airs on NBC.More

December 3, 2015 A live adaptation of The Wiz airs on NBC. Based on the book (but not the film) The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The Wiz began as a stage production in 1975, and was made into a movie (with Michael Jackson and Diana Ross) in 1978.More

March 25, 2015 Mariah Carey joins James Corden for the first installment of Carpool Karaoke.More

December 19, 2014 Darlene Love sings "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" on David Letterman's show for the final time, as the host has announced his retirement.More

October 7, 2014 The TV series The Wonder Years, which went off the air in 1993, is finally released on DVD. What took so long? The distributor spent years clearing most of the 285 songs that were used on the show, including the theme, Joe Cocker's version of "With A Little Help From My Friends."

September 15, 2014 Barbra Streisand appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, performing selections from her duets album with the host standing in for her various duet partners. It marks her first late-night interview since 1967, when she appeared on Johnny Carson's Tonight Show.

May 14, 2014 On American Idol, The Chainsmokers perform their hit "#Selfie" in a bit where they take selfies with the judges. After the performance, EDM notables trash them.More

March 5, 2013 Sugar Ray frontman Mark McGrath and rapper Coolio appear on Celebrity Wife Swap, where they send their respective partners to each others' homes. McGrath's wife, Carin, struggles with all the chores she has to do at Coolio's house, while Coolio's girlfriend Mimi - who leaves him just weeks after the episode is taped - squirms under the watchful eye of helicopter parent McGrath.

May 20, 2012 Lady Gaga appears on The Simpsons, where she tries to help Lisa improve her social standing in the episode "Lisa Goes Gaga."

January 20, 2011 Appearing on the Bravo show Watch What Happens Live, Tiffany talks about dating Jonathan Knight of New Kids on the Block in the '80s, and inadvertently outs him, saying, "He became gay later."More

May 23, 2010 Bret Michaels of Poison wins Season 9 of Donald Trump's show The Celebrity Apprentice.

November 24, 2009 Donny Osmond wins Season 9 of Dancing With The Stars.

July 30, 2009 "No Scrubs" songwriter Kandi Burruss, formerly of Xscape, joins the cast of Bravo's The Real Housewives of Atlanta and produces "Tardy For The Party" for co-star Kim Zolciak.

July 15, 2009 45 years after he played at the Ed Sullivan Theater with The Beatles, Paul McCartney returns to the venue to appear on The Late Show With David Letterman. Earlier in the day, McCartney plays a few songs from the theater's marquee, surprising the onlookers in Manhattan.

February 20, 2009 The White Stripes, favorites of the host, play "We're Going To Be Friends" on the final episode of Late Night with Conan O'Brien. It ends up being the last performance by the group, which splits up two years later.

January 13, 2009 Fox's American Idol debuts its fourth season, with songwriter Kara DioGuardi added as a fourth judge.

October 18, 2008 Adele is the musical guest on Saturday Night Live, performing "Cold Shoulder" and "Chasing Pavements." Sarah Palin is on the show, which leads to a huge audience and lots of exposure for Adele, giving her a big boost in America.

July 13, 2008 Joan Jett plays a murder victim on the "Reunion" episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent. Her character hosts a show called Rock 'n Talk before she meets her demise.

March 24, 2008 Britney Spears makes a guest appearance on the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother, earning the show its highest ratings.

March 12, 2008 American Idol does an all-Beatles episode, somehow securing the rights to the songs after years of negotiations.

January 17, 2008 Gene Simmons is the third contestant fired by Donald Trump on Season 7 of The Celebrity Apprentice.More

September 24, 2007 The Big Bang Theory premieres on CBS with a theme song written and recorded by Barenaked Ladies.

September 9, 2007 During a performance by Alicia Keys at the MTV Video Music Awards, Tommy Lee and Kid Rock get in a fight, prompting presenter Jamie Foxx to decry the "white on white violence."

July 15, 2007 After getting favorable ratings for their unruly reality series Flavor of Love, featuring hip-hop legend Flavor Flav, VH1 decides to cash in on a bygone era of rock n' roll with a similar spectacle called Rock of Love. For Rock of Love, VH1 recruits one the '80s biggest names in hair metal: Bret Michaels of Poison.More

May 24, 2006 Taylor Hicks wins Season 5 of American Idol, defeating Katharine McPhee.

May 10, 2006 Chris Daughtry gets voted off Season 5 of American Idol in a shocker, as he is favored to win. He finishes fourth, with Taylor Hicks claiming the victory.

May 25, 2005 Carrie Underwood wins Season 4 of American Idol and becomes their most successful alum: Her debut album goes on to sell over 7 million copies.

April 21, 2004 Future Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson gets voted off season three of American Idol, where she finishes in seventh place.More

December 28, 2003 Out on bail and awaiting trial on charges he molested a teenage boy, Michael Jackson proclaims his innocence on 60 Minutes, telling Ed Bradley, "I was outraged. I could never do something like that."

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