Rolling Stones announce tour, Madonna returns to Malawi
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 - 01:36
Apr 03 - The day's top showbiz news and headlines including The Rolling Stones announce a summer tour, Madonna returns to Malawi, and Jay Leno announces his retirement from ''The Tonight Show.'' Bob Mezan reports.
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The Rolling Stones have unveiled details of their biggest tour in six years, playing dates in North America and Britain. The band said they would kick off their "50 and Counting" tour in Los Angeles on an unspecified date but would then play Oakland, California on May 5 and eight other cities including Toronto and London.
Madonna has returned to Malawi, the country where her foundation, Raising Malawi, has built ten schools so far. The singer met with children. She also announced that she is selling an abstract painting worth up to 7 million dollars, to raise funds for girls' education projects in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Jay Leno has announced that he is retiring from his 22-year post as host of NBC's "The Tonight Show." Leno will give up his seat in 2014, handing over the reigns to former Saturday Night Live star, Jimmy Fallon.
Finally, Michael Jackson's physician Conrad Murray granted an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper. Murray - who is serving time in prison after being found guilty of involuntary manslaughter - called into the show, and surprised everyone when he started singing. Murray began belting out his version of "The Little Boy That Santa Claus Forgot," telling Cooper the song represents his life. Murray may be called to testify in the civil lawsuit, brought on my Jackson's mother against AEG Live, that is currently in the process of jury selection.
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