The Rundown

Entertainment Express: Oz The Great and Powerful, Stevie Wonder, Bruce Springsteen, National Book Awards, Stephanie Forrester

 

* Disney has released a second trailer for Sam Raimi’s Oz The Great and Powerful, giving a little more insight into the film that focusses on Oscar Diggs, played by James Franco, the Kansas circus magician before he becomes known as the Wizard.

* Stevie Wonder will perform at the American Music Awards this weekend, in tribute to the show’s creator and American Bandstand host Dick Clark, who died in April.

* Ridley Scott is looking for Bruce Springsteen fans to help make a crowd-sourced documentary about the Jersey-born musician. Springsteen will also join a line-up of stars for a Superstorm Sandy relief concert at Madison Square Garden in December.

* The National Book Awards has honored both longtime writers and new authors – Louise Erdrich won the fiction award for The Round House, while Katherine Boo’s debut, Beyond the Beautiful Forevers picked up non-fiction.

* Soapie fans are preparing to say goodbye to Susan Flannery, aka Stephanie Forrester, who’ll retire from a legendary career on one of the longest-running daytime dramas.

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