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Brinkley to join Broadway cast of 'Chicago'

The Tony Award-winning hit musical "Chicago" is getting a supermodel makeover —Christie Brinkley is joining the Broadway cast.

Brinkley will appear as the jailed killer Roxie Hart for an 11-week engagement from April 4 to June 19 at the Ambassador Theatre on 49th Street.

The 57-year-old model made her acting debut in 1983 opposite Chevy Chase in "National Lampoon's Vacation" and its 1997 sequel, "Vegas Vacation."

She also appeared on NBC's "Mad About You" and hosted Lifetime Television's InStyle Celebrity Weddings.

Brinkley is the latest to play Roxie in the hit musical, now in its 15th year on Broadway. Others include Brooke Shields, Sandy Duncan, Marilu Henner, Bebe Neuwirth, Ashlee Simpson, Michelle Williams and Melanie Griffith.

First lady to visit Regis and Kelly

Michelle Obama is paying her first visit to "Live! With Regis and Kelly."

The show announced Monday that the first lady will be a guest of Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa on Feb. 9.

Mrs. Obama will be in New York to mark the first anniversary of the Let's Move! campaign to fight childhood obesity.

She is expected to discuss the campaign during her "Live!" appearance.

'Spinning songbook' to join Costello tour

Elvis Costello is dusting off his "Spectacular Spinning Songbook" for a concert tour this spring.

The device, a huge game show-like wheel filled with the names of 40 songs, is spun by invited audience members to help select part of the concert playlist that Costello and his band, the Imposters, will perform.

Costello used it on a mid-1980s concert tour. It was filled with a combination of well-known songs like "Alison," a handful of obscurities and covers like Prince's "Sign O' the Times."

He's put out about a dozen albums since then.

Selected audience members will also be invited to the onstage "Society Lounge," where light refreshments will be served. The "Revolver" tour starts May 7 in Reno, Nev., and hits seven other cities.

Another year older

Today's birthdays: Composer-conductor John Williams , 79... actor Nick Nolte , 70... comedian Robert Klein , 69 ... actress Mary Steenburgen , 58... author John Grisham , 56... actress Mary McCormack , 42... actor Josh Morrow , 37 ... rock musician Jeremy Davis (Paramore), 26... rock musician Max Grahn (Carolina Liar), 23 ... actor Ryan Pinkston , 23... actress Karle Warren ("Judging Amy"), 19.

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