Entertainment News in Brief for Feb. 7

  • Posted: Thursday, February 7, 2013 7:30 a.m.

Walters hopes to return in 3 weeks

NEW YORK (AP) — Barbara Walters isn’t “scratching too much” from chickenpox, but she said she won’t be back at “The View” for three more weeks.

Walters phoned into the ABC talk show Wednesday. Calling from her home, she reported that she’s weak but not in any pain.

She was hospitalized on Jan. 19 after fainting and cutting her head at a party in Washington. The 83-year-old has said she had the chickenpox and a temperature at the time, but didn’t realize it. She suffered a concussion and got six stitches. She was released 10 days later.

The Wanted sign on for E! reality series

NEW YORK (AP) — The Wanted is trying to keep it real: The boy band has signed on to do a reality series on E!

The British fivesome announced Wednesday that their show will debut in June. A press release said the behind-the-scene series will be “unvarnished” and “nonglossy.”

The Wanted broke onto the U.S. music scene with the Top 5 hit “Glad You Came.”

The group is planning a full-length album and international tour for the fall. The band includes Max George, Nathan Sykes, Jay McGuiness, Tom Parker and Siva Kaneswaran.

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