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Lincoln Center to honor Spike Lee

Spike Lee will receive Film at Lincoln Center's 46th Chaplin Award.

Lincoln Center announced Thursday that the 62-year-old filmmaker will be honored in its annual fundraising gala on April 27.

For its 50th anniversary last year, Lincoln Center skipped a Chaplin Award honoree and instead hosted a special gala that featured Martin Scorsese, Pedro Almodovar, Tilda Swinton and others.

The four previous Chaplin Award winners were Helen Mirren, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Robert Redford.

A selected retrospective of Lee's films will also play alongside the event. Lee's last film, "BlacKkKlasman" was nominated for six Oscars including best picture.

Taylor Swift to perform at Final Four

Taylor Swift will perform at Centennial Olympic Park during the men's Final Four weekend.

The 10-time Grammy Award-winning singer will headline the Capital One JamFest on April 5, the finale of the three-day March Madness Music Festival.

The Final Four is set for nearby Mercedes-Benz Stadium on April 4 and 6.

In August, Swift released her seventh album, "Lover."

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The free concert in Atlanta is Swift's only U.S. show scheduled so far in 2020 other than that her Lover Fest West concerts at the new SoFiStadium near Los Angeles on July 25-26 and Lover Fest East at Gillette Stadiium in suburban Boston on July 31 and Aug. 1. She will tour Europe and Brazil beginning in late June.

Cohen to publish Mariah Carey memoir

A memoir by Mariah Carey is on the list of titles from Andy Cohen Books.

Henry Holt and Company announced Thursday that Cohen's self-named imprint will launch in 2020. It says the imprint will feature three nonfiction works by women.

Carey's memoir will be about her journey to superstar status.

The other works are "The Queen V," by Dr. Jacqueline Waters, a cast member on Bravo's "Married to Medicine," and "Bodacious Dreams and Bevelations," by Bevy Smith, a former co-host of "Page Six TV."

Cohen is the TV producer behind the "The Real Housewives" Bravo franchise and host of "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen."

Holt is the publisher of Cohen's three best sellers: "Most Talkative," ''The Andy Cohen Diaries," and "Superficial."

The imprint was announced in 2016.

Today's birthdays: Actor Charlie Robinson ("Mom," ''Night Court") is 74. Actor Lou Ferrigno ("The Incredible Hulk") is 68. Rapper Pepa of Salt-N-Pepa is 50. Actor Eric Dane ("Grey's Anatomy") is 47. Singer Nick Lachey of 98 Degrees is 46. Bassist Barry Knox of Parmalee is 42. Singer Sisqo (Dru Hill) is 41. Country singer Chris Lane is 35. Actress Nikki Blonsky ("Hairspray") is 31.

— The Associated Press


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