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Physical trainer chosen as a finalist on ‘Live! with Kelly and Michael’


Julie Wiesman is working it! The fitness instructor at Exhale Spa at the Epic Hotel has been selected as one of five finalists in a nationwide search conducted by Live! with Kelly and Michael.

Viewers of the ABC show nominated their favorite, most innovative motivators for “Live’s Top Fitness Instructor” contest.

Wiesman, who is originally from Cincinnati, will travel to New York to appear on Live! Wednesday and demonstrate her routines with co-hosts Ripa and Strahan, then viewers vote online. The grand prize winner nets $10,000. Regardless of the outcome, all finalists leave with $2K and a feature in a future issue of Fitness magazine.

Life story

Miami royals Gloria and Emilio Estefan hope to have the musical based on their lives dancing on Broadway next year. Producers told the AP that On Your Feet! will premiere in Chicago next summer before landing at a Nederlander theater in the fall of 2015. Jerry Mitchell, who directed Kinky Boots, will helm the show, with Sergio Trujillo ( Jersey Boys) choreographing. The story will be written by Alexander Dinelaris (The Year of the Monarchs).

Florida or bust

Late-night talk show host Jimmy Fallon is taking his Tonight Show on a road trip to Orlando next month. The shows will be taped June 16-19 at Universal Orlando Resort. Scheduled guests include Miami homeboy Pitbull. There will also be a first look at the new Wizarding World of Harry Potter Universal Studios theme park ride. Want to go? Free tickets for the shows are first-come, first-served, and being made available at Twitter handle @FallonTonight

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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014 file photo, Peaches Geldof arrives to attend the ETAM's ready to wear fall/winter 2014-2015 fashion collection presented in Paris. A British coroner has concluded that model and TV personality Peaches Geldof died from a heroin overdose. Coroner Roger Hatch said Wednesday that Geldof had taken a fatal dose after a period of trying to come off the drug. The 25-year-old daughter of Live Aid organizer Bob Geldof was found dead at her home south of London on April 7, 2014.

    Coroner: Heroin overdose killed Peaches Geldof

    LONDON (AP) – Model and TV personality Peaches Geldof died from a heroin overdose after relapsing from a battle to give up the drug, a British coroner ruled Wednesday.

  • Celebrity birthdays on July 23

    Actress Gloria DeHaven is 89. Radio personality Don Imus is 74. Actor Larry Manetti (“Magnum, P.I.”) is 67. Actor Woody Harrelson is 53. Guitarist Martin Gore of Depeche Mode is 53. Actor Eriq Lasalle (“ER”) is 52. Guitarist Slash is 49. Model Stephanie Seymour is 46. Comedian Marlon Wayans is 42. Singer Michelle Williams (Destiny’s Child) is 34. Actor Paul Wesley (“The Vampire Diaries”) is 32. Actor Daniel Radcliffe is 25.

  • The music scene

    Weird Al still making fun of hit songs

    Attention, pop stars: If “Weird Al” Yankovic shows up at your concert or has tracked down your personal email address, you’re likely his next parody conquest.

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