Pirate’s life for Walken

07/14/2014 11:42 AM

07/14/2014 11:43 AM

NBC has found its Captain Hook.

The network has signed on Christopher Walken to play the top villain in its upcoming Peter Pan Live! musical special, NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt announced Sunday at the Television Critics Association fall previews in Beverly Hills.

Though usually considered a dramatic actor, Walken has a long history of singing and dancing roles.

From Pennies from Heaven (1981) to Hairspray (2007) to Jersey Boys (2014) to appearances on Saturday Night Live.

"Funny, right?" Greenblatt said. "He's just really a song and dance man at heart."

A baby, wow

Former Jersey Shore star Jenni ‘JWoww’ Farley, 28, and fiancé Roger Mathews welcomed their first child, daughter Meilani Alexandra, on Sunday, her rep confirmed to People.

“She is here! 7 lbs., 13 oz,” Mathews announced via Twitter.


Reggie Bush tied the knot Saturday with fiancée Lilit Avagyan in San Diego, People reports.

The professional football player and Avagyan have a 14-month-old daughter, Briseis.

About Madeleine Marr

Madeleine Marr


Former fashion and food writer Madeleine Marr joined the Miami Herald in 2003. The native New Yorker's celebrity coverage includes features, interviews, events, red carpets, premieres, award ceremonies, style, news and gossip in the South Florida area and beyond.

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