Chipotle’s Sofritas Vegan Tofu goes National


#TaniaOnTheScene - Chipotle has announced it is adding Tofu to its menu in the U.S.

The meatless protein has been tested out in some branches this year, but now it can be added to all tacos, bowls, and salads everywhere.

Beginning March 3rd, Tofu will hit NYC and will be sold at the same price of Chipotle chicken, which goes for about $6.50 in a burrito.

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What’s Next for Jay Leno?


#TaniaOnTheScene - When Jay Leno signs off from “The Tonight Show” Thursday, the comedian will be without a regular TV gig for the first time since he took over for Johnny Carson as “Tonight” host back in 1992. Leno said in several recent interviews that he’s had “all kinds of offers” for post-“Tonight Show” TV work, but adds that he isn’t interested in another late-night gig.

Of course, in Hollywood and television, everything can change. But no matter what, the late-night landscape has changed significantly since 2009, when Leno almost bolted for ABC, which in turn lead to NBC’s creation of “The Jay Leno Show” to keep him from leaving. ABC now has Jimmy Kimmel at 11:30, leaving FOX as the only broadcaster without a late-night show. However, many FOX affiliates have hefty syndication commitments at 11 pm, and if they couldn’t/wouldn’t free them up to make a deal with O’Brien four years ago after his “Tonight” exit, don’t look for them to do it for the older-skewing Leno.

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Jack is Back


#TaniaOnTheScene - Jack Bauer is back, baby! I’m extremely excited for this. 24 returns in May with a new season that’s half the length of previous ones but still takes place over a single day.

The 12-hour series 24: Live Another Day will premiere with a two-hour installment May 5 at 8 p.m. ET/PT and settle into its old Monday at 9 slot on May 12.

Fox’s 24: Live Another Day is reassembling Kiefer Sutherland’s rogue agent, his trusty sidekick Chloe (Mary Lynn Rajskub), his onetime love Audrey Heller (Kim Raver) and her dad (William Devane), who’s now president.

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Box Office Report: ‘Fast 6’ Runs ‘Hangover III’ Off Course


#TaniaOnTheScene - Both films — along with Fox’s new animated pic “Epic” and a strong group of holdovers — help drive Memorial Day ticket sales to a record $322 million; “Before Midnight” shines at the specialty box office.

Universal’s Fast & Furious 6 is racing towards a $122 million Memorial Day debut after leaving The Hangover Part III in the dust and scoring the studio its biggest domestic opening of all time, not accounting for inflation. The action pic also marks the studio’s biggest international opening, taking in $158 million and pushing the film’s worldwide total north of $280 million through Monday.

Universal’s previous best opening was Jurassic Park entry The Lost World, which debuted to $90.2 million over Memorial Day weekend in 1997.

In North America, many questioned the decision to open Fast 6 and Hangover III — the final installment in Todd Phillips' R-rated comedy franchise — on the same weekend, since they each target males. Fast 6 benefited mightily from Hispanics, who made up 32 percent of the audience and are the most frequent moviegoers in the U.S.

"This isn’t just a car racing movie anymore. It’s an action pic with broad appeal," said Universal president of domestic distribution Nikki Rocco, noting how unusual it is for a franchise to gain such strength with time. “And it played to a tremendously diverse audience.”

Costing $160 million to make, Fast 6 returns stars Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson and Michelle Rodriguez to the cast.

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The X Factor Close to Signing Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio as Judges


#TaniaOnTheScene - Former Destiny’s Child member Kelly Rowland and Mexican superstar Paulina Rubio are in final talks to join The X Factor, sources connected to the show confirm to E! News.

The news comes just days before Fox needs to have all four judges firmly in place, as they are scheduled to begin work on the new season on Tuesday, in Charleston, N.C.

Fox is not commenting.

Assuming the deals are finalized as expected, Rowland and Rubio will fill the seats left empty by Britney Spears and L.A. Reid. Simon Cowell and Demi Lovato will return for the coming season, airing this fall.

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This 12th Season Will Be His Last!


#TaniaOnTheScene- Randy Jackson quits American Idol. Dog says it’s over dog.

The last original member of the American Idol judges panel announced today via E! News that he’s leaving the Fox talent show.

“Yo! Yo! Yo! To put all of the speculation to the rest, after 12 years of judging on American Idol I have decided it is time to leave after this season,” he told the outlet. “I am very proud of how we forever changed television and the music industry. It’s been a life changing opportunity but I am looking forward to focusing on my company Dream Merchant 21 and other business ventures.”

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Pat Summerall, Amazing Broadcaster, Has Died at the Age of 82

#TaniaOnTheScene - Pat Summerall, one half of the greatest NFL broadcasting team ever, has died, according to the Dallas Morning News. He died at 82, just a few weeks shy of his 83rd birthday.

Summerall and John Madden were broadcast partners for 22 seasons on CBS and Fox calling NFL games. Nobody has announced more Super Bowls than Summerall, who has called 16.