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Donald Glover: From Coachella to 30 Rock’s Live Episode

Donald Glover  (Mitchell Haasetth / NBC)Donald Glover will return to 30 Rock for the show’s live broadcast on Thursday, April 26th at 8:30 pm.  Glover worked as a writer on the show from 2006 through 2009.  He, along with other 30 Rock writers, won the 2008 Writers Guild of America Award for Best Comedy.  Although he would make occasional cameo appearances while writing for the show, he is scheduled to appear this week as a younger Tracy Jordan, the character portrayed by Tracy Morgan.

This marks the second live episode of 30 Rock.  The first, directed by Beth McCarthy-Miller (who will also be behind the camera this Thursday), aired on October 14th, 2010.  The first live episode featured surprise appearances by Matt Damon, Mad Men’s Jon Hamm, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, currently starring on HBO’s Veep, as Tina Fey’s character Liz Lemon during the shows trademark swoosh back segues.  Fey, who is also the creator of the show, has already promised that there will be more surprise cameos this week.

Instead of merely rebroadcasting the show for the West Coast, the cast are planning to film two separate episodes for the East and West Coasts, with those in the Central time zone viewing the East Coast broadcast.  The first live episode was filmed twice for each coast as well.

Glover recently appeared both weekends on the main stage at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival performing under the name Childish Gambino:


Before flying to New York for the 30 Rock taping, he also performed a secret show in Los Angeles on Monday, April 23rd.  He can also be seen earlier in NBC’s Thursday line-up as Troy Barnes on the cult favorite Community at 8:00 pm:


 

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Win a Trip to see Duran Duran in Austin, TX at SXSW

by Cindy Robinson

Southwest Airlines, Urban Outfitters and Thrillist have teamed up to offer a lucky winner and their guest a VIP trip to Austin, TX and two badges to South by Southwest (SXSW) 2011 Music & Film Festival to see the best new bands out there along with guest appearances and concerts by Ozomatli, the Strokes, possibly Snow Patrol and Duran Duran.

Duran Duran's Nick Rhodes

Duran Duran are currently doing promotional appearances around the globe to promote their latest album, All You Need Is Now, which is currently available in a 9 song EP on iTunes with a physical CD Deluxe Edition due out in the USA on March 22nd. The band will embark on a world tour in March including a stop at SXSW on March 16 to headline the Time Out showcase at Stubb’s  and give a Featured Interview at the Austin Convention Center on March 17.

The band has also scheduled a stop in Los Angeles to visit the Tonight Show with Jay Leno on March 22nd. Limited tickets are available now for the TV show taping via the Tonight Show’s site.

Go to Thrillist’s contest page to sign up now! The winner will receive a VIP Trip to Austin during the SXSW Festival , March 14th-19th, featuring:

  • $500 Urban Outfitters Shopping Spree
  • (2) Roundtrip Tickets to Austin on Southwest Airlines
  • (2) Music Festival Badges
  • (5) Nights Deluxe Hotel Accommodations
  • VIP Access to Thrillist Austin’s Party @ Antone’s
  • Guaranteed Access to UO’s “Live in Austin 2011” Performances
  • Dinners at Thrillist-curated Restaurants
  • Lifetime Subscription to Grooveshark Anywhere

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NBC and Chipotle Team Up for FREE Food

A Chipotle restaurant sign

Image via Wikipedia

Television network NBC, their new show America’s Next Great Restaurant and burrito giant, Chipotle, have teamed up to offer viewers a great coupon for a buy one, get one free item at a Chipotle Mexican Grill location near you. Please go to America’s Next Great Restaurant Facebook page, ‘like’ them and then go to the Chipotle tab and watch the video.

Once the video completes, you will be able to print out your Chipotle coupon so be sure to have your printer connected and loaded with paper. The offer is limited to one per person and creates a unique code on the coupon so you can only use it once.

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