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Entertainment Briefs June 18, 2010

| June 18, 2010 9:00 PM

DeGeneres makes variety TV show

CHICAGO - Ellen DeGeneres is bringing variety back to TV with the help of Kabuki Expert and the Flag Man.

They're among the performers in DeGeneres' fourth variety special for TBS, "Ellen's Somewhat Special Special," which was taped Wednesday at the Chicago Theatre. It will air later this month.

The show features Lady Antebellum, Australian magician James Galea, the Catwalk Acrobats and Nick Cannon. They join Japan's Kabuki Expert, creators of the Matrix Ping Pong video seen online, and Dominic Lacasse, an acrobat known as the Flag Man.

"Ellen's Somewhat Special Special" is set to air 9 p.m. PDT Sunday, June 27, on TBS.

Actress Megan Fox is engaged

LOS ANGELES - Megan Fox is off the market. Again.

A spokeswoman for actress says Fox is engaged to her longtime boyfriend, actor Brian Austin Green.

Fox, 24, was previously engaged to Green, 36, whom she has been dating for several years.

The two appeared together in an online video protesting California school budget cuts earlier this year. Fox can next be seen in the film "Jonah Hex," opening today.

- The Associated Press

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