News Nuggets: Will Corden, Cumming, Colbert or Parsons host the 2015 Tony Awards?

Who will host this year’s Tony Awards? The two most recent selections are probably not available with Hugh Jackman in an active film career and Neil Patrick Harris just weeks after hosting the Oscars. The three most logical choices have ties to Broadway as well as CBS: new late night host James Corden, Alan Cumming (“The Good Wife“), and Jim Parsons (“The Big Bang Theory“). The network might want extra promotion for their upcoming “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert. Other possibilities: Matthew Morrison, Kelsey Grammer, David Hyde Pierce, Whoopi Goldberg, or Rosie O’Donnell? Hollywood Reporter

The Billboard Music Awards announce three more performers for this year’s ceremony. Hozier, Sam Smith, and Nick Jonas will all take the stage for the May 17 event in Las Vegas. Others previously announced are Fall Out Boy and Wiz Khalifa. Ludacris and Chrissy Teigen will host the show on ABC. TV by the Numbers

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The upcoming History Channel miniseries “Texas Rising” is expanding. Originally slated for just six hours, it will now be a 10-hour event. The first four hours will air on May 25 and 26 as part of Memorial Day weekend. The next six hours will air on June 1, 8, and 15. Roland Jaffe directs a cast including Bill Paxton, Brendan Fraser, Ray Liotta, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and Kris Kristofferson. Variety

Watch a clip from “Jimmy Kimmel Live” as the “Avengers: Age of Ultron” cast members face off on their own version of “Family Feud.” It is the team of Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner, and Mark Ruffalo against the team of Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Hemsworth, and Scarlett Johansson. The cast also answers fan questions and plays a game of “Telephone.” Entertainment Weekly

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HBO celebrates stellar ratings for three of its returning series on Sunday. “Game of Thrones” lands a series high 4.2 rating in the 18-49 demo and over eight million viewers overall. Both “Veep” and “Silicon Valley” also debut well and picked up renewals for another season by the premium network. The Wrap

This year’s “Power of Women” event in New York sets its honorees for the April 24 luncheon. Glenn Close, Lena Dunham, Whoopi Goldberg, Rachel Weisz, and Kim Kardashian West will be celebrated for their charitable work. Lifetime is one of the corporate sponsors for the event. Variety

Percy Sledge, an R&B legend who had the iconic song “When a Man Loves a Woman,” dies in Baton Rouge on Tuesday at age 74. He was a key component of the “Muscle Shoals sound,” a location for Alabama recording studios with many hits of the 1960s. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005. USA Today

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