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The CW’s 90210 calling it quits after 5 seasons

The countdown is under way for the end of the TV series “90210.”

The CW network announced Thursday that the show will wrap in May after five seasons. That means it will have half the run of its inspiration, “Beverly Hills, 90210,” which aired on Fox from 1990 to 2000.

Like the original, the CW series followed the lives of Beverly Hills teenagers from high school and beyond.

The CW says seven episodes are left to air, with the finale set for 9 p.m. May 13.

Magazine hitting the airwaves

Entertainment Weekly is getting into the radio biz.

It will launch Entertainment Weekly Radio on Sirius XM Radio beginning this spring. The 24/7 channel will cover pop culture, news, reviews, scoops and interviews all related to movies, TV, music, books and more.

Shows will be hosted by Entertainment Weekly and EW.com editors and contributors.

There will also be radio versions of popular sections of the magazine like “The Must List” and “Bullseye.”

Performers set for Memphis festival

The Black Keys, Sheryl Crow and Public Enemy are among the musical acts scheduled to perform at the Beale Street Music Festival in May.

The eclectic list of performers was announced Tuesday on the website for Memphis in May, the month-long tourism event that includes the three-day music festival.

Other scheduled performers include Jerry Lee Lewis, Alice in Chains, Bassnectar, The Smashing Pumpkins, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Flaming Lips, Dwight Yoakam, The Roots, The Black Crowes, Patti Smith and ZZ Top.

The music festival takes place at Tom Lee Park, which sits alongside the Mississippi River. It runs from May 3 through May 5.

Memphis in May also features the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest and the Sunset Symphony.

Lopez to be host of Playboy Jazz Fesitval

George Lopez is taking over as master of ceremonies of the annual Playboy Jazz Festival.

The comedian was announced as the festival’s new host Thursday at an event at the Playboy Mansion.

“This is iconic,” said the former star of the ABC sitcom “George Lopez” and the TBS talk show “Lopez Tonight.” “I’ve never been here before. I was married for 17 years. I couldn’t even have a Playboy air freshener.”

Bill Cosby previously served as the festival’s host for more than 30 years. Cosby was a fixture at the gathering of jazz luminaries since the first festival was held in 1979.

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