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Lambert to front Queen

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Queen will embark on a summer tour with Adam Lambert as its frontman.

The iconic band announced Thursday on “Good Morning America” that the 19-date U.S. tour kicks off June 19 in Chicago. It wraps July 20 in Washington, D.C.

Lambert first performed with Queen in 2009 when he was a contestant on “American Idol,” where he placed second.

Queen frontman Freddie Mercury died in 1991.

Tickets for the tour go on sale today.

‘60 Minutes’ gig

Veteran CBS News correspondent Bill Whitaker is joining the cast of the network’s “60 Minutes.”

CBS said Thursday that Whitaker, a Los Angeles-based newsman who has been with CBS since 1984, will move to New York and begin on the Sunday night show next fall.

Happy birthday

Among celebrity birthdays today: TV personality Willard Scott is 80. Singer Peter Wolf is 68. Actor John Heard is 68. Guitarist Ernie Isley is 62. Actor Bryan Cranston is 58. Comedian Wanda Sykes is 50. Actress Rachel Weisz is 43. Actress Jenna Fisher is 40. Actor TJ Thyne is 39. Actress Laura Prepon is 34.

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