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Briefs

NBCUniversal extends Olympics deal to 2032

NBCUniversal has clinched U.S. broadcast rights for the Olympic Games through 2032 – making a multi-billion-dollar bet on the continued appeal of the biennial global sporting event.

The International Olympics Committee and NBCUniversal announced the new agreement Wednesday morning. Rights include all media platforms, including broadcast television, pay television, the Internet and mobile devices.

NBCUniversal already had rights to the Games locked up through 2020.

The new agreement – which covers the years 2022 to 2032 – was valued at $7.65 billion.

‘Millionaire’ taps Crews as host

Terry Crews is going in for Cedric The Entertainer as new host of “Who Wants To Be a Millionaire.”

Crews, an actor, former NFL player and Old Spice pitchman, will join the weekday game show starting this fall, according to its studio, Disney-ABC Domestic Television.

Comedian Cedric The Entertainer is hosting the show in its 12th season in national syndication.

NBC sticking with iHeartRadio awards

The iHeartRadio Music Awards stole NBC’s heart, with the network announcing Tuesday that it would pick up the show for 2015.

Last week’s telecast attracted 5.4 million viewers, a disappointing figure considering the 65 million fan votes that were logged for winners (and boasted about during the telecast).

Ratings may have been soft, but the inaugural telecast delivered some star power worth noting.

Pitbull, Ariana Grande, Shakira, Kendrick Lamar, Blake Shelton and Pharrell Williams were among the night’s performers, and awards were handed to most of the performers as well as to Avicii and Rihanna, who was the night’s big winner with four honors.

Power Rangers movie in the works

Hollywood is taking another stab at bringing the Power Rangers to the big screen, two decades after the last movie flopped.

Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. says it’s partnering with Haim Saban’s Saban Entertainment to produce a live-action feature film based on the spandex-wearing, martial arts superheroes who are usually called upon to save the world.

Saban said in a statement Wednesday that Lions Gate, the maker of young adult blockbuster series “Twilight” and “The Hunger Games,” was the “perfect home” for the Power Rangers.

The last time the morphing teenage characters appeared in a movie was 1997 for “Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie.”

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