Transcript for Cardi B to open 2018 MTV Video Music Awards months after giving birth
some "Pop news" with Lara. Nice to see you all and to you. We begin with the wonderful cardi B. Ready to get back on stage after giving birth to daughter culture. It's just been announced the bow dak yellow singer will open the mtv video music awards here at New York's radio city music hall which is fitting considering she has more nominations than anyone, an astonishing ten. There's a little twist here. Fans may have been a little surprised at the news considering cardi just pulled out of the Bruno Mars world tour. Joan, my wonderful producer, has tickets. She was very upset. Listen Joan, here's the deal. She said she was pulling out of the tour to focus on motherhood. Cardi wants to make it clear, she's not singing at the show, she's just appearing. She ced that up with fans on Instagram. She's still taking time for culture. As for actual performers. Ariana grande, SHAWN Mendez, Nicki Minaj all confirmed. And I know you see one more person in that little gallery of celebs and that would be the Michael Jackson van guard award recipient Jennifer Lopez. She will also take to the stage to perform Monday night on mtv. Going to be a great show. That is. I can watch Jennifer Lopez dance all day. She is delightful. Also in Popp knews, "Veep" back on set ready to go. Apparently there was one thing to take care of, look at the picture, poor Tony hail's mustache. That's them getting ready. Here's the video. He plays the bag man for Selena Meyer played by Julia louis-dreyfus. She's shaving it off herself. That poor guy. Julia clearly feeling back to her feisty self after her battle with breast cancer, tweeting, we're back fixing things. Good. Poor Tony heal's response was Selena's standards, hairless ga get ready when the seventh and final season returns in the spring. That's a very impressive mustache. Great to hear from her. Her Instagram is powerful and amazing. All the support she's getting. Great to see her back. Indeed. Finally, are you guys ready for another reboot. I can't even talk about all the reboots that have actually happened. If you like feisty, strong willed women taking on hot button topics, you will be thrilled to hear "Designing women." It just may happen. Michael, I know. Oh, I use today watch this show, yeah. Oh yeah. Linda bloodworth-thompson who created the popular series is behind the reboot. Amazing. And the original star, one of them, Annie Potts, says the climate is just right for this, saying the ground-breaking writing -- saying about the writing, every Monday night was a me too moment for us and we were talking about it. She told entertainment weekly that if bloodworth-thompson wanted to write it, she was in. So that is great news. The original series starred the late great Dixie Carter, delta Burke, Jean smart and me shack Taylor as an interior firm design. They addressed domestic abuse, homophobia, racism. It was groundbreaking. It ran from 1986 to 1993. We were wondering what was going to be the next reboot. It seems like every single day is another one, but I didn't see that one coming. I love it. I love when I can surprise you all. That is all I have today for "Pop news." Great job, Lara Spencer, as
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