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'Twin Peaks' returns for Showtime run

One of the top-rated drama series of the 1990s, "Twin Peaks." will return for a nine-episode run on Showtime. Original creators David Lynch and Mark Frost will write and produce all the episodes, and Lynch will direct. According to Variety, the new series will be set in present day and includes some story lines from the original show, which ran for three seasons, 1990-1991, on ABC. The new "Twin Peaks" is expected to debut in early 2016, coinciding with the 25th anniversary of the original series finale.

Jack White to perform on 'Ellen'

Jack White will perform on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" Thursday before continuing on his tour in support of his second solo album "Lazaretto." The musician and native Detroiter will also headline Bridges Arena in Nashville (his home base) on Jan. 28 and Madison Square Garden in New York City on Jan. 30. Tickets for those shows go on sale Tuesday for members of Third Man Records' Vault, and Friday for the general public.

Raven-Symone to Oprah: I'm tired of being labeled

Actress and singer Raven-Symone was candid on a recent episode of Oprah's "Where Are They Now?" show. Oprah asked the 28-year-old if a statement she tweeted last year was her way of coming out as gay. "I don't want to be labeled as gay. I want to be labeled as a human who loves humans," said Raven-Symone, who is best known for her work on the "Cosby Show" and "That's So Raven." In August, when the Supreme Court ruled the ban on same-sex marriage to be unconstitutional, she tweeted "I can finally get married! Yay government! So proud of you." "I'm tired of being labeled. I'm an American. I'm not an African-American. I'm an American," she told Oprah, who got visibly uncomfortable at that statement. "You're going to get a lot of flack for saying you're not African-American, you know that, right" Oprah told the actress. "I don't label myself," responded Raven-Symone. "What I really mean is I'm an American, that's what I really mean."

Also ...

■Choreographer and actor Geoffrey Holder died of pneumonia in New Jersey Sunday. The 84-year-old won two Tony Awards for directing and costuming "The Wiz" on Broadway.

■Actors Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are expecting their first child. Lively announced the news on her website with a photo of herself with a visible baby bump.

Compiled by Melody Baetens

mbaetens@detroitnews.com

Today's birthdays

John Mellencamp, 63

Yo-Yo Ma, 59

Toni Braxton, 47

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