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Zooey’s Groupie TV Show, Aretha Recovering + More

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  • Zooey Deschanel is set to co-produce and star in an HBO show based on the life Pamela Des Barres, the notorious rock groupie who hung around with Jim Morrison, Mick Jagger, and Jimmy Page. Six Feet Under scribe Jill Soloway is writing scripts for the show, which is described as a “dramedy.” [L.A. Weekly]

  • Aretha Franklin has returned home from the hospital after undergoing surgery for an undisclosed ailment. The soul great is reportedly battling pancreatic cancer, although her rep has not commented on those reports. “My family and friends who brought me home are taking great care of me,” Franklin, 68, said in a statement. [People]