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Classic rock hat trick set for Lucas County Arena

It's a classic rock triple play at the Lucas County Arena Feb. 28 when REO Speedwagon, Styx, and .38 Special come to Toledo.

Show tickets go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. at the arena box office, 500 Jefferson Ave.,, and all Ticketmaster outlets. Tickets are $39.50, $49.50, and $59.50.

All three bands were at their peaks in the late '70s and early '80s, and were especially popular in the Midwest with songs like "Ridin' the Storm Out" (REO), "Come Sail Away" (Styx), and "Hold On Loosely" (.38 Special).

Conan O'Brien has refused to play along with NBC's plan to move The Tonight Show and return Jay Leno to late-night, abruptly derailing the network's effort to resolve its scheduling mess.

O'Brien said in a statement yesterday that shifting Tonight will "seriously damage what I consider to be the greatest franchise in the history of broadcasting," and he expressed disappointment that NBC had given him less than a year to establish himself as host at 11:35 p.m.

He doesn't have an offer from another network, O'Brien said. Fox has expressed its appreciation for him but said this week no negotiations had been held.

Tobey Maguire's web-slinging days are behind him.

The 34-year-old actor and Spider-Man director Sam Raimi will not return to the superhero franchise next year. Instead, Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios announced Monday a new Spider-Man film based on a script by James Vanderbilt that focuses on Peter Parker in high school would debut in the summer of 2012 with a new cast.

Former Friends star Matt LeBlanc is returning to U.S. TV for the first time since 2006, playing himself in a quirky comic spoof of the TV business.

LeBlanc, 42, who played womanizer Joey Tribbiani in the hit comedy Friends, is forced to audition for the role of himself in the series Episodes, Showtime executives said on Saturday.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association says Paul McCartney, Reese Witherspoon, and Harrison Ford will be presenters at Sunday night's Golden Globes show on WNWO-TV, Channel 24, at 8.

Ricky Gervais will host the 67th annual awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Barbara Walters says NBC News tried to hire her back last June, but she decided to stay at ABC. Walters, 80, says she met with NBC Universal chief executive Jeff Zucker and other officials but chose not to go because she's been happy at ABC.

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