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ABC Lists Iggy Azalea For “Good Morning America,” Show Employee Says No-Go (Updated)

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Update: Last week, ABC provided television press with a lineup that confirmed Iggy Azalea for the November 20 “Good Morning America.” The same confirmation appeared in listings issued to television providers.

Despite the listings, neither “Good Morning America” nor Azalea had confirmed the performance on their social media accounts. Speculation emerged, therefore, that the performance was no longer scheduled.

A “GMA” staffer seemingly confirmed that unfortunate news. Responding to a Thursday inquiry on Twitter, “GMA” social media editor Jeff Lowe wrote, “As of now she isn’t scheduled to perform tomorrow.”

When asked why she was originally listed, he responded, “probably was originally slated to perform. Scheduling changes a lot in tv.” He acknowledged that he had no further details on the situation.

While a surprise Azalea performance is certainly still possible, one should be aware of the possibility that the performance has been nixed.
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A stacked, action-packed, celebratory week of “Good Morning America” will include a performance by Iggy Azalea.

Per ABC’s official listings, Azalea will perform on the November 20 edition of its popular morning show. The episode will also feature appearances by “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2” stars Natalie Dormer and Sam Claflin, a preview of Jim Henson’s “Turkey Hollow,” and “Shark Tank Friday” with Barbara Corcoran.

Earlier in the week, “GMA” will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a 40-hour, continuous broadcast entitled “40 for 40.” The special will begin at 5PM ET on Tuesday, November 17.

The Wednesday morning portion of the broadcast will feature appearances by Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, Donald Sutherland, and “Mockingjay: Part 2” director Francis Lawrence. It will also play host to a special One Direction concert.

ABC’s official “GMA” listings follow:

MONDAY, November 16 –Actress Cate Blanchett (“Carol”); actress Elizabeth Banks (“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2”); actor Burt Reynolds on his new memoir But Enough About Me; GMA’s 40th anniversary celebration continues: Lara Spencer brings viewers her favorite moments

TUESDAY, November 17 – “40 for 40,” a 40-hour continuous broadcast to celebrate “GMA”s 40th anniversary begins at 5 p.m., ET; actress Julianne Moore (“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2”); formerAlaskaGovernor Sarah Palin on her new book, Sweet Freedom: A Devotional; GMA’s 40th anniversary celebration continues: Amy Robach brings viewers her favorite moments; GMA revisits the most spectacular places the show has been

WEDNESDAY, November 18 – Actors Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, Donald Sutherland, and director Francis Lawrence (“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2”); the hit band One Direction performs songs from their new album MADE IN THE A.M; GMA’s 40th anniversary celebration continues: George Stephanopoulos brings viewers his favorite moments

THURSDAY, November 19 –GMA’s 40th anniversary celebration continues: an unprecedented on-air family reunion with GMA anchors past and present, including Charlie Gibson, Diane Sawyer, Joan Lunden, David Hartman and many other TV legends; a performance by international superstar Pitbull

FRIDAY, November 20 – Actors Natalie Dormer and Sam Claflin (“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2”);a performance by singer Iggy Azalea; a preview of Jim Henson’s “Turkey Hollow” (Lifetime); GMA’s Shark Tank Friday with host Barbara Corcoran

Written by Brian Cantor

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