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Armisen to direct Kings of Leon online stream

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Fred Armisen will direct a live stream of an upcoming Kings of Leon concert for the digital series “American Express Unstaged.”

The Nashville, Tenn., band’s Aug. 9 concert at London’s Shepherd’s Bush will be webcast globally on Vevo and YouTube, a spokesman for American Express told The Associated Press.

Armisen, who left “Saturday Night Live” this year, is also a drummer and has previously directed music videos.

It’s the 13th streamed concert for “Unstaged,” which pairs top music acts with notable directors. The last installment was a stream for Vampire Weekend directed by Steve Buscemi.

Kings of Leon will release their sixth album, “Mechanical Bull,” on Sept. 24.

Cyrus featured in MTV documentary

MTV will become Miley Television this fall.

The 20-year-old actress-singer is getting a one-hour documentary – not yet titled – on the music network. The announcement was made Friday by MTV Programming President Susanne Daniels at the annual Television Critics Association summer press tour in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Cameras will follow Cyrus as she works on her new album, which is due out later this year.

Her current single, “We Can’t Stop,” is No. 2 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart.

Cyrus was the star of Disney’s “Hannah Montana” for four seasons. The series’ finale aired in January 2011.

Grint hits London stage in ‘Mojo’

Rupert Grint is following his “Harry Potter” co-star Daniel Radcliffe onto the stage.

Producers announced Friday that Grint, who was ginger-haired wizard Ron Weasley in the Potter films, will play a pill-popping gangster in a West End revival of Jez Butterworth’s “Mojo” later this year.

Ben Whishaw, Daniel Mays and “Downton Abbey” star Brendan Coyle are also in the cast of Butterworth’s savagely funny drama about London’s 1950s’ underworld.

It will be directed by Ian Rickson, who also led the play’s original 1995 production at the Royal Court Theatre. “Mojo” begins previews at the Harold Pinter Theatre in London in October.

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