John Lennon's 75th birthday will be celebrated in New York City at a December concert featuring Willie Nelson, the Roots, Steven Tyler and Sheryl Crow.

Event producer Blackbird Presents announced Friday that the show will tape at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on Dec. 5. It will air on AMC on Dec. 19.

Kris Kristofferson, Juanes, Eric Church, Tom Morello, Peter Frampton and Chris Stapleton will also perform at the event.

Lennon died on Dec. 8, 1980, at age 40. He would have turned 75 last month.

Tickets for the concert go on sale Tuesday. Some of the proceeds will benefit the Robin Hood Foundation.

Aloe Blacc, Brandon Flowers and Train's Pat Monahan will also perform. Additional performers will be announced at a later date.

Terminate ivory poaching

The Terminator is campaigning to save African elephants from poachers. Arnold Schwarzenegger is featured in a new video in which he brandishes a tusk and appeals for an end to the slaughter of elephants. The video, which was released Friday, then shows the tusk being wired with explosives and blown up. "Let's get rid of the demand once and for all," says the action star of the "Terminator" series, who sports sunglasses and is seen standing in front of a military vehicle. The video was made on behalf of the Wildlife Conservation Society, a group based at New York's Bronx Zoo.

Assaulted: "NCIS" actress Pauley Perrette said she was "alone, terrified and trapped" when a man attacked her and threatened to kill her as she walked in front of her Hollywood home. The actress tweeted that she thought she was going to die Thursday night. Perrette said the man grabbed her, punched her repeatedly and graphically told her he was going to kill her. David Merck was arrested and booked for investigation of aggravated battery. Bail was set at $100,000.

No kids: The former home of children's book writer Astrid Lindgren, known internationally for the "Pippi Longstocking" series, is being opened to the public — except for children. Starting Saturday, the Astrid Lindgren Society is offering guided tours of the Stockholm apartment where Lindgren lived and worked until her death in 2002. Lindgren's family has preserved the apartment as it was when she lived there. Tours must be booked in advance on the society's Web page and only 12 people will be allowed at a time. Visitors must be 15 or older.

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