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Category: Entertainment

Raven-Symone says she’s a lesbian, grateful for legalized gay marriage

5 August, CNN: Raven-Symone, who played 3-year-old Olivia on the 1980s sitcom “The Cosby Show,” indicated for the first time Friday that she is a lesbian. “I am very happy that gay marriage is opening up around the country and is being accepted,” the actress said in a statement through her representatives. “I was excited to hear today that more states legalized gay marriage. I, however am not currently getting married, but it is great to know I can now, should I wish to,” she said. Earlier Friday, Symone posted a tweet: “I can finally get married! Yay government!...

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Man Arrested in Burglary Attempt of Kid Rock Home

4 August, DETROIT — Tips from the public led to the arrest on Saturday of a 43-year-old suburban Detroit man following an attempted burglary of a home owned by musician Kid Rock. The man was arrested at his home in Oakland County’s Independence Township, north of Detroit, according to Undersheriff Michael McCabe. Two tips were made to the sheriff’s dispatch center, McCabe said in a release. The arrest came after surveillance photos from security cameras on Kid Rock’s property in Clarkston were released this weekend. The photos showed a man ramming the gate Wednesday afternoon and trying to break...

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Pacino Movie Films in Middle of Concert by Chicago

4 August, LOS ANGELES: An Al Pacino movie broke out in the middle of a concert by the band Chicago, with thousands of fans serving as extras. Cameras were wheeled onstage during intermission of the group’s show at the Greek Theatre on Friday night to film a scene from Pacino’s upcoming movie “Imagine,” in which he plays aging rock star Danny Collins. With coaching from the director, the crowd chanted the name of Pacino’s character as the 73-year-old actor walked on stage to sing “Hey Baby Doll” in a black suit. The movie co-stars Michael Caine, Annette Bening and...

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Nepalese folk-rock band Nepathya to headline Wembley Arena

3 August, LONDON: Nepalese folk-rock band Nepathya are to play as the headline act in a concert at London’s Wembley Arena on Saturday, one of the UK’s largest venues. Organisers say people are travelling to the UK from Holland, Belgium, Norway and the US for the show, which has had widespread media coverage in Nepal. “It is like a dream come true to play at Wembley,” singer Amrit Gurung said. The band – which formed in 1990 – is famed for its “peace tours” during the 1996-2006 Nepalese civil war. More than 15,000 people died in the conflict. In...

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JK Rowling law firm pays damages over pseudonym leak

Harry Potter creator JK Rowling has accepted a substantial charity donation from the law firm that revealed she was writing under a pseudonym. The writer brought a legal action against Chris Gossage, a partner at Russells Solicitors, and his friend, Judith Callegari. Rowling was revealed as the writer of crime novel The Cuckoo’s Calling in a Sunday Times article. The author had published the book under the pen name Robert Galbraith. Rowling’s solicitor told Mr Justice Tugendhat that Russells had contacted the writer’s agent after the story was published, revealing it was Mr Gossage who had divulged the confidential...

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Country star Randy Travis released from hospital

Randy Travis has been released from Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital in Plano, Texas, and relocated to a physical therapy facility. The 54-year-old country music star, hospitalized July 7 for a viral heart infection, suffered a stroke July 10 that required surgery to relieve pressure in his brain. At that time, doctors said his recovery would entail months of intense physical therapy. Updates on his condition will be made available at randytravis.com. Mary Davis, Travis’ fiance, said in a release, “Thanks to all the fans and friends for your continued prayers and support as Randy continues on the road...

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Which Celebrity Was Leah Remini Defending When She Left Scientology?

Leah Remini’s split from Scientology has been a difficult one, but she has at least one big supporter in her corner. Director and screenwriter Paul Haggis, who is known for films like “Crash” and “Million Dollar Baby,” has come to the former “King of Queens” star’s defense in a public way, penning a letter of support in The Hollywood Reporter. The 60-year-old went through a similar situation when he parted ways with the church in 2009, and gives insight into what Remini is going through. Noting that Remini, 43, was one of only two Scientologist friends who didn’t “disconnect”...

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Glee actor’s body found by hotel staff

14 July: Cory Monteith, the handsome young actor who shot to fame in the hit TV series Glee but was beset by addiction struggles so fierce that he once said he was lucky to be alive, was found dead in a hotel room, police said. He was 31. Monteith, who played the character Finn Hudson on the Fox TV series about a high school glee club, was found dead in his room on the 21st floor of the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel on Vancouver’s waterfront, police say. Deputy Police Chief Doug Lepard said there was no indication of foul...

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Veteran actor Pran Krishan Sikand dies after prolonged illness

12 July, MUMBAI: Veteran Bollywood actor Pran Krishan Sikand, who played the dreaded villain and lovable character with elan in hits like ‘Milan’, ‘Madhumati’, ‘Bobby’, ‘Zanjeer’ and ‘Ram Aur Shyam’, passed away at a suburban hospital here this evening at the age of 93. “He died after a spell of prolonged illness,” his daughter Pinky said. He was admitted to Lilavati Hospital a month ago after his health started deteriorating, she said. His funeral will be held tomorrow noon at Shivaji Park in Dadar. The veteran actor, who had a six-decade-long career that saw him performing in over 400...

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