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Topic 38 of 96: Entertainment News and Gossip

Sun, Oct 29, 2000 (16:59) | Wolf (wolf)
For those who like to follow the goings on of famous people
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 Topic 38 of 96 [news]: Entertainment News and Gossip
 Response 1 of 22: Wolf  (wolf) * Sun, Oct 29, 2000 (16:59) * 31 lines 
 
Police Kill Actor at Los Angeles Halloween Party
October 29, 2000 3:06 pm EST

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A police officer responding to a noisy Halloween party at a mansion north of Beverly Hills shot and killed an actor, who police said pointed what turned out to be a fake gun at him, police said Sunday.
Anthony Dwain Lee, 39, who appeared in the 1997 movie "Liar, Liar" and on several television shows including "NYPD Blue," was shot several times early Saturday by Officer Tarriel Hopper who fired through a glass door from an exterior hallway, the Los Angeles Police Department said in a statement.

The shooting took place about 1 a.m. at a crowded party attended by scores of costumed guests, many of them actors and other entertainment industry professionals, at a mansion known as "the Castle" for its spires and stained-glass windows, the Los Angeles Times reported.

It was not immediately known who owned the house or if the owner attended the party.

"He was a Buddhist. He hated violence. It is amazing he died this way," Mitch Hale, a writer whose play "Buffalo Soldier" starred Lee and earned him a local acting award, told the newspaper. "He was an incredibly gifted actor and person. It's devastating ... Why did they shoot someone at a Halloween party?"

Police said Hopper and Officer Natalie Humphreys were attempting to find the owner of the home in the Benedict Canyon area of Los Angeles after neighbors complained about the party. The officers were at the rear of the house when Hopper looked into a small room and spotted three people.

Police said that when Lee saw the officers he pulled what looked like a handgun and pointed it at Hopper, who, in fear for his life, fired several shots from his service pistol, wounding Lee, the LAPD statement said.

Lee was later pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

Officer Charlotte Broughton, a spokeswoman for the LAPD, said many of the party-goers were in costume. One guest told the Times that some of guests were dressed as cops, but it was not known if Lee was wearing a costume. It was also not clear if Lee realized Hopper was a real officer with a real gun.

The police department said Lee's supposed weapon was a fake, "a replica semiautomatic pistol, dark in color."

The shooting is being investigated by the LAPD's Robbery-Homicide Division and a team from the district attorney's office.

Another party-goer, Robert Hull, told the Times, "It was a shock that an officer would shoot at such a party. This was an exclusive party with security. Some of these people are making six figures, and this officer saw a toy gun at a Halloween costume party and opened fire."

Another of the victim's friends, Mary Lin, told the newspaper, "His biggest fear was getting killed by cops, because he's a tall black man."

Lee's friends said Sunday they were planning to hold a candlelight vigil in his honor Monday evening.




 Topic 38 of 96 [news]: Entertainment News and Gossip
 Response 2 of 22: Paul Terry Walhus  (terry) * Sun, Oct 29, 2000 (21:58) * 1 lines 
 
LAPD marches on.


 Topic 38 of 96 [news]: Entertainment News and Gossip
 Response 3 of 22: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Oct 29, 2000 (22:42) * 3 lines 
 
Yeah, but you gotta be especially stupid to point a replica of a service revolver at a police officer. At night. In the dark.

Who you gonna call when you are being threatened or your property threatened? The Girls Scouts?? Yup, LAPD has trouble Big Time, but it is the only act in town. I think this qualifies for New 11 - stupid things in the news!!!


 Topic 38 of 96 [news]: Entertainment News and Gossip
 Response 4 of 22: Wolf  (wolf) * Fri, Nov 17, 2000 (21:30) * 20 lines 
 
November 17, 2000 5:58 pm EST

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The pint-sized rapper who performed with multi-platinum rock star Kid Rock has died of a chronic intestinal disorder at the age of 26, his label said on Friday.
Joseph Calleja, professionally known as Joe C., died in his sleep on Thursday night at his parents' house in the Detroit suburb of Taylor, Michigan, according to a statement from Atlantic Records.

Joe C. had suffered since childhood with Celiac disease, and as a result stood at only 3-foot-9-inches. His health maintenance regimen had included taking 65 pills a day and daily dialysis treatment. Despite this, he had been in good health, and his death was unexpected, a label publicist said.

Joe C. did not let his health worries interfere with his marijuana-fueled rock 'n' roll lifestyle. He recorded and toured with Kid Rock, the flashy Detroit rock star behind such hits as "Cowboy" and "Bawitdaba," and his foul-mouthed hooligan persona made him a crowd favorite.

In the "Cowboy" video, Joe C. dressed as a gunslinger and dueled with Gary Coleman, the diminutive actor from the 1980s sitcom "Diff'rent Strokes."

He bragged about his sexual prowess on the title track to Kid Rock's 9-million-selling "Devil Without a Cause" album and had a solo tune on the "South Park" feature soundtrack, "Kyle's Mom's a Big Fat B++ch". He also had a cameo on the cartoon TV series "The Simpsons."

Joe C. once sparked a child pornography investigation after posing with two naked women for some snapshots. The clerk at the photo lab thought he was 10 years old and called the police.

In the Atlantic statement, Kid Rock, aka Bob Ritchie, said: "We have lost part of our family. Joey gave us and the world his love. He brought a smile to everyone who has ever known or seen him. In a world full of confusion, Joey made us all laugh. No matter what color, religion, race or beliefs we have, he made us all smile. He gave us the gift of joy. Joey, thank you. We will never forget you. We love you."

Funeral arrangements were not yet confirmed.




 Topic 38 of 96 [news]: Entertainment News and Gossip
 Response 5 of 22: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Nov 24, 2000 (13:54) * 54 lines 
 
World's Tallest Ferris Wheel Coming Soon to Vegas

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Step right up to the greatest Ferris
wheel on Earth, coming soon to Las Vegas.
A group of designers and developers plans to erect what is
being billing as the world tallest free-standing carnival ride at
the southern end of the Las Vegas Strip.
In typical Vegas style, the 518-foot tall ride dubbed the
Voyager, will be anything but your typical Ferris wheel. Among
other things, it will feature:
-- 35 cars, each outfitted with a bar, rest room and plush
seating for up to 16 riders;
-- an attendant in each car, whose duties will include
tending bar, answering riders' questions and entertaining them in
general;
-- Internet access for each passenger; and
-- two-way video cameras in each car, allowing riders to
communicate with their friends in other cars and on the ground.
The wheel will spin at about 1-1/2 mph, and one trip around
will take about a half hour, said Richard Hannigan, a principal
of Outland Development LLC, which is overseeing design and
construction of the ride.
If it is built, the wheel would be the tallest such ride in
the world -- taller than the current record holder, the
443-foot-tall (135 meters) "London Eye," built as part of
Britain's millennium celebration. The only taller structure on
the Las Vegas Strip would be the Stratosphere tower, which stands
1,149 feet (350 meters) high.
Hannigan wouldn't reveal the exact location of the project,
which will cost $40 million to $60 million, but said final
negotiations are underway for the developers' most preferred
building site.
"We designed this particular module, the wheel itself, to be
all things to all people," Hannigan said. "It moves very slowly,
so you don't get a sensation like a roller coaster. You can have
a very young child on this, all the way to a very elderly
person."
Hannigan said the car-to-car video connections will allow
larger parties to ride together and stay in touch during the
course of a trip. "Say we have a wedding party that stretches
over four cars, for example," he said. "There will be cameras on
board so you can see other people in the cars."
Hannigan, president of the architecture design firm Synthetic
Systems Inc., said the idea for a super-sized Ferris wheel first
came up in the mid-1990s as part of a casino being built for
another company. That element of the project never came to
fruition, but its designers never forgot the concept.
"We liked the idea so much we decided to build it as a
free-standing deal," Hannigan said. "If you're going to make a
name for yourself you have to be bigger and better than anything
else. It'll be the next icon on the Strip."
Hannigan said construction of the Voyager could begin
sometime next year, with completion set for the first quarter of
2002.


 Topic 38 of 96 [news]: Entertainment News and Gossip
 Response 6 of 22: Wolf  (wolf) * Mon, Nov 27, 2000 (20:23) * 3 lines 
 
i heard this on the news tonight and i about fell out.

it seems that Revlon (r) is looking for a new model. seems that Cindy Crawford no longer has the look for this day and age. too bad. sorry Cindy. but you have a stunning acting career to fall back on. no really, i can't imagine making money on my looks and then being told, in my prime, sorry honey, you're so 5 minutes ago!


 Topic 38 of 96 [news]: Entertainment News and Gossip
 Response 7 of 22: Mike Griggs  (mikeg) * Tue, Nov 28, 2000 (01:27) * 1 lines 
 
Yeah, doesn't it suck to be a gorgeous, super-rich, world-famous model?


 Topic 38 of 96 [news]: Entertainment News and Gossip
 Response 8 of 22: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Nov 28, 2000 (12:35) * 1 lines 
 
I'll take your word for it. We already know how gorgeous you are and world famous. Delighted to add you to the list of the super-rich! *sigh*


 Topic 38 of 96 [news]: Entertainment News and Gossip
 Response 9 of 22: Wolf  (wolf) * Tue, Nov 28, 2000 (17:49) * 3 lines 
 
oh yeah, and melanie griffin's contract is in peril with revlon too. seems the image they definitely don't want to project is that of an older woman addicted to prescription drugs! (i don't like her anyway)

speaking of which, robert downey jr is in trouble again. he just can't get clean. i think he needs to go to boot camp instead of some wealthy spa for those hooked to drugs. and when he goes to prison, they need not allow him to make movies during the week and return for weekend time.


 Topic 38 of 96 [news]: Entertainment News and Gossip
 Response 10 of 22: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Nov 29, 2000 (23:30) * 35 lines 
 
What to get your Favorite Billionaire for Christmas...

ACTON, Mass. (Reuters) - Need a Christmas present for that
money-bags billionaire relative or friend and don't quite know
what to do? The Robb Report, magazine for the ultra-rich, has
just what you need, but probably can't afford.
How about a $30 million 165-foot super yacht with
a
gymnasium and marble-floored lobby? Too showy? Then what about
a 485 horsepower V12 Ferrari 550 Barchetta Pininfarina limited
edition convertible? It can be yours for $258,000.
The glamorous gifts are part of the Robb Report's annual
list of presents published in its December issue. It is the
17th list and features "21 exclusive gifts for the 21st
century."
Other gift opportunities for consumers with copious cash
include a $325,285, 21-day safari package complete with a pair
of 12-bore shotguns and a Range Rover, or a $7.75 million set
of four Patek Philippe pocket watches, one of which will
accurately copy the chime of London's Big Ben clock tower.
For those wishing to keep price tags to five digits, the
magazine offers a man and woman's wardrobe of cashmere and wool
from Italian manufacturer Loro Piana for $55,000, or a $39,400
two-person ski vacation in the French Alps.
There is also a four-day trip for two to meet and cook with
four "superstar chefs" -- Daniel Boulud of Daniel restaurant,
Jean-Georges Vongerichten of Jean Georges, Aureole's Charlie
Palmer and the Ryland Inn's Craig Shelton -- starting at just
$25,000.
And for those who want to indulge a fantasy or simply steal
a glance into the world of wretched excess, you can buy a copy
of the magazine for just $9.99.





 Topic 38 of 96 [news]: Entertainment News and Gossip
 Response 11 of 22: Wolf  (wolf) * Tue, Dec 19, 2000 (19:21) * 1 lines 
 
Madonna's getting married on Friday!!


 Topic 38 of 96 [news]: Entertainment News and Gossip
 Response 12 of 22: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Dec 20, 2000 (20:34) * 1 lines 
 
Yup...in The Highlands. I'm so envious. Well, we knom what he'll be wearing under his kilt...!!!


 Topic 38 of 96 [news]: Entertainment News and Gossip
 Response 13 of 22: Wolf  (wolf) * Thu, Dec 21, 2000 (17:08) * 1 lines 
 
and they will be checking!!


 Topic 38 of 96 [news]: Entertainment News and Gossip
 Response 14 of 22: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Dec 21, 2000 (17:29) * 0 lines 
 


 Topic 38 of 96 [news]: Entertainment News and Gossip
 Response 15 of 22: What's happenin' in the news? (sprin5) * Fri, Dec 22, 2000 (12:47) * 1 lines 
 
Today is Ralph Fiennes birthday, he's 38.


 Topic 38 of 96 [news]: Entertainment News and Gossip
 Response 16 of 22: Wolf  (wolf) * Fri, Dec 22, 2000 (14:53) * 1 lines 
 
and very fine!(he's 38????)


 Topic 38 of 96 [news]: Entertainment News and Gossip
 Response 17 of 22: Wolf  (wolf) * Wed, Dec 27, 2000 (17:46) * 3 lines 
 
jason robards passed last night (he was in braveheart wasn't he--as robert the bruce's father?)

oh, and madonna will be in her husband's new movie "The Mole" not to be confused with the new real tv series "the mole." i read that they'll start filming in march. hmmmm....


 Topic 38 of 96 [news]: Entertainment News and Gossip
 Response 18 of 22: Wolf  (wolf) * Tue, Jan  2, 2001 (18:06) * 19 lines 
 
Actress Kate Hudson Marries Rocker Boyfriend
January 2, 2001 12:46 am EST

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actress Kate Hudson, who played a groupie in the recent movie "Almost Famous," became a rock 'n' roll wife on New Year's Eve, tying the knot with the lead singer of southern rock band the Black Crowes, her publicist says.
Hudson, the 21-year-old daughter of Goldie Hawn, married Chris Robinson, 34, at the Aspen, Colo., ranch Hawn shares with longtime companion Kurt Russell, publicist Brad Cafarelli told Reuters. Hudson and Robinson had been dating for about a year. It was the first marriage for both.

Hawn and Russell were among the 70 family and friends at the evening ceremony, and Russell gave the bride away. Hudson's estranged natural father, comedian Bill Hudson, was not present, Cafarelli said Monday.

Hudson's maid of honor was her friend Dyani Redclay, while Robinson's best man was his younger brother and songwriting partner Rich, who plays guitar with the Black Crowes. The other members of the Black Crowes attended, but there were no other famous names, Cafarelli said.

Hudson, Hawn and Redclay wore Vera Wang gowns, while the Robinsons and Russell were fitted in Brioni suits. Cafarelli said Hudson's dress boasted a corseted bodice and large full skirt, in keeping with the event's romantic 19th century theme. He declined to comment on the content of the couple's vows.

The couple were still at the ranch Monday, with Hudson due to fly to London next week to star in a remake of the 1939 war drama "Four Feathers" for director Shekhar Kapur.

She rose to fame for her Golden Globe-nominated turn as kind-hearted groupie Penny Lane in writer/director Cameron Crowe's "Almost Famous."

The Black Crowes, which formed in Atlanta in 1988 and enjoyed such hits as "Jealous Again" and "Remedy," are recording a new album. They recently toured with former Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page.




 Topic 38 of 96 [news]: Entertainment News and Gossip
 Response 19 of 22: Wolf  (wolf) * Mon, Jan  8, 2001 (18:56) * 1 lines 
 
hot off the Extra pressed--Madonna and Brittney Spears could be doing a duet with each other. Madonna even wore a BS t-shirt at her last concert!


 Topic 38 of 96 [news]: Entertainment News and Gossip
 Response 20 of 22: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Thu, May  3, 2001 (23:56) * 1 lines 
 
Have you seen the Brittney Spears Pepsi commercial, the one with Bob Dole?


 Topic 38 of 96 [news]: Entertainment News and Gossip
 Response 21 of 22: Wolf  (wolf) * Sat, May 26, 2001 (19:56) * 3 lines 
 
nope, i don't think so....is that the one with "Just enjoy the ride"?

and what's up with Tom and Nicole?


 Topic 38 of 96 [news]: Entertainment News and Gossip
 Response 22 of 22: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, May 27, 2001 (08:18) * 2 lines 
 
Nicole seems to be winning the media battle, according to a big story in Entertainment Week. Carmen Electra's practically stalking Ricky Martin, to his disinterest. Maybe she should stick with Dennis Rodman. Altman's Gosford Park is the big buzz in London, with singing Jeremy NOrtham. It has almost as many stars as the country sky on a clear Texas night.


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