Faces & Names: Larry King’s wife recovering from apparent ODA spokesman for Larry King said the talk-show host’s wife is recovering after an apparent prescription drug overdose last month in Utah.
A spokesman for Larry King said the talk-show host’s wife is recovering after an apparent prescription drug overdose last month in Utah.
Emergency medical workers were called to Shawn King’s home in Provo on May 28. Her father dialed 911 after finding the 50-year-old woman in her bed, breathing but not responding when he tried to wake her. He told dispatchers that he thought she may have taken too much medication for anxiety or depression.
Larry and Shawn King filed for divorce in April, but Larry King released a statement Wednesday saying their marriage is still together.
Lohan’s alcohol detector goes off
A Beverly Hills, Calif., judge Tuesday issued an arrest warrant for actress Lindsay Lohan and ordered her to post $200,000 bail to avoid detention because she violated a court order that directed her to not consume alcohol and to wear an alcohol-detection device.
Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Marsha Revel made the announcement after a hastily called session in her chambers with the prosecutor and Lohan’s attorney Tuesday afternoon.
The hearing was called after the alcohol-detection device on Lohan’s ankle sent a report indicating the presence of alcohol late Sunday after the MTV Movie Awards.
The judge, however, did not specify how Lohan violated the court order given May 24.
Revel doubled Lohan’s bail from $100,000 to $200,000 pending a July 6 hearing on whether she violated the terms of her probation in a 2007
Lohan is expected to surrender to authorities today and be released on bail.
The ankle monitor issues an alert when it is tampered with or when the person wearing it drinks alcohol.
Jackson fans to have cemetery access
Fans of pop singer Michael Jackson are expected to receive limited access to Forest Lawn cemetery in Glendale, Calif., later this month on the first anniversary of his death, authorities said Tuesday.
Under the arrangement expected to be finalized this week, fans of the King of Pop will be allowed to pay their respects on the cemetery grounds but not at the Great Mausoleum, where Jackson’s body was interred in September, said Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz.
“We understand that Forest Lawn is working with the Jackson family for some kind of commemoration,” Lorenz said. “We will be working closely with Forest Lawn to ensure the safety of those who want to pay their respects to Michael Jackson while ensuring the safety of others who are coming to the cemetery to pay respects to their loved ones.”
Lorenz said fans will not be allowed to enter the Great Mausoleum, although discussions are continuing about how close fans will be able to get to the structure.
“Basically, they will be viewing it from a distance,” Lorenz said.
The city has no plans for now to issue special permits for the event, which means streets would not be closed and street vendors would not be allowed to sell memorabilia.
Jackson died June 25, 2009, after suffering cardiac arrest at his rented Los Angeles mansion. He was pronounced dead at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.
U.K. says no to Brown
Britain says U.S. singer Chris Brown has been denied entry into the United Kingdom, postponing his tour.
Brown had been scheduled to perform in London, Manchester, Birmingham and the Scottish city of Glasgow but the British government’s Home Office said he had been refused a visa because of his past criminal record.
Brown was sentenced to five years’ probation and six months of community service last year for the beating of his then-girlfriend, R&B singing sensation Rihanna.
The Home Office said Brown applied for his visa last week and should have been notified of its refusal Monday.
Promoter SJM concerts said Tuesday that Brown’s tour had been postponed “due to unforeseen circumstances.”
Oprah's looking for talk-show talent
Oprah Winfrey wants to give an undiscovered talent a chance to follow in her footsteps on her new cable network.
The talk show host is teaming up with reality TV producer Mark Burnett on a show searching for the next big TV personality. “Your Own Show: Oprah’s Search for the Next TV Star” will air on the Oprah Winfrey Network beginning in January, the same month of OWN’s launch.
Winfrey is ending “The Oprah Winfrey Show” in September 2011 after 25 seasons.
Aspiring hosts can upload videos to Oprah.com under categories like traditional talk show, cooking, health and wellness, and interior design. It’s possible to also watch and vote on submitted videos. In-person casting calls are happening this month in Atlanta, Dallas and Orange County, California.
For more details, go to the show's audition website
Hot Pink: Singer's bus catches fire
BERLIN — German police say a tour bus being used by the pop singer Pink caught fire on its way from Munich to Berlin, but there were no injuries.
Bavarian police say a particle filter in the exhaust system caught fire about 5 a.m. Monday due to a technical defect.
They say the driver reacted quickly and got the bus to the side of the highway and put the fire out with an extinguisher before authorities arrived at the scene. Police say eight musicians were aboard, but Pink herself was not.
The band played a concert in Munich on Saturday and was on its way to Berlin for a show Tuesday night. The musicians were able to continue on their journey on a replacement bus.
Michaels: Every day a celebration
Bret Michaels referred several times to his new lease on life during a concert appearance in suburban Minneapolis.
The Poison frontman has had a difficult few months after undergoing an emergency appendectomy in April. Days later, he had a brain hemorrhage. While recovering, he suffered a warning stroke in May and was diagnosed with a hole in the heart.
The Star Tribune reports the 47-year-old told the crowd at the Medina Entertainment Center Friday night that, “Every day from now on is a celebration,” after opening with Poison’s “Talk Dirty to Me.”
In his third concert since starting the tour, he also covered Bob Dylan’s “Knocking on Heaven’s Door” and said, “Right now, this song means the world to me.”
Cheadle named U.N. ambassador
Actor Don Cheadle has become a spokesman for the United Nations environment program.
He was appointed Saturday in Kigali, Rwanda’s capital, as a U.N. Environ-ment Program Goodwill Ambassador and vowed to fight climate change and promote environment conservation.
UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner announced the appointment, saying that Cheadle would help raise green awareness among millions of people around the globe.
Cheadle also named a baby gorilla Zoya, a name chosen by Internet users as part of a UNEP awareness program.
In 2004, Cheadle starred in the film “Hotel Rwanda” which told the world about the Rwandan genocide in 1994 that claimed the lives of more than 500,000 people, mostly Tutsis and moderate Hutus. The Rwandan government, however, was critical of the film.
Buffett laments the fouling of his paradise
Timing is not on Jimmy Buffett’s side.
The “Margaritaville” singer is synonymous with the white-sand beaches along the Gulf Coast that are now being fouled by leaked oil. He’s planning to open a hotel in Pensacola Beach, Fla., in two weeks.
He took a walk Saturday along the beach with Fla. Gov. Charlie Crist and noted that his favorite memories of the area are of sunsets in the fall.
He said he wants people in the area to know that he’s there for them. He said if he’s good for anything, it’s “helping people forget their troubles for a couple of hours.”
Crow adopts a second son
Sheryl Crow is the mother of another baby boy.
The singer-songwriter announced Friday that she has adopted another son, Levi James, who was born on April 30.
The 47-year-old shared the news on her website, and her publicist confirmed the adoption.
She wrote that “Wyatt has a new little brother!” referring to her 3-year-old son, who also is adopted.
The Grammy winner has also appeared on ABC’s “Cougar Town” this year.
Sheen deal may involve teaching
Attorneys for Charlie Sheen have approached a Colorado nonprofit theater about having the actor do public service work as part of a plea deal in his domestic violence case, the theater’s artistic director said Friday.
Sheen’s duties, if the deal is approved, would include teaching a class and helping with Theatre Aspen’s three summer shows, Paige Price said.
“I certainly think he has the career credentials,” she said. “And he could possibly teach a class or do question-and-answer sessions. If this could benefit the Theatre Aspen’s actors or students, I would certainly be amenable to it.”
Pitkin County Chief Deputy District Attorney Arnold Mordkin said that prosecutors have reached an agreement with Sheen over menacing, criminal mischief and assault charges stemming from an argument with his wife on Christmas Day at an Aspen home.
News Tribune staff and wire reports
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