Martin, McDonald, Porter join stars in telethon for Ukraine
A roster of film, TV and theater all-stars — including Steve Martin, Annette Bening, Billy Porter, Audra McDonald, Cynthia Nixon, Kristin Chenoweth, David Hyde Pierce and Rosie Perez — have signed up for a 10-hour telethon to raise money for the victims of the war in Ukraine.
Man arrested in 1983 death of Nebraska student from Iran
Authorities have arrested a sex offender in the death of an Iranian exchange student who was attending the University of Nebraska at Omaha when she was killed in 1983. Bud Leroy Christensen, 67, was awaiting extradition from Nebraska to the Pottawatomie County Jail in Council Bluffs, Iowa, on a first-degree murder charge, The Omaha World-Herald reported. Fishermen found the body of Firozeh Dehghanpour, who was in her mid-20s, on Aug. 14, 1983, under a bridge north of Council Bluffs.news.yahoo.com
NYT editor Bill Hamilton joining publisher Celadon Books
New York Times editor Bill Hamilton appears in this April 18, 2012 photo. Hamilton is joining Celadon Books as executive editor. Bill Hamilton will begin his new job April 5 and will focus on acquiring books about politics and history. (Earl Wilson/The New York Times via AP)NEW YORK – The Washington editor for The New York Times is joining Celadon Books as executive editor. Bill Hamilton will begin his new job April 5 and focus on acquiring books about politics and history.
Tribute to a Trooper: Amherst County remembers Lucas Dowell two years after fatal shootout
AMHERST COUNTY, Va. – Driving along Route 29 in Amherst County, you’ll see a dozen roses and American flags taped to the Virginia State Trooper Lucas B. Dowell Bridge. He’s just an amazing person,” said Jordan Cindrick, an Amherst County Sheriff’s deputy who knew Dowell. Feb. 4th marked two years since Dowell was killed in a shootout while assisting with a drug-related warrant in Cumberland County. I wanted to get it going really quick, so I probably could’ve got double that if I kept going,” said Martin. There’s also a bridge dedicated to Dowell near his hometown in Smyth County.
Carl Reiner, beloved creator of 'Dick Van Dyke Show,' dies
FILE - In this May 26, 1963 file photo, Carl Reiner shows holds two Emmy statuettes presented to him as best comedy writer for the "Dick Van Dyke Show," during the annual Emmy Awards presentation in Los Angeles. Reiner, the ingenious and versatile writer, actor and director who broke through as a second banana to Sid Caesar and rose to comedys front ranks as creator of The Dick Van Dyke Show and straight man to Mel Brooks 2000 Year Old Man, has died, according to reports. It starred Van Dyke as a television comedy writer working for a demanding, eccentric boss (Reiner) and living with his wife (Mary Tyler Moore in her first major TV role) and young son in suburban New Rochelle, New York. The Van Dyke show is probably the most thrilling of my accomplishments because that was very, very personal, Reiner once said. Reiner is the father of actor-director Rob Reiner.
Carl Reiner, comedys rare untortured genius, dies at 98
(AP Photo/Harold Filan, File)NEW YORK Carl Reiner, who died Monday at 98, was the rare untortured genius of comedy, his career a story of laughter and camaraderie, of innovation and triumph and affection. Reiner died of natural causes at his Beverly Hills, California home, assistant Judy Nagy said. But CBS executives worried that Reiner would make Petrie seem too Jewish, so Van Dyke was cast instead. First lady Michelle Obama once joked that she preferred watching Dick Van Dyke to viewing her husbands debates. Reiner was the father of actor-director Rob Reiner, who starred as Archie Bunkers son-in-law on All in the Family and directed When Harry Met Sally... Rob Reiner said in a tweet Tuesday that his heart is hurting.
`This Is Us' stars Moore, Hartley co-host Red Nose special
LOS ANGELES This Is Us stars Mandy Moore and Justin Hartley will co-host NBC's Red Nose Day special to raise money and awareness for children in need. Funds raised by this years Red Nose campaign will be directed to help combat the effect of COVID-19 on youngsters and the organizations that aid them. In the pandemic, some of the most vulnerable parts of our population are obviously going to be children, Moore said. Instead, they're part of NosesOn.com, a website to make donations and get a digital Red Nose to share on social media, NBC said. Red Nose Day has raised $200 million annually for programs including Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Children's Health Fund and Feeding America.
Oscars 2020: 'Parasite,' '1917' win big at 92nd Academy Awards
Kevin Winter"Parasite" took home the top prize at the 92nd Academy Awards Sunday night. Talk of the townPresenters and winners at the 92nd annual Academy Awards didn't hold back during the start of the 2020 Oscars Sunday. (L-R) Choreographer Benjamin Millepied and Natalie Portman attend the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. In the past, award shows like the Academy Awards have been a place for the film industry elite to air grievances. (L-R) James Corden and Rebel Wilson speak onstage during the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California.cnbc.com
Amherst County bridge named in honor of fallen state Trooper Lucas Dowell
AMHERST COUNTY, Va. - Its a rare occasion for a state trooper to have two bridges in the commonwealth named in their honor. But Trooper Lucas Dowell is the exception. Trooper Lucas Dowell was a member of the Appomattox tactical team. His family and may God bless each of you, said Jimmy Ayers, Amherst County Board of Supervisors. Trooper Dowell will have another bridge dedicated in his memory near his hometown in Smyth County on Nov 1.