- Created on 28 November 2012
(AP) — Chicago is honoring blues guitarist Buddy Guy before he receives a national award for his lifetime contribution to the arts.
Guy is among several artists who'll receive 2012 Kennedy Center Honors on Dec. 2.
But before he leaves, Chicago wants to send him off in style. The city has planned to honor Guy on Tuesday afternoon with a concert. It'll be held at a park near the city's lakefront.
The distinction from the Kennedy Center is the nation's highest honor for those who have influenced American culture through the arts.
Other winners include actor Dustin Hoffman, comedian David Letterman, rock band Led Zeppelin and ballerina Natalia Makarova.
- Created on 28 November 2012
NEW YORK — Lenny Kravitz has signed on for his first leading film role, playing singer Marvin Gaye in a biopic that will be shot next year.
The rocker's publicist Carleen Donovan confirmed the news Tuesday. Kravitz has played supporting roles in the past, including a small part in "The Hunger Games."
Rolling Stone first reported details about the 48-year-old performer's part in the film, directed by Julien Temple.
The magazine says the "Are You Gonna Go My Way" singer will portray Gaye during the 1980s when he was fighting his addictions and attempting to restart his career. Gaye died in 1984 after being shot by his father.
- Created on 23 November 2012
(AP) — Halle Berry's ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry was arrested for investigation of battery Thursday after he and the Oscar-winning actress's current boyfriend got into a fight at her Hollywood Hills home, police said.
Aubry, 37, was booked for investigation of a battery, a misdemeanor, and released on $20,000 bail, according to online jail records. He's scheduled to appear in court Dec. 13.
Aubry came to Berry's house Thanksgiving morning and police responded to a report of an assault, said Los Angeles Police Officer Julie Boyer. Aubry was injured in the altercation and was taken to a hospital where he was treated and released.
Emails sent to Berry's publicist, Meredith O'Sullivan, and Aubry's family law attorney, Gary Fishbein, were not immediately returned.
Berry and Aubry have been involved in a custody dispute involving their 4-year-old daughter, Nahla. The proceedings were sealed because the former couple are not married. Both appeared in the case as recently as Nov. 9, but neither side commented on the outcome of the hearing.
Berry has been dating French actor Olivier Martinez, and he said earlier this year that they are engaged.
- Created on 27 November 2012
Kevin Clash is being accused of a third sexual relationship with an underage boy -- and the former voice of Elmo could be sued as early as Tuesday, according to a report.
The latest accuser claims he was 16 when he engaged in "sexual activity" with Clash back in 2000 -- and alleges they met on a gay chat line.
It's a very similar claim to the one made by accuser #2, Cecil Singleton. TMZ broke the story when Singleton filed suit last week -- and a few hours later Clash resigned from "Sesame Street."
The third accuser's attorney, Jeff Herman, told the NY Daily News his client plans to file a lawsuit in Manhattan Federal Court as "John Doe" ... because he doesn't want to go public.
- Created on 21 November 2012
It's not a great week to be Kelsey Grammer: "Boss" has been canceled, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
"After much deliberation, we have made the difficult decision to not proceed with [a third season of] 'Boss,'" Starz said in a statement. "We remain proud of this award-winning show, its exceptional cast and writers, and are grateful to Kelsey Grammer, [creator] Farhad Safinia and our partners at Lionsgate TV."
Deadline reports that although Starz has not picked up "Boss" for a third season, there could be a two-hour TV movie that would give Chicago Mayor Tom Kane (Grammer) time to say goodbye. Starz and "Boss" producer Lionsgate TV are reportedly in negotiations.
"Boss" didn't boast high ratings, but had a devoted fanbase throughout its two seasons and it also earned some major accolades. Grammer won a Golden Globe earlier this year for his performance and the show also received a Best Drama nod.
Grammer will rebound quickly: He already has his next job lined up, joining Kyra Sedgwick in the ensemble cast of "Reach Me" about a football coach author's self-help book.
Earlier this week, former Playboy bunny and reality TV star Kendra Wilkinson blasted Grammer for bringing his newborn to a party at Hugh Hefner's legendary mansion.
For more on "Boss's" cancellation, head over to THR and Deadline.