Posted in E-News on 25. Jul, 2012
EL PASO, Texas, July 24 (UPI) — Television actor Sherman Hemsley has died at his home in El Paso, Texas, police told TMZ Tuesday. He was 74.
No cause of death was immediately released.
The actor is best known for his work in the classic sitcoms “All in the Family,” “The Jeffersons” and “Amen.”
People.com said he was unmarried and had no children.
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Executors move to protect Jackson’s kids
LOS ANGELES, July 24 (UPI) — The executors of Michael Jackson’s estate are planning to seek emergency guardianship of the late U.S. singer’s three minor children, TMZ said Tuesday.
Michael’s 82-year-old mother, Katherine, has been raising his sons and daughter in California since the pop icon died in 2009.
However, the matriarch has been staying with other family members in Arizona for more than a week and relatives are offering conflicting accounts regarding her health and whether or not she has been in touch with Michael’s children.
TMZ said the executors feel responsible for protecting the kids since they are the primary beneficiaries of their father’s estate.
The celebrity news Web site said the executors are drafting the guardianship papers and expect to file them in probate court in the next few days.
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Glee boss’ office evacuated over powder scare
Glee creator Ryan Murphy’s office was reportedly evacuated on Monday after a suspicious powder was discovered in the mail.
Police were called to the production company in Los Angeles after “a little bit of white powder” spilled out of a letter from a fan asking Murphy to read his script, reports Deadline.com.
Staff were ordered to leave the building while a hazardous materials team conducted a brief investigation.
Work resumed after the officers determined the substance was not dangerous, according to a spokesman for the Los Angeles Police Department. / orange.co.uk
One Direction fooled by pregnancy prank
One Direction were given a fright after they were roped into helping a pregnant woman go through labour as part of a TV prank.
Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson decided to have some fun at the expense of bandmates Harry Styles, Liam Payne and Niall Horan, who flew into a panic thinking a TV producer named only as Stephanie was about to give birth before their Nickelodeon interview.
The mum-to-be, who was actually an actress wearing a fake baby bump, began screaming in ‘pain’, shouting, “The baby is coming! The baby is coming right now!” as she collapsed into Styles’ arms.
Payne then placed a frantic call to Stephanie’s husband, telling him, “I’m with your wife, she’s pregnant and she might be giving birth! You want to be here!”
As the boys crowded around the screaming actress, she then gave up the stunt by exclaiming, “I refuse to give birth on this floor… because you all have been pranked by Nickelodeon!”
An embarrassed Styles later told viewers, “I was actually thinking this is going to be a great press story – One Direction delivers child! I can’t believe we got pranked.”
Roger Waters completes ‘The Wall’ N. American tour
About 75,000 fans caught Saturday’s show.
Waters wrote “The Wall” and first recorded it with Pink Floyd in 1979. It has sold more than 23 million albums to date. The band subsequently brought “The Wall” on tour, performing 28 shows in 1980, and the album was adapted into a feature film in 1982.
Waters updated his “The Wall” tour in 2010 to take advantage of advances in technology and has since performed the show 160 times in 27 countries.
The 2012 North American tour included nine outdoor stadium performances, including New York’s Yankee Stadium, Boston’s Fenway Park, and Chicago’s Wrigley Field.
“Forty years ago, we couldn’t have filled the space in a way that would have been emotionally, musically and theatrically satisfying. Technology has changed. Now we can,” Waters said in a statement. // upi.com
stevenbaty : Roger Waters performs The Wall live at The United Center Chicago Sept 20 & 21, 2010.