NEWS LITE : $167,000 RAISED IN SINGER'S NAME.An endowment has been established in memory of Nicolette Larson Nicolette Larson (July 17, 1952 – December 16, 1997) was an American singer best known for her 1979 cover version of Neil Young's "Lotta Love". Music career
Larson got her start singing with Hoyt Axton's band and Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen. by rock music pals who raised $167,000 to help kids.
Graham Nash and Miss Larson's husband, Russell Kunkel, and 8-year-old daughter Elsie May presented a check to the University of California, Los Angeles UCLA comprises the College of Letters and Science (the primary undergraduate college), seven professional schools, and five professional Health Science schools. Since 2001, UCLA has enrolled over 33,000 total students, and that number is steadily rising. , Children's Hospital A children's hospital is a hospital which offers its services exclusively to children. The number of children's hospitals proliferated in the 20th century, as pediatric medical and surgical specialties separated from internal medicine and adult surgical specialties. on Thursday. The money will be used for a presurgery room for kids.
``Nicolette was so much a part of our community. She was there when we needed her for benefits and when we had a chance to celebrate her life we did it,'' Nash said. ``We had an incredible turnout and we recorded it for a CD to raise even more money in her name.''
The sold-out ``It's Gonna Take a Lotta Love'' concerts in February at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium Santa Monica Civic Auditorium is a multipurpose convention center in Santa Monica, California. It was built in 1958.
For trade shows, the Civic Auditorium features 11,775 square feet (1,094 m²) of space, while the stage adds 4,485 square feet (417 m²) more space, included performances by Crosby, Stills & Nash, Carole King, Linda Ronstadt, Dan Fogelberg, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt Bonnie Lynn Raitt (born November 8, 1949) is a nine-time Grammy award-winning American blues singer-songwriter and guitarist who was born in Burbank, California, the daughter of Broadway musical star John Raitt. and Jimmy Buffett.
Larson died Dec. 16 of complications from cerebral edema cerebral edema
Brain swelling due to increased volume of the extravascular compartment from the uptake of water in the gray and white matter.
Fluid collecting in the brain, causing tissue to swell. at age 45.
Vegas sojourn a tale of two Rosies
Having the same name has created an uncommon bond between a retired french fry French fry
A thin strip of potato fried in deep fat. Often used in the plural. cook and a queen of daytime talk.
Rosie O'Donnell, the talk show host, met her 75-year-old namesake in March when Rosie the cook made some of her secret-recipe french fries on ``The Rosie O'Donnell Show.''
After Stamford, Conn.'s Rosie said she liked to gamble, TV's Rosie invited her to Las Vegas.
The elder Rosie left for the trip Thursday.
``She's paying for everything,'' she said of the talk show host. ``It's going to be the two of us, baloneying around. Nothing rehearsed, just saying what we want.''
O'Donnell the performer has shows scheduled in Las Vegas from today through Sunday. A camera crew will follow the two Rosies around for a segment to be aired later on the show.
World to end with chuckle, not bang
The audience laughed, especially during the most serious parts, at a Cannes screening of Bruce Willis' new disaster movie, ``Armageddon,'' until the lights came up and they saw the star sitting there in the audience. Willis climbed on stage, reported the New York Daily News New York Daily News
Morning daily tabloid newspaper published in New York City. It was founded in 1919 by Joseph Medill Patterson and his cousin Robert McCormick as a subsidiary of the Tribune Co. of Chicago. The first successful tabloid-format newspaper in the U.S. , and told the audience, ``Thank you for enjoying the comical aspects of the film. I'm glad you all take the end of the world so well.''
Chairman's fans rush
to snap up
Frank Sinatra's death sent record buyers to the music store.
Seven albums from the Chairman of the Board showed up Thursday on the weekly Billboard magazine charts for the nation's best-selling recorded music. The chart action, compiled from a national sample of retail sales collected by SoundScan, appears in next week's issue of Billboard.
The No. 2 album behind the ``Grease'' soundtrack on the Top Pop Catalog Albums list was ``Sinatra Reprise re·prise
a. A repetition of a phrase or verse.
b. A return to an original theme.
2. A recurrence or resumption of an action.
tr.v. - The Very Good Years.'' None of the Sinatra albums appeared on the charts the previous week.
``Frank Sinatra's Greatest Hits!'' was No. 6, ``The Capitol Collectors Series'' was No. 8, ``Duets'' was No. 21, ``The Best of the Capitol Years'' was No. 25 and ``Sinatra 80th - Live in Concert'' was No. 41.
On the Top Jazz Albums list, ``Frank Sinatra With the Red Norvo Quintet (live in Australia 1959)'' was No. 9.
Sinatra's death also reverberated in the world of art.
The day after Sinatra's heart attack death May 14, all 11 sets of pop artist Steve Kaufman's $25,000 ``Sinatra: The Legacy Suite'' series of paintings were snapped up by collectors, said Lucien Wolff of the Art International Trust.
Snap judgment; Stars paint ugly picture of paparazzi pa·pa·raz·zo
n. pl. pa·pa·raz·zi
A freelance photographer who doggedly pursues celebrities to take candid pictures for sale to magazines and newspapers.
Actor Michael J. Fox on Thursday told a House panel how aggressive tabloid photographers intruded on his father's funeral, bribed residents in a small Vermont town to witness his wedding and snuck snuck
v. Usage Problem
A past tense and a past participle of sneak. See Usage Note at sneak. into a hospital to photograph his newborn son.
``I strongly disagree with those who would argue that some sort of Faustian bargain has been struck whereby public figures are fair game, any time, any place, including within the confines of their own homes,'' Fox told the House Judiciary Committee.
Fox and others who claim to have been harassed by paparazzi, the aggressive people-oriented free-lance photographers, testified in support of a bill to make it a federal crime for a photographer to threaten or cause bodily injury in the pursuit of photographs or recordings.
Fox, star of the ``Back to the Future'' film series and the television sitcom ``Spin City,'' was joined by actor Paul Reiser, star of the NBC NBC
in full National Broadcasting Co.
Major U.S. commercial broadcasting company. It was formed in 1926 by RCA Corp., General Electric Co. (GE), and Westinghouse and was the first U.S. company to operate a broadcast network. series ``Mad About You.'' Also testifying was Ellen Levin, who was thrust unwillingly in the media spotlight when her daughter was murdered in the 1986 so-called ``preppie murder'' case in New York City New York City: see New York, city.
New York City
City (pop., 2000: 8,008,278), southeastern New York, at the mouth of the Hudson River. The largest city in the U.S. .
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PHOTO (1) Cause celebre-ity
Actress Sharon Stone arrives at a charity dinner for the American Foundation for Aids Research in Mougins, near Cannes.
(2) Michael J. Fox shakes hand with Paul Reiser during a federal hearing Thursday on a paparazzi bill.