- The Washington Times - Sunday, May 27, 2007

Family reunion

The Osmonds will reunite this summer for a TV special celebrating a half-century in the entertainment business.

The seven siblings —Alan, Wayne, Merrill, Jay, Donny, Marie and Jimmy — are scheduled to be onstage Aug. 13-14 at the Orleans Hotel Showroom in Las Vegas, publicist Kevin Sasaki said Thursday from Los Angeles.

The shows will be taped for “The Osmonds 50th Anniversary,” which will air in March on PBS stations.

“At first, it was just a tribute to my brothers, but it came together as a celebration of everybody. It’s out of control,” Jimmy Osmond, producer of the special, said Thursday.

“We started so young, you would think 50 years means we’re a bunch of old guys. We aren’t a bunch of old guys,” he said, noting that family members perform frequently before audiences young and old.

Lindsay in trouble

Hollywood actress Lindsay Lohan has been in a car accident and is suspected of driving under the influence and possession of illegal drugs, police said Saturday.

Miss Lohan, 20, was hospitalized early Saturday after her Mercedes hit a curb near the Beverly Hills Hotel. Her injuries were said to be non life-threatening, Associated Press reported.

Police Lt. Mitch McCann said Miss Lohan had been cited for driving under influence and the case would be presented to the district attorney’s office.

He said the actress could face more charges including felonies because of “some additional contraband found in the vehicle.”

It is illegal for persons under the age of 21 to consume alcohol in California.

Newman to retire

Paul Newman’s career has included winning an Oscar, establishing a food company to fund charities, and operating a restaurant, but he said last week he is retiring from acting.

“I’m not able to work anymore as an actor at the level that I would want to,” the 82-year-old Hollywood star told ABC News in an interview released on its Web site Friday.

“You start to lose your memory; you start to lose your confidence; you start to lose your invention. So I think that’s pretty much a closed book for me,” he said.

Mr. Newman brought a memorable series of rough, charming and roguish characters to the screen like the alcoholic Brick in “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” the quirky “Cool Hand Luke,” the suave con man in “The Sting” and the dissolute title character of “Hud.”

He earned nine Academy Award acting nominations but his only win was for best actor in “The Color of Money” in 1987 as the same pool shark he had played when he was nominated in 1962 for “The Hustler.”

One of his biggest financial hits came in 1969 with “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” a tongue-in-cheek Western that paired him with Robert Redford. The two teamed up again in 1973 as con men in “The Sting.”

New Kremlin exhibit

The French jeweler Cartier opened an exhibition in the Kremlin on Friday, becoming the first jewelry house to enter the famous bastion of Russian power.

The exhibition of 165 Cartier pieces, including diamondbrooches, watches and tiaras, is housed in five rooms in the bell tower of Ivan the Great, Agence France-Presse reports.

Among the rare Cartier pieces, which range from the early years of the 20th century to the 1960s, are a sword given to French poet Jean Cocteau and the ceremonial necklace of an Indian maharajah.

The Cartier “Innovation Through the 20th Century” exhibition runs until Aug. 25.

Compiled by Kevin Chaffee from Web and wire reports.

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