- - Sunday, November 13, 2011

Katy Perry thanking fans by performing free show

Katy Perry is thanking her fans with a free concert in Los Angeles.

According to the Associated Press, the pop singer will perform the free show on Nov. 23 at the Staples Center. Miss Perry also will perform there on Nov. 22 as part of her “California Dreams” world tour.

She made the announcement Friday on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”

Miss Perry’s platinum-selling album, “Teenage Dream,” features five No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 songs.

Los Angeles is the final U.S. stop on the singer’s tour. She’s scheduled to perform in the Philippines in January.

Jodie Foster’s father charged in Calif. property scam

Jodie Foster’s father could face more than 20 years in prison for a property scam in which he touted his relation to his famous daughter to lure customers to part with their money, prosecutors said Thursday.

According to Agence France-Presse, Lucius Fisher Foster III, 89, was charged with 17 counts of grand theft and seven of contracting without a license after allegedly cheating investors out of more than $100,000, said Deputy City Attorney Don Cocek.

Mr. Foster, who is estranged from his daughter, allegedly offered to build homes for 20 people in the San Fernando Valley north of Los Angeles, after contacting them through his own property website or referrals from Realtors.

He “told at least half the victims that he is Jodie’s father as part of the scam to build up trust,” Mr. Cocek said.

Each victim allegedly gave Mr. Foster a deposit of $5,000 and received a contract for their home to be built, “but no house was ever built,” said the prosecutor. A pretrial hearing is set for Nov. 17.

Mr. Foster’s daughter, star of “The Silence of the Lambs,” “Panic Room” and “Contact,” was not immediately available for comment.

Singer Sean Kingston happy for second chance at life

Singer Sean Kingston said he feels blessed to be back on stage after a serious Jet Ski accident - and said he won’t be afraid to get back in the water next time he gets the chance.

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