- The Washington Times - Monday, March 5, 2012

Oprah lands interview with Houston’s daughter

Oprah Winfrey has landed an interview with Whitney Houston’s daughter and other family members for a TV special that will air on the Oprah Winfrey Network.

“Oprah’s Next Chapter” will feature an interview with Bobbi Kristina, Houston’s only child. It also will include Patricia Houston, the singer’s sister-in-law and manager, as well as the singer’s brother, Gary, the Associated Press reports. It is scheduled to air on Sunday.

The superstar was found dead in a bathtub at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Feb. 11. An exact cause of death has yet to be determined.

Miss Winfrey was one of the guests invited to Houston’s funeral in Newark, N.J., last month.

Houston was 48 years old. Her daughter turned 19 on Sunday.

‘Hawaii Five-O’ star taking break from show

A representative for Alex O’Loughlin said the “Hawaii Five-0” star is taking time away from the show to get treatment for problems related to pain medication, according to the Associated Press.

Rachael Wesolowski said in a report in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser that Mr. O’Loughlin “is taking a short break to receive supervised treatment for prescription pain medication due to a recent shoulder injury.”

Series producer CBS Television Studios and Mr. O’Loughlin’s representatives declined to comment on the nature of his injuries or his treatment.

Mr. O’Loughlin, who portrays crime fighter Steve McGarrett, is known for doing many of his own stunts on the action-packed show. He reportedly will be absent for at least one episode.

Philippine official denies actor was hassled

A Philippine official said “Friday Night Lights” star Taylor Kitsch was not hassled at Manila’s airport recently, as the Canadian actor indicated this week.

Mr. Kitsch said Wednesday on the “Late Show With David Letterman” that customs officers stopped him at the airport and ordered him back to Japan because his passport didn’t have enough pages to stamp his arrival. He was to finish filming Oliver Stone’s “Savages” in the Philippines.

Mr. Kitsch said he was let in only after proving with his iPhone that he was an actor.

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