- The Washington Times - Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Kelsey Grammer has heart attack

Kelsey Grammer has been hospitalized in Hawaii after suffering a mild heart attack, People.com reported Monday.

The 53-year-old “Frasier” star is “resting comfortably” and is expected to be released early this week, his representative said in a statement.

“Grammer experienced symptoms Saturday morning after paddle boarding with his wife Camille at their Hawaiian home,” the statement says. “Grammer was immediately taken to an area hospital, where it was determined that he had a mild heart attack.”

Tatum O’Neal released after drug bust

Oscar-winning actress Tatum O’Neal has been released after her drug arrest in Lower Manhattan.

A misdemeanor complaint says police recovered two bags of cocaine from the actress’s right front pants pocket when she was arrested around 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Associated Press reports.

The suspected drug dealer, Alan Garcia, 33, also was arrested, the New York Post reports. Miss O’Neal was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance; he was hit with a rap of criminal sale of a controlled substance, the New York Post reports. No bail was set, and none was requested by the prosecutor.

According to the newspaper, Miss O’Neal, who at 10 became the youngest-ever star to snag an Oscar - for her role in “Paper Moon” - was arrested by detectives just blocks from her luxury apartment. “When the police approached, she asked them, ‘You know who I am, right?’” one source told the New York Post. “Then she said, ‘I’m researching a part - I’m doing this for a part’” as a junkie.

The source said detectives found a pipe on Miss O’Neal, daughter of actor Ryan O’Neal. The pipe and screen were clean. The District Attorney’s Office is recommending that she receive drug treatment, AP said.

Hair today, gone tomorrow

Supermodel Naomi Campbell, known more these days for combative behavior, apparently is losing more than her temper. She’s also losing her hair, the New York Daily News reports.

The catwalk queen, 38, started losing her hair 15 years ago, fashion photographer Huggy Ragnarsson told Britain’s Sun newspaper- and her flowing locks are to blame.

Miss Campbell’s tresses began falling out after years of using hair extensions, Mr. Ragnarsson says. She reportedly was warned about the risks but chose to ignore them. The model, who was charged last week for reportedly assaulting a security official on an airline, appeared to have a receding hairline as she left a London police station on Thursday.

“That’s been happening for a while,” Mr. Ragnarsson said. “The hairstylist Sam McKnight said to me in the ‘90s, ‘She’d better be careful with those weaves, she’s going to lose her hair.’ ”

‘Truth’: The opera

Italian composer Giorgio Battistelli says he believes operatic treatment of Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” will help people see the world’s environmental predicament from a fresh point of view.

“Opera makes you reflect,” Mr. Battistelli, who’s working on an opera based on Mr. Gore’s book and film about climate change, tells AP.

He began work on the opera a year ago, and the Milan opera house, La Scala, plans to present it during the 2011 season as part of celebrations for the 150th anniversary of Italy’s unification in 1861. Mr. Battistelli says he plans to include the figure of the former vice president in the story.

Compiled by Robyn-Denise Yourse from Web and wire reports.



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