- The Washington Times - Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Harrison gets his star

Hundreds of fans and friends, including Paul McCartney, turned out to see a posthumous star for George Harrison unveiled Tuesday on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The late Beatles star was unveiled in front of the Capitol Records building as Mr. McCartney, one of just two surviving members of the legendary band, looked on. Mr. McCartney also offered a shout-out to hundreds of raucous fans, thanking them for showing up, Associated Press reports.

Also present were Mr. Harrison's widow, Olivia, his son Dhani, musicians Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne and Oscar winning actor Tom Hanks.

Mr. Harrison died of lung cancer in 2001 at age 58.

Out of line

Oscar winner Jamie Foxx launched a crude attack on teen sensation Miley Cyrus on his Sirius satellite radio show, saying: “Make a sex tape and grow up!”

It's not clear when the comments were made, AP reports. However, the insults began flying after someone brought up the 16-year-old “Hannah Montana” star's recent feud with Radiohead after Miley wasn't allowed to hang out with the band after the Grammys.

According to AP, Mr. Foxx is heard saying: “Who is Miley Cyrus? The one with all the gums? She need to get a gum transplant!”

A woman, meanwhile, is heard calling Miley the B-word.

There has been no comment from representatives for Miley or Mr. Foxx, 41, who is the father of a teenage daughter.

Howe wins Lilly prize

Poet Fanny Howe has received a $100,000 prize for lifetime achievement.

Miss Howe, 68, whose collections include “On the Ground” and “The Lyrics,” won the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, AP reported Tuesday.

The award, which is “given to a living American poet whose lifetime accomplishments warrant extraordinary recognition,” was announced by the Chicago-based Poetry Foundation.

The foundation also awarded a $10,000 prize for criticism, the Randall Jarrell Award, to 39-year-old Ange Mlinko, whose work has appeared in the New Yorker, the Nation and on the Poetry Foundation Web site.

Guilty of cat attack

The cat fight's over.

Former “Project Runway” season five finalist Kenley Collins pleaded guilty in a Brooklyn court Tuesday to a count of disorderly conduct, People.com reports, citing a story from E! Online.

Arrested March 17 for assault after reportedly throwing her pet cat at her sleeping ex-fiance, Zak Penley, Miss Collins, 26, was given a $120 fine and a two-year protection order prohibiting her from contacting her ex. According to the district attorney, the reality star's sentence was reduced because Mr. Penley never sought treatment.

In a March 26 court appearance, Miss Collins denied using her pet as a weapon, saying instead that she put it on the bed “gently.” Initially, she faced a second-degree felony assault charge.

Lindsay's fake-out

Lindsay Lohan is on the prowl again.

The much-gossiped-about starlet has made a mock dating-service video posted on the comedy Web site FunnyOrDie.com. Miss Lohan, 22, recently said she and DJ Samantha Ronson were taking a “brief break.”

The video, posted Tuesday, is in the guise of an eHarmony ad. Miss Lohan says she's “recently single … I think.” She says she's looking for someone to spend the rest of her life with, “or at least the rest of my probation with.”

A spokeswoman for FunnyOrDie, co-founded by Will Ferrell, says the video was shot over the weekend.

Drama League honors

Elton John, Arthur Laurents and Angela Lansbury are among the recipients of the Drama League's 2009 Special Recognitions, Playbill.com reported Tuesday.

The awards - which, according to press notes, pay “tribute to the season's best performers” - will be presented at the 75th annual Drama League Awards ceremony and luncheon May 15 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York.

Mr. John will receive the Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theatre Award (presented by Stephen Daldry); Mr. Laurents, the Julia Hansen Award for Excellence in Directing; and Miss Lansbury, the Unique Contribution to the Theatre Award (presented by Harold Prince). Producer Herb Blodgett will receive the 75th Anniversary Leadership Award (presented by Irv Welzer).

Tony Award winners Jeremy Irons - now on Broadway in “Impressionism” - and Cynthia Nixon - currently Off-Broadway in “Distracted” - will serve as co-hosts.

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


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