- The Washington Times - Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Vampires top list

Vampires are sucking up the most nominations for People’s Choice Awards.

“Twilight” has six nominations, including for favorite movie. Co-stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner also are nominated, Associated Press reports.

HBO’s vampire drama “True Blood” has three nominations - including the category for favorite TV obsession - and the CW’s “The Vampire Diaries” is up for two awards.

Miley Cyrus is also nominated twice, including for favorite breakout movie actress. Taylor Swift has three nominations, including favorite female artist.

Winners will be announced Jan. 6 on CBS.

Britney, Aussies at odds

Britney Spears has found herself in the eye of another storm.

The latest controversy has nothing to do with her personal life and everything to do with her singing - or lack thereof, says the Chicago Tribune, citing a story from Billboard.com. Media reports out of Australia say some fans angrily walked out on Miss Spears during her Circus tour show on Friday in Perth, claiming it was boring, lip-synced in parts and impersonal.

Miss Spears’ camp retaliated Monday. Tour promoter Paul Dainty said the pop princess is “extremely upset” about the criticism and also accused local media of “inaccurate reporting.” Separately, Miss Spears’ fans posted messages of support on her Web site and Twitter feed.

Braxton, hubby split

Grammy-winning singer Toni Braxton reportedly has split from her husband, Keri Lewis, says DigitalSpy.com, citing a report from Essence magazine’s Web site.

The Bowie native and Mr. Lewis, a member of the R&B; group Mint Condition, have been married for eight years and have two children together, 7-year-old Damien and 6-year-old Diezel.

Broadway bound

“Vince,” a play about legendary Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi, is planned for Broadway next season.

Producers Tony Ponturo and Fran Kirmser say the play by Eric Simonson will open during fall 2010. The cast, director and opening date have yet to be announced, Associated Press reports.

Mr. Simonson’s play is based on David Maraniss’ best-selling book “When Pride Still Mattered.” Lombardi coached the Packers from 1959 to 1967, winning five league championships in nine years. He signed on as head coach of the Washington Redskins in 1969 - one year before his death from cancer at age 57.

Off the hook

An arrest warrant has been dropped for actor Randy Quaid and his wife after they were accused of stiffing a California hotel on a $10,000 bill, Associated Press reports.

Prosecutor Lee Carter says the warrant was recalled after the Quaids posted bail of $20,000 each last week.

The warrant was issued after the Quaids failed to show up for three court appearances last month. They were arrested on Sept. 24 in Texas. Authorities plan to extradite them to California, where they’re accused of using an invalid credit card in June to defraud the San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito.

They must appear for arraignment in Santa Barbara on Dec. 15, AP said.

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