“Crash’’ director Paul Haggis has left the Church of Scientology after 35 years. In a letter to Tommy Davis, head of Scientology’s Celebrity Centre, Haggis said he was disappointed by the church’s tacit denial of gay rights and its backing of California’s gay marriage ban.
Gervais is in
British comedian Ricky Gervais
will host the Golden Globes, the first time in more than a decade that the awards show will use an emcee. A more freewheeling affair than the Academy Awards, the Globes are known as a place where stars can cut loose over dinner and drinks. “I have resisted many other offers like this, but there are just some things you don’t turn down,’’ said Gervais, who starred in the original British version of “The Office.’’
Madonna breaks ground Madonna
marked the start of construction of her school for girls in Malawi yesterday by planting a tree at the site. The Raising Malawi Academy for Girls will open by 2011 and educate 500 students, said its future principal, Anjimile Mtila-Opponyo
Trump ties the knot Ivanka Trump
has wed the son of another major real estate family. The daughter of Donald
and Ivana Trump
married Jared Kushner
Sunday at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. Trump, 27, is cohost of “Celebrity Apprentice,’’ a vice president at her father’s real estate company, and has a jewelry company. Kushner, 28, is publisher of the New York Observer and an executive at the Kushner Companies, which owns and manages commercial real estate.
‘Thank the good Lord for making me a Yankee.’ Jay-Z, wholl perform Empire State of Mind tomorrow at the World Series.
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