Two big summer tours have been postponed. U2 has put off the North American leg of its tour until 2011 because of lead singer Bono’s back injury, and the band canceled its debut gig at Britain’s Glastonbury festival. Bono, whose real name is Paul Hewson, underwent emergency spine surgery Friday. Meanwhile, Christina Aguilera postponed her summer tour until 2011 because she wants more time to prepare. A statement from the singer said she is busy with her debut film, “Burlesque,’’ and her new album, “Bionic.’’ Her tour was scheduled to include a July 31 stop at the Comcast Center in Mansfield.
McCready relapse? Mindy McCready
, the country singer who battled drugs and legal woes but recently declared herself clean after a stint on “Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew,’’ was recovering in a hospital yesterday after police responded to an overdose call at her mother’s home in Florida. McCready, 34, has led a troubled life filled with arrests and a suicide attempt.
Fey honored Tina Fey
will receive the nation’s top humor prize this year from the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The comedian and actress joins the ranks of Bill Cosby
, Steve Martin
, Lily Tomlin
, and others who have won the Mark Twain
Prize for American Humor, the center announced yesterday. Fey will be the youngest honoree, having just turned 40.
Quaid files suit
Actor Dennis Quaid
has sued the pharmaceutical company that makes the blood thinner heparin following the overdoses that threatened the lives of his newborn twins, Zoe
, three years ago. Quaid sued Illinois-based Baxter Healthcare Corp., seeking unspecified damages and alleging that packaging caused the drug mix-up at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Will Rip go to prison?
An attorney for Rip Torn
said he has been talking with Connecticut prosecutors about keeping the actor out of prison as they try to resolve criminal charges that he broke into a bank while drunk and armed. Torn, 79, appeared briefly yesterday in Litchfield Superior Court, where he has pleaded not guilty to trespassing, carrying a weapon while intoxicated, carrying a weapon without a permit, burglary, and criminal mischief. He is scheduled to return June 4.
"One, I knew it was horrible, it made me feel horrible. And two, I knew I would get caught . . . and I think I wanted to get caught." -- Jesse James
, last night on "Nightline," on cheating on his wife, actress Sandra Bullock.
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