Accused of trespassingin Aniston's home
MALIBU, Calif. -- A man who allegedly walked into Jennifer Aniston's home and said he was looking for the actress was arrested Thursday for investigation of trespassing, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.
David Hesterbey, 48, of Santa Barbara, was arrested by sheriff's deputies who found him walking along the beach near Aniston's home around noon, authorities said.
Sheriff's Sgt. Ken Scheurn said two of Aniston's employees told deputies a man walked into the actress' home on the Pacific Coast Highway north of Los Angeles and told one of them he was "looking for Jennifer."
When the second employee confronted the man, he became startled and fled the house, jumping a fence and running toward the beach, authorities said.
Deputies found Hesterbey on the beach a short time later, and the employees identified him as the intruder.
He was believed to have entered the home through an unlocked door, authorities said.
Playwright Wilson sayshe's dying from cancer
SEATTLE -- Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson has been diagnosed with liver cancer and told a newspaper in his native Pittsburgh that he is dying.
Wilson, 60, who lives in Seattle, was diagnosed with the ailment in June.
"It's not like poker, you can't throw your hand in," Wilson told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in a story published Friday. "I've lived a blessed life. I'm ready."
Wilson has recently been completing his 10-play cycle chronicling the black experience in 20th-century America -- one play for each decade.
Two plays in the cycle, "Fences" and "The Piano Lesson," earned Pulitzer Prizes. The 10th play, "Radio Golf," is now running at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles.
Wilson's personal assistant, Deanna Levitin, told The Seattle Times until very recently, Wilson was working on rewrites of "Radio Golf," and that people close to him remain optimistic.
"One of the things I'm proudest of in my career is producing so much of August's work here," Seattle Repertory Theater managing director Benjamin Moore said. "I'm going to believe that since August is such a feisty guy, he'll meet this health challenge like he's met the challenge of writing an extraordinary cultural history."
Wilson has lived in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood since 1990. He and his wife, Constant Romero, a costume designer he married in 1994, have a daughter, Azula. Wilson also has a daughter from an earlier marriage.
Crowe reaches settlementwith hotel employee
LOS ANGELES -- Russell Crowe has reached a settlement with a Manhattan hotel employee who claimed the actor threw a phone at him, according to a statement released by the actor's publicist.
The Academy Award winner allegedly struck concierge Nestor Estrada in June while Crowe was in New York to promote his movie "Cinderella Man," in which he portrayed a boxer.
"Both sides expressed satisfaction at the resolution," the statement said.
Terms of the settlement were not disclosed.
The 41-year-old Australian movie star publicly apologized on the "Late Show with David Letterman" shortly after the incident, saying it was "possibly the most shameful situation that I've ever gotten myself in in my life, and I've done some pretty dumb things in my life."
Crowe was angered by a malfunctioning phone at the Mercer Hotel and at 4 a.m. threw it and struck Estrada in the face.
Crowe is married to actress Danielle Spencer and they have a young son together. He was trying to call home to Australia and got mad because the phone wasn't working.
Prosecutors charged Crowe with second-degree assault and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon -- the telephone. Crowe, who's free on his own recognizance, is scheduled to return to court Sept. 14.
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