Infection hits Garner
LOS ANGELES -- Golden Globe nominee Jennifer Garner is sick. "She has a viral infection," publicist Nicole King said Tuesday, adding the "Alias" star isn't hospitalized and is resting at home in Los Angeles. The 32-year-old actress has been forced to reschedule promotion of her new movie, "Elektra." It was still up in the air whether Garner will appear at Saturday's Las Vegas premiere for the film, King said. Garner plays an assassin for hire as the resurrected warrior woman in the comic book adaptation "Elektra," a spin-off of her character from 2003's "Daredevil." She is nominated for a best dramatic actress Golden Globe award for her role in the ABC-TV spy series "Alias." The Hollywood Foreign Press Association will present Golden Globes to winners Jan. 16. "Alias" returns for its fourth season with a two-hour special tonight.
Three Dog Night, Proctorteam for W.Va. inaugural
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Three Dog Night and country music singer Rachel Proctor will perform at the Jan. 17 inaugural ball for Gov.-elect Joe Manchin. The evening also will feature several well-known local acts, including Bob Thompson, Liz Nichols and the Carpenter Ants, Manchin's transition office announced Monday. Three Dog Night, popular in the late 1960s to mid-'70s, will headline the ball. Their hits include "Mama Told Me (Not to Come)" and "Joy to the World." Proctor, a native of Charleston, released her debut album, "Where I Belong," last year. The album includes the hit single "Me and Emily."
Liu helps Harrods
LONDON -- Lucy Liu officially opened the January sales at Harrods on Monday, reports Hellomagazine.com. The "Charlie's Angels" star arrived in a horse-drawn carriage to the famous central London store, smiling and waving to crowds eagerly waiting to snap up holiday deals. Liu was officially welcomed to the store by Harrods chairman Mohammad al Fayed, who conducted a tour of this year's best bargains. The 37-year-old actress posed amid a frenzy of flashbulbs with two puppies, which cuddled up against some of the $4 million worth of jewelry loaned to her to mark the occasion. After the traditional countdown, at 9 a.m. the doors were thrown open as thousands of eager shoppers joined Liu in search of good buys.
Letter from teen movesPaisley to help a cause
WHEELING, W.Va. -- Country music singer Brad Paisley has donated to an effort to build a skate park in his home state after receiving a letter from a 15-year-old boy who told him youths have nowhere to skate. Paisley, who owns a skateboard, made the donation to the Wheeling Skate Park Committee in response to a letter from Nathan Mey, a committee member, the group said Monday. Paisley, a Glen Dale native, doesn't want the amount of his donation released, said committee member Kathi Fader. The 20,000-square-feet facility, estimated to cost between $200,000 and $250,000, would be the first free concrete skate park in West Virginia, the committee said. The 32-year-old singer will hold a benefit concert Jan. 15 in Wheeling for victims of September's flooding in the Ohio Valley.
Former Vice President Walter F. Mondale is 77. Actor Robert Duvall is 74. Football Hall-of-Fame coach Chuck Noll is 73. King Juan Carlos of Spain is 67. Talk show host Charlie Rose is 63. Actress-director Diane Keaton is 59. R & amp;B musician George "Funky" Brown (Kool and the Gang) is 56. Rock musician Chris Stein (Blondie) is 55. Actor Clancy Brown is 46. Singer Iris Dement is 44. Rock musician Kate Schellenbach (Luscious Jackson) is 39. Actress Heather Paige Kent is 36. Rock singer Marilyn Manson is 36.
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