hLindsay Lohan misses premiere for divorce
NEW YORK -- Lindsay Lohan missed her own premiere in London Thursday to fly home to her mother for the start of her parents' divorce proceedings. Lohan was meant to join her co-star Michael Keaton at the premiere of the Disney film "Herbie: Fully Loaded." Instead, the 19-year-old actress flew to New York to be with her mother and siblings. "She's having some troubles at home," Angela Robinson, director of "Herbie," told AP Television News. "She wanted to go back and deal with her family because she had some personal stuff going on, so we definitely miss her here but I think it's best that she do that." Her parents have had a public divorce battle, with Lohan's mother and co-manager Dina suing for divorce and her father, Michael, asking for a cut of his daughter's earnings in response. "He didn't do anything for my career except go out and not come home at night," Lohan told W magazine in April. "So I don't think he deserves anything. He doesn't even deserve my respect." Michael Lohan, 44, was sentenced in late May to 1 1/3 to 4 years in prison on guilty pleas to a variety of crimes, including driving while impaired and attempted assault. Lohan's mother is seeking full custody of the couple's children, alimony and $1 million in damages. Lindsay Lohan is the star of such films as "The Parent Trap," "Mean Girls," "Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen" and "Freaky Friday."
Julia Roberts to premiere in Broadway show
NEW YORK -- Julia Roberts, movie star, is heading to Broadway next spring. The 37-year-old actress will make her Broadway debut in a revival of Richard Greenberg's "Three Days of Rain." The announcement by producers Marc Platt and David Stone was first reported Friday in The New York Times. Platt and Stone are the team responsible for the megahit musical "Wicked." The production will begin a limited 12-week engagement next March at a theater to be named, the Times said, and will be directed by Joe Mantello, one of the theater's most sought-after directors. No other details, including other cast members, were announced. Mantello directed the Broadway and touring productions of "Wicked" as well as "Take Me Out," Greenberg's Tony-winning drama about a gay baseball player. He will also direct the Nathan Lane-Matthew Broderick revival of "The Odd Couple," opening on Broadway in October.
"Three Days of Rain" was first done in New York in 1997 at off-Broadway's Manhattan Theatre Club. The three-character play, a mysterious family drama, starred Patricia Clarkson, John Slattery and Bradley Whitford. It is one of the first acting gigs Roberts has committed to since giving birth to twins last December. Her screen hits include "Pretty Woman," "Steel Magnolias" and "Erin Brockovich" -- for which she won an Oscar in 2001.
Oprah comes to DVD
CHICAGO -- Oprah Winfrey's greatest hits are coming to DVD. "The Oprah Winfrey Show: 20th Anniversary DVD Collection" is scheduled for release in November. The multiple-disc set will feature some complete episodes as well as highlights, behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with Winfrey, according to her production company. "Every show you'll see here holds such profound meaning for me," Winfrey said in a prepared statement. Winfrey's Harpo Productions Inc. plans to donate its profits from the DVD release to Oprah's Angel Network, a charity that has raised more than $30 million for nonprofit groups.
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