Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman split
Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman are breaking up.
A spokesman for DeVito says the couple is separating after 30 years of marriage. Publicist Stan Rosenfield offered no other details.
DeVito and Perlman married in 1982 and have three adult children. The couple worked together on TV’s “Taxi” from 1978 to 1982.
Together, the couple established the production company Jersey Films, which counts “Pulp Fiction,” “Erin Brockovich” and “Out of Sight” among its credits.
DeVito stars in TV’s “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.”
Perlman is best known for her long-running role on “Cheers.”
Ke$ha memoir coming in November
Music is not the only way for Ke$ha to tell a story.
The million-selling singer-songwriter has signed with Touchstone for the illustrated memoir “My Crazy Beautiful Life.” It’s scheduled to come out Nov. 20, shortly before her new album, “Warrior.”
According to Touchstone, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, the book will feature Ke$ha’s “thoughts and reflections” and photos spanning from her childhood to her recent tour.
Bear Grylls making competition series
Bear Grylls will soon have some company on his in-the-wild adventures.
NBC said Monday that it is making a competition series with Grylls. He is the former star of Discovery’s “Man vs. Wild” series that tested his survival skills in foreboding settings
The NBC series, “Get Out Alive,” is planned for airing next summer. In it, Grylls will guide two teams in adventures. He says competitors will learn survival skills and teamwork but will have to suffer some pain before being rewarded in the end.
Grylls is co-producing the series with Electus, the studio run by former NBC entertainment chief Ben Silverman.
Symphony cancels 5th week of concerts
The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra is canceling a fifth week of concerts as contract talks with the musicians union remain deadlocked.
The orchestra’s management locked out its 80 musicians in September after the previous contract expired. Orchestra officials announced Sunday that concerts set for Friday and Saturday were being called off.
The two sides are split over a push by management to cut salaries and shorten the symphony’s current year-round schedule because of shortfalls in private donations and other revenue. The latest proposal would cut base musician pay by about one-third to $53,000 a year.
The Indianapolis Star reports more than 1,000 people attended a concert Sunday at the Palladium in Carmel, with some of the ticket sales going to the Indianapolis-based New World Youth Orchestras.
Vindicator wire services