Barbara Walters hospitalized after fall
Veteran ABC news- woman Barbara Walters has fallen at an inauguration party at an ambassador’s home in Washington and has been hospitalized.
Walters, 83, fell Saturday night on a step at the home of Britain’s ambassador to the U.S., Peter Westmacott, ABC News spokesman Jeffrey Schneider said.
The fall left Walters with a cut on her forehead, he said.
As a precaution, Walters went to a hospital for treatment of the cut and for a full examination, Schneider said Sunday. She was alert and “telling everyone what to do, which we all take as a very positive sign,” he said.
It was unclear when Walters might be released from the hospital, which ABC didn’t identify.
Batmobile sells for $4.2M
“Holy windfall, Batman!” The Batmobile just sold for $4.2 million.
The original 19-foot-long black, bubble-topped car used in the 1960s “Batman” TV show sold at auction Saturday.
The Barrett-Jackson Auction Co. in Scottsdale, Ariz., revealed the selling price but says the winning bidder has not been disclosed.
Chastain films take top 2 spots
Jessica Chastain easily outmuscled Arnold Schwarzenegger and Mark Wahlberg over the weekend, topping the box office with her supernatural horror film “Mama” and the Oscar-nominated Osama bin Laden hunt thriller “Zero Dark Thirty.”
“Mama” opened above expectations with a box-office topping $28.1 million for Universal Pictures, according to studio estimates Sunday. Chastain also had the second spot with “Zero Dark Thirty,” for which she’s nominated by the Academy Awards for best actress. In its second week of wide release, “Zero Dark Thirty” took in $17.6 million.
Rounding out the top five were: “Silver Linings Playbook,” third place, $11.4 million; “Gangster Squad,” fourth place, $9.1 million; and “Broken City,” fifth place, $9 million.
Olympic medalist Kwan marries in RI
Olympic medalist figure skater Michelle Kwan and Clay Pell, a grandson of the late Sen. Claiborne Pell, have wed in Rhode Island.
The Providence Journal reported that Kwan and Pell married at the First Unitarian Church in Providence.
Pell, a lawyer and Coast Guard lieutenant, works on the national security staff at the White House.
Kwan, 32, is a public-policy envoy with the State Department and the most- decorated figure skater in American history.
She won 43 championships, the silver medal at the 1998 Winter Olympics and bronze at the 2002 Games.
Ex-Secretary of State Rice joins CBS News
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has joined CBS News as a contributor.
CBS News Chairman Jeff Fager and president David Rhodes say Rice “will use her insight and vast experience to explore issues facing America at home and abroad.”
Rice served as secretary of state during President George W. Bush’s second term. She was the first African-American woman to have the post.
Rice was Bush’s national security adviser during his first term and worked on the National Security Council under President George H.W. Bush.