HARRISON FORD INVOLVED IN ANOTHER AIR MISHAP
HAWTHORNE, Calif. (AP) – Federal authorities are investigating the latest incident involving Harrison Ford at the controls of an aircraft. Officials in California say the actor who played Han Solo in “Star Wars” was flying a plane that crossed a runway where another plane was trying to land. No one was injured in the incident this past Friday at Hawthorne Airport near Los Angeles. A rep for Ford says the actor misheard instructions from air traffic control – and apologized to the tower for ending up in the wrong place. No one was hurt. Ford is 77 and has had similar hiccups while flying in recent years.
HOLLYWOOD’S LOST SUMMER
LOS ANGELES (AP) – If you’ve ever had to attend summer school, you know the feeling: it’s nice and warm outside, but you’re missing out on a lot of the fun. That’s how the summer movie season is shaping up. Though some states are starting to slowly ease restrictions like theater closings, there won’t be much going on at the multiplex this summer. Most studios have already pulled their major flicks. And no potential hits will open before mid-July.
TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL NAMES WINNER
LOS ANGELES (AP) – The Tribeca Film festival was among the first big events scrapped by COVID-19. But that didn’t stop organizers from naming winners. This year’s top movie is the Alice Wu film, “The Half of It” – a teenage take on Cyrano de Bergerac. The winners were announced on Instagram yesterday. The coronavirus contagion forced the event to go virtual, as jurors saw films electronically before picking winners.
BOLLYWOOD CHARACTER ACTOR KHAN DIES
NEW DELHI (AP) – A actor who was in “Slumdog Millionaire” has died. Irrfan Khan was one of the best-known character actors in Bollywood to make a name for himself in America. He died at age 54 yesterday after getting a colon infection. Khan was also in “Jurassic World,” “The Amazing Spider-Man” and “Life of Pi.”
LeBRON JAMES EVENT TO HONOR H.S. GRADS
NEW YORK (AP) – LeBron James is looking to score some points with high school students missing out on their graduations because of the coronavirus. The NBA star is setting up an all-star event for next month. It’s a one-hour special titled “Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020.” It will be on the four major TV networks – and many online platforms – on May 16. Among the musical acts involved will be Pharrell Williams, Bad Bunny, the Jonas Brothers and H.E.R.
JOHN BOLTON BOOK DELAYED AGAIN
NEW YORK (AP) – A book by former national security adviser John Bolton has been put on hold – again. It’s been moved from May 12 to June 23, according to publisher Simon & Schuster and two major book retailers. The book was originally due out in March – but was delayed until May, because it needed a government security review.
“DUCK DYNASTY” KIN REACT TO SHOOTING
WEST MONROE, La. (AP) – Three members of the “Duck Dynasty” clan have gotten protective orders against a man charged with shooting at their Louisiana homes. The suspect in the case is in jail, facing a charge of aggravated assault by drive-by shooting. Daniel King Jr. is accused of firing on two homes belonging to Willie Robertson, star of the reality show about duck hunting. No one was hurt in the incident.
by Oscar Wells Gabriel II
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