CATHERINE DENEUVE HOSPITALIZED AFTER STROKE
PARIS (AP) — French cinematic icon Catherine Deneuve has had a mild stroke while filming her latest movie.
Denueve’s family said in a statement released Wednesday that the 76-year-old actress suffered a “very limited and therefore reversible” stroke. The statement, by the actress’ representative, Artmedia, says “fortunately, she has no motor deficits (but) must, of course, take some time to rest.”
Deneuve was hospitalized in Paris but the family did not disclose the name of the facility.
Deneuve has been filming “De son vivant” directed by Emmanuelle Bercot.
MET TO HOLD CELEBRATION OF JESSYE NORMAN
NEW YORK (AP) — The Metropolitan Opera will hold a tribute to Jessye Norman on Nov. 24 that celebrates the life and career of the late soprano.
Latonia Moore, Eric Owens, Lise Davidsen, J’Nai Bridges and Leah Hawkins are scheduled to perform, along with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, pianist Mark Markham, composer/pianist Damien Sneed, the Met chorus and the Met’s “Porgy and Bess” chorus.
Speakers will include Anna Deavere Smith, Gloria Steinem and former French Culture Minister Jack Lang.
Norman died Sept. 30 at age 74.
TRIBUTE TO DAVID CASSIDY PLANNED
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Two years after the death of former teen idol David Cassidy, the new owners of his Fort Lauderdale home plan to post a plaque honoring him.
Thomas L. White, who co-own the home known as Casa de Mayan, says the tribute is meant to recognize Cassidy’s achievements as a singer, actor and horse racing enthusiast.
White tells the South Florida SunSentinel he knows Cassidy still has millions of fans because he hears from them all the time.
The plaque will be unveiled Nov. 21, the anniversary of Cassidy’s death from liver and kidney failure. It will be placed on the exterior wall and open to public viewing from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. that day.
Cassidy rose to fame as the star of “The Partridge Family” in the 1970s.
BILLIE EILISH, LIZZO TO PERFORM AT AMAs
NEW YORK (AP) — The two biggest breakthrough acts in music this year, Billie Eilish and Lizzo, will perform at the 2019 American Music Awards later this month.
Dick Clark productions announced Wednesday that other performers at the Nov. 24 event include Camila Cabello and Dua Lipa. The show will air live on ABC from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
Eilish is competing for six AMAs, including favorite female pop/rock artist and favorite pop/rock album. Her song “Bad Guy” reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart this year.
Lizzo, nominated for three AMAs, released her debut in 2013 but achieved major success this year. Her two-year-old song “Truth Hurts” topped the Hot 100 chart for seven weeks and her three-year-old song “Good As Hell” is No. 1 on the R&B charts.
CHRIS BROWN HAS A HIGH-END YARD SALE
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Brown says he’s having a high-end yard sale at his Los Angeles home.
The singer posted a flyer on his Instagram and Twitter accounts that included his home address in the Tarzana neighborhood and says the event started at 10 a.m. Wednesday. The flyer says the sale will feature “significantly marked-down high-end designer items.” He captioned the posts: “DA CRIB … 2 day event.”
People began gathering at the house Tuesday night, and a long line stretched down the sidewalk of the residential neighborhood before the event Wednesday.
The house was the site of one of Brown’s many run-ins with the law, a 2016 police standoff that ended with his arrest.