Omarion Asks for Prayers for Safe Trip
Yes, with any tragedy comes some gallows humor. So today we are chuckling at this report that American R&B singer Omarion, who was simply visiting London and was evidently nowhere near the blasts, is asking fans to pray for him regardless. "Omarion was in London during the tragic bombings that struck this morning," his publicist said in a statement on Thursday. "He would like his fans to pray that he has a safe trip and a safe return home. He appreciates your support." While we do in fact hope that Omarion makes it back from Blighty safely, we think we'll do most of our praying for the victims and their loved ones.
Zsa Zsa Gabor Recovers from Stroke
Zsa Zsa Gabor has suffered a stroke and had surgery in a Los Angeles hospital to remove a blocked artery. Her husband said, "She is recovering right now, and we have to see. The doctors are very optimistic that she will recover. The operation was successful." The fabulous Hungarian-born actress, who is in her 80s, had another stroke before this incident. She also was involved in a 2002 car accident. She starred in such films as Lili and Queen of Outer Space. Get well soon, darling!
Brad Pitt Goes with Angelina to Pick Up Baby
Mr. & Mrs. Smith, indeed. It seems that Brad Pitt is in Ethiopia with Angelina Jolie to jointly pick up the baby she is adopting. Pitt, Jolie and her son, Maddox, arrived on Wednesday. A manager of the adoption agency, Wide Horizons, said that the orphaned girl's parents probably died of AIDS. People magazine reported that Angelina has already named the five-month-old girl Zahara Marley Jolie. Jennifer Aniston can't be too happy about this.
We're already crazy from the heat! We hope this rumor is true that David Lee Roth could be one of the personalities to replace Howard Stern. Oprah Winfrey and Paul Rusesabagina, the man who inspired Hotel Rwanda, were the recipients of the 2005 Freedom Awards at the National Civil Rights Museum. Bob Geldof has been nominated for the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize for his work to help Africa. "Bob Geldof took the initiative in July 2005 to arrange a string of rock concerts to focus on the problems of poor nations, and pressure the world's leading politicians to take actions in fighting poverty," said his nominating Norwegian parliamentarian, Jan Simonsen. Geldof has been nominated before, in 1986 after he organized Live Aid.