Fallon & Fey's Surprise SNL Reunion
04/11/2005 AT 08:00 AM EDT
ADVISED: Anna Nicole Smith, 37, has canceled a trip to Newfoundland to protest the killing of seals because of concerns about safety. The model and reality-TV star had been scheduled to join a protest by the animal-rights activist group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, which advised her to cancel, reports the Associated Press. "We felt it just wasn't safe to put her in that position," said PETA spokesman Michael McGraw. In other news, Fashion Wire Daily notes that Smith has become a member of the press, by launching her own column in the National Enquirer.
DIED: Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman and Welcome Back Kotter actress Debralee Scott, 52, died of natural causes April 5, three days after her birthday, at her home in Amelia Island, Florida, reports the Associated Press. The exact cause was not released. Scott also appeared in two of the Police Academy movies, and had been engaged to John Dennis Levi, a police officer with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey who was killed in the 9/11 attacks.
ORDERED: Cole Ford, a former pro football player accused of shooting at the Las Vegas compound of Siegfried Fischbacher and Roy Horn, wanted to "warn the world" of the threat posed by the illusionists, according to a psychiatric report that had deemed him incompetent to stand trial. Ford, 32, has been sent to a mental health facility for treatment, reports the Las Vegas Review-Journal. No one was hurt in the Sept. 21 drive-by shooting, but police said shotgun pellets shattered windows and left a hole in an outside wall at the magicians' home.
PLANNED: A Ray Charles Museum, celebrating the life and work of the music legend who died June 10 at 73, will be built in South Los Angeles and encompass 18,000 sq. ft. of galleries and classrooms, reports the Los Angeles Daily News. The museum will be housed in the existing RPM building designed by Charles and longtime manager Joe Adams, says the paper. No opening date has been announced.
GIFTED: Former first daughter Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg, 47, has given Marta Sgubin, the longtime cook and companion of Scholossberg's mother, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, a two-bedroom Park Avenue apartment, reports The New York Times. Sgubin had also been a governess to Caroline and her brother, John Kennedy Jr., starting in 1969, and came to be thought of as a member of the family, reports the paper. While no price was placed on the gift, The Times reports similar apartments in the building went for between $635,000 and $940,000.