PASSAGES: Vandross Suffers a Stroke
JOINED: Bernie Mac is joining the Milwaukee Brewers for the feature film "Mr. 3,000," which starts filming at Miller Park and other Milwaukee locations in July, the Greater Milwaukee Convention and Visitors Bureau tells the Associated Press. The comic actor is set to play a fictitious team player who retires with 3,000 career hits, only to find that the statistics were wrong and he's three hits short of the milestone.
DONATED: UN goodwill ambassador Angelina Jolie, 27, is donating $10,000 to help a children's hospital in northern Sri Lanka, reports AP. The "Girl, Interrupted" Oscar winner says she's making the donation to help rebuild the pediatric ward in a hospital in Jaffna, an area that was the center of a two decades-long civil war.
BID: Science-fiction fans willing to part with enough cash to make a down payment on a new house are strongly advised to check out the upcoming Ultimate Sci-Fi Auction, going down April 26 in Los Angeles. At last year's auction, Captain Kirk's command chair from the original Starship Enterprise on "Star Trek" fetched more than $300,000. This year's items include Sigourney Weaver's jumpsuit from "Alien" (estimated to fetch $8,000-$10,000); Burt Ward's entire Robin costume from TV's "Batman" ($20,000-$30,000); and the Klaatu spaceship model from the 1951 movie classic "The Day the Earth Stood Still" ($40,000-$60,000). Among the biggest-ticketed items: the original B-9 robot from TV's "Lost in Space" ($150,000-$200,000).