Rock icon Bob Seger postponing Runaway Train tour over ‘urgent medical issue’

Published: Tuesday, October 03, 2017 @ 5:31 PM

Bob Seger Postpones Tour Because Of Health Issue

Bob Seger has been forced to postpone a series of upcoming dates on his Runaway Train tour, including a sold-out show in Atlanta scheduled for Saturday.

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The legendary singer said Tuesday afternoon that his doctor has ordered him to attend to an “urgent medical issue” concerning his vertebrae.

Seger, 72, performed at a sold-out show in Pittsburgh last week, but postponed his Sept. 30 concert in Columbus.

Rescheduled dates will be announced soon; previously purchased tickets will be honored at the new dates.

For more information, visit www.bobseger.com.

The following tour dates have been postponed:

Sep 30 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena
Oct 5 Greenville, SC Bon Secours Wellness Arena
Oct 7 Atlanta, GA Infinite Energy Arena
Oct 10 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena
Oct 12 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center
Oct 14 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
Oct 19 The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion


Oct 21 Frisco, TX Ford Center at The Star
Oct 24 Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center
Oct 26 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
Oct 28 Phoenix, AZ Talking Stick Resort Arena
Nov 2 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena
Nov 4 Inglewood, CA The Forum
Nov 7 Boise, ID Ford Center
Nov 9 Portland, OR Moda Center
Nov 11 Seattle, WA KeyArena

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Nov 13 Billings, MT Rimrock Auto Arena
Nov 15 St. Paul, MN XCEL Energy Center
Nov 17 Chicago, IL Allstate Arena

Family, friends celebrate Kirk Douglas’s 101st year

Published: Monday, December 11, 2017 @ 5:13 PM

Actor Kirk Douglas, pictured in 2011, celebrated his 101st birthday with family and friends in Los Angeles over the weekend.
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Actor Kirk Douglas, pictured in 2011, celebrated his 101st birthday with family and friends in Los Angeles over the weekend.(Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Kirk Douglas had a lot of help to blow out his many birthday candles over the weekend.

Deadline Hollywood reported that the Hollywood legend rang in 101 years on Saturday at his Beverly Hills home and was showered with tributes from his famous family. 

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The senior Douglas’ 17-year-old grandson, Dylan Douglas, posted a photo on an Instagram of himself planting a peck on his grandfather’s face.

“Happy birthday 101 years and still sexy love you with all my heart Pappy,” Dylan captioned the photo.

Happy birthday 101 years and still sexy love you with all my heart Pappy

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Dylan’s mother, actress Catherine Zeta-Jones, offered her own well wishes for her father-in-law. She shared a photo on Instagram of Douglas and herself with the caption, “101 today!!!! My darling Pappy on my knee. Happy Birthday to my wonderful, inspirational and loving father in law, Kirk. Love you with all my heart.”

Zeta-Jones’ posts came in lieu of her presence at Douglas’s lunchtime birthday bash, but she definitely didn’t miss out on singing her father-in-law a personalized rendition of “Happy Birthday” through FaceTime, according to The Daily Mail

In addition to his 73-year-old son, Michael Douglas, — who flew in and out of the celebration to rejoin his son Cameron at the birth of his granddaughter — Kirk was joined in celebration by his wife of 63 years, Anne, 98, nieces and nephews and Hollywood bigwigs. 

Douglas’ family presented him with a bright, sunflower-patterned cake with his age written in frosting, and his cardiologist allowed the “Spartacus” star to enjoy his yearly, physician-permitted shot of vodka, according to Deadline

Born on Dec. 9, 1916, Kirk Douglas has enjoyed a storied career spanning several decades. The veteran was known for playing the title character from “Ulysses” (1954), starring in “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” (1954) and his famed role as “Spartacus” (1960). 

Considering the 101-year-old actor was up and dancing just last year, he’s still got plenty of youth left inside.

Jane Fonda reunites with ‘favorite ex-husband’ Ted Turner for her 80th birthday bash

Published: Monday, December 11, 2017 @ 9:55 AM

ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 09:  Ted Turner and Jane Fonda attend GCAPP
ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 09: Ted Turner and Jane Fonda attend GCAPP "Eight Decades of Jane" in Celebration of Jane Fonda's 80th Birthday at The Whitley on December 9, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for GAACP)(Rick Diamond)

Jane Fonda was joined by her “favorite ex-husband” Ted Turner and friends to celebrate her 80th birthday at The Whitley in Atlanta Saturday night. 

James Taylor and Carole King performed and then helped Jane blow out candles. 

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Other famous friends at the “Eight Decades of Jane” celebration included including actresses Rosanna Arquette and Catherine Keener, playwright Eve Ensler and Spanx founder Sarah Blakely. 

Fonda’s son, Troy Garity, was also among the 228 guests.

The Associated Press reported that the event recognized Fonda’s achievements throughout her life and also raised $1.3 million for Fonda’s Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential foundation, which she created in 1995.

More information on the event and Fonda’s GCAPP foundation can be found at myAJC.com.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry make their first royal appearance 

Published: Friday, December 01, 2017 @ 12:28 PM

NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 01:  Prince Harry and fiancee Meghan Markle arrive at the Terrance Higgins Trust World AIDS Day charity fair at Nottingham Contemporary on December 1, 2017 in Nottingham, England. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their engagement on Monday 27th November 2017 and will marry at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle in May 2018.  (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 01: Prince Harry and fiancee Meghan Markle arrive at the Terrance Higgins Trust World AIDS Day charity fair at Nottingham Contemporary on December 1, 2017 in Nottingham, England. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their engagement on Monday 27th November 2017 and will marry at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle in May 2018. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)(Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are already getting into their royal duties.

On Dec. 1, the newly engaged couple made their first royal appearance in Nottingham, about 125 miles north of London, and were greeted by screaming fans in the town center.

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In one video, a fan can be overheard asking the prince, “as a ginger” what it’s like to be with someone like Markle, and Harry responded, “It’s great, isn’t it? Unbelievable.”

As the couple made their way through the crowd, Markle was handed bouquets of flowers from fans. Markle and Harry’s first stop was Nottingham Contemporary, where they attended an exhibit in honor of World AIDS Day, a cause close to Prince Harry’s heart.

People reported that Buckingham Palace told reporters Tuesday during a press briefing that Harry was “looking forward to introducing Ms. Markle to a community that has become very special to him” before heading on their trip to Nottingham.

Royal Love: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

The couple announced their engagement to the world on Nov. 27 with a statement from Kensington Palace on behalf of Prince Harry.

“His Royal Highness and Ms. Markle became engaged in London earlier this month. Prince Harry has informed Her Majesty, The Queen and other close members of his family. Prince Harry has also sought and received the blessing of Ms. Markle’s parents. The couple will live in Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace,” the statement read in part.

Markle and Harry are planning for a May 2018 wedding at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.

NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 01: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attends the Terrance Higgins Trust World AIDS Day charity fair at Nottingham Contemporary on December 1, 2017 in Nottingham, England. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their engagement on Monday 27th November 2017 and will marry at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle in May 2018. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)(Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Beyonce spotted shopping at Target, gets Hive buzzing

Published: Friday, December 08, 2017 @ 9:56 AM

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Stars, they’re just like us and make Target runs -- even Beyonce.

The superstar singer, wife and mother of three was photographed by another shopper at a California Target Thursday.

The OCR reported that Beyonce was seen with her oldest daughter, Blue Ivy, 5, at a Target in San Clemente, California. Beyonce’s mother, Tina Knowles Lawson, was also seen, as well as a bodyguard who was nearby.

The photos were quickly posted on Twitter and sent Beyonce’s fans, the BeyHive, into a frenzy.

Dressed in a long-sleeve black shirt and wide-leg pants with sunglasses and a half-up, half-down topknot hairdo, the singer was photographed in the toys aisle and among kids and baby clothes.

In June, Beyonce and her husband, rapper JAY-Z, welcomed twins Sir and Rumi, so it’s possible she was doing some Christmas shopping for her family.

Singer Beyonce was seen at a California Target Dec. 7.(Jason Merritt/Getty Images for MTV/Getty Images for MTV)