Archive for Wednesday, October 10, 2001


October 10, 2001


Stone out of hospital

Sharon Stone has been released from a San Francisco hospital after being treated for more than a week for bleeding on her brain.

Stone's doctor said he expects the actress to make a full recovery.

The 43-year-old was admitted to the university's hospital on Sept. 29 with a severe headache and was released on Sunday. Doctors found that a tear in an artery at the base of her skull had caused bleeding in the space between her brain and the middle membrane covering the brain, Lawton said. The condition is known as a subarachnoid hemorrhage.

Leno plans auction of autographed Harley

One of Jay Leno's Harley-Davidson motorcycles, autographed by some of the biggest stars in movies, music, television and sports, is up for auction, with proceeds going to the victims of last month's terrorist attacks.

The late-night talk show host has been asking celebrities to sign the 2001 Harley during his "Tonight Show" on NBC. The black motorcycle with a custom black leather seat, which Leno bought in July, has only 200 miles on it.

Among the stars who've already signed it: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Denzel Washington, Nicole Kidman, John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, Cuba Gooding Jr., Pamela Anderson, Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Mira Sorvino, Terry Bradshaw and Martina McBride. Leno will continue getting signatures until the auction ends.

Bidding through eBay's Auction for America began Sunday and runs through Oct. 17. The winning bidder's payment will go to The Twin Towers Fund.

All-star concerts grow

'N Sync, the Backstreet Boys and Michael Jackson plan to share the stage at an all-star pop concert to help the victims of last month's terrorist attacks.

The eight-hour "United We Stand" show, which also will feature Ricky Martin, James Brown, Al Green and KISS, is scheduled for Oct. 21 at RFK Stadium in Washington.

All money raised will go to the American Red Cross Relief Fund, the Pentagon Relief Fund and The Salvation Army Relief Fund.

The show is scheduled the night after "The Concert for New York," a four-hour extravaganza at Madison Square Garden featuring Mick Jagger, Paul McCartney, Macy Gray, Eric Clapton and The Who.

The "Country Freedom Concert" in Nashville, Tenn., also is scheduled for Oct. 21.

Maternal instincts

Playing a woman who gives birth in the movie "Riding in Cars With Boys" inspired Drew Barrymore to reconcile with her own mother, from whom she'd been estranged for more than a decade.

"There's a scene where my water breaks, and I yell out, 'Mom,' and it was sort of like me calling out to her," the actress told Rosie magazine for its November issue. "It was very cathartic."

The 26-year-old Barrymore said she brought along her husband, comedian Tom Green, for the reunion last year with her mother, Jaid. She still has a distant relationship with her father, John Barrymore Jr.

"Eventually we got to where we could hang out on our own, but there were a lot of real crazy emotions flying all over the place," the actress said. "The one thing my mom said to me to break the ice was that we (had) really needed to separate to become our own people before we could come together again. I respect that."

Dylan on tour

Bob Dylan and his band opened a 35-city national tour in the Pacific Northwest with a blend of vintage protest songs, his own classics and work from a new album.

They opened with a rollicking, bluegrass "Wait for the Light to Shine" on Friday in Spokane and Saturday in Seattle.

"Hard Rain," "Masters of War" and "Blowin' in the Wind" were countered by the tender "Forever Young," the bittersweet "Sugar Baby" from the new CD "Love and Theft," classics like "One Too Many Mornings" and the cheerfully irreverent "Country Pie."

"Love and Theft" is Dylan's first collection of new songs since "Time Out of Mind," the 1997 Grammy winner that tackled aging, death, loneliness and the loss of love and hope.

Tuesday, Dylan played Medford, Ore. He and the band then swing south and east, wrapping up Nov. 24 in Boston.

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