Archive for Thursday, October 11, 2001


October 11, 2001


Singular relief

Sir Paul McCartney said Wednesday that money raised by his next single will be used to help the families of New York firefighters killed and missing in the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center.

The former Beatle's latest single, "From a Lover to a Friend," is scheduled for worldwide release on Oct. 29. More than 340 firefighters of all ranks were killed or are among the missing in the rubble of the twin towers.

"I have great admiration for the courage those guys showed. I feel a connection with them because my father was a volunteer firefighter in Liverpool during World War II," he said.

Poundstone sentenced

Paula Poundstone can't resume her comedy career until she completes 180 days in an alcohol rehabilitation center, a judge ruled Wednesday.

Poundstone, 41, pleaded no contest Sept. 12 to child endangerment. She has already served 125 days in rehabilitation.

The comedian was also barred from ever taking in foster children again.

Brooks album due

Garth Brooks announced he will release an album next month, his first recording of new country songs in four years.

"Scarecrow" will be in stores on Nov. 13. It includes duets with George Jones and Trisha Yearwood, and the first single, "Wrapped Up in You."

Brooks, 39, has sold more than 100 million albums in his career.

He announced his retirement from touring last year and has scaled back his career, devoting most of his time since then to his three daughters in Oklahoma.

Keitel gets married

Two weeks after his last girlfriend gave birth to his son, Harvey Keitel married another woman, Israeli-born actress Dafna Gesner, on Sunday in Jerusalem the New York Post reports. Keitel, 62, met Gesner, in her 30s, only a few months ago.

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