Archive for Sunday, October 28, 2001


October 28, 2001


New baby for Frasier

"Frasier" star Kelsey Grammer is a new dad.

Grammer and his wife, Camille, welcomed their healthy, 8-pound, 5-ounce daughter, born to a surrogate mother, on Wednesday. The baby is named Mason Olivia, said Grammer's publicist, Stan Rosenfield.

This is the first child for the couple, married four years, Rosenfield said Friday.

Sept. 11 benefit concert canceled

Dolly Parton has postponed a New Year's Eve all-star bluegrass concert that had been planned at the Grand Ole Opry House to benefit the children of victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

"Many of the artists and musicians were already committed to family gatherings or other concert appearances," Parton said Thursday. "All of us involved want to put on the best show possible, so we decided to reschedule."

The show will be moved to the spring or summer of 2002, Parton said.

No talent lineup has been released yet.

Get cooking with Jeff Bridges

Audiences know Jeff Bridges as an actor.

Fans might know he also is a musician and photographer. But until now, his culinary skills have been kept under wraps.

That will change with "Cooking Up an End to Childhood Hunger in America," a celebrity cookbook to be released in November to benefit Hunger Free America, a charitable partnership between the Entertainment Industry Foundation and the End Hunger Network that Bridges founded in 1983.

"Part of the hunger problem is a lack of awareness, part of it is no one wants to admit it, but there are 31 million people in our country who live in households that can't get enough food," he told The Associated Press.

For the new cookbook, Bridges, who stars in the new movie "K-Pax," adapted his mother's recipe for a seven-layer salad. Other celebrity chefs include John Travolta and Bonnie Raitt.

Garth has learning experience

Garth Brooks says he learned about producing while working with Whoopi Goldberg on the TV film "Call Me Claus."

"I always want to be in charge of what happens to me," said Brooks, who has sold more than 100 million albums and scored such enduring hits as "The Dance" and "Friends in Low Places."

"But in producing, you're dealing with a lot of people that have worked hard for their careers to become what they know they are and get the most out of it. And so you've got to trust them. And so that's what we did a lot," he told AP Radio.

"Call Me Claus" will air Dec. 2 on TNT.

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