Letterman to visit with Regis and Kelly
New York — Late night will meet morning again when David Letterman drops in next week on “Live with Regis and Kelly.”
“Live” officials say the CBS “Late Show” host will join Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa on April 30. That’ll be his first visit since Philbin returned to the air after heart surgery in April 2007.
During that appearance, the two compared scars and swapped stories about their bypass operations.
Other stars lined up for “Live” guest shots include Robert Downey Jr. on April 29, with Betty White, Gwyneth Paltrow, Tom Selleck and Russell Crowe appearing the following week.
Coroner: Death of Osmond’s son a suicide
Los Angeles — Coroner’s officials say the death of Marie Osmond’s son has been ruled a suicide and that drugs or alcohol didn’t play a role in the teen’s fall from a balcony.
Authorities had suspected that Michael Bryan killed himself by leaping from an eight-story balcony in Los Angeles in February.
The 18-year-old college student left behind a suicide note, but the coroner’s office wanted toxicology results before ruling on his cause of death. The findings were released Wednesday.
Bryan was one of five children that Osmond and her ex-husband adopted. Her publicist, Nicole Perez, was not immediately available for comment.
Locklear cited for hit & run in 4 a.m. crash
Los Angeles — Heather Locklear has a court date next month on misdemeanor hit-and-run charges after an early-morning crash knocked down a street sign.
Ventura County Sheriff’s Captain Eric Dowd says Locklear was cited and released Saturday after a resident reported hearing a crash around 4 a.m. An investigation led police to Locklear, whom they believe was behind the wheel at the time of the crash.
Blair Berk, an attorney for the 48-year-old actress, confirmed Locklear was cited as the car’s registered owner but said “it is not yet clear who was driving the vehicle.”
The matter will be heard May 17 at Simi Valley Court, Dowd said.
Locklear was arrested in 2008 on charges of driving under the influence of prescription drugs. She pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of reckless driving in January 2009.
Muslim group warns ‘South Park’ creators
New York — A radical Muslim group has warned the creators of “South Park” that they could face violent retribution for depicting the prophet Muhammad in a bear suit during last week’s episode.
The website RevolutionMuslim.com has since been taken down, but a cached version shows the message to “South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone. The article’s author, Abu Talhah Al-Amrikee of New York, said the men “outright insulted” the religious leader.
The posting showed a gruesome picture of Theo Van Gogh, a Dutch filmmaker who was shot and stabbed to death in an Amsterdam street in 2004 by a fanatic angered by his film about Muslim women. The film was written by a Muslim woman who rejected the Prophet Muhammad as a guide for today’s morality.
“We have to warn Matt and Trey that what they are doing is stupid and they will probably wind up like Theo Van Gogh for airing this show,” Al-Amrikee wrote. “This is not a threat, but a warning of the reality of what will likely happen to them.”