People in the news

Conan O’Brien hitting the road
March 12, 2010
Conan O’Brien rolled out his 30-city Legally Prohibited From Being Funny On Television Tour on Thursday, billing it as “a night of music, comedy, hugging and the occasional awkward silence.”
Haim continues tragic Hollywood tradition
March 11, 2010
Corey Haim’s story is sadly familiar in Hollywood: A teen talent who discovered drugs as he tasted his first success and whose personal problems increased as his star-power faded.
‘Hurt Locker’ wins best picture; Bigelow takes directing award
March 8, 2010
The Iraq War drama “The Hurt Locker” won best picture and five other prizes Sunday at the Academy Awards, its haul including best director for Kathryn Bigelow.
Oscar night: Academy Awards offer Lawrence movie fans an excuse to stage year’s most anticipated party
March 5, 2010
For some, watching the Super Bowl or the Olympics or even the presidential election pales in comparison. That’s because the Academy Awards are still the ultimate touchstone for drama and glamour, sentiment and lunacy…
Walters: Last Oscars TV special the best
March 4, 2010
Barbara Walters says her last Oscars television special will be her best.
Rushdie to write on forced hiding
February 24, 2010
Novelist Salman Rushdie plans to write a book about his decade in hiding under a death threat from the Iranian government using a digital archive of his personal papers housed at Emory University, he said Tuesday.
Radio active: Ira Glass takes his journalistic storytelling on the road
February 19, 2010
As host and producer of NPR’s “This American Life” - and its television companion on Showtime - Glass is responsible for a weekly foray into “mostly true stories of everyday people” …
Colbert Nation shows at Olympics
February 18, 2010
Bringing his nation to the Winter Olympics, Stephen Colbert made peace with Canada, sang with Michael Buble and persuaded Bob Costas to climb aboard a stuffed moose.
Oscar nominees gather for lunch
February 16, 2010
Sandra Bullock spoke of maintaining a good work ethic for years to come. Woody Harrelson spoke of soldiers. Carey Mulligan spoke about bumping butts with Quentin Tarantino.
Fashion designer McQueen found dead
February 12, 2010
His runway shows were often like performance pieces: One featured models with headwear made of trash. Another showed off 10-inch heels shaped like lobster claws.
Michael Jackson’s doctor pleads not guilty to manslaughter
February 9, 2010
Michael Jackson’s doctor pleaded not guilty Monday to involuntary manslaughter in the death of the pop star at a brief hearing that had all the trappings of another sensational celebrity courtroom drama.
Foreman: To regain its punch, boxing in U.S. needs a hero
February 5, 2010
Former heavyweight boxing champion George Foreman visited Kansas University on Thursday, along with George Kimball, a boxing journalist and KU alumnus, as part of a boxing symposium at KU.
All-star Haiti telethon raises $57M, so far
January 24, 2010
Organizers for the all-star “Hope for Haiti Now” telethon say the event raised $57 million — and counting.
Celebs join Haiti telethon
January 20, 2010
The music world’s top stars are signing on for Friday’s “Hope for Haiti” telethon.
Leno expects return to 10:30
January 19, 2010
Jay Leno turned serious on his show to discuss the late-night chaos at NBC, telling viewers that he’d been doubtful about launching a prime-time show but was prevented by NBC from going to another network instead.