People: Marvin Hamlisch, Sally Struthers, Nick and Vanessa Lachey, Michael Madsen, Carlos Santana, Kirk Douglas


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The Juilliard School plans a star-filled private musical tribute to Marvin Hamlisch that will include Barbra Streisand, Aretha Franklin and Liza Minnelli, The Associated Press reports.

The composer and conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony Pops, who became the youngest person accepted by Juilliard at age 7, died Aug. 6 in Los Angeles. The memorial will be held Tuesday night at the school's Peter Jay Sharp Theater.

Hamlisch composed or arranged hundreds of scores for musicals and movies, including "A Chorus Line" on Broadway and the films "The Sting," ''Sophie's Choice" and "The Way We Were."

Also slated to perform are Itzhak Perlman, Michael Feinstein, Chris Botti, Maria Friedman, Brian d'Arcy James and Carter Brey, as well as former cast members of "A Chorus Line" and cast members of "The Nutty Professor," the musical he was working on when he died.

Police in Maine say actress Sally Struthers has been charged with drunken driving.

Police say Struthers was arrested early Wednesday morning after being pulled over on U.S. Route 1 in the southern Maine resort town of Ogunquit. She was charged with operating under the influence and posted $160 bail.

The 65-year-old actress has been performing at the Ogunquit Playhouse in the musical "9 to 5."

The Associated Press left messages at the playhouse and with her publicist. Police had no information on whether she had an attorney.

Struthers is best known for her role as Gloria Stivic in the 1970s TV sitcom "All in the Family" and later for heart-tugging ads seeking money for children's charities. In July she was in Pittsburgh performing as Miss Hannigan in "Annie" for Pittsburgh CLO.

nNick and Vanessa Lachey are now on diaper duty, the AP reports.

They welcomed their first child, a son named Camden John, on Wednesday. He weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces, and measured 21 inches.

In a statement, the couple said: "Love has truly been redefined for both of us."

The Lacheys wed in 2011. Last month, 38-year-old Nick Lachey reunited with his band, 98 Degrees, on the "Today" show and in concert in Hershey, Pa. He also competed on NBC's reality competition show "Stars Earn Stripes."

Vanessa Lachey, 31, is a co-host on ABC's "Wipeout."

The birth was reported on People.com.

Actor Michael Madsen was released from a hospital after being arrested for investigation of drunken driving on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, his attorney said Thursday, the AP reports.

Madsen, 54, best known for the Quentin Tarantino movies "Reservoir Dogs" and "Kill Bill," had complained of an undisclosed medical problem following his arrest Wednesday and has since been released, said lawyer Perry Wander.

Madsen was arrested after driving erratically in a red Pontiac GTO on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu. In a preliminary test, he had a blood alcohol level of 0.21, more than twice the legal limit of 0.08, said Steve Whitmore, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

Wander said Madsen had been taking prescription drugs that could have resulted in a faulty sobriety test.

"Michael has been on prescription medication that easily could have made him look to be under the influence and caused him to fail the sobriety test," Wander said.

In March, Madsen was arrested at his Malibu home after what detectives said was a drunken fight with his teenage son, but prosecutors declined to file charges because of a lack of evidence.

Madsen has struggled with alcoholism and has been in and out of rehabilitation centers over the past several years, Wander said.

Carlos Santana is ready for the ultimate riff: a memoir, the AP reports.

The Grammy-winning superstar has an agreement with Little, Brown and Co. to tell his life story. The publisher, a division of Hachette Book Group, announced Thursday that the book is scheduled for release in 2014. It doesn't yet have a title.

The 65-year-old Santana is expected to tell stories of such friends and peers as Miles Davis, Eric Clapton and Herbie Hancock. Little, Brown and Co. has a strong history of rock star memoirs: Two years ago, it published Keith Richard's "Life."

Santana has won 15 Grammys and is best known for the album "Supernatural," which has sold more than 25 million copies.

Kirk Douglas has doubled his Los Angeles Skid Row pledge for homeless women to $10 million -- surprising even his wife, for whom the effort is named, the AP reports.

Kirk and Anne Douglas made the initial $5 million pledge in July for continued support of the Anne Douglas Center for Women at the Los Angeles Mission, which opened two decades ago on Valentine's Day.

The 95-year-old actor also gave his wife an award Wednesday for her work at the shelter.

Kirk Douglas says his wife told him she was determined to do something for her country when they married 57 years ago and he says she has never stopped.

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First Published September 14, 2012 4:00 AM


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