In the sad aftermath of Robin Williams’ shocking suicide Monday morning, the comedian’s daughter, Zelda, memorialized her father with a touching passage from Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s “The Little Prince.”
“You — you alone will have the stars as no one else has them,” the 25-year-old wrote on Twitter, quoting the 1943 classic of children’s literature.
“In one of the stars I shall be living. In one of them I shall be laughing. And so it will be as if all the stars were laughing, when you look at the sky at night.”
In her own words, Zelda added: “I love you. I miss you. I’ll try to keep looking up.”
In 2011, Robin and Zelda collaborated on a video for Nintendo about the origin of her name. “It’s magical," Robin explained. ”As she is.“
Williams’ final Instagram post was a vintage picture of the two of them, father and daughter, posted to celebrate Zelda’s birthday on July 31.
“Quarter of a century old but always my baby girl,” he wrote.
Zelda is Williams’ daughter with his second wife, Marsha Garces. “The What Dreams May Come” actor was also dad to sons Cody Williams, 22, and Zachary Williams, 31, from his first marriage, to Valerie Velardi.
Carnegie native Charles Esten has more at stake in the new season of the ABC drama “Nashville” than resolving the cliffhanger that left his character, singer-songwriter Deacon Claybourne, in the midst of a lyricist love triangle. The Associated Press reports.
During the season-three premiere, Esten, who sang in a band and stage productions long before becoming an actor, will perform a song he co-wrote with Grammy-nominated country singer Deana Carter, “I Know How to Love You Now.” It’s his first co-written tune to appear on the show, but Esten has had plenty of practice after opening with co-star Clare Bowen for country stars Jennifer Nettles and Alan Jackson on a few shows during the summer hiatus.
“I’ve played some big rooms, but none as big as the whole United States,” said Esten in an interview while shooting on location in Nashville.
“Nashville” has made a successful side business out of the music from the show, with four collections of soundtracks that have sold a combined 627,000 copies, according to Nielsen Soundscan.
Esten and actor Chris Carmack will perform in the Sept. 24 show live from the show’s Bluebird Cafe set. The studio versions of the songs will be available for download on iTunes immediately after the show.
“As always, when you perform at the Bluebird, it’s generally live anyway, so this is not really different,” Esten said, referring to the real Nashville venue that the show duplicated on a soundstage. “It will be as real as it should be.”
Zosia Mamet says she’s suffered from an eating disorder for most of her life — in secret, People reports.
The actress opened up about her battle in her column for the September issue of Glamour.
“This struggle has been mostly a private one, a war nobody knew was raging inside me,” she writes. “I tried to fight it alone for a long time. And I nearly died.”
The 26-year-old says her struggle started at age 8 when she was told she was fat for the first time.
“I’m not fat; I’ve never been fat. But ever since then, there has been a monster in my brain that tells me I am.”
In her column, the “Girls” star also says that pressure from society played a part in her disorder.
“Our culture delivers a real one-two punch: You want to control something, and then society says, ‘Hey, how about controlling the way you look? Skinny is beautiful,’ ” she says.
“It’s no secret that we live in a country with a warped view of beauty.”
She eventually sought treatment after her father, playwright David Mamet, intervened, but her recovery wasn't immediately smooth sailing. After Mamet left the hospital, she quickly lost the weight she had gained in treatment.
But today, the actress is at a healthy weight and considers herself “an addict in recovery … I realize that my obsession will always be with me.” She is also encouraging others to speak openly about eating disorders.
“Let’s diminish the stigma,” she writes. “Let's remind one another that we’re beautiful.”
Jeff Goldblum is returning to New York but not to act — he’ll be singing.
The Cafe Carlyle said the “Jurassic Park” and “The Fly” star will perform Sept. 16-20 with his jazz band, The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, the AP reports.
The actor and Pittsburgh native has sung and played piano with the band for years, but the new dates mark their New York premiere. They’re named for a friend of Goldblum’s family and play improvised versions of jazz standards such as “Summertime” or “The Sidewinder.”
The fall season at the Carlyle will also include sets by “It’s Complicated” actress Rita Wilson from Sept. 24-Oct. 4, “The Breakfast Club” star Molly Ringwald from Oct. 7-18, and David Johansen, whose alter ego is Buster Poindexter, from Oct. 21-25. Woody Allen and his jazz band play every Monday from Sept. 15-Dec. 15.
The legendary lounge inside the Hotel Carlyle on Manhattan’s Upper East Side is where Elaine Stritch, Chita Rivera and Bobby Short have performed.