People: Chris Olds, Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes, Charlie Sheen, Lily Allen
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Whitehall's Chris Olds won the WDVE Porch Party contest.
As a result, WDVE's Sean McDowell, Randy Baumann and the DVE Morning Show will broadcast live from Olds' porch for a special DVE Porch Party 4-7 p.m. Thursday. Special guest and Swissvale native Billy Gardell of the CBS hit comedy "Mike & Molly" will join the broadcast.
Listeners were asked to submit videos highlighting why their home should be chosen to host the WDVE Porch Party and meet the WDVE team and Gardell. More than 80 videos were submitted with Olds taking the prize. Listeners are invited to relax on their porches, turn on their radios and tune in. View the winning entry and other contestant videos at www.dve.com/pages/billygardellporch.html.
Tom Cruise is finally getting quality time with daughter Suri.
Two weeks after Katie Holmes filed for divorce, the 50-year-old star arrived in New York City Tuesday and was photographed carrying his daughter into a hotel. It is his first visit since he and Holmes, 33, reached a divorce settlement July 7.
"Tom looked really happy," an observer in New York tells People.
"He's been dying to see her," says a source of Cruise, who finished shooting his latest movie, "Oblivion," on Sunday in California. Cruise learned of Holmes' divorce filing while shooting the same film on location in Iceland. And although he and Suri have spoken frequently since the split, he has not seen her in person since mid-June.
Holmes and Cruise have agreed that Suri will live in New York with her mother, but the actor will see her often. "He'll be with her whenever he can," says a source.
The pair plan to spend several days together in the city, where Suri is expected to attend a local private school this fall.
Sources close to Cruise and Holmes say the former couple will work together to make sure that hand-offs are as pleasant as possible.
Life in New York City isn't without a few bumps in the road for Katie Holmes -- literally.
The Mercedes she was traveling in with daughter Suri, 6, was hit by a garbage truck Monday night, police confirm. No one was injured.
Mother and daughter were leaving the Chelsea Piers recreational center -- not far from their new Manhattan apartment -- when a turning garbage truck rammed into their Mercedes, according to a source, People reports.
"Suri was crying in the car," says the source, who adds that Holmes, 33, was not driving.
Once Holmes and her daughter were back home, a police report was filed.
This is the second time their car has been hit in four days. Last Friday, a paparazzi car hit their vehicle as they were pulling home after a trip to the FAO Schwarz toy store.
Charlie Sheen may no longer be tweeting, but what he's doing instead is much more admirable.
The actor announced he is pledging to donate at least $1 million to the USO, E! News reports.
And during an appearance on Monday's "Tonight Show," the "Anger Management" star spoke to Jay Leno about how such a generous offer came to pass.
"They reached out, and there's a TBI [traumatic brain injury] center that they asked if I wanted to have naming rights on and would I make a donation," explained Sheen. "And I said, 'How about I give you something that could be an asset that grows over time, which is one point in my show? It should be worth more than a million and hopefully a lot more than that, because these guys are the real heroes.' "
Sheen has guaranteed a minimum of $1 million will be given.
Lily Allen, Joss Stone and, of course, Adele have all earned a ton of dough.
But who among them insists she's not nearly as wealthy as you might think?
That would be Stone, who, despite being recently ranked 27th on Britain's Young Rich List, claims she is definitely not worth a rumored $16 million, E! News reports.
"I don't have that kind of money," Stone told the Daily Mail, noting that she was forced to give much of her earnings back when she wanted out of a recording contract in 2009.
"It all went when I left EMI," she said. "I was flat even, down to nothing. I wasn't even down to a million in the bank."
But the songstress doesn't seem too overly concerned about her financial situation.
"Money is the thing that people hold over you, but to me it was just cotton balls," Stone added. "Don't let it suffocate you. Don't let yourself need it that much. I just thought: 'I'm free. I'll go out and play some gigs and earn a living.' "
First Published July 18, 2012 12:00 am