People: Fred Willard, Bethenny Frankel, Madonna, William Berloni, Bobby Rydell
The incident would hardly qualify as comic actor Fred Willard's best in show, People reports.
The septuagenarian satirist found himself in a serious position in a Hollywood adult movie theater Wednesday night, when he was arrested and charged by the Los Angeles Police Department for allegedly committing a lewd act, Officer Bruce Borihanh confirms.
LAPD confirms that the incident happened at about 8:50 p.m. as vice officers were conducting a routine investigation, and that Willard was cited and released, meaning he will have to appear in court to answer to a misdemeanor charge.
The actor's rep had no comment, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Willard, 72, is best known for his scene-stealing roles in Christopher Guest parody films ("Best in Show," "A Mighty Wind") and "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy" as well as TV shows such as "Get Smart," "Everybody Loves Raymond," "Modern Family" and "The Closer."
TMZ, which reports Willard was arrested at the Tiki Theater on Santa Monica Boulevard in L.A., lists the films playing at the time: "Follow Me 2" and "Step Dad No. 2."
According to the Internet Movie Database, Willard's next movie is called "The Yank."
PBS also has fired Willard as host of its show "Market Warriors." Mark Walberg, the host of "Antiques Roadshow," will re-narrate the four episodes that have already been produced, the Associated Press reports.
Bethenny Frankel is known for telling it like it is -- especially when it comes to her personal life.
In this week's People, the reality star-turned-talk-show host reveals the truth about her marriage to Jason Hoppy, which recently has been rumored to be on the brink.
"We've been scared," says Frankel, 41. "The second year of marriage was not easy. We hit bottom, [but] we came out the other side."
After rising to fame on Bravo's "Real Housewives of New York City," Frankel has wrapped the final season of her reality series "Bethenny Ever After," which magnified the couple's troubles this past year.
"I think we have what it takes to make it work," she says. "I don't have a backup plan. It's not like shopping for shoes and getting a new pair. That's not what it's about."
Frankel, who just returned to their new Manhattan apartment after two months in L.A. -- where she completed a six-week test run of Fox daytime talk show "Bethenny," which is likely to be picked up for next year -- is ready to say goodbye to reality TV and embrace the future as a tell-it-like-it-is talk-show host.
"It's the right thing for me -- and for us," she says of her new gig. "I love talking to women about what's going on with them."
In fact, Frankel says, "I'm done with putting my personal life and family on reality television. I went all the way, and I think it may be enough. Enough about me."
Could it be? "I couldn't even imagine it," she says.
What she can imagine is relaxing with Hoppy, 40, and their daughter, Bryn 2, at a fabulous beach house -- where they're about to spend the rest of the summer -- with only their own cameras in hand.
"I'm in lockdown," she says with a laugh. "I'm finally ready to become a housewife." A real one, that is.
Organizers of a Madonna concert in the Polish capital have agreed to a request from city officials to start the show with a brief clip about the Warsaw Uprising, the 1944 revolt against Nazi rule, in a nod to war veterans, the Associated Press reports.
Some veterans and young Catholics have voiced anger that the Aug. 1 concert falls on the 68th anniversary of the uprising.
The 63-day rebellion ended in the deaths of up to 200,000 Poles and the destruction of the city. Every year, the anniversary is marked with somber commemorations, with the wailing of a siren, a minute of silence and special prayers in churches.
City officials proposed airing a clip about the revolt to allay the veterans' feelings.
Ania Pietrzak, a spokeswoman for concert organizer Live Nation, said Wednesday that organizers had agreed to that.
"It is an important moment in Polish history, so we have decided to remind people of that moment," she said.
If you're a fan of Larry Stylinson, you are not alone.
There are countless blogs and YouTube videos devoted to the bromance between One Direction members Louis Tomlinson and Harry Styles, E! News reports.
In an interview with Tumblr blog Storyboard, Tomlinson, 21, admits that it can be problematic when rumors surface that he and Styles, 18, are more than just BFFs.
"This is a subject that was funny at first but now is actually hard to deal with in a relationship," says Tomlinson, who is currently dating 20-year-old model Eleanor Calder.
"Me and Harry are best friends, people look into our every move -- it is actually affecting the way me and Harry are in public," he continues. "We want to joke around, but there seems to be a different rumor every time we do anything. I act the same way with Harry as I do [with] any of the other boys and my childhood friend Stan."
"I think that we have always been ourselves from day one, and we keep ourselves grounded," Tomlinson adds. "We have a big team working with us, and we make all the final decisions on everything, be it styling, song and lyric choices, tour creative. We like to be involved in everything. That way, everything we do is 'us' and real."
Broadway's newest Little Orphan Annie has found her Sandy, the Associated Press reports.
The award-winning animal trainer William Berloni on Thursday unveiled the pooch who is slated to star in the Broadway revival of the Tony Award-winning musical "Annie" -- Sunny, a 2-year-old terrier mix rescued from a shelter in Houston.
Berloni, who located and trained the first stage dog for "Annie" more than three decades ago, makes it a point of using shelter dogs in all his projects.
Says Berloni: "The most talented animals are right there under your nose."
"Annie," starring 11-year-old Lilla Crawford in the title role and Katie Finneran as Miss Hannigan, will begin previews on Oct. 3 at the Palace Theatre and will open on Nov. 8.
Sixties teen idol Bobby Rydell has undergone a liver and kidney transplant in Philadelphia, the Associated Press reports.
The 70-year-old singer, whose hits include "Wild One" and "Volare," had surgery last week. He tells KYW-AM that his doctor didn't expect him to live much longer without the double organ transplant.
Doctors at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital say they were able to use part of the donor liver to help Rydell and the other part to help a child.
Rydell says he now wants to help raise awareness about organ donation.
First Published July 20, 2012 12:00 am