Lohan film trouble
LOS ANGELES - Two Hollywood unions are scrutinizing worker safety and welfare on Lindsay Lohan's TV movie "Liz & Dick" after the actress tweeted that she was exhausted because of long production days.
Larry A. Thompson, producer of the Lifetime movie starring Lohan as Elizabeth Taylor and Grant Bowler as Richard Burton, above, said Wednesday that no violations were found in one union's review.
The Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists confirmed its representatives visited the production. It said it "will continue to visit" to enforce guild rules.
"We have spoken with representatives from the company, and they are fully aware of their contractual obligations. We will ensure that all applicable penalties will be paid," the guild said in a statement.
LONDON - The man who once was among the world's most eligible bachelors has turned 30 - but things are not so bad for Prince William as he celebrates his birthday with family and friends.
Palace officials say William will mark the milestone in private with his wife, the former Kate Middleton, and perhaps some close friends. They say a low key celebration is planned.
William has been pursuing a military career as a search-and-rescue helicopter pilot while easing into married life and taking on more royal duties. He is stationed at an air base in north Wales and was recently on a temporary deployment in the Falkland Islands in the south Atlantic.
He and his wife have made a number of public appearances in recent weeks, often representing his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, at events to mark her 60 years on the throne, a year-long celebration called the Diamond Jubilee.
Radiohead postpones tour
TORONTO - Radiohead has postponed part of its European tour after a stage collapse in Toronto killed the band's drum technician.
A statement posted on the British band's website Thursday says they are dealing with grief from the accident and practical considerations that have forced them to postpone shows in Italy, Germany and Switzerland scheduled through July 9.
Scott Johnson was killed Saturday when the stage came crashing down as the crew set up for a concert in Toronto's Downsview Park. Three other crew members were injured.
The band said the collapse destroyed its light show, which will take weeks to replace. The band says it plans to begin performing again on July 10 in Nimes, France.
Simmons urges peace
JERUSALEM - To hip hop and fashion mogul Russell Simmons, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is like "a rap beef" that can be resolved through dialogue and understanding.
"A little trust, and it's over," he said.
The cofounder of the pioneering Def Jam Recordings record label, which has represented such artists as the Beastie Boys, Jay-Z, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, LL Cool J and Kanye West, is in Israel on the invitation of Israeli President Shimon Peres.
When he isn't managing his clothing line Phat Farm or promoting artists, Simmons champions an eclectic mix of causes, from veganism to gay rights to yoga.
In Israel, he's focusing on interfaith trust. He said creating dialogue should be as simple as a mediating a rap battle.
Bald beauty queen
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Just three months ago, Debbe Ebben had no hair. On Saturday night, she was crowned Miss Alaska.
Ebben shaved her head in March to raise more than $4,000 for the St. Baldrick's Foundation, which donates money for childhood cancer research. She said she did it to let children who lost their hair because of cancer treatments know that it was OK to be bald.
"I wanted to put meaning and emotion behind it, and let them know why I'm doing it - for the kids," she said. "I'm not shaving it to get attention. I'm not shaving it for publicity. I'm not shaving it because it's a really easy hairstyle to go with. I'm shaving it for them."
Ebben's brown hair had grown back to a pixie cut by the time she became the state's top beauty queen over the weekend, but she says she will likely keep her hair short when she represents Alaska at the Miss America pageant in January 2013.
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"I'll let it do its thing for a while," she said, laughing. "I'll consult the hair stylist before I go down."Press wire reports
Cannavale teams with Pacino
NEW YORK - Al Pacino is getting some help in "Glengarry Glen Ross" on Broadway this fall - from Bobby Cannevale.
Producers of the David Mamet revival said Thursday that Cannavale will play Richard "Ricky" Roma, the part Pacino played in a 1992 film version of the same play.
Previews will start on Oct. 16 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre and an opening night has been set for Nov. 11.
Cannavale, who has appeared on "Nurse Jackie" and won an Emmy in "Will & Grace," was last on Broadway playing a recovering addict opposite Chris Rock in the Tony-nominated play "The Motherf---- With the Hat."
The actor is also slated to star in a new production of Clifford Odets' "The Big Knife." It begins previews on March 22 at the American Airlines Theatre.