Streisand raises funds
MALIBU, Calif. - In an elegant white tent nestled among the barn-shaped houses that dot her oceanfront compound, Barbra Streisand, above, sang and former President Bill Clinton spoke to a crowd gathered to raise funds for women's heart health. Comedian Martin Short was the master of ceremonies at the intimate fundraising dinner.
Guests who paid as much as $100,000 per couple to support the Barbra Streisand Women's Heart Center enjoyed sweeping ocean views and the singer's blooming rose garden before sitting down to a "heart-healthy," gluten-free dinner of tofu, fish or grilled vegetables.
She donated $10 million to create the new research and treatment facility at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and solicited million-dollar donations from wealthy friends she called personally.
Cosby's last harrah
LOS ANGELES - Bill Cosby is retiring as master of ceremonies of the annual Playboy Jazz Festival after more than 30 years.
Cosby has been a fixture at the gathering of jazz luminaries since the first Los Angeles festival was held in 1979. Artists he's introduced over the years have ranged from Miles Davis to Lionel Hampton to Sarah Vaughan.
Hugh Hefner says Cosby's comedic talent and passion for jazz have made an immeasurable contribution to the success of the festival.
Chris Brown in club brawl
NEW YORK - New York City police are investigating whether shots were fired inside a nightclub during a bottle-throwing brawl involving singer Chris Brown and Drake's entourage.
Some witnesses report hearing shots during the dust-up Thursday morning at W.i.P in SoHo, but no one reported seeing a gun.
Chris Brown, his girlfriend and his bodyguard were among eight injured during the fight inside the club. Police say members of Drake's entourage stopped Brown as he was leaving. The fight escalated and bottles were thrown.
Brown spoke with police; Drake has not. Drake's representatives say he was on his way out when the fight broke out and did not injure anyone.
Lohan's latest drama
LOS ANGELES - Lindsay Lohan continued to bring drama to the production of her latest film, receiving treatment for exhaustion and dehydration a week after she was involved in a car crash that sent her to the hospital.
Lohan's publicist Steve Honig says producers of the Lifetime film "Liz and Dick," about the love affair between Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, summoned paramedics to Lohan's hotel room Friday morning after she did not respond for a shoot. The incident occurred after the actress completed an all-night shoot and had kept up a grueling schedule in recent days, Honig said.
GRAYTON BEACH, Fla. - Country music star Jason Aldean, below, has been fined $100 for swimming in dangerous conditions at a Florida Panhandle beach.
Authorities say Aldean was among 19 people cited for going in the Gulf of Mexico on Monday in South Walton County.
The Northwest Florida Daily News reports double red flags had been up since Saturday because of dangerous rip currents.
He tweeted: "Dear officer who gave me a ticket on the beach today for swimming in the water with double red flags. Thanx for the warning Barney Fife!"
Jerry Lewis recovering
NEW YORK - A publicist for Jerry Lewis says the 86-year-old comedian is resting at his hotel after spending two nights in a New York hospital.
Lewis was hospitalized Tuesday due to low blood sugar after forgetting to eat or drink.
Publicist Candi Cazau says Lewis was taken to the hospital as a precaution just before he was scheduled to receive an award from the Friars Club. He also was set to present Tom Cruise with an Award.