(Reuters) – Robert Hegyes, who played the Jewish Puerto Rican wisecracking student Juan Epstein in 1970s comedy “Welcome Back, Kotter,” died on Thursday at age 60, a hospital official said. Paramedics brought Hegyes to John F. Kennedy Medical Center in Edison, New Jersey, from nearby Metuchen, hospital spokesman Steven Weiss said. Hegyes, who grew up in New Jersey and reportedly had a home in Metuchen, was in cardiac arrest when he arrived and he was pronounced dead at the hospital, Weiss said.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – “Wheel of Fortune” host Pat Sajak has said in a broadcast interview that he and fellow host Vanna White were drunk when they taped some early episodes of the show, but that he is too old for that now. The 65-year-old Sajak made the revelation in an appearance earlier this week on cable network ESPN2’s show “Dan Le Batard is Highly Questionable.” “When I first started and was much younger and could tolerate those things, we had a different show then,” Sajak said in the
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Late pop star Michael Jackson was immortalized in cement on Thursday when his three children stamped the “Thriller” singer’s glove and shoe prints in the hallowed concrete courtyard of Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood. Well over a hundred fans of the King of Pop and celebrities including Justin Bieber and Jackson family members watched the song and dance spectacle and listened to the three children talk about the legacy of their father. “My dad won the lifetime
LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – Armie Hammer, who’s currently saddling up to play the title role against Johnny Depp in “The Lone Ranger,” has been arrested for marijuana possession in Texas, TMZ reports. The 25-year-old actor, who came to prominence playing the Winklevoss twins in “The Social Network,” was busted in Sierra Blanca, Texas, on November 30, after police found three cookies and one brownie containing medicinal marijuana. Which is a bummer for Hammer — who, ironically, played lawman
(Reuters) – British singer Seal said in a television interview set to air this Friday that a reunion with his estranged wife, supermodel and “Project Runway” host Heidi Klum, could still be in the cards. In an appearance on CNN program “Piers Morgan Tonight,” Seal also said he still loves Klum. A video of a portion of the interview was posted online by CNN on Wednesday. Earlier this week, the two stars announced that they were separating, but Seal has continued to be seen in public wearing his
NEW YORK (Reuters) – A Playboy model said on Wednesday she feared she would die while trapped in a luxury hotel room with former boxing champ Oscar De La Hoya during a night of drugs and kinky sex. Angelica Cecora, 25, in a lawsuit filed in state Supreme Court in Manhattan, accused the former Olympic gold medalist and world champion of multiple weight divisions of dressing in women’s underwear while trying to force her to engage in “disgusting” sexual acts in March 2011. …