Fred Jackson hosts show
Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson is joining the lineup on WBBZ-TV. "The Fred Jackson Show" will debut at 6:30 p.m. Monday, said John DiSciullo, director of production and promotion. The show will be co-hosted by Bob Koshinski, WBBZ vice president and general manager, and will be taped before a live audience. Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick will be Jackson's first guest.
In a prepared release, Jackson said, "It will be fun to get into the living rooms of Buffalo Bills fans, and let them see the different characters we have on this team, and show them what kind of character I am."
The program will be rebroadcast at 10:30 p.m. Mondays and 9 a.m. Tuesdays.
Another show,"Sports Rap Up With Bob Koshinski," will debut on WBBZ at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Scheduled guests for the first show are Buffalo News sports columnist Jerry Sullivan and Mike Robitaille, Buffalo Sabres analyst. "Sports Rap Up" will rebroadcast at 9 a.m. Wednesdays.
- Jane Kwiatkowski
Kristen Stewart resurfaces
"Twilight's" newest vampire re-emerged in public at the Toronto Film Festival.
Kristen Stewart made her first public appearance in nearly two months Thursday night to promote her latest movie. The 22-year-old star went into lockdown mode after she publicly apologized for having a tryst with the married director of her last film, "Snow White and the Huntsman."
For her return, hundreds of fans eagerly gathered early in the morning Thursday, awaiting her walk on the red carpet for "On the Road." It's based on the classic Jack Kerouac novel, and one of Stewart's favorite books.
"I'm somebody that has loved the book their whole life," Stewart said, first reading it at age 14.
Stewart posed for photographers, spoke to a few television crews - while paired with co-star Garret Hedlund - and signed lots of autographs for fans.
Dressed in a slinky, floral Zuhair Murad dress, the young actress held her head high but, at times, showed signs of nervousness. On several occasions, she broke away from the press line to greet fans behind the barricade.
Celebrity birthdays . . .
Sunday: Actor Tom Wopat is 61. Musician-producer Dave Stewart (Eurythmics) is 60. Actor Hugh Grant is 52. Actor-comedian Adam Sandler is 46.
Monday: Singer Jose Feliciano is 67. Guitarist Joe Perry of Aerosmith is 62. Actor Ryan Phillippe is 38.
Tuesday: Movie director Brian De Palma is 72. Drummer Mickey Hart of the Grateful Dead is 69. Singer Harry Connick Jr. is 45.
Wednesday: Country singer George Jones is 81. Actress Linda Gray is 72. Singer Maria Muldaur is 70.
Thursday: Actor Richard Kiel is 73. Actress Jacqueline Bisset is 68.
Friday: Actor Walter Koenig ("Star Trek") is 76. Singer John "Bowzer" Baumann of Sha Na Na is 65. Actress Melissa Leo is 52.
Next Saturday: Actor Tommy Lee Jones is 66. Movie director Oliver Stone is 66. Britain's Prince Harry is 28.