Moreno to get top SAG award
Rita Moreno will receive the Life Achievement Award for career and humanitarian accomplishments at the 20th annual SAG Awards.
Screen Actors Guild & American Federation of Television and Radio Artists Co-President Ken Howard made the announcement Monday. He said Moreno is the 50th recipient of the award, “the most prestigious honor we bestow.”
Moreno, 81, won a best supporting actress Oscar for 1961’s “West Side Story.” She also has won two Emmys, a Tony and a Grammy Award, one of the few artists to win all four top show business awards.
She currently appears in TV Land’s “Happily Divorced.”
The SAG Awards will air Jan. 18, 2014, on TNT and TBS.
Country star has baby girl
Lady Antebellum’s leading lady has given birth to a little lady.
Hillary Scott’s representative says the country singer gave birth to Eisele Kaye Tyrrell on Monday in Nashville, Tenn. Scott is married to Nashville-based drummer Chris Tyrrell. Eisele is the couple’s first child.
People magazine first reported the birth. The report said the baby girl weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces.
Scott, 27, is one-third of the Grammy-winning country act Lady Antebellum. The group also includes Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood. They released their fourth album, “Golden,” in May.
The couple were married last year.
Filmmaker Moore to divorce
Filmmaker Michael Moore has filed for divorce after 21 years of marriage to Kathleen Glynn, his collaborator on the Oscar-winning “Bowling for Columbine” and other projects.
Moore filed a divorce complaint June 17 in Michigan’s Antrim County, where the couple has a lakefront home. It says their relationship has broken down and “there remains no reasonable likelihood that the marriage can be preserved.”
Clerk of Court Sheryl Guy said Monday that Glynn has not filed a response.
A final hearing is scheduled for Sept. 10.
Moore and Glynn married in Flint in 1991. Glynn is listed as producer or executive producer for many of Moore’s hard-hitting documentary films, including “Fahrenheit 9/11,” “Sicko” and “Capitalism: A Love Story.”
They did not immediately return phone calls seeking comment.
Lee turns to Web for funds
Following in the footsteps of “Veronica Mars” and Zach Braff, Spike Lee has launched an online campaign to help fund his next feature film.
The Brooklyn filmmaker on Monday unveiled his bid to raise $1.25 million over the next month using the fundraising site Kickstarter. Lee offered few details on the film, but said it would be about “the addiction of blood.”
Lee said it’s difficult for independent filmmakers and the only way to insure your vision gets on screen “is when you bring the money to the table.”
Contribution levels range up to $10,000, which earns a trip with Lee to a New York Knicks game.
His “Oldboy,” a remake of the 2003 South Korean thriller, is to be released in October.