Kennedy, Hines to wed today
Robert Kennedy Jr. and “Curb Your Enthusiasm” actress Cheryl Hines are planning to tie the knot in a wedding at the Kennedy compound on Cape Cod.
Kennedy’s cousin, former Rep. Patrick Kennedy, says the wedding is planned for this afternoon at Ethel Kennedy’s home in Hyannis Port.
The 60-year-old Robert Kennedy is son of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy and nephew of President John F. Kennedy and the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy. It will be his third marriage. He is an environmental lawyer and activist who lives in New York.
Hines has been nominated twice for Emmys for her role playing Larry David’s wife on HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” She also appeared in the ABC series “Suburgatory.”
Rare comics to be auctioned off
Batman creator Bob Kane’s copies of the Caped Crusader’s earliest appearances are going up for auction.
ComicConnect is selling Kane’s file copies of Detective Comics Nos. 27 through 45 and Batman Nos. 1 through 3. The auction house declined to put an estimate on their value, saying such items rarely come up for sale.
The comics come from the collection of Hollywood screenwriter Bob Underwood.
The sale also has a nearly mint copy of the first Incredible Hulk comic book. The 1962 issue is one of four copies known to exist. It could bring $300,000.
There is also a 1942 Archie comic book. Archie No. 1 marked the first time the red-headed character appeared in his own magazine. Its presale estimate is $150,000.
The five-session auction begins Monday and runs through Aug. 29.
Cassidy plays hooky from court
A tweet prompted prosecutors to halt a court hearing at which a lawyer for ’70s heartthrob David Cassidy was supposed to accept a plea deal on the singer’s behalf.
Cassidy was charged last summer with driving while intoxicated in the Town of Schodack, near Albany. Because he lives in Florida, prosecutors agreed to let his lawyer appear in court for him Wednesday.
But a tweet by the New York Racing Association said Cassidy was at Saratoga Race Course, 40 miles north of Schodack.
A prosecutor told the Daily Gazette of Schenectady that officials were “disturbed” to learn Cassidy was nearby but apparently unable to appear.
A new court date is being scheduled.
Music moguls visit inmates
A group of young people at a New York City jail complex got some words of encouragement from hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons and rapper/actor LL Cool J.
The two visited Rikers Island on Thursday to mark the launch of a national anti-violence program from Simmons’ RushCard, a prepaid debit card.
RushCard’s Keep the Peace initiative gives grants to neighborhood organizations. One of those is LIFE Camp, an organization that works with young people, including those at Rikers, to reduce violence.
Deputy Warden Clement Glenn says partnering with programs such as LIFE Camp is among the ways the Department of Correction tries to get young people to change their behavior.
– From News and wire services