Kennedy to play ‘Antigone’
The daughter of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and granddaughter of Robert F. Kennedy will be making her New York stage debut next month in the Greek tragedy “Antigone.”
Kick Kennedy will play the title role in Sophocles’ timeless play about a woman willing to die to defend her family’s honor. Performances at The Storm Theatre Company’s stage at the Church of Notre Dame on 114th Street begin Jan. 10.
Kennedy, who has been on TV in “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Gossip Girl” and “The Newsroom,” also shares her family’s passion for environmentalism.
The 24-year-old will be directed by Peter Dobbins, artistic director of The Storm Theatre. The play explores the roles of fate, virtue and loyalty to the state.
Palin to host new TV show
Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is back with yet another television show, this time an outdoor program for the Sportsman Channel.
She will host “Amazing America with Sarah Palin,” a weekly program celebrating the “red, wild and blue” lifestyle set to premiere in April. The show will be “an anthology of stories that explore some of the most original, interesting – and sometimes inspiring – people, places and pastimes connected to America’s outdoors lifestyle,” according to a statement from the network.
“Amazing America” sounds a lot like her previous foray into television, “Sarah Palin’s Alaska,” which aired for one season on TLC in 2010.
No charges for adventurer
No charges will be filed against Aron Ralston, the Colorado adventurer whose self-amputation ordeal inspired the movie “127 Hours,” after he and his girlfriend were arrested in connection with a weekend altercation at her home, prosecutors said Monday.
The girlfriend, Vita Shannon, still faces charges including assault and disturbing the peace. She pleaded not guilty and was released on $550 bail. Neither commented as they left jail.
Shannon also faces one count of wrongs to minors, a charge used when children are present during an incident. but not necessarily hurt. Police said the couple’s 8-week-old daughter was present during the altercation.
DiCaprio backs e-car team
Leonardo DiCaprio is getting into the electric race-car business.
The Oscar-nominated actor announced Monday he’s partnering with Venturi Automobiles and will enter a team in next year’s FIA Formula E Championship, which is the first series exclusively for electric cars.
“The future of our planet depends on our ability to embrace fuel-efficient, clean-energy vehicles,” DiCaprio said in a statement. “Venturi Grand Prix has shown tremendous foresight in their decision to create an environmentally friendly racing team, and I am happy to be a part of this effort.”
Alejandro Agag, CEO of series promoter Formula E Holdings, welcomed DiCaprio to the series.
“Very few environmental leaders have helped more than him to spread the message of sustainability around the world,” Agag said.