Oprah to take show on road
Oprah Winfrey is taking a self-help show on the road to eight cities this fall, a two-day event giving fans a chance to see and possibly meet her.
The talk-show host and chief of the OWN television network said Wednesday the “Oprah’s The Life You Want Weekend” will include some of the personalities she has featured over the years.
Also appearing will be OWN host Iyanla Vanzant, “Eat, Pray, Love” author Elizabeth Gilbert and Pastor Rob Bell, with author Deepak Chopra at some of the tour stops.
Tickets start at $99 and range up to $999.
Winfrey will talk on Friday night in each city, with Saturdays devoted to the other personalities. The first stop will be Atlanta on the first weekend in September, with subsequent arena stops outside Detroit; in Washington; Newark, N.J.; Houston; Miami; Seattle; and San Jose, Calif.
Zombie role takes a toll
Spending your days killing zombies apparently takes its toll.
Actress Lauren Cohan said being on AMC’s “The Walking Dead” for three seasons has had an effect on her.
“My temperament has changed since I’ve been on the show because of being immersed in this dark material all the time,” Cohan said in a recent interview.
Cohan plays Maggie Greene on the post-apocalyptic zombie drama. So far this season Maggie has seen her father beheaded, was separated from her husband and doesn’t know whether her sister Beth is alive, dead or undead.
She didn’t give away any spoilers for the season finale, which airs Sunday at 9 p.m.
Twins’ named revealed
“Thor” hunk Chris Hemsworth and wife Elsa Pataky have revealed the names of their twin boys who were born last week: Tristan and Sasha.
Pataky posted a shot of the little guys’ feet on Instagram, along with a caption in her native Spanish that roughly translates to: “They’re home!! Tristan and Sasha came into the world on March 18, just after the full moon. Complete happiness!!”
Hemsworth, 30, and 37-year-old Pataky, an actress and model, also have a 2-year-old daughter named India Rose.
Cumberbatch to play Hamlet
Benedict Cumberbatch is going from detective to Dane.
London’s Barbican Centre says the “Sherlock” star will play Shakespeare’s melancholy Danish prince in “Hamlet” at the venue next year.
The Lyndsey Turner-directed production will run from August to October 2015, and the 12-week stint in the 1,160-seat venue is guaranteed to be a hot ticket.
Cumberbatch has gained fans around the world as cerebral sleuth Sherlock Holmes in the BBC TV drama.
Producer Sonia Friedman called Cumberbatch “one of the most gifted and exciting actors of his generation.”
Cumberbatch, who recently appeared onscreen in “The Fifth Estate,” “12 Years a Slave” and “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” won an Olivier theater award for his starring role in “Frankenstein” at Britain’s National Theatre in 2011.