Bullock deals with intruder
An emergency protective order was issued Monday for actress Sandra Bullock after a man broke into her West Los Angeles home, police said.
The protective order is good for five days, after which Bullock must apply for a permanent restraining order with the Los Angeles County Superior Court, said officer Wendy Reyes of the Los Angeles Police Department.
Joshua James Corbett, 39, of Glendale, Calif., was arrested at about 6:45 a.m. Sunday inside the Academy Award-winner’s home, police said.
The protective order means Corbett has to stay away from Bullock.
Police booked him on suspicion of residential burglary. They said there is no indication Corbett stalked Bullock.
Beck was big bidder for flag
Conservative radio host Glenn Beck says he and his Mercury One charity paid $350,000 at a Manhattan auction for a U.S. flag that flew over a ship at the Normandy D-Day invasion.
Beck announced on his radio show and website that he was the anonymous online bidder who bought the 48-star Navy ensign at a sale of World War II artifacts and memorabilia at Bonhams last Thursday.
The tattered flag flew aboard the American-built LST 493 during D-Day operations 70 years ago. It had been estimated to sell for $25,000 to $35,000.
During Friday’s show, Beck referred to the flag as “the 20th century’s Star Spangled Banner.”
Lawmakers honor Danza
Actor Tony Danza says he’s proud of his Italian heritage but says that, as Americans, “we’re all in this together.”
The Brooklyn native was honored Monday at the New York Legislature’s Italian-American Day.
Danza says he’s humbled by the recognition. He says it makes him recall the words of his father, a New York City sanitation worker and World War II veteran who often stressed the importance of the phrase E Pluribus Unum, or, out of many, one.
Danza, a New York City resident, starred in “Taxi” and “Who’s the Boss.” He is also a film and stage actor and author.
Paisley has respect for troops
While it’s true patriotism means different things to different people in the U.S., Brad Paisley thinks we can all agree on one aspect: Military personnel should be treated with respect.
This belief spurred two recent actions: Paisley joined President Obama on a trip to Afghanistan to perform for troops and took a moment recently to mock Westboro Baptist Church protesters outside a concert in Kansas. Members of that Topeka, Kan., church sometimes conduct anti-gay demonstrations at military funerals in opposition to government policies.
“My patriotism starts there,” Paisley said in an interview before performing at the CMA Music Festival on Sunday night. “We’re talking about, I think everyone can agree – except maybe Westboro Baptist – on the fact our soldiers are our most important, the most amazing people that we’ve had.”
— From News wire services