Ford hurt on ‘Star Wars’ set
Harrison Ford, 71, has been injured on the set of “Star Wars: Episode VI” and was taken to a hospital.
Disney said the actor was being treated for an ankle injury that happened during filming Thursday.
The “Star Wars” sequel is being filmed at Pinewood Studios outside of London.
Ford is one of the several original “Star Wars” stars returning to the J.J. Abrams-directed sequel. He’s joined by fellow alums Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Peter Mayhew.
A representative for Ford didn’t respond to a message left Thursday.
Disney said shooting will continue as planned while Ford recuperates.
Bieber escapes felony charge
The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office has declined to file a felony charge against pop star Justin Bieber in an alleged tussle with a woman over a cellphone at a family entertainment center.
The case was referred to the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office for consideration of a possible misdemeanor prosecution.
The woman said Bieber pulled her phone out of her purse to see if she was videotaping him when he was hitting balls at a batting cage. She showed him she was not.
The district attorney’s report Thursday stated that the woman also said her daughter was crying, but when police interviewed the girl, she said she was crying out of excitement at seeing the star.
Lil Kim gives birth to daughter
Lil Kim has a lil one of her own: The rapper is now a mother.
Lil Kim’s assistant, Noel Perez, confirms that the 38-year-old gave birth to daughter Royal Reign on Monday. It is her first child.
No more details were given.
Lil Kim’s hits include “Crush on You,” ‘’Not Tonight” and “Magic Stick” with 50 Cent. She won a Grammy in 2002 for her work on the No. 1 hit “Lady Marmalade” alongside Christina Aguilera, Pink and Mya.
Lil’ Kim, whose real name is Kim Jones, released a song called “Haterz” in April.
Abramson lands Harvard job
Former New York Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson is joining Harvard University as a visiting lecturer this coming school year, the university announced Thursday.
Abramson will teach undergraduate courses on narrative nonfiction in the fall and spring semesters, the school said.
Abramson was executive editor of the Times more than two years, and was the first woman to hold the post, before her abrupt dismissal in May.
Times Publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. said at the time that Abramson’s newsroom management style was the reason for her ouster. He strongly denied suggestions from critics that her gender played a role.
Dean Baquet succeeded Abramson.
Abramson, a 1976 Harvard graduate, said in a statement that she is excited to be returning to her alma mater.
“Narrative nonfiction journalism is more important than ever,” she said. “Its traditions and how it is changing in the digital transition are fascinating areas of study.”
– From News wire services