Grammer speaks against felon
A man who raped and killed Kelsey Grammer’s sister nearly 40 years ago has been denied parole after the actor testified against his release.
A prison spokeswoman said Wednesday that Freddie Glenn’s parole request has been denied for now. Glenn, who is serving a life sentence, was convicted of killing Karen Elisa Grammer after kidnapping her from a Colorado Springs restaurant where she worked in 1975.
The Denver Post reports Glenn was tearful at times as he apologized during Tuesday’s parole hearing. He was 18 at the time of Karen Grammer’s death and said he thinks he deserves a second chance. Grammer says he accepted Glenn’s apology, but endorsing his release would be a “betrayal of my sister’s life.”
Bloom throws punch at Bieber
The mounting tension between Orlando Bloom and Justin Bieber finally reached a boiling point, according to reports.
The stars were at Cipriani in Ibiza, Spain, early Wednesday morning, along with a crowd that included Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton and Diddy, when Bieber walked past Bloom’s table.
That’s when, according to a video clip and eyewitness reports obtained by TMZ, Bloom threw a punch at Bieber, who reportedly made a rude comment about the actor’s ex, model Miranda Kerr.
Bloom and Kerr reportedly argued in 2012 after Bieber was spotted flirting with Kerr after the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. The pair, who have one child together, separated in October 2013.
Contract dispute delays ‘Bang’
Production on a new season of “The Big Bang Theory” is being delayed due to a contract dispute with its top actors.
The Warner Brothers Television studio, which makes television’s most popular comedy for CBS, said that Wednesday’s scheduled first day of work after the summer hiatus has been postponed.
The series is heading into its eighth season, and the studio is trying to hammer out new deals with actors Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar.
Lollapalooza marks 10 years
Once the vagabond of the music festival and touring circuit, Lollapalooza marks its 10th anniversary in Chicago when it opens for three days starting Friday with a lineup including Eminem, Outkast and Kings of Leon.
“We are very into the idea of being an international music event,” Lollapalooza founder Perry Farrell said in a recent interview. “But I would have to acknowledge that if it were not for Chicago, that beautiful showroom, I don’t think we would be in the position we’re in now.”
Farrell, the leader singer of Jane’s Addiction, started Lollapalooza in 1991. It was a tour until 1997 before a hiatus until 2003. There were struggles in 2004, when the event was canceled just weeks before it was to get underway because of poor ticket sales. But in 2005, Lollapalooza came to Chicago’s lakefront Grant Park, where it hosted several dozen musical artists on five stages over two days. The headline in the Chicago Tribune the day after the festival ended read: “Successapalooza.”