Allen leaves mark in Pawtucket
Legendary director Woody Allen has added his handprints to the Hollywood Walk of Fame, but not the one in California. It’s in Pawtucket, R.I.
Allen was in town Thursday filming a new movie that stars Emma Stone and Joaquin Phoenix.
Local officials say they worked with Allen’s crew as he filmed at a newsstand and elsewhere, and the director agreed to add his handprints to Pawtucket’s so-called “Hollywood Walk of Fame.”
Allen put his prints and signature into wet cement Thursday afternoon while filming in neighboring Providence. The panel will be installed later.
Pawtucket’s walk is outside a city diner and includes handprints from Dustin Hoffman and others from the movie “American Buffalo,” which was filmed in the blue-collar mill city in 1995.
Local officials are still hoping Phoenix and Stone will add their handprints.
Cartoons benefit Parkinson’s
Artwork from “Calvin and Hobbes” creator Bill Watterson’s three-day return to comics will be auctioned to benefit Parkinson’s disease research.
Watterson collaborated with “Pearls Before Swine” cartoonist Stephan Pastis for the three comic strips in June after a long absence from the funny pages. The strips will be sold today by Dallas-based Heritage Auctions, with each expected to sell for more than $10,000.
Heritage says the three-strip arc follows Pastis’ alter-ego as he turns the drawing of the comic over to a second-grader. At Watterson’s request, the artwork is being sold on behalf of Team Cul de Sac, a charity established in honor of cartoonist Richard Thompson, who has Parkinson’s. The proceeds will go to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.
“Calvin and Hobbes” ended in 1995.
Kardashian to star as herself
Reality TV stars Khloe Kardashian and Scott Disick are dipping their toes into the world of scripted television, landing guest roles on USA Network’s “Royal Pains.”
Kardashian and Disick will play themselves in the Sept. 2 season finale, the network announced Thursday. Disick is expecting his third child with Khloe’s older sister Kourtney Kardashian.
In the episode, Khloe and Disick, who are both out east filming E!’s reality show “Kourtney and Khloe Take the Hamptons,” are having dinner at a Hamptons hotspot when they’re recognized by Hank’s (Mark Feuerstein) girlfriend Charlotte (Gillian Alexy). Charlotte asks Evan (Paulo Costanzo) to make an introduction for her.
Gaga hospitalized in Denver
Lady Gaga shared a photo of herself wearing an oxygen mask early Thursday, telling her fans she was hospitalized for altitude sickness after her show in the mile-high city of Denver.
“Altitude Sickness is no Joke!” the songstress captioned the photo on Instagram.
The 28-year-old must be feeling a little better: Since sharing her hospital selfie, she’s posted three pictures of her dog and one advertising her upcoming fragrance, dubbed Eau de Gaga.
Gaga was scheduled to play a concert in Seattle on Friday and a show in Vancouver today.