Police arrest Hyland’s groper
Sarah Hyland filmed scenes with her “Modern Family” castmates on a Sydney beach Friday, a day after police arrested a man the actress said had touched her inappropriately at a cast event.
The man allegedly groped her chest after asking the actress to pose for a photograph, The Sydney Morning Herald reported.
Hyland, 23, who plays big-eyed teen Haley Dunphy, immediately alerted private security guards at the party Thursday night, and they called police. She was shaken and left early from the event sponsored by Qantas Airways, the newspaper said.
“Sorry to all the fans outside the #qantas event that I didn’t get to say hi to but I had to leave due to an inappropriate touch of a fan,” she wrote on Twitter.
Her actor-boyfriend who accompanied her to Australia, Matt Prokop, tweeted: “To the (expletive) who assaulted Sarah tonight I hope to God you don’t see next week.”
Pink joins Oscars lineup
Have the Oscars gone Grammys?
Producers of the 86th Academy Awards announced Friday that Pink will appear on the Oscar show. The Grammy-winning singer joins a lineup already set to include performances by U2, Pharrell Williams, Bette Midler, rocker Karen O and Broadway star Idina Menzel.
Producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan didn’t specify what Pink’s performance will entail. They also haven’t said what song Midler will sing.
Williams, Menzel, Karen O and U2 are set to perform their nominated original songs on the March 2 show.
Royal Swede gives birth
Sweden’s Royal Palace says Princess Madeleine has given birth to a daughter in New York City – the first child for her and American husband, banker Christopher O’Neill.
The palace says the daughter was born late Thursday.
Royal spokesman Svante Lindqvist said Friday that both mother and baby, whose name was not disclosed, “are in good health.”
Madeleine, daughter of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia, and O’Neill wed in June in Stockholm.
The younger sister of Crown Princess Victoria, Madeleine is fourth in line to the Swedish throne.
Minaj sued in wig flap
A wig designer has sued singer Nicki Minaj, accusing the star of harming his business and selling wigs based on his designs.
Terrence Davidson filed a lawsuit Friday against Onika Maraj, who uses the stage name “Nicki Minaj” and Pink Personality LLC.
Attorneys say Davidson started working as Minaj’s hair stylist in early 2010. Over the next few years, he designed wigs for the singer, who is known for wearing flamboyant hairpieces.
In the lawsuit, Davidson says he and Minaj’s representatives discussed launching a reality TV show or creating a new wig line. Instead, Davidson says he was later ignored by Minaj and accuses her of selling wigs that he designed.
A spokeswoman for Minaj did not immediately return a message seeking comment.