I think this is such a nice gesture !!!
Generous movie legend Kirk Douglas hands every kid who graduates from the U.S. high school he sponsors a cheque for $500 (£333).
Douglas’ support for the California school, which offers troubled kids a second chance, prompted education bosses to name it after him.
And the Spartacus star makes a point of meeting and congratulating ever student who passes their senior year at the Kirk Douglas Continuation School.
In a posting on his MySpace blog, the 92-year-old writes, “A few weeks ago, I made a visit to the Kirk Douglas High School. I am proud that they asked to name their school after me.
“One of my pet projects is to try to inspire young people to at least have a high school education. Then, I try to encourage them to go to college. As a small inducement, I give every graduate a $500.00 check.
“When I spoke to the students I was surprised that they each gave me their personal pledge of what they wanted to do in life to improve our world: from volunteering in hospitals and local schools, to supporting our troops by sending letters and care packages. One student has agreed to help the elderly by volunteering at a convalescent center (I wonder if I inspired him). I am proud of the students of Kirk Douglas High School.”
I bet someone will not be very happy about this !!!
A humble beauty salon owner will mingle with stars at the New Moon premiere – after she discovered the film’s script in a trash can and handed it in to studio bosses.
Casey Ray from St. Louis, Missouri found the discarded screenplay, along with another script for a venture entitled Memoirs in a bin while waiting for her boyfriend to finish work.
And rather than leak the film’s plot to fans of the Twilight series, Ray has been praised by the film’s studio Summit Entertainment for her honesty after she came forward with the scripts.
A representative for the studio says, “We thank Ms. Ray for doing the right thing.”
And bosses are so thankful for the return of the script, they have invited Ray to both films’ premieres.
Ray’s lawyer states that although she considered holding on to the New Moon screenplay as a collector’s item, “she didn’t really want to get paid” for the script.
It is not known how the scripts ended up in the bin, although actress Anna Kendrick, who stars in the vampire franchise, was recently filming in a hotel near where the items were found.
However, Kendrick’s rep insists the star wouldn’t leave her scripts in a public trash can.
I think this will be so funny !!!
Nathan Lane and newlywed Bebe Neuwirth are to play man and wife in a new The Addams Family musical.
The beloved thespians will star in a new Broadway show based on the popular New Yorker cartoons.
The Addams Family will open next April.