Chest pains will keep actor George Wendt from performing as Oscar Madison in a Chicago-area production of “The Odd Couple.”
Northlight Theatre announced Tuesday that the actor famous for playing Norm Peterson on the TV show “Cheers” checked into a hospital Sunday and is receiving medical attention. Northlight Theatre executive director Timothy Evans says Wendt, 64, “will eventually make a full recovery.”
Actress Anne Hathaway and actor Jeremy Renner are stopping by “Saturday Night Live” this month, NBC announced Wednesday.
Hathaway will host for her third time Nov. 10 with four-time musical guest Rihanna. Renner has been tapped to make his hosting debut Nov. 17 with returning musical guest Maroon 5.
Emmy Award winner Louis CK was previously announced as the host of Saturday’s show with musical guest fun.
Police in New Mexico say Gene Hackman was acting in self-defense when he slapped a homeless man who had become aggressive toward the Oscar-winning actor and his wife.
The Albuquerque Journal reports that the incident occurred Tuesday afternoon in downtown Santa Fe.
Police didn’t immediately provide additional details. A message seeking comment was left for Hackman’s publicists at Guttman Associates in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Hackman, 82, and his wife have a home in Santa Fe.
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Among celebrity birthdays today: Singer Bill Anderson is 75. Actress Marcia Wallace is 70. Country singer Kinky Friedman is 68. Singer Lyle Lovett is 55. Actress Rachel Ticotin is 54. Singer Anthony Kiedis is 50. Drummer Rick Allen is 49. Singer Big Kenny is 49. Singer Sophie B. Hawkins is 48. Actress Toni Collette is 40. Actress Jenny McCarthy is 40. Actor Penn Badgely is 26.