Jamie Foxx gets Walk of Fame star
LOS ANGELES - Jamie Foxx's career has taken him from the standup stage to the Oscar stage. Now he has a permanent spot on Hollywood Boulevard.
The Academy Award-winning actor got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Friday.
In his acceptance speech he paid tribute - as he usually does on such occasions - to the grandmother who raised him.
'My grandmother's gotta be spreading her wings and flying around in heaven, just so happy,' Foxx said. 'This is one of the most amazing days of my life.'
Peter Fonda to auction off items from 'Easy Rider'
DALLAS - Actor Peter Fonda is auctioning off some of his memorabilia from 'Easy Rider,' including the American flag taken from the back of the jacket he wore throughout the film.
Fonda, who was producer, co-writer and co-star of the groundbreaking 1969 movie, 'just decided it was time to share some of his treasures with collectors and fans,' said Doug Norwine, director of music and entertainment memorabilia at Heritage Auction Galleries in Dallas.
The flag has an estimated value of $50,000. Other items up for auction Oct. 6 will include a Department of Defense pin that adorned the jacket, Fonda's gold record for the film's soundtrack album and his collection of six movie posters, including those for 'Easy Rider' and 'Ulee's Gold.'
Turner on hand as son displays his photographs from Middle East
ATLANTA - A beaming Ted Turner studied the bright, penetrating portraits of Middle Easterners on display at an art gallery with special pride: They were photographed by his son, Rhett.
Rhett Turner traveled to Libya in 2004-05 and to Yemen earlier this year to shoot the ancient landscapes and friendly people for 'An Ear to the Ground.' The exhibit at Atlanta's Lowe Gallery opened Friday night and will run through Oct. 20.
'The more we know about cultures we don't understand, the more we know they're a lot like us,' Rhett Turner, 41, said, adding he hoped peace would eventually prevail in the region.