Civil trial of Keanu Reeves begins in LA
LOS ANGELES - It's not exactly 'The Matrix,' but Keanu Reeves is venturing into a different kind of alternate universe: a Los Angeles courtroom.
The civil trial of a paparazzo suing the actor got under way Monday with attorneys wrangling over last-minute issues before jury selection began.
Alison Silva is suing Reeves over a March 2007 accident in which he fell while photographing the 'Matrix' star behind the wheel of his Porsche. Reeves was pulling out of a parking space, and Silva says he was knocked down.
A judge has already thrown out the possibility of punitive damages and other claims by the photographer.
Donny, Marie extending Las Vegas show to 2010
LAS VEGAS - Brother-and-sister entertainers Donny and Marie Osmond are extending their variety show at the Flamingo Las Vegas for two more years.
The hotel made the announcement Monday. Flamingo President Don Marrandino cited the success of Donny and Marie's 90-minute greatest-hits multimedia show, which opened Sept. 9.
They will continue to appear at the Flamingo Showroom through October 2010. Financial terms weren't disclosed.
Film on gun violence features T.I., Andrew Young
ATLANTA - Former United Nations ambassador Andrew Young, an advocate for peace around the world, is now taking aim at gun violence in the U.S. through a new TV documentary that focuses on the rapper T.I. - a young man making amends for federal firearms offenses.
Young premiered the hourlong film, 'Walking With Guns,' on Sunday in Atlanta. It includes extensive footage of the Grammy-winning artist visiting a rehabilitation hospital in New York to meet patients paralyzed by gang violence. The film also shows T.I. and Young telling young people how to avoid violence, and follows a former gang member who is now a social activist.