Aykroyd visits project site in New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS - Add Dan Aykroyd's name to the list of celebrities helping New Orleans rebuild neighborhoods devastated by Hurricane Katrina.
The actor on Wednesday toured an area where developers plan to build homes for police officers, firefighters and other 'first responders' on 21 storm-battered properties in the Gentilly neighborhood. Aykroyd has lent his time and money to the Blue Line Foundation, one of the project's developers.
The 'Saturday Night Live' alumnus and star of 'The Blues Brothers' said building affordable homes for workers is key to New Orleans' recovery.
Farrow sets 21-day limit on Darfur strike
NEW YORK - Mia Farrow is so determined to embark on a potentially dangerous hunger strike, not even her doctor can talk her out of it.
The 64-year-old actress and humanitarian plans to begin fasting on Monday, and she has set a limit of 21 days - or until her health worsens. Farrow, who will drink water only, said she approached her doctor for advice, asserting, 'Please don't even try to talk me out of this.'
Farrow's hunger strike is a show of solidarity with the people of Darfur. She was inspired after the Sudanese government expelled aid agencies from the country last month.
Police look into 'Slumdog' star's father
MUMBAI, India - Indian police said Wednesday they have no evidence that the father of a child star in the Oscar-winning film 'Slumdog Millionaire' tried to sell the 9-year-old girl to a reporter.
Police opened an investigation following a complaint from Khurshid Begum, the estranged mother of 'Slumdog Millionaire' star Rubina Ali, after News of the World reported the father planned to put her up for adoption. The British newspaper said the deal was allegedly offered to one of its reporters posing as a sheik.