Philanthropist Annenberg dies at 91
PHILADELPHIA - Leonore Annenberg, the widow of billionaire publisher Walter Annenberg who continued his tradition of philanthropy and patronage of the arts, died Thursday. She was 91.
Annenberg died of natural causes at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, Calif., family spokeswoman Kathleen Hall Jamieson said. Her family was at her side, said Jamieson, director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania.
Phoenix leaps into crowd at hip-hop show
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - Joaquin Phoenix appears to be getting into the act of being a petulant hip-hop star.
He jumped off the stage during a short performance at the LIV nightclub early Thursday morning and confronted an audience member who was heckling him. Security guards dragged him back on stage and escorted him away.
It's unknown whether the confrontation - and his pledge to quit acting and start rapping - was real or a put-on, but actor Casey Affleck recorded the performance on camera.
Marvel delays superhero movie dates
NEW YORK - Fans of 'The Avengers' will have to wait a little longer to see their favorite superheroes on the big screen. Marvel Entertainment Inc. said Thursday it will debut the flick on May 4, 2012, nearly a year after its previous launch date of July 15, 2011.
'The Avengers,' which features a team of comic book characters, will be the culmination of a series of movies based on individual Marvel characters that will be released leading up to it.
'Iron Man 2' will launch on May 7, 2010, as scheduled. It will be followed by 'Thor' on June 17, 2011, instead of its previously planned release date of July 16, 2010. 'The First Avenger: Captain America' is now coming out on July 22, 2011 instead of May 6, 2011.
Separately, Marvel confirmed that 'Spider-Man 4' is slated to hit theaters on May 6, 2011.