PEOPLE IN BRIEF: Coleman's wife says he had head bleeding

Coleman’s wife says he had head bleeding

SALT LAKE CITY — Actor Gary Coleman’s distraught wife told a Utah emergency dispatcher that the former child TV star was bleeding from the back of his head after falling at their home, according to a 911 tape released Wednesday.

The call was made by Shannon Price on May 26, two days before Coleman died of a brain hemorrhage at age 42 after being removed from life support.

‘‘I just don’t want him to die,’’ Price tells the female dispatcher during the nearly six-minute call. ‘‘I’m freaking out like really bad.’’

McCartney visits Obama, White House

WASHINGTON — After all those hits along the long and winding road to fame, you’d think nothing would fluster Paul McCartney. Think again.

Sir Paul confessed he was ‘‘slightly nervous’’ in the leadup to Wednesday’s big concert at the White House, where President Barack Obama was presenting McCartney with the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.

An all-star cast lined up to perform at the East Room tribute concert, including the Jonas Brothers, Faith Hill, Stevie Wonder and Jerry Seinfeld. Also to appear: Emmylou Harris, Elvis Costello, White Stripes singer and guitarist Jack White and Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl. McCartney himself was to perform as well.

Iron Chef ready to serve LeBron James

CLEVELAND — One of the Cavaliers’ most famous fans is hoping the way to LeBron James’ heart is through his stomach.

Cleveland native Michael Symon, one of Food Network’s Iron Chefs, has offered to go to James’ house once a month and cook a meal for the MVP’s family and friends if he re-signs as a free agent with the Cavaliers. Symon posted a letter to James on his Facebook page.

Symon thanked James for all he has done for the city and urged him to follow his heart when making his decision. Symon also pointed out that some legendary athletes — Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Jim Brown, Bill Russell and Michael Jordan — created their legacies primarily with one team.

Symon said he knows ‘‘firsthand’’ that James is a ‘‘class act’’ and he hopes James stays in Cleveland.