Landmark NYC Hotel Chelsea up for sale
NEW YORK -- New York City's Hotel Chelsea, the bohemian landmark where poet Dylan Thomas collapsed in a coma before dying in 1953 and where the girlfriend of Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious was fatally stabbed in 1978, is up for sale, its owners announced Tuesday.
Celebrated in songs like Joni Mitchell's ''Chelsea Morning'' and Nico's ''Chelsea Girl,'' the 1883 building has offered short- and long-term shelter to generations of artists and musicians. Notable residents have included Bob Dylan, Andy Warhol, Arthur Miller, Eugene O'Neill, Patti Smith, Jimi Hendrix and Jim Morrison.
The hotel's legacy as an artists' playground could be in doubt after the group of families that has owned it for 65 years decided to sell. They have not named an asking price.
'Hawaii Five-0' permit typo snarls traffic
HONOLULU -- A mistyped permit application for filming of the CBS TV show ''Hawaii Five-0'' led to a rush-hour traffic jam in East Honolulu.
''Hawaii Five-0'' wanted to shoot from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, a request that state officials said would have been denied.
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Monday that instead, the application asked for a 10 a.m. to noon slot.
That resulted in filming that lasted seven hours longer than the two hours the state had approved for the area, which tied up traffic.
Mel Gibson gets cameo in 'Hangover 2'
NEW YORK -- Mel Gibson will make a cameo in ''The Hangover 2'' as a tattoo artist.
Gibson's role, which was first reported by the New York Post, was confirmed Tuesday by a person close to the production, who requested anonymity because he wasn't authorized to comment publicly on the matter. The film, a sequel to the 2009 hit comedy ''The Hangover,'' is beginning production, with a release scheduled for May 2011.
Warner Bros., which is distributing the film, declined to comment.
Gibson might be hoping some comedy improves his tarnished reputation: a memorable appearance in "The Hangover'' helped rehabilitate Mike Tyson's image.