Teen subject of film
A teenager from Alabama who went missing in Aruba in 2005 will be the topic of a cable television movie. “The Natalee Holloway Story” will be based on a book by her mother, Beth Holloway. The Lifetime Movie Network film, which is in preproduction, will focus on the mother’s efforts to find out what happened to her daughter.
Jim James, singer and guitarist of My Morning Jacket, has been released from the hospital after falling during a concert at the University of Iowa. According to a Cedar Rapids newspaper, James slipped and fell about 30 minutes into the show Tuesday night. The Gazette reports James apparently hit his head in the fall. The rest of the concert was canceled.
Those who love “Opus” can shed a tear, as Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Berkeley Breathed is retiring. The last strip featuring the large-beaked penguin will run Nov. 2. Breathed unveiled “Bloom County” in 1980, before ending that strip in 1989, the same year he began the Sunday-only strip “Outland,” which he quit in 1995. “Opus” was launched in 2003. This Sunday’s strip, which appears in the Review-Journal, will include a contest in which readers are asked to guess the penguin’s fate.
Superman’s dad dies
DC Comics has killed off Clark Kent’s Earth father with a heart attack in Action Comics No. 870, which came out Wednesday. It may seem like he’s been dead before, as TV’s Jonathan Kent — played by John Schneider — died long ago on “Smallville,” and in the original Superman of the 1940s, Clark Kent’s parents died while he was a teen. In the 1978 “Superman” movie, Jonathan Kent, played by Glenn Ford, also died of a heart attack.
A back injury suffered by lead singer Chester Bennington has led to Linkin Park canceling its China tour. A statement posted on the band’s Web site said shows scheduled in October in Beijing, Shanghai, the central city Wuhan and the gambling enclave of Macau were now canceled. A show in Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, has also been canned. The band didn’t say how Bennington was injured.
“I used to think going to the mall and hollering at girls (was) more important. But in reality, we are in a different time now. My focus now is to take it a step further to make a change and vote.” — Bow Wow.
Compiled from wire reports by Melissa Sullivan