Thursday, April 25, 2002
Jewel thrown from horse
Dallas ï¿½ Pop singer Jewel was injured when she was thrown from a horse at the Texas ranch of her boyfriend, rodeo star Ty Murray, the co-president of her record label said Wednesday.
Jewel, 27, broke her collarbone, her first rib and suffered bumps and bruises, Ron Shapiro, co-president at Atlantic Records, told The Associated Press.
Shapiro said the platinum-selling singer was vacationing at her boyfriend's ranch, about 90 miles southwest of Dallas, when she was thrown from the colt Wednesday.
"They've confirmed to me that nothing was life-threatening," Shapiro said. "But she is badly hurt."
Sculpture to grace Black Hills
Rapid City, S.D. ï¿½ Kevin Costner has picked a site in Deadwood for the display of a 17-piece bronze sculpture showing Lakota hunters driving a herd of buffalo along and over a bluff.
The sculpture, which was to have been the centerpiece of Costner's proposed Dunbar Resort, is to be installed on Dunbar property on the northwest edge of town.
Shortly after the release of Costner's 1990 film "Dances With Wolves," he and his brother, Dan, announced plans for a $100 million resort and railroad project named for Costner's movie character, Lt. John J. Dunbar.
The project still awaits financing. However, the Costners are bound by a contract with the sculptor to put the bronze sculpture on public display by 2003.
Stars shine for charity
Franklin, Tenn. ï¿½ Country singer Wynonna got fellow entertainers including Madonna, Britney Spears and Shania Twain to make donations for an Internet charity auction to benefit disaster relief.
Airline tickets and a seat for a taping of "The Oprah Winfrey Show," a guitar that Twain autographed and a Seventeen magazine that Spears signed are among the items that became available for bidding on eBay on Monday.
The auction continues through May 9. Proceeds will go to the Red Cross.
Jerry Lee Lewis to divorce
Memphis, Tenn. ï¿½ Singer Jerry Lee Lewis and his wife, Kerrie, announced they would divorce, but would continue their business relationship.
In a statement, the couple said the divorce would be amicable and that Kerrie Lewis would remain as president of their company, JKL Enterprises.
Both will continue to live at their ranch near Memphis in Nesbit, Miss.
Kerrie Lewis, 39, is the sixth wife of the 66-year-old Lewis, whose hits include "Great Balls of Fire" and "Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On." They've been married for 17 years.