Hollywood gunslinger gets festival's Silversword Award

Wailea, Hawaii � Clint Eastwood says there's an upside to being a veteran in the movie business.

"One advantage of getting older is you can philosophize and try new things," the 72-year-old actor-director said Friday night at the Maui Film Festival. "What are they going to do to you?"

Eastwood, a part-time Maui resident, was honored with the festival's Silversword Award for his 48 years of making movies.

While the festival is identified with "life-affirming films," Eastwood joked that some of his movies have been accused of being "life extinguishing."

The award presentation included a showing of clips from Eastwood's films.

It's lights out for singer's concert

Lubbock, Tex. � A power failure ended a Britney Spears concert after two songs Friday night.

Spears used pyrotechnic effects and explosions while performing "Oops ... I Did It Again" and "(You Drive Me) Crazy." Arena power and lighting worked after the failure, but Spears' stage shows require additional power.

A member of Spears' management appeared on stage with the entertainer and told the crowd the concert was canceled because of safety concerns.

"I'm just so sorry," Spears told the crowd at a Texas Tech arena, before being met with boos. "Please don't boo," she said, then walked off the stage.

Spears' tour began May 24 in Las Vegas and ends July 22 in Dallas.

Candid cameras raise funds for media advocacy group

Paris � An international media advocacy group raised $50,000 by auctioning disposable cameras used by celebrities to record images that touched them personally.

The cameras of 99 celebrities, including French actresses Sophie Marceau and Juliette Binoche and U.S. film director Robert Altman, were sold at a gala fund-raiser last week for Reporters Without Borders.

Marceau, whose films include 1995's "Braveheart," took pictures of herself while pregnant with a camera that sold for $2,100.

Actor tries diff'rent stroke with 'Young and the Restless' role

Los Angeles � Soap opera fans may soon find themselves asking, "Whatchu talkin' 'bout, Willis?"

"Diff'rent Strokes" star Todd Bridges, who often heard that catch phrase from his character's little brother (played by Gary Coleman) on the 1980s sitcom, has taken a role on the daytime drama "The Young and the Restless."

Bridges, 37 and in and out of brushes with the law, will play a character named Juice, described by executive producer David Shaughnessy as "a real out-and-out bad guy ... bent on revenge."

Bridges' first episode is scheduled for broadcast July 12.


Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Commenting has been disabled for this item.