Friday, October 4, 2002
Bruce Paltrow dies in Italy
Rome ï¿½ Producer and director Bruce Paltrow, the patriarch of a show-business family that includes Oscar-winning daughter Gwyneth Paltrow, has died in Italy. He was 58.
Bruce Paltrow, who had been battling throat cancer, was traveling with his daughter, who recently celebrated her 30th birthday.
He died Wednesday from complications of pneumonia and a recurrence of cancer, according to his daughter's publicist, Steven Huvane.
Bruce Paltrow, whose wife was actress Blythe Danner, began in the film business three decades ago.
He started as a writer in the early 1970s, eventually adding producer and director to his job titles, with work on highly acclaimed American TV serials "St. Elsewhere" and "Homicide: Life on the Streets."
He is survived by Danner and children Gwyneth and Jake.
Wedding bells will ring for Giuliani
New York ï¿½ Rudolph Giuliani and his constant companion, Judith Nathan, will tie the knot ï¿½ soon.
"Judith and I are going to get married, we're just going to, kind of, keep it to ourselves, exactly how, when, where," the former New York City mayor said in an interview Wednesday on CNN's "Larry King Live."
Asked whether the wedding would be soon, Giuliani told King: "I'll tell you when we're sitting in a Yankee game; I'll whisper it in your ear."
King pressed on: "But would you say 'soon' is a good word?" Giuliani replied: "I think 'soon' is a good word."
The former mayor finalized his divorce from Donna Hanover in July after 20 years of marriage. The settlement called for Giuliani to pay Hanover more than $6.8 million.
Big names join memorial concert to honor ex-Beatle Harrison
London ï¿½ Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr will headline a tribute concert in memory of their late colleague, George Harrison, officials announced Thursday.
The show at London's Royal Albert Hall is set for Nov. 29, the first anniversary of his death, and will feature Tom Petty, British pianist Jools Holland and Ravi Shankar, the sitar virtuoso who greatly influenced Harrison.
"The tribute for George will resound not only within the Albert Hall but hopefully reach the spirit of the man so loved by his friends who will be performing and attending," said Harrison's widow, Olivia.
The former Beatle died of cancer Nov. 29, 2001, at 58.
The concert, which Eric Clapton is helping organize, will feature a mix of Harrison's music and his favorite songs.
Proceeds will go to the Material World Charitable Foundation, which Harrison funded. The foundation supports the arts, music, education and people with special needs.