Saturday, September 28, 2002
Princely lawsuit targets Web site
Minneapolis ï¿½ Prince's production company is suing the operator of an Internet site that allegedly offered pirated recordings of the rock star's live performances from his "Xenophobia" concert series in June.
Paisley Park Enterprises, based in Chanhassen, Minn., filed the copyright-infringement lawsuit in federal court Wednesday.
Matthew Lankford of Seattle, operator of FreeMyHeart.com, denied violating the copyrights and said he doesn't think he's done anything illegal.
"What he's claiming is that I put up files on my Web site. What happened is I put up links to other Web sites that had files on them," he said Friday.
LaLanne's star shines
Los Angeles ï¿½ Fitness guru Jack LaLanne received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his 88th birthday.
LaLanne, who hosted his self-titled exercise show for 34 years, accepted the honor at a ceremony Thursday in front of the Roosevelt Hotel on Hollywood Boulevard, across from Mann's Chinese Theater.
LaLanne, who did fingertip push-ups, told the crowd he hoped to live to be 150 years old.
Sculpture honors Heston
Oklahoma City ï¿½ A bronze statue of Oscar-winning actor Charlton Heston will be unveiled in November at a benefit for the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum.
Heston, who recently announced that he has symptoms consistent with Alzheimer's disease, is expected to attend the unveiling of the 7-foot sculpture at the "Visions of the West" benefit on Nov. 19.
The bronze statue, modeled after Heston's character in the 1968 Western "Will Penny," is a gift from Ackerman McQueen and members of the National Rifle Assn.
Jett's a hit with troops
Bagram, Afghanistan ï¿½ Wearing black boots, camouflage pants and a fishnet top, American rocker Joan Jett performed for several hundred soldiers at the U.S. military headquarters in Afghanistan.
About 500 coalition troops, mostly Americans, attended a concert Friday night in an airplane hangar with automatic weapons slung behind their backs.
Jett saved her top hits, including "I Love Rock and Roll," for last. After the first show ended, troops shouted for more, and Jett returned to perform an encore ï¿½ a song called "Everyday People."