Saturday, August 7, 2004
Kitt injured in car accident
Westport, Conn. -- Eartha Kitt, the original Catwoman on the "Batman" television show, suffered minor injuries when the vehicle she was driving collided with another car and flipped over, police said.
Kitt, 77, was treated at Norwalk Hospital and released, officials said.
The accident occurred Thursday morning, said Sgt. Jerry Shannon. Kitt's all-terrain vehicle was crossing an intersection when it collided with a car, causing Kitt's vehicle to roll over, police said.
Her two toy poodles, who were in the actress-singer's car, escaped injury.
Danza hires 'Apprentice' reject
New York -- Who's the boss? Ask Ereka Vetrini, and she'll say Tony Danza.
Vetrini, the eighth person fired during the first season of NBC's hit reality show "The Apprentice," has been hired as Danza's announcer and sidekick for his new talk show, which will premiere next month.
She'll discuss news and trends with Danza and cover red-carpet events including premieres and awards shows, executive producer John Redmann announced Thursday.
"The Tony Danza Show" will premiere on Sept. 13.
"I couldn't be more thrilled about the opportunity to work with one of the most popular television personalities of all time," Vetrini, 28, said in a statement. "I'll be able to learn everything there is to know about television from a man whose career has stood the test of time."
Charles tribute concert planned
Beverly Hills, Calif. -- Friends of the late Ray Charles will sing his praises during a tribute concert planned for the fall.
Bill Cosby will be host and Michael McDonald, James Ingram, Gerald Levert and Angie Stone are slated to perform at the Sept. 29 concert at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, publicist Jerry Digney said Wednesday.
Charles, famous for hit songs such as "What'd I Say," "Georgia on My Mind" and "Hit the Road, Jack," died June 10 of acute liver disease. He was 73.
The event will raise money for the Morehouse College Center for the Arts in Atlanta.