Skip to main content /SHOWBIZ /SHOWBIZ


In this story:

Props: Actors giving it away for UNICEF

Johnnie 'B. Goode' finally gets his day

Schulz statue unveiled

Props: Actors giving it away for UNICEF


A new career for J. Lo?

NEW YORK -- She might have split up with Sean "Puffy" Combs, but Jennifer Lopez is following in the rap mogul's fashion footsteps.

Lopez, who pays the bills as an actress and singer, has signed a deal with Andy Hilfiger, the younger brother of designer Tommy Hilfiger. She wants to create her own clothing line for Hilfiger's company, Entertainment Fashion Inc., according to the New York Post's Sunday edition.

Lopez's spokesman declined comment.

Combs, whose trial on weapons charges could see closing arguments this week, also has a clothing line. Sean John showed its fall wares at New York's Fashion Week last month.

Also last month, on Valentine's Day, Combs announced he and Lopez had broken up.

Johnnie 'B. Goode' finally gets his day

FAIRMONT, West Virginia -- He's the one who gave Chuck Berry his start, and he even helped him write some of the biggest hits of rock 'n' roll's early era. Now, finally, Johnnie "B. Goode" Johnson will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The ceremony will take place on March 19 and it will be televised on VH1 on March 21.

Johnson headed up the Johnnie Johnson Trio in 1952 when he hired Berry, who had been playing guitar a mere six months, to fill in for a sick saxophonist at a gig in St. Louis, Missouri.

Johnson kept Berry on and eventually let him take over the band. They collaborated on songs that formed the foundation of rock 'n' roll, including "Roll Over Beethoven," "School Days," "Back in the U.S.A.," "Rock and Roll Music," "Sweet Little Sixteen," and "Too Much Monkey Business."

Berry wrote the hit song "Johnny B. Goode" as a tribute to Johnson, who grew up in Fairmont, West Virginia.

Schulz statue unveiled

SANTA ROSA, California -- Charles Schulz is being remembered with a sculpture of two popular characters in his comic strip "Peanuts."

The 4-foot bronze "Peanuts" sculpture of a smiling Charlie Brown with his arm around Snoopy was unveiled this weekend in Schultz's former home in Santa Rosa, California. Schulz, 77, died at his home of complications of cancer on February 12, 2000, the day before his farewell "Peanuts" cartoon was published.

The sculpture, commissioned by the city of Santa Rosa and Sonoma County, cost $270,000.

"I think everyone who will see the sculpture will feel happy," said the cartoonist's widow, Jean Schulz.

Props: Actors giving it away for UNICEF

NEW YORK -- Hollywood celebrities are giving away prized possessions to help African children fighting AIDS.

Catherine Zeta-Jones' costume from "The Mask of Zorro," Harrison Ford's "Indiana Jones" bullwhip and Mel Gibson's "Braveheart" sword are just some of the movie props that will be auctioned off at Sotheby's on Tuesday.

It's part of "Movie Action for Children," started by actor Liam Neeson through the United Nations Children's Fund.

Proceeds will go to UNICEF's efforts in Zambia, Zimbabwe and Ivory Coast. Sotheby's is waiving its commissions for the sale.

Other items up for bid: Neeson's light saber from "Star Wars: Episode I -- The Phantom Menace"; the red dress Meryl Streep wore in "The Bridges of Madison County"; and memorabilia from "Titanic," including a deck chair.

See related sites about Entertainment
Note: Pages will open in a new browser window
External sites are not endorsed by CNN Interactive.


4:30pm ET, 4/16

Back to the top