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PEOPLE & ENTERTAINMENT

October 13, 2008

Sen. Joe Biden to appear on 'The Tonight Show'

Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Joe Biden is set to join Jay Leno on The Tonight Show, Obama-Biden spokesman David Wade tells CNN.

This will be Biden's first late-night talk show appearance since being named to the No. 2 spot on the Democratic ticket. His son Beau was on the show Sept. 16.

Sen. Biden, who was recently parodied on Saturday Night Live after his debate against Gov. Sarah Palin, will appear on the talk show Oct. 16.

Lisa Marie Presley gives birth to twins

Lisa Marie Presley is a mom again.

A publicist says the 40-year-old singer gave birth by Caesarean section Tuesday to twin girls, whose names were not released. One baby weighed 5 pounds, 15 ounces and the other came in at 5 pounds, 2 ounces.

She lives in the Los Angeles area and the publicist says the births took place somewhere on the West Coast but would not provide details.

The statement says "babies and mom are happy and healthy and resting at home."

Presley is the daughter of Elvis Presley and is married to music producer Michael Lockwood. She has a 19-year-old daughter and a 15-year-old son by a previous marriage.

Larry Hagman excited about 'Dallas' reunion

Larry Hagman was reluctant to be on a TV show called Dallas when he first read the script in the late 1970s, figuring there wouldn't be any money in it.

But his wife persuaded him to give the role of conniving oil baron and cattle rancher J.R. Ewing a shot, saying they could "renegotiate" and that the job might pay off.

It did, eventually earning Hagman a reported $100,000 or more per episode. And now fans from across the world are paying as much as $1,000 apiece to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the debut of what became one of the most popular primetime soap operas in TV history.

On Nov. 8, J.R., Bobby, Sue Ellen and other Ewing kin will mark the anniversary with a reunion and barbecue at Southfork Ranch.

Tim Robbins gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Tim Robbins is known in Hollywood as an Academy Award-winning actor, director, activist and hockey fanatic. On Friday, he added comedian to his repertoire while getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

"I used to take the bus from here to Burbank to go to work," he recalled. "When the bus was late, I would walk up and down and throw my cigarettes down. Now I have the honor of having this done to my star."

Guests at the ceremony included Robbins' longtime partner, Susan Sarandon.

Robbins was nominated for a best-director Oscar in 1996 for Dead Man Walking, a movie he co-wrote about the death penalty. Sarandon's role in it won the Oscar for best actress.

BIRTHDAYS

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, 83.

Singer Paul Simon, 67.

Singer Marie Osmond, 49.

Actor Christopher Judge, 44.

Actor Sacha Baron Cohen, 37.

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