People & Entertainment

PEOPLE & ENTERTAINMENT

October 15, 2008|By FROM SUN NEWS SERVICES

What's in a name? Presley names her twins Finley and Harper

Lisa Marie Presley has named her newborn twin daughters Finley and Harper.

Cindy Guagenti, a publicist for the 40-year-old singer, confirmed the names yesterday, a week after Presley, who lives in the Los Angeles area, gave birth by Caesarean section.

Presley is the daughter of Elvis Presley and is married to music producer Michael Lockwood. She has a 19-year-old daughter, Riley, and a 15-year-old son, Benjamin, from her marriage to musician Danny Keough, which ended in 1994. She was briefly married to Michael Jackson and to Nicolas Cage.

She married Lockwood in January 2006.

Tie-dyed pride

Tie-dyed T-shirts and political slogans made for a heady mixture as the four surviving members of the Grateful Dead put on a concert in support of presidential candidate Barack Obama.

Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart hit a Penn State University stage Monday night to play for about 15,000 people.

It was the quartet's first show together since a 2004 reunion tour. Gregg Allman and Butch Trucks of the Allman Brothers Band opened the show. Penn State assistant football coach Jay Paterno and cornerback Lydell Sargeant took to the stage to endorse the Democrat. A taped video message from Obama was also projected on a scoreboard.

Just call it Rolling Pebble

Rolling Stone magazine is shrinking.

After more than four decades of a larger format than other magazines, it will look like them with the Oct. 30 issue, due out this week.

The adoption of a standard format could boost single-copy sales and reduce production costs for advertising inserts such as scent strips and tear-out postcards. The magazine says any cost savings, though, will be offset by the inclusion of more pages and the shift to thicker, glossier paper.

Size may not matter in the Internet era, though Rolling Stone says its Web site will remain supplemental to print.

'CSI' draws a crowd

The season premiere of CSI blew away the competition with 23.5 million viewers drawn to the CBS crime procedural.

The others in the top 10 for the week of Oct. 6-12, according to Nielsen Media Research are (in millions): Dancing with the Stars, ABC, 18.6; NCIS, CBS, 16.3; Criminal Minds, CBS, 16.2; CSI: NY, CBS, 15.9; Desperate Housewives, ABC, 15.5; Dancing with the Stars Results, ABC, 15.1; Grey's Anatomy, ABC, 14.8; The OT, Fox, 14.2; Two and a Half Men, CBS, 14.1.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS

Jazz musician Freddy Cole, 77.

Actress Penny Marshall, 66.

Singer Richard Carpenter, 62.

Singer Tito Jackson, 55.

The Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson, 49.

Chef Emeril Lagasse, 49.

Actor Dominic West, 39.

Rhythm-and-blues singer Keyshia Cole, 27.

Actor Vincent Martella, 16.

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