People & Entertainment


December 02, 2008|By FROM SUN NEWS SERVICES

Fey, husband say scar is from childhood slashing

Tina Fey's husband is talking about something the 30 Rock actress would rather not discuss: the scar on her left cheek.

In an interview with the couple for the January issue of Vanity Fair, Jeff Richmond, who is a producer on his wife's show, says a stranger slashed Fey's face when she was 5 years old. He says the incident occurred in the front yard of her house.

Says Richmond: "That scar was fascinating to me. This is somebody who, no matter what it was, has gone through something. And I think it really informs the way she thinks about her life."

Fey says talking about the attack would seem like exploiting it.

"It's really almost like I'm able to forget about it, until I was on-camera, and it became a thing of 'Oh, I guess we should use this side' or whatever. Everybody's got a better side," she says.

Arrest in Hudson deaths

Chicago police arrested the estranged brother-in-law of Jennifer Hudson yesterday in the deaths of the entertainer's mother, brother and young nephew, taking him from a prison where he had been held on a suspected parole violation.

William Balfour was arrested at Stateville Correctional Center and released to detectives as he awaited formal charges in the shooting deaths of the singer and Oscar-winning actress' relatives, said Chicago police spokeswoman Monique Bond. Until yesterday, police had identified Balfour, 27, only as a "person of interest" in the investigation.

The bodies of Jennifer Hudson's mother, Darnell Hudson Donerson, and brother, Jason Hudson, were discovered Oct. 24 at the family's home. The body of 7-year-old Julian King was found three days later in a sport utility vehicle. All three had been shot.

Crash survivors reunite

Travis Barker and DJ AM will perform together for the first time since the duo survived a fiery plane crash in South Carolina in September that killed four people.

The former Blink-182 drummer and DJ AM, whose real name is Adam Goldstein, will headline New Year's Nation's Los Angeles New Year's Eve Party at The Lot in West Hollywood. The performance will be streamed on the Internet.


CSI actress Marg Helgenberger, 50, and her husband of 19 years, actor Alan Rosenberg, 58, have separated, People magazine's Web site reported yesterday.


Actress Julie Harris, 83.

Broadcast journalist Stone Phillips, 54.

Actress Lucy Liu, 40.

Tennis player Monica Seles, 35.

Singer Nelly Furtado, 30.

Pop singer Britney Spears, 27.

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