People And Entertainment

PEOPLE AND ENTERTAINMENT

April 03, 2009|By FROM SUN NEWS SERVICES

Sykes gets late-night comedy show on Fox

Emmy-winning actress and comedian Wanda Sykes will host a Saturday late-night talk show on Fox this fall that will include commentary on hot-button issues.

The show will likely fill the 11 p.m. position occupied by MADtv, which is ending in May.

Man told officer of plan to meet gymnast

A man who authorities say tried to break onto the set of ABC's Dancing with the Stars was ticketed on his way to California and let go, despite telling a police officer in Alabama that his plan to meet contestant Shawn Johnson was "a little bit crazy."

Robert O'Ryan, 34, was arrested in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

An officer spotted O'Ryan driving erratically March 19 east of Mobile. He told the officer that he was traveling to meet the gymnast, 17, according to a video recorded by the officer's dashboard camera. When pressed by the officer, who didn't know who Johnson was, O'Ryan said he'd only spoken to her in his dreams. "My intuition tells me we're going to have a beautiful relationship together," O'Ryan said.

'Bye Bye Birdie' says hello to Broadway

John Stamos and Gina Gershon will star this fall in the first Broadway revival of Bye Bye Birdie. Stamos will play manager Albert Peterson, and Gershon will portray the manager's long-suffering secretary.

BIRTHDAYS

Actress-singer Doris Day, 86

Actor Alec Baldwin, 51

Comedian-actor Eddie Murphy, 48

Rock singer Sebastian Bach, 41

Actress Jennie Garth, 37

Actress Amanda Bynes, 23

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