Lewis hospitalized for past two nights
NEW YORK, June 14 (UPI) -- Comedy icon Jerry Lewis spent the past two nights in a hospital after collapsing due to low blood sugar, the New York Post reported.
The newspaper said it was initially told Lewis, 86, was treated and released at a hospital Tuesday night shortly after he fell ill while preparing to present Tom Cruise with a Friars Club award.
"I just received word that Jerry Lewis will spend a second night in the hospital. He is doing well and expected now to be released on Thursday," a Friars Club representative told the Post Wednesday night.
Lewis' publicist Candi Cazau told the newspaper he was "kept overnight as a precaution."
"He gets wrapped up and engrossed in his work, and he forgets to eat. He is diabetic, and it's important for him to keep those [blood sugar] levels up. He was feeling dizzy, and since he was not in Las Vegas where his doctors are, they did take him to the hospital as a precautionary measure. He is feeling great and is anxious to get back up and back to work," she said.
'Thrones' creators sorry for Bush slight
LOS ANGELES, June 14 (UPI) -- The creators of "Game of Thrones" say they meant no offense when they placed on a stake what looks like the head of former U.S. President George W. Bush.
The popular fantasy series is set in medieval times on another planet and follows several clans through a bloody struggle for ultimate power.
Season 1 of the show ended last year with numerous beheadings and a new king.
David Benioff and D.B. Weiss confirmed on the commentary for the DVD release of Season 1 that a prosthetic head bearing the likeness of Bush was among the noggins stuck on stakes and lining a castle wall.
"It's not a choice, not a political statement!" EW.com reported one of the writer-producers said during the commentary. "We just had to use what heads we had around."
HBO issued an apology in response to criticism from fans who said they felt the move was disrespectful.
"We were deeply dismayed to see this and find it unacceptable, disrespectful and in very bad taste. We made this clear to the executive producers of the series who apologized immediately for this inadvertent careless mistake. We are sorry this happened and will have it removed from any future DVD production," the cable network said.
EW.com said Benioff and Weiss released a separate statement, saying: "We use a lot of prosthetic body parts on the show: heads, arms, etc. We can't afford to have these all made from scratch, especially in scenes where we need a lot of them, so we rent them in bulk. After the scene was already shot, someone pointed out that one of the heads looked like George W. Bush. In the DVD commentary, we mentioned this, though we should not have. We meant no disrespect to the former president and apologize if anything we said or did suggested otherwise."
'Monster Calls' wins Carnegie Medal
LONDON, June 14 (UPI) -- "A Monster Calls" has won the Carnegie Medal for children's literature and the Kate Greenaway Medal for illustration at a London ceremony.
Written by Patrick Ness and illustrated by Jim Kay, the book is about a boy dealing with his mother's battle against cancer. It is based on an idea by author Siobhan Dowd, who died of the disease in 2007.
Ness won the Carnegie Medal last year for "Monsters of Men."
The BBC quoted Ness as saying Thursday night's win was "extremely humbling -- and a little unnerving."
This is the first time the same book won both the Carnegie and Greenaway medals.
'Call Me Maybe' tops the U.S. record chart
LOS ANGELES, June 14 (UPI) -- Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" is No. 1 on the U.S. record chart, Billboard.com reported Thursday.
Coming in at No. 2 is Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know" featuring Kimbra, followed by Maroon 5's "Payphone" featuring Wiz Khalifa at No. 3, "We Are Young" featuring Janelle Monae at No. 4 and One Direction's "What Makes You Beautiful" at No. 5.
Rounding out the top tier are Nicki Minaj's "Starships" at No. 6, Flo Rida's "Wild Ones" featuring Sia at No. 7, Rihanna's "Where Have You Been" at No. 8, Katy Perry's "Wide Awake" at No. 9 and Justin Bieber's "Boyfriend" at No. 10.
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