Paris premiere of 'Dark Knight' canceled after Colorado shooting
PARIS, July 20 (UPI) -- Warner Bros. said it has canceled the Paris premiere of "The Dark Knight Rises" after a gunman killed 12 people at a screening of the Batman flick in Colorado.
A press conference featuring director Christopher Nolan and cast members Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway and Morgan Freeman was also canceled after news of the massacre in Aurora broke early Friday, The Hollywood Reporter said.
The stars of the movie are in Paris, but have not yet commented to the media about the real-life shooting, the entertainment industry newspaper said.
"Warner Bros. is deeply saddened to learn about this shocking incident. We extend our sincere sympathies to the families and loved ones of the victims at this tragic time," the movie studio said in a statement Friday morning.
A 24-year-old man is in police custody, but no possible motive for his actions has been reported in the media. In addition to the 12 people he allegedly killed, dozens more were injured.
Sylvia's restaurateur Woods dead at 86
NEW YORK, July 20 (UPI) -- Famed Harlem restaurateur Sylvia Woods has died at her home in Westchester County, N.Y., her family said. She was 86.
The New York Times said the cause of her death was not disclosed, but she had been suffering from Alzheimer's disease the last few years.
The South Carolina native was the proprietor of Sylvia's Restaurant, a soul-food eatery popular with celebrities, tourists and neighborhood residents alike. She retired when she was 80.
Known as the Queen of Soul Food, the cookbook author died just hours before she was to receive an award from New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg at a reception at Gracie Mansion marking the 50th anniversary of her landmark restaurant, the Times said.
She was predeceased by Herbert, her husband of 57 years, in 2001. She is survived by her sons, Van and Kenneth; her daughters, Bedelia Woods and Crizette Woods; 18 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Prince Harry linked to model Cressida Bonas
LONDON, July 20 (UPI) -- Britain's Prince Harry has been romantically linked to model Cressida Bonas, with whom he was seen at a nightclub, The Guardian reported.
Harry and Bonas, 23, were seen enjoying each other's company at the Freemasons' Hall in Covent Garden in London though they left separately, The Guardian reported Thursday. The pair later arrived separately at Le Salon and were spotted together in a corner of the nightclub.
Bonas, the daughter of 1960s cover girl Lady Mary-Gaye Curzon, was described in Tatler's Little Black Book in 2008 as "really pretty, really nice and absolutely obsessed with [American singer] Eva Cassidy."
Logo to air new episode of 'Ab Fab'
NEW YORK, July 20 (UPI) -- A new episode of the British comedy series "Absolutely Fabulous" will have its U.S. premiere on Logo next week, the cable network said.
The show will air Wednesday at the end of a viewers' choice "Absolutely Fabulous" marathon in honor of the show's 20th anniversary.
"In this latest 'Absolutely Fabulous' special, Eddy, played by Jennifer Saunders, has rented out her house to a Hollywood A-lister for the summer, but of course, she's still living in it, along with her daughter Saffy, played by Julia Sawalha, her mother, played by June Whitfield, and her assistant Bubble, played by Jane Horrocks," a synopsis said. "Hijinx of the highest level ensue as the [Olympics] sporting fever gets the best of all involved and Eddy and Patsy [her best friend, played by Joanna Lumley] make an unplanned appearance at the stadium."
The episode also features appearances by Chris Ryan, Mo Gaffney and Stella McCartney.
The show initially ran for three seasons between 1992 and 1995. A two-part television movie called "The Last Shout" aired in 1996 and was followed by two more seasons from 2001 to 2003, and three additional specials in 2003, 2004 and 2005. Three more specials also ran in 2011-12.
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