Fiona Apple released on $10,000 bail
SIERRA BLANCA, Texas, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Singer-songwriter Fiona Apple was released from police custody in Texas after posting $10,000 bail following a drug arrest, authorities said.
Apple, 35, was arrested Wednesday after hash and marijuana were allegedly found in her tour bus during a routine border checkpoint in Sierra Blanca.
The Hudspeth County Sheriff's Office told TMZ Apple was arrested after she "freely admitted" the drugs were hers.
She spent the night in jail and was released Thursday on $10,000 bond, the celebrity news website said.
Willie Nelson, Snoop Dogg and Armie Hammer were previously arrested for drug possession in the same town.
Maks leaving 'Dancing with the Stars'
NEW YORK, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Professional dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy says he is leaving the U.S. competition series "Dancing with the Stars" to pursue an acting career.
The all-stars edition of the show premieres Monday night. Chmerkovskiy is partnered with actress Kirstie Alley.
"What else do I have to do there after 15 seasons?" the 32-year-old professional dancer told the New York Post about his planned departure from the show. "It makes total sense. The audience can't expect for me to want to stick around, and the producers can't expect for me to want to stick around."
He said he has enjoyed teaching stars how to shine on the dance floor, but now wants to focus on his own career.
"Essentially, 80 percent of our job is to give somebody another push in their career," he said. "Or we make them into likable characters. But at the end of the day, they go off and they better themselves. I loved doing it. But to be honest with you, at 32, I am at what-about-me time.'"
Chmerkovskiy told the Post he plans to pursue acting and possibly star in a reality show with his brother, Val, who joined "DWTS" several seasons ago. His partner in the all-stars edition is soap opera actress Kelly Monaco.
Colbert books guest appearance on 'Office'
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Talk-show host Stephen Colbert is to guest star on the ninth and final season of the U.S. sitcom "The Office," EW.com reported.
"The Colbert Report" star will play Broccoli Rob, a former member of Here Comes Treble, Andy's a cappella singing group, in the Halloween-themed episode to air Oct. 25.
Colbert, Ed Helms, who plays Andy, and Steve Carell, who played Michael for seven seasons before leaving "The Office," were all contributors to "The Daily Show," EW.com said.
Eisenberg's play heads to off-Broadway
NEW YORK, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Jesse Eisenberg and Vanessa Redgrave are to star in the world premiere of Eisenberg's play "The Revisionist" off-Broadway, producers said.
The announcement was made Thursday by Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long.
The play, directed by Kip Fagan, will begin its limited run Feb. 6. It will officially open Feb. 21 at the Cherry Lane Theatre in downtown Manhattan.
"The Revisionist" is scheduled to play through March 31.
The drama follows Eisenberg's character David as he arrives in Poland "with a crippling case of writer's block and a desire to be left alone," a synopsis said.
"His 75-year-old second cousin Maria [played by Redgrave] welcomes him with a fervent need to connect with her distant American family. As their tenuous relationship develops, she reveals details about her complicated post-war past that tests their ideas of what it means to be a family."
Eisenberg most recently wrote and starred in Rattlestick's "Asuncion" at the Cherry Lane Theatre. He also has appeared in the films "The Social Network," "Zombieland," "Adventureland," "The Squid and the Whale" and "Roger Dodger."
Redgrave was last seen on Broadway in the 2010-11 season with James Earl Jones and Boyd Gaines in "Driving Miss Daisy." Her film credits include "Coriolanus," "Letters to Juliet," "Morgan," "A Man for All Seasons," "Isadora," "Mary, Queen of Scots," "Murder on the Orient Express," "The Bostonians," "Prick Up Your Ears," "Howards End," "Mission: Impossible" and "Julia."
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