Singer Phoebe Snow dead at 58
NEW YORK, April 26 (UPI) -- Recording artist Phoebe Snow died in her native New York Tuesday from complications of a massive stroke she suffered last year, her manager said. She was 58.
The author of more than 100 songs is best known for her 1975 hits, "Poetry Man" and "Harpo's Blues."
Some of her other songs include "Gone at Last," "Shakey Ground," "Every Night," "Games," "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy," "Dreams I Dream," "If I Can Just Get Through the Night" and "Something Real."
Snow put her career on the back burner for years while she cared for her daughter, Valerie, who was born severely brain damaged, Wikipedia noted. Valerie died in 2007 at the age of 31.
"[Phoebe Snow] fought for almost a year-and-a-half to come back, enduring bouts of blood clots, pneumonia, and congestive heart failure, each time coming out of it, until her body finally could take it no more," her manager, Sue Cameron, told CNN Tuesday.
At the time of her January 2010 stroke, Snow had recently recorded new songs and planned a series of live concerts, Cameron said.
Olbermann program to debut in June
NEW YORK, April 26 (UPI) -- Current TV said Tuesday Keith Olbermann's new nightly U.S. commentary show, "Countdown with Keith Olbermann," will debut June 20.
Olbermann's decision to join Current was announced in February. In addition to executive producing and serving as host of the show, Olbermann was appointed Current's chief news officer.
He left MSNBC in January after eight years following stormy interactions with management, including a suspension for contributing to political candidates. His MSNBC show also was called "Countdown with Keith Olbermann."
"'Countdown with Keith Olbermann' will showcase the return to television of one of America's most gifted thinkers and communicators," Joel Hyatt, co-founder and executive vice chairman of Current, said in a statement. "Keith will be back, speaking truth to power and calling them as he sees them -- but this time, on America's only independent news and information TV network."
"The show will combine familiar and popular features with some new elements that we can't wait to unveil," added Mark Rosenthal, Current's chief executive officer. "We're creating a great platform for Keith's style, which includes a very sophisticated digital presence for him -- that we think will appeal to his very enthusiastic and active following. The show will also appeal to new viewers tuning into Keith for the first time."
Rob Schneider marries girlfriend
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., April 26 (UPI) -- Comic actor Rob Schneider has confirmed he married Mexican television producer Patricia Azarcoya Arce in Beverly Hills, Calif., during the weekend.
Schneider is a former "Saturday Night Live" cast member who frequent collaborates with Adam Sandler on films such as "Grown Ups" and "50 First Dates."
"Patricia and I were surrounded by our closest friends and family; it was the happiest day of my life," Schneider said in a statement issued to People.com. "We had a great time at the wedding and are looking forward to our honeymoon."
No other details about the ceremony or honeymoon plans were immediately released.
Fey, Gaga to appear on 'SNL'
NEW YORK, April 26 (UPI) -- Tina Fey, Ellie Goulding, Ed Helms, Paul Simon, Justin Timberlake and Lady Gaga are to appear on episodes of "Saturday Night Live" in New York, NBC said.
Fey, a former "SNL" cast member and head writer, is to return for a third time as host May 7, when Goulding makes her musical guest debut.
Helms is to serve as "SNL" host for the first time May 14, when Simon makes his eighth appearance as musical guest.
Timberlake will return for his fourth time as host May 21, the night of the sketch comedy show's season finale. Lady Gaga is to perform during the episode.