Judy Garland and Dorothy Gale - Accomplishing this feat requires many photos of the famous person/character, plenty of time, and a great deal of skill... something that Cruz quite clearly has! - New York City, New York, United States - Thursday 17th July 2014
A thrice broken wrist was overlooked for Minnelli to take to the stage with her half-sister, Lorna Luft.
Liza Minnelli bravely ignored the pain of a broken wrist to perform at New York City's famed Birdland jazz club to benefit The Actors Fund's Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative and Tower Cancer Research Foundation's Dr. Philomena McAndrew Fund.
Liza Minnelli Broke Her Wrist In Three Places When Rehearsing For The Benefit.
The 67 year-old performer's rep told the Associated Press that Minnelli had broken her wrist in three places as she rehearsed for the show on Sunday night and that her doctor had advised the Academy Award winner not to perform. However, the cause was so close to Liza's heart that she felt she couldn't possibly back out when her half-sister Lorna Luft, who is battling breast cancer, had asked for a little help making the evening as special as possible.
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Fat Joe, the rapper most famous for his 2004 single 'Lean Back', has turned himself in to police in order to begin a four month prison. The rapper was charged in December but began his sentence today (26th August).
Rapper Fat Joe has turned himself into Miami Police today (26th August) in order to serve a four month prison sentence. Fat Joe -whose real name is Joseph Cartagena- was sentenced in December for tax evasion. The charges refer to Fat Joe's tax evasion between 2007 and 2008, he managed to avoid paying taxes totalling to more than $1 million.
Fat Joe has begun his prison sentence for tax evasion.
The New York born rapper was initially facing up to two years in prison but his sentence was altered to four months jail time. In addition to his four month sentence, Cartagena was ordered to pay a $15 000 fine. He will also be serving a year's supervised release, according to TMZ. The 43-year-old is currently being held at the Federal Detention Center in Miami.
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Margaret Pellegrini, one of the three remaining 'Munchkins' from the 'Wizard of Oz' died yesterday at the age of 89.
Margaret Pellegrini, one of the last remaining Munchkins from The Wizard Of Oz, died yesterday (August 7th). She was 89 years old. According to reports the actress died at around 7am after suffering a stroke. She passed away in Phoenix, Arizona close to her home.
New Yorkers dressed as characters from The Wizard of Oz: Dorothy and the Lion accompanied by a Wicked Witch spaniel and a scarecrow dog, at the 21st Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade
Pellegrini featured in The Wizard of Oz in numerous Munchkin parts, she can clearly be seen as a villager standing next to Judy Garland as they sing 'Follow the Yellow Brick Road'.
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Star was once one of the highest paid actresses in the movie business
Deanna Durbin, who was one of Hollywood's biggest draws in the 1930s and early '40s, has died aged 91.
In a glittering career, Durbin at one point became the highest-paid star in the US, in 1947, thanks to her huge bankability as an actress. She made her film debut in the 1936 MGM short Every Sunday, in which she appeared alongside the legendary Judy Garland, aged 15. From then on she rose as a star, having been signed by Universal Studios, and her first mega bucks role was Three Smart Girls, also in 1936 and credited with saving the studio from bankruptcy.
In many of her roles Durbin was portrayed as the perfect girl-next-door, however it was a role she eventually grew tired of as she matured from a teenager and she tried to take on more serious roles in 1944’s Christmas Holiday and the crime thriller Lady On A Train, from 1945. She retired from acting at a young age in 1949, aged just 28. She went on to withdraw from public life after marrying producer-director Charles Henri David in 1950. They stayed together for 48 years before his death in 1999. News of her death was announced by her son Peter H David, who revealed in a statement that she had died “a few days ago.”
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Could 'Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead' reach No.1 in the UK singles chart?
Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead had launched into the UK Top 10 chart following the death of Margaret Thatcher. What probably started off as a handful of people downloading The Wizard of Oz track for their slightly tasteless parties around the UK turned into a full-fledged Facebook and Twitter campaign to get the track to No.1.
The Official Charts Company said the song had been purchased more than 10,600 by midnight on Tuesday, meaning it's at No.10 on the midweeks charts, published on Wednesday. It's on-course to be one of the top three sellers by the end of the week and could get to No.1. While many have mourned the death of Baroness Thatcher, organisers behind the Facebook campaign showed little compassion - "Make Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead number one the week Thatcher dies", launched on Monday. Though the most famous version, sung by Judy Garland, is on track for chart success, another 1961 rendition sung by Ella Fitzgerald also saw an increase in sales and nudged into the Top 150. The main track is around 5,000 sales away from a place in the Top 3.
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