first_imgChurchill Downs rolled out the red carpet and lined it with rose petals Saturday for celebrities arriving for the Kentucky Derby. Jenny McCarthy, the actress and 1994 Playboy Playmate of the Year, said it was her first Kentucky Derby appearance, and she hoped to meet another Derby visitor – Queen Elizabeth II. “I’m scared of what to say to her, though. There are so many rules,” McCarthy said. “`Yo! Wassup?’ That probably isn’t appropriate.” Melissa Joan Hart, of “Sabrina, the Teenage Witch” fame, said she’s been studying how to approach royalty. Peter Jackson is teaming with DreamWorks SKG to film his adaptation of the best-selling novel “The Lovely Bones.” DreamWorks beat out three other bidders – Sony Pictures, Universal Pictures and Warner Bros. – to finance Jackson’s version of Alice Sebold’s 2002 best-seller about the murder of a 14-year-old girl who narrates her tale from heaven. Jackson, best known for the “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, will direct from a script he wrote with his wife, Fran Walsh, and collaborator Phillipa Boyens. The film begins shooting in October in Pennsylvania and New Zealand. “In the hands of Peter Jackson, we have a master of cinematic storytelling to bring it to the screen,” DreamWorks CEO Stacey Snider said in a statement announcing the deal. Financial terms were not released. Jackson won three Academy Awards in 2004 for “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.” – Associated Press 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Gene Simmons, formerly of the rock band Kiss, had money down on a horse, but it was his girlfriend, former Playmate of the Year Shannon Tweed, who placed the bet. “I’m what’s called a sucker,” Simmons bellowed. “This one (Tweed) bet $100,000 of my money on a horse.” Neither Simmons nor Tweed would say which horse they were backing, but Tweed said she picked the horse based on how the jockey’s silks looked. – Associated Press ‘Lovely Bones’ hits big screen last_img

first_imgA Donegal woman has scooped the holiday of a lifetime and a cool €10,000 to spend while there.Sandra can’t believe she has won the holiday!And it all happened on the Late Late Show.Sandra Coss didn’t think she had much of a chance when she entered the RTE show’s textline phone-in competition. Thousands of people probably knew the answer to the question “Which famous manager resigned this week?’But Sandra got the shock of her life just after 11.30pm last night when she was contacted by the show to say she was the winner.Presenter Ryan Tubridy congratulated Sandra and asked he how everything was in beautiful Donegal.“I’m in very wet Donegal,” laughed Sandra. Ryan then told her she had just won a holiday worth €5,000 to spend on a holiday anywhere in the world and also €10,000 to spend.Sandra was inundated by friends on Facebook congratulating her today.Have a great trip Sandra. DONEGAL WOMAN SCOOPS DREAM HOLIDAY ON LATE LATE SHOW was last modified: May 11th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:holidayLate Late ShowprizeSandra Cosslast_img read more