Sunday 17 December 2017

Trial for De Niro theft suspect

Leigh Morse, an American art dealer accused of stealing from actor Robert De Niro, is facing trial.

A New York State Supreme Court Judge has scheduled the trial of the former Salander-O'Reilly Galleries director to start in late January.

Morse (54) denied grand larceny and scheming to defraud when she was arrested on July 14, 2009.

The charges are connected in part to paintings by De Niro's father Robert who died aged 71 in 1993 of cancer

Sources said it was likely the actor would be called as a witness in the Morse trial.

Fiddler on Roof writer (98) dies

The man who turned a classic Yiddish short story into the hit Broadway musical Fiddler On The Roof and later wrote the screenplay for the film adaptation has died in New York. .

Playwright Joseph Stein, (98), who was in hospital in Manhattan with prostate cancer, died from complications following a fall.

Stein won a Tony Award for his work on Fiddler and supplied the story for nearly a dozen other musicals.

Stars sign for play marathon

Some of entertainment's biggest names -- including Eva Mendes, Elijah Wood, Julia Stiles, America Ferrera, Claire Danes, Christopher Meloni, Leslie Bibb, Gloria Estefan and Kyra Sedgwick -- have signed up for a frantic one-night only show.

They'll be appearing on November 15 at the American Airlines Theatre in the 10th annual benefit 24 Hour Plays on Broadway, which tasks 24 actors, six writers and six directors to come up with six original short plays over the course of a day.

We're back for good -- Robbie

Robbie Williams hinted that Take That might be back for good as the recently reformed group picked up a prize at the Q Awards in London.

The singer rejoined his old bandmates earlier this year after they reunited without him in 2005.

He added: "I'd like to thank my boys. Extremely happy here. Looking forward to the next few years."

It was the band's first public appearance since Williams rejoined.

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