December 23, 2012 in Nation/World

Stones’ Wood weds in London ceremony

From Wire Reports
 

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Two British newspapers say Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood has married his fiancée Sally Humphreys at a ceremony at London’s Dorchester Hotel.

The Sun and the Daily Mirror carried photographs of the 65-year-old rocker with a pale boutonniere and a dark blue suit, and his 34-year-old bride in a traditional white gown and a clutch of matching white flowers.

The newspapers said the guests included singer Rod Stewart and his wife, Penny Lancaster, as well as ex-Beatle Paul McCartney and his wife, Nancy Shevell.

Banton juror denies doing research

A Florida juror who voted to convict Jamaican reggae singer Buju Banton on drug charges has denied improperly researching the case during trial, despite a weekly newspaper’s report that quoted her as saying she did.

Banton is serving a 10-year prison sentence for his convictions on cocaine conspiracy and trafficking charges stemming from a 2009 arrest. The Grammy winner faces an additional five years for his conviction on a related gun possession charge, but his resentencing hearing was postponed to investigate the report of juror misconduct. Banton’s attorneys have filed a motion in Tampa federal court seeking a new trial.

Jurors were told during the trial not to do any independent research into the case. Terri Wright, a juror from Banton’s 2011 trial, was quoted in a Miami New Times report as saying that she researched parts of the case even though the judge had ordered jurors not to.

‘Bountiful’ revival cast grows

Cuba Gooding Jr., Vanessa Williams and Condola Rashad will be joining Cicely Tyson on “The Trip to Bountiful.”

Producers said the trio have signed up to star in a revival of Horton Foote’s moving play about acceptance and coming home. It first appeared on Broadway in 1953 and became a 1985 film starring Geraldine Page.

Tyson, who is an Academy Award nominee and an Emmy Award winner, will now have some glittering company onstage: Gooding has an Oscar, Williams is a Tony and Emmy nominee, and Rashad has a Tony nomination for “Stick Fly.” Opening night for the Broadway revival is set for April 23.

The birthday bunch

Actor Ronnie Schell is 81. Actor Frederic Forrest is 76. Actor James Stacy is 76. Rock musician Jorma Kaukonen is 72. Rock musician Ron Bushy is 71. Actor-comedian Harry Shearer is 69. Actress Susan Lucci is 66. Rock singer Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam) is 48. Actress Estella Warren is 34.


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