February 9, 2012 in Nation/World

Prince is top of class in helicopter school

From Wire Reports
 

Prince Harry
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Britain’s defense ministry says Prince Harry has qualified as an Apache attack helicopter pilot, graduating as the best co-pilot gunner in his class after 18 months of training.

The ministry said Thursday the prize recognizes the student whose performance is the best among their peer group.

Known in the military as Capt. Wales, the third-in-line to the British throne was awarded his prize Wednesday.

The prince, who trained in California, in southern Arizona and in Britain, will now fly Apaches on exercises in the U.K.

In December, a British newspaper said Harry had acknowledged he will be deployed to Afghanistan for a second time. He briefly served there in 2007.

Schwarzenegger and Stallone again

It’s an action superstar reunion: Arnold Schwarzenegger is joining Sylvester Stallone for the thriller “The Tomb.”

The filmmakers said Wednesday that Schwarzenegger has signed on to star alongside Stallone in the prison-break adventure.

Schwarzenegger previously had a cameo in Stallone’s action hit “The Expendables” and also appears in its upcoming sequel.

“The Tomb” will feature Schwarzenegger as an inmate opposite Stallone, who plays the designer of a prison forced to escape from his own jailhouse.

Schwarzenegger is just finishing work on “The Last Stand,” his first starring role since returning to acting after serving as California’s governor.

Busey files for bankruptcy in L.A.

Court records show Gary Busey has filed for bankruptcy and is listing more than $500,000 in estimated personal debts.

Busey’s filing on Tuesday in Los Angeles provides few details but includes more than a dozen potential creditors.

The actor and reality show star does not state a reason for the filing.

The filing states the 67-year-old has less than $50,000 in assets.

Busey has starred in numerous films including “Point Break” and “Lethal Weapon” but has in recent years appeared more on reality shows such as “Celebrity Apprentice.”

The Birthday Bunch

Actress-politician Sheila James Kuehl (“The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis”) is 71. Singer-songwriter Carole King is 70. Actor Joe Pesci is 69. Author Alice Walker is 68. Actress Mia Farrow is 67. Actress Judith Light is 63. Country singer Travis Tritt is 49. Actress Julie Warner is 47. Actor-producer Charlie Day is 36. Rock singer Chad Wolf (Carolina Liar) is 36. Actor David Gallagher is 27. Actress Camille Winbush is 22.

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