July 17, 2012 in Nation/World

Sheen’s ‘Anger’ profits to benefit U.S. troops

From Wire Reports
 

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Charlie Sheen’s anger issues will soon be helping soldiers.

The actor announced Monday that he’ll donate at least $1 million to the USO in what is among the largest single donations ever given to the troop morale-boosting organization.

Sheen said he’ll donate 1 percent of profits from his new FX show “Anger Management” to the group, known for sending entertainers to lighten the hearts of troops. He’ll give a minimum of $1 million with no cap on the final amount.

Sheen’s donation will be used as part of an ongoing campaign to help injured troops. “It’s an honor for me to be able to give back to these men and women of the military who have done so much for all of us,” the actor said.

On the baby beat

• Kelsey Grammer and his wife, Kayte, have a little Faith after the birth of a healthy baby girl early Friday.

The Grammers say they are thrilled at the arrival of their first child together, Faith Evangeline Elisa Grammer, who weighed 6 pounds and 2 ounces when born.

In a statement, the couple announced that although they had been expecting twins, Kayte Grammer suffered a miscarriage several months ago. They wrote in a statement that there is a lingering sadness about the loss but they are celebrating their newborn and plan to have more children together.

The couple married in February 2011. Grammer and his 31-year-old wife recently renewed their vows in Las Vegas.

The 57-year-old Emmy-winning actor and star of series such as “Cheers” and “Frasier” has four other children.

• It’s a girl for Uma Thurman and her financier boyfriend.

Thurman’s representative confirmed on Monday that the actress gave birth. She did not release details, including the baby’s name.

Thurman, 42, has two older children, 13-year-old Maya Ray and 10-year-old Levon Roan, with ex-husband Ethan Hawke. This is her first with financier Arpad Busson.

Busson has two sons with Elle Macpherson.

The birthday bunch

Comedian Phyllis Diller is 95. Actor Donald Sutherland is 77. Actress-singer Diahann Carroll is 77. Guitarist Spencer Davis (Spencer Davis Group) is 70. Actress Lucie Arnaz is 61. Actor David Hasselhoff is 60. Country singer Craig Morgan is 48. Actor Andre Royo (“The Wire”) is 44. Actor Mike Vogel (“The Help”) is 33. Actor Brando Eaton (“Dexter”) is 26.

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