Todd Palin competes for celebrity ‘Stripes’
NBC says Sarah Palin’s husband, Todd, will compete against retired boxing champion Laila Ali, singer Nick Lachey and other celebrities in an upcoming competition show called “Stars Earn Stripes.”
NBC announced Tuesday that former presidential candidate and retired Army Gen. Wesley Clark will co-host the series with television personality Samantha Harris.
The eight competitors will convene at a remote training facility to tackle difficult missions inspired by real military exercises. Each competitor will be paired with a trainer who has been a member of the armed forces or a law enforcement agency.
Each team will play for a military or veterans charity. A team will be eliminated weekly.
“Stars Earn Stripes” premieres Aug. 13.
Baldwin in altercation on way to altar
Another anger mismanagement allegation has arisen against Alec Baldwin, this time on his way to the altar.
A newspaper photographer filed a complaint with police on Tuesday accusing the “30 Rock” star of punching him outside a marriage license bureau.
No charges had been filed, and the actor vehemently denied throwing any punches.
Daily News photographer Marcus Santos said that Baldwin became enraged as he and other photographers were snapping pictures of the 54-year-old actor and his fiancée, Hilaria Thomas.
Santos told the newspaper, “I knew he was going to attack me. I stepped back, and he kept coming.” He claimed the actor shoved him before punching him “one time, right in the chin.”
A statement on Tuesday from Baldwin’s publicist accused the photographer of being the aggressor.
As Baldwin and his fiancée were leaving, a person “walking in front of Alec positioned himself to obstruct the view of a photographer aggressively trying to shoot the couple,” the statement said. “The photographer was clearly frustrated, pushed past the bystander and assaulted Alec with his camera. There were no punches thrown, and any subsequent physical contact was simply Alec protecting himself.”
The birthday bunch
Actress Olympia Dukakis is 81. Actor Martin Landau is 81. Actor Danny Aiello is 79. Actor John Mahoney (“Frasier”) is 72. Musician Brian Wilson (The Beach Boys) is 70. Home repair show host Bob Vila is 66. Singer Lionel Richie is 63. Actor John Goodman is 60. Actress Nicole Kidman is 45. Actor Peter Paige (“Queer as Folk”) is 43. Actor Josh Lucas (“Sweet Home Alabama,” “A Beautiful Mind”) is 41. Singer Amos Lee is 35. Actor Chris Mintz-Plasse (“Superbad”) is 23.