June 25, 2012 in City

Alex Trebek suffers mild heart attack

From Wire Reports
 

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“Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek is in a Los Angeles hospital recovering from a mild heart attack.

Sony Television spokeswoman Paula Askanas said Sunday that Trebek was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on Saturday. She said the 71-year-old Trebek is expected to fully recover and be back giving answers when “Jeopardy!” resumes production on a new season in July.

While he was in the hospital on Saturday, “Jeopardy!” won a Daytime Emmy award for best game show.

Trebek has been hosting “Jeopardy!” for 28 years.

Model and rocker have a baby girl

Victoria’s Secret model Lily Aldridge and Kings of Leon frontman Caleb Followill are the new parents of a baby girl.

The couple welcomed Dixie Pearl Followill on Thursday morning at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn.

Spokesman Ken Weinstein said both Aldridge and the baby are happy and healthy and are resting at their home outside of Nashville. Dixie Pearl was born at 1 a.m., weighing in at 7 pounds, 11 ounces.

Aldridge, 26, and Followill, 30, married in California in May 2011. Dixie Pearl is their first child.

Black Keys sue over song use in ads

The Black Keys are not shilling power tools or pizza, the band said in copyright infringement lawsuits against The Home Depot and Pizza Hut.

The “Lonely Boy” band filed the federal lawsuits Thursday, claiming Home Depot did not have permission to use elements of the hit song in an ad promoting power tools and that Pizza Hut misused “Gold on the Ceiling” in a recent ad.

Both songs appeared on the rock group’s seventh album, “El Camino,” which was released last year and has sold nearly 840,000 copies. The Black Keys are comprised of Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney. Musician-producer Brian Burton, who is known as Danger Mouse, is also suing the companies.

The cases seek unspecified damages of more than $75,000 apiece and an order preventing the continued use of the songs in the commercials.

The Black Keys won two Grammy Awards in 2010 for music from their album “Brothers,” which won the Best Alternative Music Album award that year.

The birthday bunch

Actress June Lockhart is 87. Singer Eddie Floyd is 75. Singer Carly Simon is 67. Actor Ricky Gervais is 51. Singer George Michael is 49. Angela Kinsey (“The Office”) is 41. Actress Linda Cardellini (“ER,” “Scooby Doo”) is 37. Actress Busy Phillips (“ER,” “Dawson’s Creek”) is 33.


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