May 15, 2012 in City
‘Modern Family’ star got dad’s kidney
“Modern Family” star Sarah Hyland has had a kidney transplant after a lifetime of pain and fatigue.
The 21-year-old actress, who plays teenager Haley Dunphy on the hit ABC comedy, told ABC’s “Good Morning America” for a report aired Monday that she had the surgery in April.
At age 9, she was diagnosed with abnormal kidney development. The condition often left her exhausted or in pain. But as her health grew worse, she began seeking an organ donor. Her father, actor Edward James Hyland, was a match.
She said she tells her dad, “It’s weird – I’ve got your kidney in me.”
Hyland plans to spend the show’s summer hiatus recovering from her surgery.
Michaels settles Tonys mishap case
An attorney for Bret Michaels says the rocker has settled a lawsuit against the Tony Awards over an accident he claims put his life at risk.
Attorney Alex Weingarten said terms of the agreement will not be disclosed. He announced the settlement in a statement issued Monday.
The Poison frontman was hit in the head by a set piece during the 2009 show and suffered a brain hemorrhage months later.
A federal judge in New York dismissed the case Monday after both sides announced a provisional settlement.
Michaels sued the Tony Awards and CBS Broadcasting in March 2011, claiming they never explained to him there would be a set change after the performance.
Hemsworth doubly pleased
Actor Chris Hemsworth has two things to celebrate.
The world premiere Monday night of his new movie, “Snow White and the Huntsman,” with co-stars Charlize Theron and Kristen Stewart in London.
And his first red carpet event since becoming a dad.
Hemsworth’s partner, Elsa Pataky, has given birth to a daughter named India. The Australian actor said he’s really happy in his new role as a father – but a little tired.
In “Snow White and the Huntsman” he plays a less paternal role, as the huntsman who is sent to kill the fairy tale princess (Stewart) by the wicked queen (Theron).
The movie will debut in the U.S. on June 1.
The birthday bunch
Counterculture icon Wavy Gravy is 76. Singer Trini Lopez is 75. Country singer K.T. Oslin is 70. Actor Chazz Palminteri is 60. Musician Mike Oldfield is 59. Actor Lee Horsley is 57. Actor David Charvet (“Melrose Place”) is 40. Actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler (“The Sopranos”) is 31.