Colbert wax likeness reports to museum
Stephen Colbert is taking his place among the presidents at the Madame Tussauds wax museum in Washington.
Colbert visited the museum Friday to unveil a wax figure created to represent him. The museum says Colbert donated his own clothes to dress the figure in a suit, tie, cuff links and lapel pin.
The new figure will be the centerpiece of a new media gallery with a replica of “The Colbert Report” set where guests can sit next to Colbert’s figure behind his fake news desk.
Designers from Madame Tussauds went to Colbert’s New York studio in June to take more than 250 measurements and photographs of the Comedy Central star to create the wax figure.
Bon Jovi daughter charge dropped
Drug charges against Jon Bon Jovi’s 19-year-old daughter have been dropped, a central New York prosecutor said Thursday.
Stephanie Bongiovi was found unresponsive by medics after she apparently overdosed on heroin in a Hamilton College dorm early Wednesday. Town of Kirkland police charged Bongiovi, of Red Bank, N.J., and a fellow student with possession of a small amount of heroin and marijuana.
Oneida County District Attorney Scott McNamara said he was dismissing the charges against both students. Under state law, someone having a drug overdose or seeking help for an overdose victim can’t be prosecuted for having a small amount of heroin or any amount of marijuana.
Bon Jovi, 50, is scheduled to perform at a concert to benefit Hamilton’s scholarships and arts programs in Times Square on Dec. 5. He has not commented on his daughter’s overdose.
He also has three sons.
The birthday bunch
Actress Brenda Vaccaro is 73. Actress Linda Evans is 70. Actor Jameson Parker is 65. Actor-comedian Kevin Nealon is 59. Actress Elizabeth Perkins is 52. Guitarist Kirk Hammett (Metallica) is 50. Actor Owen Wilson is 44. Actor Mike Epps is 42. Actress Peta Wilson (“La Femme Nikita”) is 42. Actress Chloe Sevigny (“Boys Don’t Cry”) is 38.