October 1, 2012 in Nation/World

Lil Wayne trumps The King on hits

From Wire Reports
 

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Lil Wayne is not only making rap history, he’s making rock ’n’ roll history: The rapper has surpassed Elvis Presley as the male with the most entries on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart.

Lil Wayne now has 109 songs on that chart with Thursday’s debut of Game’s song “Celebration,” where he is a guest alongside Chris Brown, Tyga and Wiz Khalifa. Of his 109 charted songs, only 42 are led by Lil Wayne; 67 are songs where he is the featured act.

Thursday is the rapper’s 30th birthday.

Presley totaled 108 songs on the Hot 100 since it launched in 1958. Presley’s career kicked off before that and several of his songs – like “Heartbreak Hotel” – could not be included in his total number.

The “Glee” cast has the most Hot 100 entries with 204.

Lewis will film Vegas show for TV

Comedy king Jerry Lewis plans to film a television special for PBS.

The Las Vegas Review Journal reports that the 86-year-old entertainer is returning to the spotlight Nov. 18 at The Orleans Hotel & Casino.

PBS plans to broadcast “An Evening With Jerry Lewis – Live from Las Vegas!” in March around Lewis’ birthday.

Lewis has been busy preparing a Broadway musical version of “The Nutty Professor” based on the 1963 movie that Lewis directed and starred in.

Fan tries taking bite out of Bonaduce

Former child TV star Danny Bonaduce says a crazed fan bit him during an event at a Washington state casino.

The former “Partridge Family” actor told the News Tribune of Tacoma the woman asked him if she could kiss him and then sank her teeth into his cheek for about a minute until others pulled her off.

Bonaduce, who works these days as a radio DJ in Seattle, said the woman was taken into custody Friday, but he doesn’t plan to press charges.

His face had a bright red mark a day later, when he said that what he was thinking during the attack was, “Bath salts,” referring to a designer drug linked to bizarre and violent behavior in users.

Bonaduce’s wife, Amy, said her husband was treated with antibiotics.

The birthday bunch

Actress-singer Julie Andrews is 77. Actress Stella Stevens is 74. Saxophonist Jerry Martini (Sly and the Family Stone) is 69. Actor Stephen Collins is 65. Actor Randy Quaid is 62. Singer Youssou N’Dour is 53. Actor Esai Morales (“NYPD Blue”) is 50. Actor Zach Galifianakis (“The Hangover”) is 43. Actress Brie Larson (“United States of Tara”) is 23.


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