Charles Manson says he’s not planning matrimony
A 25-year-old woman who has been loyally visiting Charles Manson – the nation’s most notorious convicted killer who has a swastika carved into his forehead – in prison, said recently that they are going to wed.
“I’ll tell you straight up, Charlie and I are going to get married,” said Star, the name Manson gave the woman after she started visiting him in California’s Corcoran State Prison when she was 19.
“When that will be, we don’t know. But I take it very seriously. Charlie is my husband. Charlie told me to tell you this. We haven’t told anybody about that,” Star told Rolling Stone.
The only problem in the wedding equation seems to be Manson.
“Oh that,” Manson said to Rolling Stone. “That’s a bunch of garbage. You know that, man. That’s trash. We’re just playing that for public consumption.”
Manson is in Corcoran serving a life sentence for his part in the Tate-LaBianca killings in 1969.
DeGeneres excited for Oscar gig
Ellen DeGeneres has high aspirations for her second time around hosting the Oscars.
“It reached the world,” the talk show host said of her well-received 2007 Oscarcast. “And I’m trying to get world peace. So, that’s my goal. My hope is by hosting the Academy Awards, right afterward, we have world peace.”
DeGeneres may have been exaggerating but there’s no overstating her enthusiasm for the upcoming March 2 gig.
“I know a lot of those people,” she said of the Oscar audience. “They’re on my show a lot. I love the whole business. … I get to play with all those people in the audience and make people happy, and, hopefully, relax them.”
DeGeneres made her comments Friday while attending a Toys for Tots charity event in Los Angeles.
Nelson band suffers bus accident
Singer Willie Nelson has suspended performances until December after three of his band members were hurt when their bus plowed into a bridge pillar in East Texas during rainy conditions.
The Texas Department of Public Safety said Nelson was not aboard in the weather-related accident around 3:30 a.m. Saturday on Interstate 30 near Sulphur Springs, 75 miles northeast of Dallas.
Nelson spokeswoman Elaine Schock said Paul English broke his ankle, his brother Billy English suffered a bruised hip and Tom Harkin has a cracked or bruised rib.
The birthday bunch
Basketball Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson is 75. Rock drummer Pete Best is 72. Actor-comedian Billy Connolly is 71. Singer Lee Michaels is 68. Actor Stanley Livingston is 63. Actress Denise Crosby is 56. Actor Garret Dillahunt is 49. Actress Lola Glaudini is 42. Actor Colin Hanks is 36. Actress Katherine Heigl is 35. Actress Sarah Hyland is 23.