Entertainment Briefs for April 17, 2010
Museum displays Kelly's gowns
LONDON - Dresses that Grace Kelly wore in screen classics such as "High Society" and "Rear Window" are going on display at a London museum.
"Grace Kelly: Style Icon" at the Victoria and Albert Museum will display the glamorous wardrobe of the Oscar winning actress-turned-princess. Exhibits include the gown Kelly wore to accept her Oscar in 1955, as well as the outfit she wore to her first meeting with her husband Prince Rainier III of Monaco later that year.
The museum says the exhibition, which opens Saturday, explores the blonde screen siren's enduring appeal.
The show will trace the evolution of her style as Princess Grace of Monaco, with haute couture gowns by her favorite couturiers Dior, Balenciaga, Givenchy and Yves St Laurent.
Kelly died in 1982 at age 52.
Alleged Woods mistress arrested
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. - A woman who said she had an affair with Tiger Woods is due in court Thursday after she was arrested on suspicion of driving with a suspended license in West Hollywood.
Jaimee Grubbs was taken into custody Wednesday after a random license plate check of her 2004 Ford Mustang showed she had three outstanding warrants for driving on a suspended license, Los Angeles County sheriff's Deputy Jeff Gordon said.
Grubbs was issued a new citation after it was determined she was still driving on a suspended license, Gordon said.
Grubbs was released early Thursday morning after posting about $30,000 bail. She's scheduled to appear at the Beverly Hills courthouse Thursday morning on the outstanding warrants.
Grubbs, a Los Angeles cocktail waitress, told Us Weekly she had a 31-month affair with Woods and had the text messages to prove it. She also provided the magazine with a voicemail she said came from Woods.
The Woods scandal erupted following a Thanksgiving weekend car crash and allegations that he had trysts with multiple women.
NFL to help produce Broadway play
NEW YORK - The NFL is taking Vince Lombardi to Broadway.
For the first time, the league will help produce a Broadway play, its first venture into live theater. The league will serve as a special producing partner of "Lombardi," which will star Dan Lauria, a regular on the TV show "The Wonder Years" and former college football player and high school coach.
"Lombardi" is scheduled to open Oct. 21 at the Circle in the Square Theatre. It will be directed by Tony Award nominee Thomas Kail.
"Football and Broadway are both iconic American forms of entertainment, and the NFL is proud to bring these two unique and passionate audiences together under one roof," said Tracy Perlman, NFL vice president of entertainment marketing and promotions. "Lombardi's charisma and coaching style were legendary - and intensely theatrical. Football fans will learn more about the dramatic private life of the sports hero for whom the Super Bowl trophy is named, and Broadway audiences will be captivated by the story of a family chasing the American dream."
Although the NFL is not putting up any money for the play, it will promote and market "Lombardi" through NFL Network, nfl.com and its teams, specifically the Green Bay Packers. Lombardi won five NFL titles, including the first two Super Bowls, with the Packers.
Lauria, who played at Southern Connecticut State, will be at next week's draft and will journey to Green Bay at some point this offseason. The actor hopes to "get a sense of what Vince Lombardi meant and continues to mean to the fans, particularly in Green Bay," said Brian McCarthy, NFL vice president of corporate communications.
The original concept for the play was brought to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell by Tony Ponturo, who was behind Anheuser-Busch's heavy involvement in sports sponsorship and now runs a sports and entertainment management and marketing company. Ponturo will serve as producer of "Lombardi," which is based on a book by David Maraniss. Academy Award winner Eric Simonson has written the Broadway adaptation.
The league also is involved with a film project on the Hall of Fame coach that will star Robert DeNiro.
"There are few actors who could accurately portray the fire, passion and grit of Lombardi," said Charles Coplin, NFL vice president of programming, "and we're thrilled to have Robert De Niro on our team."