Entertainment Briefs for April 28, 2010
Trump bargains with jewelry line
NEW YORK - Even the rich and famous enjoy a bargain.
Melania Trump is launching line of affordable jewelry on QVC. Each item in the Melania Timepieces & Jewelry collection costs less than $200.
The 40-year-old model could have created a fine jewelry line but said in a telephone interview from Palm Beach, Fla., that she wanted something more accessible. And now that her 4-year-old son, Barron, is in school, she has more time to work on sketches and designs.
"I'm completely involved from A to Z, 100 percent. ... I go through the samples and have to approve every piece."
The line is broken up into three categories inspired by places Trump calls home: New York, Palm Beach and Paris. The New York items are created with a businesswoman in mind; Palm Beach is more sporty, and Paris is more flashy and glamorous.
Trump said she didn't consult her real estate mogul husband, Donald, much about her venture.
"He knows I'm doing it, but we didn't talk much," she said. "I'm not a big talker; I prefer to do it and then when it's done to come out and show. I don't like people who talk, talk, talk and then don't deliver."
Trump's collection will make its debut on QVC on April 30.
Michaels to have more medical tests
LOS ANGELES - Doctors plan further testing to help pinpoint the source of the brain hemorrhage that is keeping Bret Michaels in intensive care, according to the rocker's Web site.
A report from doctors is expected this week. The website doesn't say where Michaels, 47, is hospitalized.
"Please remember Bret is, and always has been, a fighter and survivor and is under the best medical care possible," the post added.
His New York-based publicist, Joann Mignano, confirmed on Friday a report on People magazine's website that said the former Poison frontman was rushed to intensive care late Thursday after a severe headache. Doctors discovered bleeding at the base of his brain stem, the report said.
Michaels is a contestant on Donald Trump's competitive reality show, "The Celebrity Apprentice." He has served as one of the season's most outspoken celebrities and has so far avoided being fired in the boardroom. At the end of Sunday's episode, an announcer acknowledged his condition and said everyone at NBC "wishes Bret Michaels a speedy recovery."
Michaels had an emergency appendectomy April 12 after complaining of stomach pains before he was scheduled to perform at Sea World in San Antonio. Michaels later wrote on his website that although the surgery "has taken its toll," doctors expected him to make a full recovery.
Before joining the third season of "The Celebrity Apprentice," Michaels starred as the lothario on VH1's lusty reality dating series "Rock of Love" from 2007 to 2009. For three seasons, Michaels searched for the women of his dreams amid a sea of implants, tattoos and thongs. He also served as a judge on the fifth season of the USA singing competition "Nashville Star" in 2007.
Miss America overcome by heat
TALLADEGA, Ala. - Miss America Caressa Cameron was overcome by heat and unable to sing the national anthem Sunday before the NASCAR races at Talladega Superspeedway.
The Miss America Organization says Cameron was taken to the track's medical care center, evaluated and quickly released. She is feeling better and resting comfortably.
Cameron was the first black Miss America since Ericka Dunlap in 2005.