'Ann' closing June 30 at Lincoln Center
Actress Holland Taylor's one-woman portrait of Ann Richards, the former Texas governor with the cotton candy hair and down-home humor, will be moving along, The Associated Press reports. Producers said Wednesday that "Ann" will close after the June 30 show following 19 previews and 132 regular performances at Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theater. Taylor, perhaps best known for playing the feisty grandmother on the CBS sitcom, "Two and a Half Men," has previously taken her play to various theaters in Texas, as well as Chicago and The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
Berry, Martinez expecting baby boy
Olivier Martinez has revealed that he and Halle Berry are expecting a boy, People magazine reports. "My son will be an American, but I remain French," Martinez told the magazine Wednesday. The actor, 47, made the comment at the opening night of the Champs-Elysées Film Festival, where he is serving as this year's honorary president. "My son will be an American," he proudly repeated.
O'Brien joins Gumbel on HBO
Soledad O'Brien is joining fellow "Today" show alum Bryant Gumbel at HBO's "Real Sports," The Associated Press reports. HBO said Wednesday that O'Brien will be a reporter on the monthly magazine show, which is anchored by Gumbel. Her first story, due this month, is about war veterans who use martial arts to help cope with post-traumatic stress disorder. O'Brien most recently was a morning-show host on CNN, but the news network has given the program an overhaul that will debut next week. She was replaced by the anchor team of Kate Balduan and Chris Cuomo.