Douglas pleads for son
Michael Douglas says his family's fame and history of substance abuse helped drive his son into drug addiction and crime, The Associated Press reports. The Academy Award-winning actor has asked a federal judge in a letter to show leniency toward Cameron Douglas at Tuesday's sentencing. Michael Douglas says he's not blind to his son's actions, but "I don't want to see him break," he wrote. Cameron Douglas, 31, pleaded guilty in January to a drug charge that carries a mandatory 10 years in prison. His lawyers are arguing for less. Michael Douglas' letter points to relatives' drug and alcohol problems and "the pressure of finding your own identity with a famous father."
Brown to headline benefit
Chris Brown will headline and host a benefit concert in Virginia next month, AP reports. "Virginia Stand Up! A Call to Action" will be held May 15 at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. Performers will include Trey Songz, Keri Hilson, T-Pain, Mario and Ryan Leslie. Brown, 20, said in a statement Monday he wanted to contribute to the Haitian relief effort and support an organization that helps people in Virginia. Proceeds will benefit the American Red Cross and the Central Virginia Foodbank.
Michele gets Tony role
"Glee" star Lea Michele is returning to her theater roots, ET Online reports. She will join Jeff Daniels on May 4 to announce the nominees for the 2010 Tony Awards. This was a big awards week for "Glee." The hit Fox show was given the Future Classic honor at the 8th Annual TV Land Awards and deemed best comedy at the GLAAD Awards.
Lamas, Richie get hitched
Reality TV star Shayne Lamas got married over the weekend - to a man she met hours earlier. Lamas eloped with Nik Richie at the Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, tmz.com reports. The site says the couple met Saturday and were wed within 24 hours. Richie, founder of celeb site TheDirty.com, announced the news with a tweet Monday that stated merely: "Married." Lamas, 24, won season 12 of "The Bachelor," and is the daughter of actor Lorenzo Lamas.