Names and Faces: Aug. 24, 2009

Monday, August 24, 2009

Edwards's New Venture

The John and Elizabeth Edwards saga moves on in North Carolina. Elizabeth Edwards opened a furniture store in Chapel Hill on Saturday, two weeks after Rielle Hunter, her husband's former mistress, spent several hours in a federal courthouse in Raleigh, where a grand jury is investigating John Edwards's finances as a candidate.

Both Elizabeth Edwards, who is terminally ill with cancer, and her husband attended the grand opening for the store, called Red Window, Raleigh station WRAL reported on its Web site.

Asked about her prognosis, she said: "I seem to have it pretty much under control. I go on and get my medications periodically and doctors seem to think I'm doing well."

Break-In at Lohan's

Los Angeles police responded to a break-in at Lindsay Lohan's Hollywood Hills home early Sunday morning -- the second time a burglary has been reported there in three months.

The TMZ Web site said that Michael Lohan, Lindsay's father, called to report the burglary after Lindsay came home around 3 a.m. and called him. The police department confirmed receiving a call about the burglary around 6:30 a.m. A surveillance video showed three men breaking into Lohan's house, the site reported.

Michael Lohan told TMZ that a safe was ripped from a wall and watches were taken, and that he thought the crime was an inside job because a worker at the house failed to turn on the home's alarm system.

Threat to 'Peace'

Live Aid it ain't. Latin Grammy-winning Colombian singer Juanes has received at least one death threat via Twitter since announcing he would perform a Peace Without Borders concert in Havana's Plaza of the Revolution next month.

Citing threats to their safety, police have kept watch over the Florida homes of the singer and his manager in Key Biscayne, an exclusive island enclave near Miami.

Cuban Cultural Minister Abel Prieto blamed anti-Castro Cuban expats and told Cuba's state news agency, Prensa Latina, on Saturday that the Sept. 20 performance will go on. This wouldn't be Juanes's first Peace Without Borders show; in March 2008 he drew tens of thousands to a concert on the border between Venezuela and Colombia, where tensions ran high over a Colombian raid into Ecuador.

Still in the Game

D.C.'s Beat Ya Feet Kings advance! The audience's online vote Sunday night ensured the Washington go-go dancers a spot in next week's installment of "Randy Jackson Presents: America's Best Dance Crew," a competition show on MTV.

End Notes

Married: Actress Milla Jovovich and director Paul W.S. Anderson in a sunset ceremony Saturday at the Beverly Hills home they share, People reports. The two met in 2002 on the set of the action flick "Resident Evil" and have a 20-month-old daughter.

Bugging Out: Bill Clinton's office in Harlem? Infested with bedbugs, says the New York Daily News. The paper reports that exterminators have told the former president and his staff to stay clear for a few days.

-- Christian Hettinger, from staff, wire and Web reports

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