Names & Faces: Bob Kerrey, Lindsay Lohan, Orlando Bloom and Zsa Zsa Gabor

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Saturday, July 24, 2010

Kerrey nears MPAA job

Former Nebraska senator Bob Kerrey is in final negotiations to lead the Motion Picture Association of America, according to the Hollywood Reporter, which said Friday that a deal is "all but done."

Howard Gantman, vice president of communications for MPAA, declined to comment on the report. He instead pointed to statements Kerrey made last week during an appearance on Don Imus's radio show; Kerrey, currently the president of New York's New School, told Imus that he expects to leave the school in the fall.

If a deal is finalized, Kerrey -- a decorated Vietnam vet who turns 67 next month -- will succeed current MPAA interim chief executive Bob Pisano, who took over for previous MPAA chairman Dan Glickman in April. The Friday report quoted an unnamed "Washington insider with strong ties to Hollywood" as saying the only remaining question is when Kerrey will start.

Lindsay's visitors' log

Visiting hours for family and friends of Lindsay Lohan have ended -- for the weekend anyway, reports RadarOnline.com. Her lawyers can still swing by.

"Inmates are allowed two 30-minute visits a week, from family and friends," Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department spokesman Steve Whitmore told the Web site Friday. "Those don't include professional visits by attorneys. Ms. Lohan already has had her two 30-minute visits for the week."

Although visiting hours for family and friends of inmates are generally on weekends, Whitmore said security concerns prompted jail officials to make an exception for the 24-year-old actress.

The list of visitors during the first of an expected two weeks of detention at the Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood, Calif., included Lohan's mother, Dina, sister Ali and business manager Lou Taylor on Wednesday. Ex-girlfriend Samantha Ronson visited on Thursday, along with lawyers Shawn Chapman Holley and Blair Berk. Lindsay requested that her estranged father, Michael Lohan (of unrequited "I love you, Lindsay!" fame), not be allowed to visit. He's due to appear in a Southampton, N.Y., court on Aug. 18 to face a harassment charge stemming from an alleged attack on his 27-year-old fiancee, Kate Major.

TMZ.com reports the Lynwood jail has been receiving roughly 100 calls an hour from fans during Lohan's jail term.

A 'pirate' weds

Just a month after announcing their engagement, Australian supermodel Miranda Kerr and "Pirates of the Caribbean" actor Orlando Bloom have wed. Kerr, 27, famed as a Victoria's Secret lingerie model, began dating Bloom in 2007. Kerr's employer, Australian department store David Jones, announced Friday that Kerr would not be attending a spring season launch on Aug. 3 because she will be honeymooning with the 33-year-old British actor.

Zsa Zsa in critical condition

Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor is in critical condition in a Los Angeles hospital, her husband, Prince Frederic von Anhalt, said Friday. The Hollywood legend, 93, underwent hip-replacement surgery Monday after a fall at her Bel Air home.

"The doctors want to observe her over the weekend to make sure her condition improves, but right now it is not looking good," von Anhalt told Reuters.

-- Christian Hettinger, from Web and wire reports


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