Omarosa's Good DeedFormer "Apprentice" diva Omarosa Manigault-Stallworthwas in town over the weekend, joining the cast of "The Vagina Monologues" for a performance at the Lincoln Theatre. So how does it feel to go from the Donald to Eve Ensler?
"I thought it would be a wonderful opportunity to step out of the role of naughty girl," Omarosa said yesterday when reached in West Palm Beach, Fla. "It was a lot fun."
"I love theater," she added. "I started in theater, so it was a natural fit."
The cast included actresses Phyllis Yvonne Stickney and Vanessa Bell Calloway, best-selling author Zane and radio personality Jeannie Jones.
After talking about some of her favorite local spots -- Eastern Market, Howard University and 14th Street eatery-bookstore Busboys and Poets -- the D.C. native had this to say about the recent Rosie O'Donnell-Donald Trumpspat:
"I'm a woman who appreciates a good catfight, but that was on a whole different level," she said. "It was a very unique dispute."
And the winner?
"Ultimately, Trump comes out on top. She has bruises."
¡Viva, Alberto!Al Gore's documentary, "An Inconvenient Truth," got a big nod over the weekend -- and we're not talking about the Oscars. The Union of Young Communists newspaper said that acting Cuban President Raul Castro"recognized the effort of the former vice president to denounce" global warming during a two-hour meeting with youth leaders on Friday, Reuters reports.
Cuba's official television media (actually the country's only television media) showed Gore's documentary -- which calls for urgent action to curb greenhouse gas emissions linked to global warming -- in prime time this month, giving Gore more positive publicity there than any other U.S. leader in decades.
Praise of former American presidents and VPs is rare in Cuba, which has considered itself at war with the United States since a trade embargo and other sanctions were slapped on the Caribbean island following the1959 revolution led by Raul's ailing brother, Fidel.
Stone Gets Her Razzie"Basic Instinct 2," starring Sharon Stone, swept the 27th annual Golden Raspberry Awards, or Razzies, Saturday night in four categories -- worst film, worst actress, worst screenplay and worst prequel or sequel. The Wayans Brothers flick "Little Man" picked up three Razzies, including worst remake or rip-off. Brothers Shawn and Marlon Wayanswere named worst screen couple and shared the prize for worst actor. Their comedy -- about a tiny thief disguised as a baby -- supposedly was based on a Bugs Bunnycartoon.
The Razzie for worst supporting actress went to Carmen Electra for "Date Movie" and "Scary Movie 4."
M. Night Shyamalanwas named worst director and worst supporting actor for "Lady in the Water."
The Robin Williamscomedy "RV" was the winner of the newest Razzie category, worst excuse for family entertainment.
The Razzies were created in 1980 by film fan John Wilson. They are decided by a vote of the Golden Raspberry Foundation's 757 members.
Winners receive a gold-painted, golf ball-size raspberry atop a mangled Super-8 film reel. Estimated value: $4.97.
Case Against Hank Jr. DroppedA misdemeanor assault case against country singer Hank Williams Jr. was dismissed Friday, nearly a year after a cocktail waitress accused him of yelling obscenities and choking her at a Memphis hotel, the Associated Press reports.
"We didn't feel we had a case we could prove," District Attorney General Bill Gibbonssaid Friday.
Holly Hornbeak, who was 19 at the time of the alleged assault on March 18, testified that Williams, 57, left red marks and bruised her neck when he choked her.
Gibbons would not say whether Hornbeak wanted to drop the case or if the parties reached a financial settlement. There was no comment from representatives for either side.
-- Michael Cotterman