A & E Briefs – April 12, 2011

Elika Roohi / Sun Star Reporter
April 12, 2011

Online dating site reunites siblings

A couple that met using an online dating site were looking for love, but ended up being long lost siblings.  Sarah Kemp hit it off pretty well with George Bentley, so she traveled to London to meet up with him.  The pair went out for drinks, and while talking about their childhoods they realized they were brother and sister.  Bentley and Kemp had been separated in the ‘70s when their mother and father split up.


Willie Nelson avoids sentence with a song

Willie Nelson was tried for possession of marijuana in Texas.  Instead of the maximum jail sentence of 180 days and a $2,000 fine, prosecutor Kim Bramblett suggested a plea deal of $100, along with a performance of “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain” by Nelson instead.  “I ain’t gonna be mean to Willie Nelson,” Bramblett said.

The Week

Barenaked Ladies are coming to Alaska

The Canadian band Barenaked Ladies have announced that they are coming to Alaska. They will be playing a show in Fairbanks on June 3 at The Blue Loon and at Chilkoot Charlie’s in Anchorage on June 4.  The band is best known for their album “Stunt,” which reached no. 3 on the Billboard charts when it was released.

Alaska Dispatch

She kissed a girl, and mom was shocked

Katy Perry’s mother is an evangelical Christian minister, and she is publically admitting that she finds her daughter embarrassing.  Mary Perry Hudson is publishing a book where she tells readers that she has struggled to come to terms with her daughter’s racy song lyrics, marriage to former sex addict Russell Brand, and revealing outfits.  “No mother wants to see the top of her daughter’s boobs,” Hudson wrote.

New York Post

Harry Potter’s Daniel Radcliffe on Broadway

One of the hottest shows on Broadway right now is the 50-year-old musical, “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.”  The Pulitzer Prize-winning corporate satire has a fantastic score.  But the real reason the show keeps selling out might be because Daniel Radcliffe has a role in it.  Radcliffe plays J. Pierrepont Finch, a window washer who rises quickly up the corporate ladder.


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