Yoko Ono recounts hunger during WWII
TOKYO — Yoko Ono says her own bitter experience in Japan during World War II inspired her to support WhyHunger’s “Imagine There’s No Hunger” campaign to fight childhood hunger around the world.
The 80-year-old widow of John Lennon said Thursday that she believes he would be happy to see his song “Imagine” used by WhyHunger and Hard Rock to raise support for their child nutrition and sustainable farming efforts in 22 countries. “My husband and I really wanted to do something for the world, especially for the children,” Ono said.
‘House of Cards’ set to return Feb. 14
LOS ANGELES — The second season of Netflix’s political thriller, “House of Cards,” will debut on Valentine’s Day.
All 13 episodes will be available immediately Feb. 14.
The Los Gatos, Calif., company says the show, starring Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright and Kate Mara, will follow Washington politicos Francis and Claire Underwood on “their ruthless rise to power.”
Meanwhile, Zoe Barnes, the reporter played by Mara, “is inching closer to the truth” about Underwood’s crimes.
Phil Collins says he is writing songs again
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — Phil Collins, whose earnest ballads made him a solo star in the 1980s, is penning songs again. Although he dreads the idea of extended touring because it would take him away from his five children, the former Genesis frontman says he has missed the creativity of music since he retired in 2010.
He was in Miami Beach to promote the expansion of his nonprofit Little Dreams Foundation, which he co-founded with his now ex-wife Orianne Collins to help youths realize their artistic, musical and athletic dreams.
“I’ve decided I kind of missed that writing creative stuff, so I’m trying to get back into writing, and that’s getting into a certain headspace and personal drive,” he said.
Keri Russell’s Brooklyn home burglarized
NEW YORK — New York City police say thieves broke into Keri Russell’s Brooklyn home while she was sleeping and stole a laptop, jewelry and a purse.
The 37-year-old star of the FX show “The Americans” was asleep when she heard footsteps and voices at about 3 a.m. Wednesday. Police say she then found a window and front door open and her belongings missing. She called 911.
Soon after, a 70-year-old neighbor awoke to find a burglar inside and called 911 with a description. Police canvassed the area and arrested a father and son. Some of the stolen property was recovered.
FILE - In a Saturday, July 20, 2013 photo, Keri Russell attends the "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" press line on Day 4 of Comic-Con International in San Diego, Calif. New York City police say thieves broke into Keri Russellís Brooklyn home early Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013 while the actress was sleeping and stole a laptop, jewelry and a purse. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)×