’Emmanuelle’ star Sylvia Kristel dies at 60
At the time, Sylvia Kristel was worried about starring in the 1974 erotic movie “Emmanuelle,” but consoled herself with the thought that few people would see her sexually charged performance.
That turned out to be wrong.
“I was nervous but then my boyfriend said, ‘Who’s going to watch this film? It will never pass censorship.’?”
It did pass the censors and went on to become a classic of the sexually liberated 1970s, propelling Kristel to international stardom.
Kristel died of cancer in her sleep Wednesday at age 60, her management company announced Thursday.
Aldean to do concert in Boston’s Fenway Park
Jason Aldean will be making history at one of baseball’s most historic sites.
Aldean will be the first country music star to play a concert at Fenway Park, the iconic home of the Boston Red Sox. The July 13 appearance will be the initial stop on his first stadium tour.
Aldean made the announcement Thursday in the shadow of the Green Monster, Fenway’s famed left-field wall, with an assist from members of the team.
Red Sox David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia and Jarrod Saltalamacchia welcomed Aldean in a video, and he walked out of the dugout to the sound of songs from his new album.
Montel Williams backs medical marijuana
Talk show host Montel Williams said opponents of an Arkansas ballot measure to legalize medical marijuana are resorting to “racist” imagery with a television ad featuring an African-American actor portraying a drug dealer.
Williams appeared at the state Capitol alongside members of Arkansans for Compassionate Care, which is campaigning for the legalization measure on the November ballot.
Williams suffers from multiple sclerosis, and said he uses medical marijuana to treat symptoms of his condition.
The measure would allow patients with qualifying conditions to buy marijuana from nonprofit dispensaries with a doctor’s recommendation.