Bob Barker to mark his 90th birthday on ‘Price’
LOS ANGELES — CBS says “The Price is Right” is planning a milestone birthday celebration for former host Bob Barker.
Barker will celebrate his 90th birthday with an appearance on the game show in December, the network said Tuesday. He retired as host in 2007 after 35 years with “The Price is Right.”
The show also will pay tribute to Barker’s longtime animal activism by featuring pet adoptions during the week of Dec. 9-13.
Barker will be on “The Price is Right” on his birthday, Dec. 12, and will present a special showcase to mark the occasion, CBS said.
“The Price is Right,” with host Drew Carey, airs weekdays at 11 a.m.
Hugh Jackman honors mother-in-law at ball
NEW YORK — When Hugh Jackman decided to marry the daughter of a woman who’s dedicated her life to fighting cancer, he became part of the fight as well; it was a package deal.
The “X-Men” actor said that when he asked his mother-in-law Fay Duncan, president of the Fight Cancer Foundation in Australia, for her blessing when he proposed to Deborra-Lee Furness, she told him that supporting the fight against cancer was one of the requirements to get that blessing.
This week, Jackman and his wife paid tribute to Duncan, one of several honored at the annual Angel Ball benefit that raises funds for cancer research.
He joked: “If you’re expecting an actor to start sucking up to his mother-in-law, you’re absolutely right.”
The evening featured performances from Pharrell Williams, Usher and Chaka Khan.
Claire Danes to host Peace Prize concert
NEW YORK — Claire Danes has been tapped to host the 20th anniversary Nobel Peace Prize concert in December.
The Emmy-winning “Homeland” actress will host the Dec. 11 event in Oslo, Norway.
The concert will celebrate the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, which was awarded the prestigious honor earlier this month.
The watchdog agency works to eliminate the world’s chemical weapons and received the prize days after OPCW inspectors started arriving in war-torn Syria to oversee the dismantling of President Bashar Assad’s chemical arsenal.
The Nobel Peace Prize concert typically attracts top celebrities. Past luminaries have included Paul McCartney, Rihanna, and Tony Bennett. The lineup for this year’s concert has yet to be announced.
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