People in the news 12-20
Jackson’s ‘Captain EO’ to return to Disneyland
LOS ANGELES (AP) – “Captain EO” is moonwalking back to Disneyland.
The theme park announced plans Friday to bring back the 3-D sci-fi film starring Michael Jackson next February, over 23 years after the attraction debuted in Anaheim, Calif. The 17-minute film starred the late King of Pop as a singing-and-dancing intergalactic commander. It was directed by Francis Ford Coppola and executive produced by George Lucas.
In the film, Jackson leads a goofy alien and robot crew as they battle a wicked queen played by Anjelica Huston. “Captain EO” originally opened in Disneyland’s Tommorrowland in 1986 and ran for more than a decade. Identical versions later opened at other Disney theme parks. They were all closed by 1998.
Jackson died June 25 at age 50.
Bundchen reveals name of son with Brady: Benjamin
BOSTON (AP) – The baby boy keeping New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and supermodel wife Gisele Bundchen awake at night has a name: Benjamin.
The baby was born Dec. 8. But the day after the birth, Brady said he and Bundchen hadn’t chosen a name. Word finally came out Friday when Bundchen posted a holiday message on her Web site.
Bundchen revealed the baby’s name when she wrote, “Benjamin is a blessing and I could not be happier.”
Brady and Bundchen were married in February. Benjamin is Bundchen’s first child. Brady also has a 2-year-old son, Jack, with actress Bridget Moynahan.
Brady had joked earlier in the week about how hard it was to sleep with a new baby in the house, saying it was “a little tough early.” He added, “It’s coming.”
LeAnn Rimes’ husband files for divorce
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Court records show LeAnn Rimes’ husband Deane Sheremet has officially filed for divorce.
The couple announced a divorce was in the works in September, but no paperwork had been filed. It was filed Thursday.
The couple were married in February 2002. The filing cites “irreconcilable differences” for the breakup, and Rimes has been linked with TV-movie co-star Eddie Cibrian for months.
Sheremet is seeking spousal support and to have his attorney’s fees paid by Rimes, who is a country singer and actress.