Mariah Carey, Elton John, Placido Domingo on disabled list
By Bill Zwecker July 9, 2013 10:01PM
Updated: August 11, 2013 6:04AM
While reports of celebrity mishaps, injuries and health crises crop up all the time, there seemed to be an unusually large number of them affecting very famous folks over the past 24 hours or so. Intriguingly, all of these cases zapped music superstars. Domingo battled colon cancer in 2010 but returned to an active performance schedule afterward.
Domingo battled colon cancer in 2010 but returned to an active performance schedule afterward.
† Mariah Carey was hospitalized after suffering a shoulder injury while filming a music video — a remix of her song “#Beautiful” with rapper Young Jeezy. A source close to Carey and her husband, Nick Cannon, reports Cannon was “extremely upset, as you can imagine,” as he was directing that music video. The good news: Carey is expected to still perform Saturday with the New York Philharmonic on Central Park’s Great Lawn for the 2013 MLB All-Star Charity Concert to raise funds for victims of Hurricane Sandy.
The good news: Carey is expected to still perform Saturday with the New York Philharmonic on Central Park’s Great Lawn for the 2013 MLB All-Star Charity Concert to raise funds for victims of Hurricane Sandy.
Fields will be on hand for the evening, which will include a performance of the film’s featured song, “Ronnie Feels,” by DeMarco Castle. Funds will also be contributed to Chicago Public School athetic programs.“Bounce Back” focuses on Fields’ journey from being one of the top teen basketball prospects in the nation — whose dream of a NBA career were dashed by a near-fatal car crash — to how he has learned to get on with his life. Interviews in the film included
Kevin Garnett, Vince Carter, Scoop Jackson and Mike Bibby.
Today, Fields is a motivational speaker who shares his story with youth groups in hopes of making a difference. Recently, he has joined the coaching staff of Fenwick High School, under head coach Rick Malnati.
DATE BAIT: Lamorne Morris, best known for starring as Winston on the popular Fox sitcom “New Girl,” starring Zooey Deschanel, has teamed up with Omaze.com to offer the chance to win an intimate lunch date with him.
Here’s how it works: For a $10 donation to Omaze, people get a chance to win a trip to Los Angeles, a stay at a top hotel and and lunch with Morris, who grew up on the South Side and in Wheaton. Every 100 entries will be donated by the charity-focused website to sponsor an after-school arts program for a low-income public school through the Urban Arts Partnership.
Entries must be received by Friday.
† Fans of barbecue will want to know about Bub City’s “Windy City Smokeout,” running Friday through Sunday at Rush and Illinois — featuring country music singers Jerrod Niemann, David Nail, Pat Green, Tyler Farr, Brett Edredge and The Henningsens, plus signature barbecue from Lillie’s Q and Smoque, as well as Bub City, the Salt Lick from Driftwood, Texas, and Myron Mixon, star judge of Destination America’s “BBQ Pitmasters.”