Comedy Central hosts marches on D.C.
The Daily Show host Jon Stewart is hosting a "million moderate march" in Washington — for people who think shouting is annoying — but faux political nemesis Stephen Colbert will be nearby to keep fear alive against those "dark, optimistic forces." Colbert, host of Comedy Central's The Colbert Report, and his arch enemy on the network plan to hold opposing political rallies on the National Mall just before the November elections. Stewart interrupted his regular fake newscast Thursday night to announce a "Rally to Restore Sanity" on Oct. 30. Nearby, Colbert also announced a "March to Keep Fear Alive" to restore "truthiness" to the nation on his show Thursday night. The events come a few weeks after Glenn Beck's recent rally on the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s March on Washington. Stewart's website notes Oct. 30 was chosen as a date "of no significance whatsoever."
Adam Lambert's Florida swing gets a little punchy
Adam Lambert's swing through Florida turned a bit violent in Miami Beach on Thursday, with the American Idol runnerup caught taking a swing at a paparazzo who was trying to snap his photo. The trouble started when the photographer decided to file charges against him. Shooter Victor Eras told Miami Beach police that Lambert grabbed his backpack "where the camera was placed" and "wrestled (the photographer) to the ground forcefully." Lambert, who is set to perform tonight after the Rays game in St. Petersburg, didn't deny any of it. "I lost my temper for a sec but wow it felt great lol MIAMI!!!" he wrote via his Twitter account.
Morgan Freeman is, well, a free man now
Morgan Freeman is now a free man, with his divorce from Myrna Colley-Lee finalized, the AP reports. A Mississippi judge entered the divorce decree on Wednesday, Morgan's attorney, William R. Wright, said Friday: "It was done without a trial. Everybody is glad it's over." The couple separated in December 2007 and filed for divorce in July 2008 after being married for 26 years. Freeman's separation was announced after a 2008 car accident in which he was driving with a woman named Demaris Meyer and ran off a rural highway. Meyer claimed Freeman had been drinking, but no charges were filed.