Crystal may pass on Oscars: Now that his film career is taking off, Billy Crystal says he might give up serving as host for the Oscars. "It's a great job to be the captain of show business, but it might be time to mosey on over," he told reporters this week at a screening of his new film City Slickers.
Credited with breathing life into the long-winded film awards, Crystal said he thought the public might be getting tired of him after two years.
"They like it so much because it's a relief, but I don't want to be the designated hitter on this thing," he said.
Crystal infused the Oscars with film industry self-parody with such stunts as entering on horseback with his arms outstretched a la Kevin Costner in Dances With Wolves and with comic impressions of a waiter in My Left Foot.
Black Crowes singer charged: Singer Chris Robinson of The Black Crowes rock band walked out of a convenience store in Denver with two cases of beer and spat at a customer when a clerk refused to sell him beer because it was after midnight, police said.
Robinson, 24, was cited for petty theft and assault, both misdemeanors, when police went to his hotel after responding to a complaint of a disturbance at a 7-Eleven early Thursday. He faces a June 13 court appearance.
Tresa Redburn, the band's publicist in Los Angeles, declined comment.
The Boss to wed again?: Bruce Springsteen wrote a song to the mother of his infant son, but is he ready to marry her next month?
"Rumors abound, but I really can't confirm anything," Springsteen publicist Marilyn Laverty said.
Published reports claim Springsteen, 41, and backup singer Patti Scialfa, 37, will marry June 9 in Los Angeles.
Napoleon lucky charm found: A chair discovered in Oslo, Norway, is believed to be a good luck charm that Napoleon left at home during his final defeat at the battle of Waterloo.
The mahogany, brass-adorned armchair, made around 1800, was found during an inventory of assets in the bankruptcy of Herlofson and Co., the business daily Dagens Naeringliv reported Friday.
Sigurd Herlofson, of the Oslo company, said the French emperor considered the chair lucky. He said Napoleon was believed to have used it during his European campaigns, but not at Waterloo, Belgium, the site of his final defeat in June 1815.
An appraisal done for the Oslo bankruptcy court put the chair's worth at more than $15,000.