A 40-year-old man was mauled to death by as many as four dogs at the home of Ving Rhames on Friday, authorities said. The victim, who hadn't been identified, had worked at the actor's home for about two years and was responsible for caring for the dogs, Los Angeles Police officer Sandra Gonzalez told the Associated Press. Four mastiffs were seized by animal services, she said. Police got a call at 7:15 a.m. from someone reporting a body at the home. Gonzalez didn't know who made the call. The man was found on the front lawn, she said. Rhames, 46, who appeared in the Mission Impossible series of films, wasn't at home when the attack occurred, she said. Calls to Rhames' reps by celebrity news Web site TMZ were not returned.
'GMA' anchor has breast cancer surgery
Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts had "very successful" surgery for breast cancer Friday and left the hospital for home, ABC said in an Associated Press report. Roberts, 46, revealed her diagnosis to viewers Tuesday. She said doctors believed they had caught the cancer early. "The tests following her surgery take some time to process, so when we have more information we will update you," said ABC News spokeswoman Bridgette Maney.
Wonder schedules a singing road trip
Stevie Wonder said he will do his first U.S. tour in more than a decade beginning next month in San Diego. "A Wonder Summer's Night" will include 13 concerts from Aug. 23 to Sept. 20 in eight states, the Associated Press reported; none are in Florida. The closest Florida date is in Atlanta, but Wonder said more dates may be added. Tickets will be available beginning Aug. 11. Prices were not released. Although Wonder, 57, has given numerous performances worldwide, his last full-scale tour in the United States was in 1995.
Designer Peter Som goes back to Blass
Designer Peter Som is returning to the studio at Bill Blass, years after working alongside the late legendary designer as his assistant. But this time Som will make the call of what the brand will look like going into 2008. Som was appointed by corporate parent NexCen Brands Inc. as the new creative director of Bill Blass' women's division, the Associated Press reported. He replaces part-time Safety Harbor resident Michael Vollbracht, who stepped down in May. In addition to working at Blass, Som also worked at Calvin Klein and Michael Kors. His own women's collection debuted in 2001. The upcoming Peter Som fall collection is in line with his signature feminine, delicate look. He will continue his own signature brand in addition to his new duties at Blass, which is best-known for tailored, elegant styles.