Salman Rushdie stabbed onstage, rushed to hospital

British author Salman Rushdie, whose writings made him the target of Iranian death threats, was attacked and stabbed in the neck at a literary event on Friday in western New York state.. Police said in a statement that a male suspect stormed the stage and attacked Rushdie and an interviewer, with the writer suffering "an apparent stab wound to the neck."

Author Salman Rushdie attacked on stage in New York state

British author Salman Rushdie, whose writings made him the target of Iranian death threats that forced him into hiding, was attacked on stage Friday in western New York state.. "A most horrible event just happened at #chautauquainstitution - Salman Rushdie was attacked on stage at #chq2022.

Actor Anne Heche 'not expected to survive' after crash: US media

US actor Anne Heche is "not expected to survive" after suffering a serious brain injury in a car crash in Los Angeles last week, US media has reported.. Heche has been comatose since crashing her car into a two-story house in the Mar Vista neighborhood on August 5, resulting in  "structural compromise and... heavy fire" at the scene, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

Cubs feel the magic in 'Field of Dreams' win over Reds

Chicago pitcher Drew Smyly tossed five scoreless innings and the Cubs posted three first-inning runs on the way to a 4-2 victory Thursday in Major League Baseball's bucolic "Field of Dreams" game in Iowa.. Happ said MLB's second Field of Dreams game was a chance -- like the NHL's outdoor games -- for Major League players to recall their roots.

France's 'Little Nicolas' illustrator Jean-Jacques Sempe dies aged 89

Jean-Jacques Sempe, who illustrated the much-loved "Little Nicolas" series of French children's books, has died aged 89, his biographer told AFP on Thursday.. "The cartoonist Jean-Jacques Sempe died peacefully (Thursday) evening, August 11 (2022), in his 89th year, at his holiday residence, surrounded by his wife and his close friends," said Marc Lecarpentier, his biographer and friend, in a statement to AFP. Sempe, who originally wanted to be a jazz pianist and had a difficult childhood, dropped out of school aged 14 before lying about his age to join the army.

Second Lady Gaga dog-napper jailed

A second man charged with stealing Lady Gaga's dogs in an episode during which her dog-walker was shot was jailed Thursday after admitting to his part in the robbery. . Whaley was part of a gang that shot Ryan Fischer as he exercised the three prize pets in Hollywood in February 2021.

Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall finalize divorce

Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch and model Jerry Hall have finalized their divorce after six years of marriage, Hall's lawyer said Thursday.. "Jerry and Rupert Murdoch have finalized their divorce," attorney Judy Poller told AFP. "They remain good friends and wish each other the best for the future."

Metallica, Mariah Carey to play New York show for foreign aid

Metallica, Mariah Carey and the Jonas Brothers will be among the acts performing in New York's Central Park at this year's Global Citizen Festival, the organization announced Thursday.. The Central Park concert is slated for September 24 as is a sister show in Accra, where Usher, SZA, Stormzy, H.E.R., Sarkodie, Stonebwoy and Tems are all scheduled to perform.