Tattle: Heart attack sidelines Kelsey Grammer
KELSEY GRAMMER is recovering from a mild heart attack in Hawaii, his publicist, Stan Rosenfield, has told "Extra." Grammer suffered the attack Saturday, and is resting comfortably in a Hawaiian hospital. He is expected to be released in the next few days.
is recovering from a mild heart attack in Hawaii, his publicist,
has told "Extra."
Grammer suffered the attack Saturday, and is resting comfortably in a Hawaiian hospital. He is expected to be released in the next few days.
Rosenfield said that Grammer experienced symptoms Saturday morning after paddleboarding with his wife, Camille, at their Kona home and was immediately taken to an area hospital.
Bad news for Bear star hurler
Tatum O'Neal ("Rescue Me") - who has publicly battled drugs; her father, Ryan; and her ex-husband John McEnroe - was released without bail yesterday after being arrested for cocaine possession on Manhattan's Lower East Side.
Tatum said nothing and entered no plea during her arraignment on a misdemeanor charge of possession of a controlled substance. She is due back in court July 28.
Police found two bags of coke in Tatum's right-front pants pocket when she was arrested about 7:30 p.m. Sunday during a routine drug sweep, the NYPD said.
Prosecutors are recommending drug treatment. Tatum detailed her dependency on heroin and cocaine in her 2004 memoir, "A Paper Life." She has since said she is sober.
Talk, however, is a lot cheaper than coke.
More than two dozen juvie hoodlums who broke into and trashed the Vermont home of the late Robert Frost during a kegger, are being required to take classes in his poetry as part of their punishment.
Frost biographer Jay Parini hopes to show the vandals the error of their ways - and the redemptive power of poetry.
"I guess I was thinking that if these teens had a better understanding of who Robert Frost was and his contribution to our society, that they would be more respectful of other people's property in the future and would also learn something from the experience," said prosecutor John Quinn.
Last Wednesday, 11 poetic punks turned out for the first class, with Parini giving line-by-line interpretations of "The Road Not Taken" and "Out, Out -," highlighting the relevant parts.
"Two roads diverged in a yellow wood," he read, calling the lines symbolic of the need to make choices in life.
"This is where Frost is relevant," he said. "This is the irony of this whole thing. You come to a path in the woods where you can say, 'Shall I go to this party and get drunk out of my mind?' " he said. "Everything in life is choices."
Even the setting had parallels, he said: "Believe me, if you're a teenager, you're always in the damned woods. Literally, you're in the woods - probably, too much you're in the woods. And, metaphorically,
you're in the woods, in your life. Look at you here, in court diversion! If that isn't 'in the woods,' what the hell is 'in the woods'? You're in the woods!"
The next session is today.
* Chris Rock said yesterday that he doesn't consider a wave of attacks on foreigners in South Africa as black-on-black violence but a problem of poverty.
"It's broke-on-broke violence," Rock said. "It's broke people robbing each other."
* "Dancing with the Stars" cutie
Julianne Hough (she also sings) tells Shape magazine how she stays toned - ahem, she's 20.
"I prefer to work out early because it gives me an energy boost for the rest of the day," she says. She starts with half an hour on either the treadmill, the elliptical, or the stationary bike, then does sculpting moves with free weights, which allow her more freedom of movement than machines.
"There are certain areas of the body that dancing won't tone, so I still stretch and do crunches, lunges and arm moves just about every day," she says.
Ah, stop bragging. Tattle will soon be appearing on the cover of (Out of) Shape magazine.
* If you're seeking a sign of the apocalypse, you need not look to the end-of-the-world ramblings of cranky ministers.
Billboard reports that when the re-formed New Kids on the Block appeared in concert on the "Today" show, fans of the old boy band started lining up some SIXTY HOURS earlier.
* NYC judge Gregory Carro has sentenced Uma Thurman's stalker to three years' probation.
Former mental patient Jack Jordan of Gaithersburg, Md., will serve the probation in his home state, with the condition that he receive outpatient psychiatric treatment.
If Jordan violates any of the court's terms,
he'll be jailed.
* Yoko Ono yesterday lost her legal bid to stop the playing of a 15-second excerpt of John Lennon's "Imagine" in "Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed," a film challenging the theory of evolution.
Judge Sidney Stein ruled that the filmmakers are protected under the fair-use doctrine, allowing work to be used for the purpose of criticism or commentary.
* The Hollywood Reporter says that "Sex and the City" co-star Kim Cattrall will return to HBO (and New York) to star in and exec-produce an adaptation of the Brit-com "Sensitive Skin," about a middle-aged woman who rediscovers her sexuality and begins to question the choices she has made.
* TMZ.com reports that Clay Aiken and Jaymes Foster are having a boy. (Insert joke here.)
The baby is due in August.
* Tattle has never understood the fuss that local newscasts made when they went to HD. Does seeing the pores in the anchors' faces really improve the news?
We don't need to see a church fire or I-95 crash in HD.
Adding to the list of things we don't need to see in HD: Starting Sept. 8, "Dr. Phil" will go high-def.
Fortunately, HD does not negate MUTE. *
Daily News wire services contributed to this report.