Chevy Chase in road rage fight

A New York man says he kicked Chevy Chase in self-defense after the comedian climbed into a vehicle and tried to punch him during a profanity-laced traffic dispute.

Chase told police he was cut off by another driver on Feb. 9. Thinking his car might be damaged, he followed the car across the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge. Both drivers pulled over in South Nyack.

A truck passenger, Michael Landrio, told the New York Post that his friend tried to make peace, but the former Saturday Night Live star got into their vehicle and tried to punch him.

Landrio says that’s when he kicked Chase, sending him flying.

Landrio was charged with harassment. Chase was not charged.

Chase’s representatives did not immediately respond to a request for comment Friday.

Stephen Fry has prostate cancer

British comedian and actor Stephen Fry has revealed that he has prostate cancer.

The 60-year-old Fry said Friday on his Twitter page that he has been fighting the disease for the past two months.

He says he had surgery in January to remove the prostate.

“It all seemed to go pretty well,” he said, apologizing for his inability to talk about the cancer until now.

“For the last two months, I’ve been in the throes of a rather unwelcome and unexpected adventure,” he says.

Fry is a versatile actor with many film and TV credits who has also been a frequent presenter and host at the British Academy film awards.

He has in the past disclosed battling with depression.

Al Pacino to play Joe Paterno

An HBO biopic starring Al Pacino as late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno will premiere April 7.

HBO tweeted the premiere date Friday, along with a trailer to the film directed by Barry Levinson.

HBO has said the film will focus on Paterno dealing with fallout from the child sex abuse scandal involving former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky. The all-time winningest coach in major college football history was fired days after Sandusky’s 2011 arrest and died two months later at age 85.

A report commissioned by the university and conducted by a team led by former FBI Director Louis Freeh concluded Paterno and three administrators hushed up the allegations against Sandusky.

Former university President Graham Spanier is appealing his conviction.