Carter to address Parliament
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter will make a rare address to Britain’s House of Lords on Wednesday to discuss his work to eradicate Guinea worm disease.
The 91-year-old ex-president has helped lead the successful campaign against the disease since 1986.
His office says the eradication of the painful disease spread by contaminated water is now within reach, with just 22 cases reported last year. There were an estimated 3.5 million cases each year when the Carter Center started its work to curtail the disease.
The former president’s office said Saturday he will take questions after the talk and encouraged people to submit questions via Twitter to #askJimmyCarter.
Comic releases new series
Comedian Louis C.K. surprised his fans Saturday and announced the release of a new online show called Horace and Pete.
“Hi there,” he wrote in a mass email to fans and on his website. “Horace and Pete episode one is available for download. $5. Go here to watch it. We hope you like it.”
The show is available on his website, https://louisck.net/.
Rolling Stone said the “dramatic, darkly humorous” new series stars C.K. and Steve Buscemi in the title roles.
Model kicked off flight, arrested
Texas authorities say a model known as Blac Chyna was arrested after being kicked off a flight for allegedly being intoxicated and causing a disturbance.
Austin police say the 27-year-old woman, whose real name is Angela Renee White, was arrested Friday night at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. She was released on bond early Saturday.