Actress spends time with refugees
Turkey’s state-run news agency says actress Lindsay Lohan visited Syrian refugees at an Istanbul hospital and the home of a refugee family from Aleppo.
The Anadolu agency reported Monday that the 30-year-old actress was accompanied by Turkey’s youth and sports deputy minister, Abdurrahim Boynukalin. Boynukalin says media were not told about Lohan’s visit ahead of time to avoid creating a spectacle.
Boynukalin says the star of such films as Mean Girls and Freaky Friday was moved by the hospital, which employs only Syrian doctors and treats refugees, and offered to volunteer there. Lohan also gave gifts to a refugee family.
Stars get International Emmys
Dustin Hoffman and Judi Dench received International Emmy nominations Monday for their roles in the BBC One TV movie Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot.
Brazil had a leading seven nominations, followed by Britain with six, including best actor and actress for Hoffman and Dench.
Shonda Rhimes, writer, executive producer and creator of hit TV series such as Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal, will be presented the honorary International Emmy Founders Award.
City celebrates musician’s legacy
A life-sized bronze statue of the late singer-songwriter Glenn Frey of the Eagles has been installed in the “Standin’ On The Corner” Park in Winslow, Ariz. It joins the statue that many feel looks like Jackson Browne that has stood in the city’s downtown since the late 1990s.
Browne and Frey co-wrote the Eagles’ song Take it Easy in 1972 that included the lyric “standin’ on a corner in Winslow, Arizona.”
Two morning radio personalities helped fund the $22,000 Frey statue, along with the Standin’ on the Corner Foundation and the city of Winslow.