DeVito to be honored in hometown

Danny DeVito has gotten his own day in his native New Jersey.

The Asbury Park Press reports the Asbury Park City Council honored the actor Saturday night by declaring his birthday, Nov. 17, as “Danny DeVito Day” in his hometown.

The honor was announced as DeVito appeared at the Asbury Park Music and Film Festival.

The 73-year-old was born in Neptune Township and raised in Asbury Park.

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy also spoke at the festival, saying: “Danny has never forgotten where he came from.”

Boston college unveils King statue

Coretta Scott King’s alma mater in Boston has unveiled a new statue honoring the civil rights icon.

The New England Conservatory revealed the bronze bust, titled Continuation of a Dream, last week to mark King’s birth on April 27, 1927, in Marion, Ala.

King was a human rights and social justice activist and wife of Martin Luther King Jr. The couple met as students in Boston.

Lawrence attends arts ceremony

Actress Jennifer Lawrence attended an arts ceremony co-hosted by her namesake foundation in her hometown of Louisville, Ky. Lawrence was a presenter at Saturday’s annual Awards in the Arts event honoring local groups and artists.

The event was co-hosted by the Louisville-based Fund for the Arts, the Jennifer Lawrence Foundation and Churchill Downs.