Prison release imminent

for TV's 'The Situation'

"Jersey Shore" cast member Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino is about to regain his freedom.

The Federal Bureau of Prison's website says the reality television star is scheduled to be released from prison in Otisville, New York, on Thursday. His publicist confirmed his pending release to NJ.com.

Sorrentino has served about eight months for tax evasion. He and his brother pleaded guilty last year to tax offenses related to nearly $9 million in income. Marc Sorrentino was sentenced to two years.

At his sentencing last fall, The Situation told the judge that he was trying to overcome years of drug and alcohol abuse.


 

Michael Kors pays

tribute to American style

There were no flag outfits, but Michael Kors' show for New York Fashion Week was very much a patriotic tribute as he saluted American fashion with a collection that ran from nautical chic to classic glamour-girl gowns to whimsical polka-dot designs.

Taking place Wednesday, the last official day of fashion week, the show fell on one of the most solemn days in New York — the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. While the terrorist attack was not referenced, the show radiated not only American pride but themes of love and peace, from a sweater worn by a model that had the word "HATE" crossed out with a red line to the music of the Young People's Chorus of New York City, who serenaded the crowd with songs including Don McLean's "American Pie" to Woody Guthrie's "This Land is Your Land" to the O'Jays "Love Train."

Kors told The Associated Press that the collection was inspired by many different threads of the American experience, from the recently reimagined Broadway musical "Oklahoma" to his immigrant ancestors.

 

 

Harriet Tubman film

premieres in Toronto

Hard as it may be to believe, "Harriet" is the first feature film about Harriet Tubman.

Kasi Lemmons' movie about the Underground Railroad leader premiered Tuesday night at the Toronto International Film Festival where festival director Cameron Bailey, introducing the film, noted the cinematic injustice of Tubman only now making it to the big screen.

"There are 30 films about Gen. Custer," said Bailey. "This is the first film about Harriet Tubman."

"Harriet," starring 32-year-old British actress Cynthia Erivo, presents a younger, more vibrant picture of Tubman, whose accomplishments have often been entombed in middle-school history books.