Saturday, March 10, 2007

Salma Hayek: Pregnant and Engaged

Salma Hayek has announced that she's both pregnant and engaged:

Mexican-born actress Salma Hayek is pregnant and engaged to a French businessman whose firm owns Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent, her spokeswoman said on Friday.

"Francois-Henri Pinault and his fiancee, Salma Hayek, are happy to announce they are expecting the arrival of their first child," spokeswoman Ina Treciokas said in a one-paragraph statement.

In a brief telephone call, Treciokas said no other details, including the date the child is due to be born, would be made public.

Pinault, 44, is chief executive officer of his family's luxury goods firm PPR, whose lines also include Bottega Veneta, Alexander McQueen and Stella McCartney.

Hayek's films include "Frida," for which she received an Oscar nomination, and she is executive producer of the hit U.S. television show "Ugly Betty," in which she plays a key role.

Hayek, 40, previously was romantically linked to actors Edward Norton and Josh Lucas.

Odd how times have change really, people used to get married first.

Brad Delp from Boston: Dead

Brad Delp, the lead singer from the band Boston, was found dead in his house:

Brad Delp, the lead singer of the 1970s and '80s rock band Boston was found dead at his home in southern New Hampshire on Friday, local police said.

Delp, 55, apparently was home alone and there was no indication of foul play, Atkinson, New Hampshire, police said.

With Delp's big, high-register voice, Boston scored hits with "More Than a Feeling," "Long Time," and "Peace of Mind."

The band's popularity peaked in the late 1970s, but it remained active off and on, producing its last album "Corporate America" in 2002.

Delp was born in Boston, and bought his first guitar at age 13 after seeing the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show, according to his website. Since 1994, he spent his spare time working in a tribute band called Beatle Juice, the band's website said.

The band's website carried a statement, "We've just lost the nicest guy in rock and roll."

He'll be gone a long time indeed.