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Stargazing | Honors keep rollin’ in for Chuck Berry; royals at the Olympics

Updated: 2012-07-26T02:01:14Z


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Let it rock

Chuck Berry got into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame back in 1986. But the honors just keep rollin’ in.

He will be honored in October as part of the hall’s American Music Masters series, which will involve a weeklong celebration sponsored by the Hall and Case Western Reserve University, both in Cleveland.

The week kicks off Oct. 22 and ends with an all-star tribute — no acts announced yet — on Oct. 27. The man of the hour, now 82, said this week that he is “looking forward to reelin’ and rockin’ in Cleveland.”

Olympics go royal

Heads up, all you royal watchers. You’ll be seeing a lot of them over the coming days during the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Prince Harry, Kate and Prince William plan to catch a lot of action to support British teams — 25 events in all between them.

Prince Harry will attend beach volleyball. Kate will attend field hockey (she played in school), sailing and tennis events. She and William will watch other events at East London’s Olympic Park.

All three will cheer on cousin Zara Phillips, competing with Britain’s equestrian squad.

They’ll also help kick off the games at Buckingham Palace today as the torch makes its way to the stadium for Friday’s opening ceremony. (Yes, they’ll be there, too.)

Muppets chuck the Chick

More fallout from Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy’s recent comments opposing same-sex marriage ...

The Jim Henson make-your-own puppets inside the restaurant’s kids meals are the last time the Muppets do business with Chick-fil-A.

“The Jim Henson Company has celebrated and embraced diversity and inclusiveness for over fifty years, and we have notified Chick-fil-A that we do not wish to partner with them on any future endeavors,” the Henson company said in a statement posted on Facebook.

After a week’s worth of backlash — the mayor of Boston, Thomas M. Menino, vowed to not allow a Chick-fil-A there — the chain posted on its own Facebook page: “Going forward, our intent is to leave the policy debate over same-sex marriage to the government and political arena.”


• The New York Daily News reported it: Emma Watson, a star of the “Harry Potter” movies, is in talks for the role of Anastasia Steele in the “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie. Gossip Cop debunked it: “No truth” to the rumor, says her rep. Darn.

•  Kate Gosselin — star of “Kate Plus 8” and mom to twins and sextuplets — is reportedly shopping around a reality show that would follow her hunt for new love. Ugh.

Stargazer Lisa Gutierrez is currently writing a screenplay for “Fifty Shades of Harry Potter.” To reach her, call 816-234-4987 or send email to

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