Cosby to donate proceeds for slavery museum



Cosby to donate proceedsfor slavery museum
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. -- Comedian and actor Bill Cosby pledged at least $1 million for a planned U.S. National Slavery Museum.
Cosby announced Friday he would donate proceeds from 10 concerts to the museum effort, or between $1 million and $1.5 million, museum officials estimate. Cosby sits on the museum's board.
"We need history," Cosby told an audience in Fredericksburg, where the museum is planned to open in 2007. "We need proof for our children ... to see the strength of their ancestors."
The museum plans fund-raising activities in conjunction with each concert and hopes to raise $20 million, said Ed Wegel, chairman of the museum's capital campaign committee.
Former Gov. L. Douglas Wilder, the nation's first black elected governor, has estimated the museum project will cost $200 million.
Construction on the five-story, 250,000-square-foot building is scheduled to begin later this year.
In a tiff? Watch Carrey'slatest flick, he advises
LOS ANGELES -- Jim Carrey says his last movie is a good prescription for squabbling lovers.
Carrey plays a man who has the painful memories of his girlfriend erased from his mind in "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind." At a party for the DVD release of the film Thursday, he offered this promise about the hard-knocks love story:
"I guarantee you, couples who see this movie -- and it's not gooey, it's not romanticized in anyway -- but couples who see this movie will love each other after," he told Associated Press Television News. "They'll go, 'Awww, what the hell ... you're not so bad!' It supports love."
Joining Carrey at the party was co-star Kate Winslet, who plays the multicolored-hair love interest Clementine. Clementine starts a battle of memory erasure when she scrubs him from her mind first. The DVD is set for release Tuesday.
Screenwriter Charlie Kaufman and actor Mark Ruffalo, who plays the brain-erase technician, also attended the event.
Beck performed "Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime" from the movie soundtrack, accompanied by composer Jon Brion on keyboards and director Michel Gondry on drums.
It's no secret: Angelsdo nationwide tour
NEW YORK -- The Victoria's Secret Angels hit the road for the lingerie retailer's first nationwide tour: Angels Across America.
Tyra Banks, Gisele Bundchen, Heidi Klum, Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio will present the 2004 holiday gift collection in New York on Nov. 8, then travel to Chicago (Nov. 9), Las Vegas (Nov. 11) and Los Angeles (Nov. 12).
In Las Vegas, the Angels will be inducted into the Hard Rock Hall of Fame. Outside the Bellagio Hotel, the renowned fountain show will welcome the models with pink water.
The tour will end in Los Angeles in a Victoria's Secret version of the Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony.
A one-hour special documenting the tour will air Dec. 13 on VH1.
Today's birthdays
Fitness expert Jack LaLanne is 90. Actor Philip Bosco is 74. Country singer David Frizzell is 63. Actor Kent McCord is 62. Television host Anne Robinson is 60. Singer Bryan Ferry is 59. Former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Christie Whitman is 58. Singer Lynn Anderson is 57. Singer Olivia Newton-John is 56. Actress Mary Beth Hurt is 56. Actor James Keane is 52. Rock singer-musician Cesar Rosas (Los Lobos) is 50. Country singer Carlene Carter is 49. Actress Linda Hamilton is 48. Country singer Doug Supernaw is 44. Recording executive Andre Harrell is 44. Actress Melissa Sue Anderson is 42. Actor Patrick Bristow is 42. Rock musician Al Pitrelli (Megadeth) is 42. Singer Tracey Thorn (Everything But The Girl) is 42. Weather reporter Jillian Barberie is 38. Actor Jim Caviezel is 36. Singer Shawn Stockman (Boyz II Men) is 32. Jazz musician Nicholas Payton is 31. Actor Mark Famiglietti is 25. Singer-actress Christina Milian is 23. Tennis player Serena Williams is 23.
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