Celebrity News 02-17-11

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By Associated Press

Underwood: husband’s trade ‘exciting opportunity’


NASHVILLE, Tenn. — So long, long distance. Newlyweds Carrie Underwood and NHL player Mike Fisher soon will be living together full time in Nashville.
The Ottawa Senators traded Fisher to the Nashville Predators for two draft picks.
Underwood tells The Associated Press in a statement that they will both miss Ottawa.
She says Fisher has been a big part of the community, and she’ll never forget how they welcomed her with open arms.
The two have been splitting time between the two cities since they were married last July. Nashville is Underwood’s adopted hometown since winning “American Idol” in 2005 and launching her country music career.
She says they consider the trade an exciting opportunity for Fisher and that she supports him wherever he plays.

Publicist: Liz Taylor still hospitalized but OK

LOS ANGELES — Heart trouble is keeping Elizabeth Taylor hospitalized in Los Angeles, but her publicist says the 78-year-old actress is OK and has been visiting with family and friends.
Taylor publicist Sally Morrison said Tuesday that the “Butterfield 8” and “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” Oscar winner is comfortable at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Taylor was taken there last week to be treated for symptoms of congestive heart failure, a condition she disclosed in November 2004.

Rocker Vince Neil begins Las Vegas jail sentence

LAS VEGAS — Motley Crue singer Vince Neil has begun serving a 15-day jail sentence for his drunken driving conviction in Las Vegas.
Las Vegas police said the 50-year-old rocker arrived at the Clark County Detention Center about 10:15 a.m. Tuesday. He was being housed separately from other inmates.
Neil pleaded guilty in January to driving drunk last summer near the Las Vegas Strip. He was sentenced to 15 days in jail and 15 days on house arrest under a plea deal that spared him a trial. He was also fined $585.
Neil could have faced up to six months in jail if convicted.
Las Vegas police said he was stopped in his black Lamborghini sports car June 27 after leaving the Las Vegas Hilton resort.

Schwarzenegger says he’s returning to acting

LOS ANGELES — After seven years in the California governor’s mansion, Arnold Schwarzenegger is returning to his old day job: acting.
wrote on Twitter that he’s ready to start considering film roles again.
The former governor tweeted Thursday night: “Exciting news. My friends at CAA have been asking me for 7 years when they can take offers seriously. Gave them the green light today.”
Creative Artists Agency is a leading Hollywood talent agency.
Schwarzenegger’s personal aide, Daniel Ketchell, confirmed the tweet Friday morning.
Before leading the state of California from 2003 to 2010, the former body builder was the star of such blockbusters as the “Terminator” franchise and “True Lies” and comedies like “Kindergarten Cop” and “Twins.”

The Associated Press