Arts in the News - 11/10/2010
Published: Thursday, November 11, 2010
Updated: Thursday, November 11, 2010 15:11
Madame Tussauds London is about to receive eight new wax sculptures, all of pop artist Lady Gaga. The sculptures will represent her many personalities and costumes from her music videos.
As he turns 95-years-old, the renowned actor Eli Wallach will be honored with a lifetime achievement Oscar award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The film star from Brooklyn, New York, nicknamed "Uncle Eli," has been in a multitude of films but is best known for his performances in "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" and, most recently, "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps."
Actress Jill Clayburgh has died at the age of 66 from a 20-year battle with leukemia. She was nominated for an Oscar in 1978 for her role in "An Unmarried Woman." She starred in various films and shows including "Nip/Tuck." Her new film "Bridesmaids" has yet to be released.
Roman Polanski has been nominated for a European film award. He is still wanted in the United States for a 1977 accusation of sex with a minor. He has been under house arrest in Switzerland and does not know how to receive the award due to his travelling restrictions.
Lil Wayne has been released from the New York prison he has been held at since March. He pled guilty of attempted weapon possession when a gun was found on his tour bus. He was held in confinement for the time of his sentencing but has been let out early for good behaviour. He plans to return to Miami.
The Wellesley High School's production of "Chicago" is playing this week from Thursday to Saturday with predicted encore performances at later dates. The group has won awards for years straight at the New England Drama Festival. "Chicago" is predicted to be a hit. For ticket information, call the high school at (781) 446-6290.