Fact: The Usual Suspects star Chazz Palminteri received an after dinner surprise while dining at Pera Mediterranean Brasserie in New York recently after owner Burak Karacam presented him with a $1,200 (£750) cheque for his Child Reach Foundation, according to the New York Post. The charity aims to raise funds to help find potential cures for pediatric blood diseases.
Fact: Donald Trump's Miss Universe beauty pageant is set to be a star-studded affair. Actors Jane Seymour, CHYNNA PHILLIPS WILLIAM BALDWIN, Chazz Palminteri drummer SHIELA E., supermodel Niki Taylor, Olympic gold-medal figure skater Evan Lysacek, magician Criss Angel and U.S. news anchor TAMRON HALL have all signed on to judge the international beauty contest, which will air live from Las Vegas on Monday (23Aug10). Poison frontman BRET MICHAELS will co-host the event with U.S. TV correspondent NATALIE MORALES.
Fact: Actor Chazz Palminteri's play A BRONX TALE will open on Broadway in New York for a limited 18-week run beginning in October (07). Palminteri also starred in Robert De Niro's 1993 movie version of the production.