Harrison Ford, Lady Gaga to be honored
Harrison Ford and Lady Gaga are being honored by the SAG-AFTRA Foundation with the Artists Inspiration Award for their contributions to humanitarian and philanthropic causes.
The non-profit organization says Tuesday that the awards will be presented at its third annual Patron of the Artists Awards on Nov. 8 in Beverly Hills.
Both Gaga and Ford are actively involved in a number of philanthropic and advocacy organizations.
Billie Jean King photo exhibit slated this fall
A photo exhibit dedicated to Billie Jean King and her 75th birthday will open in New York this fall.
The New York Historical Society announced Tuesday that "Billie Jean King: The Road to 75" will run from Oct. 19 through Jan. 27, 2019. The exhibit will feature photographs from her storied life and career as player and activist. King donated her archive to the historical society in 2016.
King turns 75 on Nov. 22. She has won 39 Grand Slam titles and received a Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009.
Singer nixes Israel concert
Singer Lana Del Rey has canceled her planned performance at an Israeli music festival after pressure from Palestinian boycott activists.
In a Twitter message, Del Rey says she is delaying "until a time when I can schedule visits for both my Israeli and Palestinian fans." It wasn't clear whether it was a direct response to the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement's boycott call. Still, it marked a setback for Israel, which aims to prevent politics from infiltrating the arts.
Del Rey was to headline the inaugural Meteor Festival in northern Israel.
Today's birthdays: Comedian JoAnne Worley is 83. Country singer David Allan Coe is 79. Singer-bassist Roger Waters (Pink Floyd) is 75. Actress Swoosie Kurtz is 74. Comedian-actress Jane Curtin is 71. Drummer Joe Smyth of Sawyer Brown is 61. Actor-comedian Jeff Foxworthy is 60. Country singer Mark Chesnutt is 55. Actress Rosie Perez is 54. Singer Macy Gray is 51. Singer CeCe Peniston is 49. Actor Idris Elba is 46. Actress Anika Noni Rose is 46. Actress Naomie Harris is 42. Rapper Noreaga is 41. Rapper Foxy Brown is 40.
— The Associated Press