People: TV host Regis Philbin buried at Notre Dame
TV host Regis Philbin buried at Notre Dame
Television host Regis Philbin, who died last week at 88, has been buried at the University of Notre Dame following a private funeral service at his alma mater, a school spokesman said.
Philbin was buried Wednesday at Cedar Grove Cemetery on the northern Indiana Catholic school's campus after a private service at the school's Basilica of the Sacred Heart.
"The Philbin family wanted to bring Regis back to the place he loved so much for a private funeral and burial. That occurred on Wednesday, and he is now resting in peace at Notre Dame," school spokesman Dennis Brown said in an email.
The genial television host and personality graduated from Notre Dame in 1953 and was an enthusiastic alum, often returning to the South Bend campus for football games, pep rallies, banquets, concerts and other events, the South Bend Tribune reported.
In 2001, he gave $2.75 million to the school to create the Philbin Studio Theatre, meant for laboratory and performance-arts productions, at its DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.
Phibin died of natural causes on July 24, just over a month before his 89th birthday.
Bollywood star recovers from coronavirus
Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan was discharged from a Mumbai hospital on Sunday after undergoing three weeks of treatment for the coronavirus.
His actor son, Abhishek Bachchan, who is still in the Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital with the virus, said in a tweet that his father has tested negative and will rest at home. Both were hospitalized on July 11.
Abhishek Bachchan's wife, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, and their 8-year-old daughter, who both also contracted the virus, left the hospital last week after recovering. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is a top Bollywood actress.
The elder Bachchan, 77, has acted in more than 200 Indian films over the past five decades. He is also a former politician and television host.
The Bachchans are often called Bollywood's first family. Amitabh Bachchan's wife, Jaya, is also an actress and a one-time member of Parliament. She was not hit by the coronavirus.
Pandemic parody of `Goodnight Moon' to be released
A popular online spoof of the children's favorite "Goodnight Moon," reworked for the coronavirus, will be published by Penguin Random House this fall.
The Penguin imprint Philomel Books announced Monday that "Good Morning Zoom," written by Lindsay Rechler and illustrated by June Park, is scheduled for Oct. 6. Currently self-published, "Good Morning Zoom" takes Margaret Wise Brown's beloved bedtime story and turns it into a narrative about Zoom, bread baking, home schooling and other familiar parts of life during the pandemic. The book's fans include talk show host James Corden, who read from it on "The Late, Late Show."
Rechler is a banking executive and mother of two who lives in Manhattan. Park is a graphic designer and illustrator who lives in Brooklyn. All author net proceeds will be donated to coronavirus relief charities.
"COVID-19 is a difficult topic, especially for young children," Rechler said in a statement. "I wanted to tell my children a relatable story — a story that would help them become familiar with their new everyday lives and within that story, touch upon what was happening in the outside world. I thought a lot about the contrast between quarantining safely inside versus what was happening outside my window."
Today's birthdays: Actor-comedian Richard Belzer ("Law and Order: Special Victims Unit," "Homicide") is 76. Actor Billy Bob Thornton is 65. Actor Crystal Chappell ("Guiding Light") is 55. Actor-turned-princess Meghan Markle ("Suits") is 39. "American Idol" runner-up Crystal Bowersox is 35. Actors Dylan and Cole Sprouse ("The Suite Life of Zack and Cody," "Grace Under Fire") are 28.
— The Associated Press
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