Former CNN anchor and husband involved in shooting:
Russell and her husband, former CNN reporter Chuck de Caro, were staying at a Motel 6 when Russell says she was approached by a man with a gun just outside their room. The man forced her back inside and then stole de Caro's briefcase. At that point, de Caro walked out of the shower and the man pointed his gun at them. De Caro, who is licensed to carry a firearm, pulled his gun out of the nightstand and a shootout ensued.
The robber was killed and de Caro suffered three gunshot wounds to his abdomen and leg, which are not life-threatening. Russell said after, "I am very, very proud of my husband. He is my hero. He saved my life."
Stephen Colbert interviews Eminem
A is for Adios...
During her tenure on the show, Manzano was nominated twice for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in a Children’s Series, but lost both times. As a Sesame Street scriptwriter, however, she had better luck, winning a total of 15 Emmy Awards. She and TV husband Luis also fixed countless toasters while co-running the bustling Fix-It Shop.
Manzano’s post-TV life already seems busy: She’s out promoting her forthcoming memoir, Becoming Maria: Love And Chaos In The South Bronx, as well as assuring distraught Twitter users that everything will be okay on Sesame Street after her departure. No word yet on how longtime pal Oscar The Grouch is handling the news.
Donna Karan stepping down...
The 66-year-old creator of the iconic Donna Karan New York and DKNY clothing labels says she is leaving to instead focus on her Urban Zen business. Her departure from the company had been rumored for some time. Karan says she will continue to be a consultant for Donna Karan International. Karan said in a statement, "I have arrived at a point in my life where I need to spend more time to pursue my Urban Zen commitment to its fullest potential and follow my vision of philanthropy and commerce."