Kevin Spacey will step in as co-host of next week's
Nobel Peace Prize concert after Tommy Lee Jones was forced to
withdraw for undisclosed personal reasons, organizers said.
Spacey will join Uma Thurman in hosting the Dec.
11 concert held in honor of this year's Nobel peace laureates,
former Vice President Al Gore and representatives from the U.N.'s
climate change panel.
The lineup of performers, announced earlier, includes
Australian pop star Kylie Minogue, Alicia Keys, Annie Lennox and
Melissa Etheridge, who won an Academy Award this year for the
song "I Need to Wake Up," which was featured in Gore's environmental
documentary "An Inconvenient Truth."
Spacey to co-host Nobel Prize
Thu Dec 6, 5:20 AM ET
Hugo Chavez isn't in New York this week for the
opening of the United Nations General Assembly. He's staying home.
He's also spending time with actor Kevin Spacey,
who has come to Venezuela to check out the movie industry. Spacey
and Danny Glover and Harry Belafonte are thinking of making movies
there. Why, god only knows. Has Hollywood suddenly gotten not
leftist enough? Once again, go figure.
Kevin Spacey Meets With Hugo Chavez
Tuesday, September 25, 2007 By John Gibson
AMERICAN actor Kevin Spacey has had a private meeting
with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and praised his government's
efforts to support film-making.
Spacey met Chavez over dinner, and state television
later carried footage of the actor saying the country's film studio
offers Venezuelans a valuable opportunity to "make films about
their own country and their own culture."
"I think every country should have this," said Spacey,
who earlier visited the $US13 million ($A14.99 million) film studio
founded last year by Chavez's government.
September 26, 2007 12:00am
Actor Kevin Spacey meets Hugo Chavez in Venezuela