All about healing ...
Country duo Sugarland delivered a rousing show Friday night for a packed house of fans -- some of whom were injured in a deadly stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair in August -- and singer Jennifer Nettles told the crowd the tragedy had changed them all.
Nettles opened the 2 1/2 -hour show at a packed Conesco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis by telling audience members they were in store for an emotional night that would also be part celebration. She also told fans that Sugarland had visited the fairgrounds, where high winds toppled scaffolding and stage rigging Aug. 13 into a crowd awaiting a performance by the country duo. Seven people were killed.
"Obviously we are here in October -- we were supposed to do this show in August. Obviously, the stage is different, you are different, and we are different. We are all changed by what happened then," she said. "But we are going to try to give you the best show that we can and to celebrate healing with you and to celebrate life and music with you here tonight."
Sugarland's free concert came 10 weeks after the stage collapsed as a storm neared the fairgrounds' grandstand a few miles north of Friday night's venue. Attendees were asked to donate to a victim relief fund that already has raised nearly $1 million.
Bam as in crash ...
Police say a new Porsche driven by "Jackass" star Bam Margera has been sideswiped by another motorist in suburban Philadelphia.
State troopers say there were no injuries or citations issued in Thursday's accident near Margera's home in Pocopson Township.
Margera's mother tells the Philadelphia Inquirer that a truck scraped the length of her son's 4-month-old Panamera while he was stopped at a stop sign.
April Margera says the other driver told Bam that he was looking at his GPS when the crash happened. She says the motorist became excited when he realized who he'd hit.
Margera says her son called home immediately after the accident to get insurance information.
"Jackass" co-star Ryan Dunn and another man died in a drunken driving crash in the area in June.
Finding rewards ...
ROME -- Charlotte Rampling, who plays a dying, elderly woman in a new film, says the rewards of growing old as an actress are "extraordinary."
Rampling turned 65 earlier this year. She told reporters Sunday at Rome's film festival: "Who wants to grow old? Who wants to get lines?" Still, she added, allowing yourself the "luxury" of being old, and even ugly and unattractive, while acting brings its rewards.
The actress, known for her sensual presence in such films as the 1974 "The Night Porter," portrays a dying wealthy woman in her 70s in a dysfunctional family in "The Eye of the Storm." The film, by director Fred Schepisi, is in competition at the festival that runs through Friday.