The Daily Herald from Arlington Heights, Illinois on April 18, 2008 · Page 11
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SECTION 1 DAILY HERALD Back best bets Pauly Shore returns to his standup roots this weekend at The Improv, Pauly sticks around through Sunday for five shows (8 p.m., 10:15 p.m.; $27). The Improv, SWoodfield, Schaumburg. (847) 240-2001 BY JAMIE SOTONOFF jiOtonoffSdaifyheraU.com '. FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 200^ Today's birthdays Actress Barbara Hale, 87; actor Olive Revlll, 78; actor James Drury, 74; actor Robert Hooks, 71; actress Hayley Mills, 62; actor James Woods, 61; actress-director Dorothy Lyman, 61 ; actress Cindy Picket!, 61 ;actor Rick Moranis, 55; actor Eric Roberts, 52; actor John James, 52; actress Jane Leeves, 47; talk show host Conan O'Brien, 45; actor Eric McCormack, 45; actress Maria Bello, 41; actress Melissa Joan Hart, 32; actress America Ferrera, 24. Britney update A court commissioner Thursday authorized various lawyers representing Britney Spears and her family to be paid more than $372,500 out of Spears' funds. Commissioner Reva Goetz ordered the attorneys paid from Spears' assets, which are under the control of her father, James Spears, and attorney Andrew Wallet. Goetz scheduled the next conservatorship hearing for May 29. Lottery Midday Wck 3 ........................ 8-7-3 Midday Pick 4 ...................... 8-1-4-4 Evening Pick 3 ....................... 6-3-9 Evening Pick 4 ............... ..... 0-9-4-0 Little Lotto ........... 12-15-16-26-32 ($100,000) Saturday Lotto ............ $4.75 million Friday Mega Millions ..... $48 million Saturday Powerball ..... $105 million Off the wires ft idea? DAILY HERALD FILE PHOTO/CHET SUSSI.IN Olivia Ustas, 12, of Addison will take her invention — a horse-shaped hair accessory holder called "Ponytail Express" — to Saturday's open casting call for the PBS show "Everyday Edisons." ring it downtown Twelve-year-old Olivi^ Ustas of Addison has an idea that .cbuld make her a millionaire. // The Indian Trail Jr. .High School sixth-grader designed a'horse-shaped holder for the dozens of head bands, barrettes and other ha/r accessories girls her age tend to accumulate. Since it's shaped like a horse, she named it "Ponytail Express." Ustas uses it every day, and it not only organizes her hair stuff, but "it also adds a little flair to my bathroom," she said. Because her invention has wowed her classmates, Ustas decided to bring her Ponytail Express downtown this weekend and show it to a panel from "Everyday Edisons." 1 The popular PBS show is holding '*8| an open casting call Saturday in 1 Chicago, and anyone who has a good 'jj[ idea — whether it be scrawled on a [ napkin or made into a prototype — is invited to come and make their pitch. "As long as you can communicate it, that's all you need," says the show's ^ producer, Northbrook native Louis Freeman. A Now in its third season, "Everyday Edisons" has already had numerous success stories. One is the Loopa bowl, a no-spill baby bowl designed by two frustrated parents in Season 1, which is now sold at Bed, Bath & Beyond. The inventors are receiving the royalties, Freeman said. "Every single person has an idea," he said. "There's just not a good credible place to take an idea, because there are all of these invention scam companies out there," he said. The best thing about Saturday's casting call is that it's not like a reality show where they're going to film people and belittle them on TV "Even if you don't make it on the show, what you will leave with is enough information to advance your idea, or to help you avoid making classic mistakes," Freeman said. Representatives from several major retailers, including QVC, Home Depot and Staples, will also be there to help screen potential contestants. And remember: there's no such thing as a stupid idea. "Someone would say the pet rock "Everyday Edisons" Where: McCorrnick Place, South Building, 2301S, Lake Shore Drive, Chicago When: Saturday,. .;..,,, ,,., M -,.1—^i—-jf- „ mtSSKHV ' Free * Info: www.everydayedisons.com Also: f:, Registration is from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. A panel from the show, as well as representatives from several major retailers, including Home Depot, QVC, and Bed, Bath & Beyond, will be there. The event will also have free seminars and information booths is really stupid, but it made the inventor millions of dollars," Freeman said. "If it's a marketable idea, we're going to help make the dream come true." 'The long- hyped Cirque du Soleil-Criss Angel production in Las Vegas now has a name. Producers say "Criss Angel Believe" will open Sept. 12 at the Luxor hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip. Previews begin Sept. 1. Tickets went on sale Thursday for casino VIPs and Angel fan club members. Producers say the show takes its name from a Harry Houdini legend. The magician and escape artist is said to have designated a code word for communicating with him after his death. The word was "believe." Producers say Angel will star in the show as a "surreal, enigmatic Victorian noble." Wayne Brady is officially single again. The 35-year-old comedian has been living separately from his wife, Mandie, for four years, but the couple's divorce was just finalized this week. According to papers filed Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court, the pair married in April 1999 and officially separated in April 2006, citing irreconcilable differences. They have one daughter, 5-year-old Maile Brady. "Mandie is my best friend. We still love each other and we are raising our beautiful daughter Maile together as a team," Brady said in a statement issued by his publicist. The couple used a mediator to arrive at a final divorce settlement. Grammy-winning Tejano singer Emilio Navaira has been upgraded to fair condition, more than three weeks after he was critically injured in a bus accident. The 45- year-old singer was behind the wheel of his tour bus on March 23 when it slammed into a collection of freeway barrels that mark the interchange of two highways in Bellaire, a southwest Houston enclave. Officials at Memorial-Hermann-Texas Medical Center announced Wednesday that Navaira's condition had improved from critical to fair. They said more details would be provided Friday at a news conference with his doctor and his wife. Suburban Survivor Jason Siska of Fox River Grove took a chance that easily could have ended his run on "Survivor Micronesia." But he came up a big winner in Thursday's episode of the CBS show. He survived when Cirie organized a successful conspiracy to vote offOzzy, one of Jason's fiercest rivals in physical challenges. Jason and Parvati — who is into girl power — were the only contestants left after more than six hours of a grueling challenge. Each competitor had one hand chained above his or her head to a bucket of water. If they lowered their hands they were drenched and out of the challenge. Jason used food to get Jason Siska the other tribe members to promise they wouldn't vote him off. But a few physically crossed their fingers and others did it figuratively. "The odds of me continuing to win the immunity challenge are very slim, so I had to give something else a shot," Jason said at the tribal council before the vote. James said Jason just wanted a friend. Ozzy had called Jason's gamble "the dumbest, most naive move in 'Survivor' history." —Debbie Donovan AN/ 3 GREAT LOCATIONS! Chicago (312)337-4027 Vernon Hills (847) 549-6O3O St. Charles (63O) 584-6342 (inside Pheasant Run Resort) The Best Standup Comedy Every\Veek! WWW.XAN/ES.COM

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