Ten-year-old Gregory Smith attends graduation ceremonies on Friday in Orange Park, Fla. Smith is Orange Park High School's youngest graduate ever and possibly the youngest ever in the country.BAKKER MULLING A RETURN TO THE TELEVISION PULPIT
It's a kind of homecoming for Jim Bakker.
After spending a year and a half ministering to the poor in Los Angeles, the preacher and his wife of nine months, Lori, moved into a log cabin near Charlotte, N.C., this week, and he is considering another televangelism career.
"My problem is finding out how to support it," he said. "I don't want to ever have to raise $1 million every two days like I did," the 59-year-old Bakker said.
Bakker's rise and fall revolved around PTL ministries, which he moved from Charlotte to Fort Mill, S.C., in 1978.
LAS VEGAS' VENETIAN HOTEL FEELS RIGHT HOMEY TO CHER
Cher felt right at home at the new $1.5 billion Venetian hotel-casino in Las Vegas.
After taking a gondola ride in canals meandering through posh shops at the new resort, the singer-actress said it all looked familiar.
"I've wanted to see this," she said Friday. "I've been building a house for two years that has a Venetian theme. This is just amazing."
Cher then scurried back to rehearse for a special concert at the Venetian Saturday night.
It was a warm-up for a 40-city North American tour that begins in Phoenix on Wednesday. She plans to begin a European tour in September.
RYDER SELLS FORMER HOME TO FORMER SEINFELD WRITER
Winona Ryder sold her former home in Beverly Hills for about $900,000, or about $100,000 below the asking price, the Los Angeles Times reported.
The buyer is a former "Seinfeld" writer whom the paper didn't identify.
Built in 1926, the 2,000-square-foot, Spanish-style home has three bedrooms, limestone floors and a fireplace. Ryder bought and restored the house in 1996.
DARE TO ENJOY YOUR FAME, KNIEVEL URGES CELEBRITIES
Evel Knievel says celebrities should enjoy their fame.
"You can be famous for a lot of of things," the daredevil says in the July Esquire magazine. "You can be a Nobel Prize winner. You can be the fattest guy in the world. Whatever it is, enjoy it. It don't last forever."