Heather Locklear’s crisis grows: Hospitalized after attacking parents, threatening to shoot herself, report says

This undated booking photo provided by the Ventura County Sheriff's Office shows actress Heather Locklear. Locklear was arrested for investigation of domestic violence and fighting with sheriff's deputies at her California home, authorities said Monday, Feb. 26, 2018. (Ventura County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Heather Locklear, facing charges of attacking police during a domestic violence incident in February, has been hospitalized for a psychiatric evaluation after becoming increasingly agitated Sunday to the point that she threatened to shoot herself and attacked her parents, TMZ is reporting.

Booking photo of actress Heather Locklear following her arrest Feb. 25. (Ventura County Sheriff’s Office via AP)

A source told TMZ that the 56-year-old former “Melrose Place” star became unhinged during the day, so her parents went to her home in Thousand Oaks. That’s when Locklear “got violent, choking her mother and hitting her father,” TMZ said.

Her mother called 911 to report that Locklear was behaving erratically and looking for a gun to shoot herself, according to audio of the 911 call. Ventura County Fire and Sheriff’s departments responded to Locklear’s home and transported her to the hospital. As of Monday, the incident was listed as only medical, not criminal.

Locklear was arrested Feb. 25 during an alcohol-fueled domestic violence incident involving her live-in boyfriend Chris Heisser. During the incident, she was intoxicated and “extremely uncooperative and physically combative” with responding sheriff’s deputies, reports said.

She also threatened to shoot deputies if they returned to her home, prompting them to return to her property in early March to search for a .38-caliber pistol registered in her name, a report said. Deputies ultimately did not find the firearm.

In April, her attorneys entered a plea of not guilty on her behalf after she was charged with five misdemeanor counts involving batter on a peace officer and resisting, obstructing or dealing a peace officer.

Heather Locklear and daughter Ava Sambora in 2013. California. (Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Locklear has long raised concerns among family and friends about her mental health and abuse of alcohol and drugs. Locklear is the mother of 20-year-old model Ava Sambora, …read more

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Prince Harry could be in trouble over saying give Trump ‘a chance’ to Meghan Markle’s father

CHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 14: Queen Elizabeth II sitts and laughs with Meghan, Duchess of Sussex during a ceremony to open the new Mersey Gateway Bridge on June 14, 2018 in the town of Widnes in Halton, Cheshire, England. Meghan Markle married Prince Harry last month to become The Duchess of Sussex and this is her first engagement with the Queen. During the visit the pair will open a road bridge in Widnes and visit The Storyhouse and Town Hall in Chester. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Poor Thomas Markle. It seems like he keeps trying to make things right for his daughter, Meghan Markle.

But the 73-year-old keeps bungling it, including drawing his new son-in-law into a potential diplomatic controversy by repeating comments he said Prince Harry made to him about Brexit and about wanting to give President Donald Trump “a chance,” the Daily Mail reported.

In his first ever TV interview, Markle was again attempting to clear the air about the scandal over his staging paparazzi photos and his need to back out of walking his daughter down the aisle at her May 19 wedding to have heart surgery.

The retired Hollywood lighting designer’s interview with with Piers Morgan of “Good Morning Britain” started off well enough. Thomas Markle apologized for working with paparazzi to stage the photos; he said he hoped they would present a more positive image of himself to the world. Then he spoke emotionally about how sad he was that his health crisis forced him to not attend the wedding, where his daughter became the Duchess of Sussex and a member of the British royal family.

“I was very upset it wasn’t me, because the whole world was watching my daughter,” said Markle, who said he cried while watching the wedding on television while recovering from heart surgery. “The unfortunate thing for me now is I’m a footnote in one of the greatest moments in history rather than the dad walking her down the aisle.”

But then Markle shared some details about phone conversations he had with Harry after the couple became engaged in November 2017. In addition to Thomas Markle giving Harry “permission” to marry his daughter, the future father- and son-in-law got acquainted by discussing a number of issues.

“He’s quite easy to talk to,” Thomas Markle said about Harry about their phone chats. …read more

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In “Queer Eye”, wardrobes and world-views are made over

“OH SHIT.” Karamo Brown, a black American, is driving with his colleagues in Winder, Georgia, when blue lights begin to flash in the rear-view window. The passengers make a few jokes—about who should have driven, the racial makeup of the party—but the unease is palpable. The officer asks Mr Brown to step out of the vehicle, drawing protests from the group. But the cop reveals that it is a stitch-up: he knows they are filming a television show, and the producers were in on the traffic stop. “You can’t do that to brown people!”, one of the hosts cries.

“Queer Eye” is a makeover show, but one which brings contemporary issues to the fore in almost every episode. Mr Brown (the show’s culture maven), Bobby Berk (interior design), Tan France (style), Jonathan van Ness (grooming) and Antoni Porowski (food and wine), a quintet of gay men known as the “Fab Five”, teach hapless individuals the virtues of taking better care of themselves. To bond with their subjects, the men share their own formative experiences. In the first…

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Review: Don Quixote rides anew (on a bicycle!) in Cal Shakes world premiere

The cast of "Quixote Nuevo" at Cal Shakes (Cal Shakes)

Brandishing a bedpan as a helmet and reclaimed auto parts as a coat of armor, a bedraggled “Quixote Nuevo” charges on stage at Cal Shakes atop a rickety bicycle instead of a steed.

Octavio Solis’ cheeky new re-imagining of Cervantes’ Don Quixote mythology, exuberantly directed by KJ Sanchez, throbs with wit and poignancy in its world premiere at California Shakespeare Theater in Orinda. Letting acclaimed playwright Solis (“El Paso Blue,” “Santos and Santos”) rub elbows with Shakespeare on the docket is part of Cal Shakes’ mission to redefine the classics in a more inclusive and relevant way that speaks to the soul and politics of life in America today.

This is Quixote (Emilio Delgado) reborn in a Trump-era Texas town, a befuddled old man with a failing memory and a fractured family. His sister (Michelle Apriña Leavy) has tended to him for years, ever since he was disgraced at the university where he once taught the classics. Now she’s washing her hands of him.

The cast of “Quixote Nuevo” at Cal Shakes (Cal Shakes)

Slipping into dementia, he can’t tell his niece (Gianna Di Gregorio Rivera) from Dulcinea, reality from fantasy. Minutes from being checked into an assisted living facility, he is greeted by apparitions from the spirit world, a band of jaunty skeleton figures called “calacas,” who dare him to take up his sword and tilt at some windmills in the name of the oppressed. He jumps at the chance to live hard, one last time.

Delgado, a “Sesame Street” veteran, has great warmth and charm as Quixote talks an ice cream vendor (a nuanced Juan Amador) into being his Sancho sidekick. Together they stand up for the weak and the wounded and launch an assault on the drones of the border patrol.

If the journey meanders as the sad knight wanders through the …read more

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