You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to www.journalgazette.net/newsletter and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

Celebrities

  • Cosby philanthropy shadowed by sexual allegations
    LOS ANGELES – Bill Cosby’s record of big donations to colleges and other institutions has been a key part of his rosy public image. But even his generosity can’t stand apart from the rising tide of allegations made by women
  • Cher felled by ailment, cancels tour
    Following the advice of her doctors, Cher has canceled the remaining dates on her Dressed to Kill concert tour, including the rescheduled visit to the Memorial Coliseum on Jan. 15.
  • Florida woman latest to accuse Cosby of forced sex
    BOCA RATON, Fla. – A Florida woman who came forward Thursday became the fourth in recent weeks to say Bill Cosby gave her pills that made her feel groggy then forced himself on her sexually.
Advertisement

Ill, Maya Angelou cancels Indiana stop

INDIANAPOLIS – Poet and author Maya Angelou has been briefly hospitalized for an undisclosed illness and has been told not to travel for several weeks.

Butler University in Indianapolis announced Tuesday that the 85-year-old Angelou had canceled an appearance scheduled for Thursday.

A note dated Tuesday and sent by her physician, Dr. Jeff Williamson of the Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, N.C., to her speaker’s bureau said Angelou had undergone a brief hospitalization, was recovering at home in North Carolina and had been directed not to travel for three to four weeks.

A message seeking more details on her condition was left with the speaker’s bureau, Pembroke, Mass.-based MacRae Speakers & Entertainment LLC.

Among Angelou’s books is the 1969 autobiographical work “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.”

Advertisement