Sunday, July 27, 2008

Cindy's husband sued

Cindy Crawford's husband, Rande Gerber, is in legal hot water over a new business venture - and it all comes down to the word "sky".

According to celebrity website TMZ.COM, restaurateur Gerber signed a contract with Morgans Hotel Group - the company that owns Hollywood hotspot Skybar, which Gerber once managed - forbidding him from incorporating the word "sky" into any of his future ventures.

Gerber's decision to design a new in-flight cocktail menu, Midnight Sky, for Delta Airlines has, however, ruffled feathers at Morgans. Lawyers for the group have filed a $500,000 lawsuit for breach of contract and unjust enrichment in Los Angeles Superior Court.

Gerber's defence? He had no control over the naming of the new range.

- Leisa Barnett


Monday, July 7, 2008

Cindy and child cancer survivors

MADISON (WKOW) -- Hundreds of little kids who beat cancer spent the day at Monona Terrace in Madison painting, playing basketball, and posing for pictures with Supermodel Cindy Crawford.

It's the 4th Kids with Courage event, a five-year reunion for child cancer survivors. Crawford got involved in 1993 as a tribute to her brother, Jeffrey, who died at UW Hospital before his 4th birthday when Crawford was still a kid.

"A lot of little kids, honestly, don't know who Cindy Crawford is, or don't care. That's why I show up with a gift, like a stuffed animal," said Crawford, 42.

We met dozens of kids not shy at all when we asked about their cancer. "This is my scar from my brain tumor," said Anthony, 12, from Mosinee.

"I don't remember what my cancer was," said another boy, a 2nd grader, "but my mom would remember." Crawford says it's important to have these events for child cancer survivors to talk in the open about what they're going through.

"They don't want people tiptoeing around them," she said. Cancer survival rates for pediatric patients have improved significantly in the past several decades, from 30 percent to 80 percent or better today.

In fact, Crawford acknowledged her brother probably would have survived had he come down with cancer today.