Obama’s uncle – the uncle of US President Barack Obama has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving. Onyango Obama, who is 67-years old, was stopped in Massachusetts and has said that he will be ringing the White House for help arranging bail although according to early reports he was being held without bail, subject to an immigration order. Onyango is a half-brother of the President’s late father and a native of Kenya.
Onyango apparently failed several breathalyzer tests and was charged after driving through a stop sign and nearly hitting a police car.
Jessie Wallace – actress Jessie, who plays Kat Moon in Eastenders, has called off her wedding just hours before she was due to wed catering manager Vince Morse.
It is believed that they had a huge row when Vince admitted sending an explicit picture of Jessie to an ex-girlfriend. The wedding was all organised with 350 guests and a magazine deal. The reception due to take place at Pembroke Lodge in Richmond.
A spokesperson for Jess has conformed that the wedding is off and asked for the actress to be given some space “at this difficult time”.
Joe McElderry – the Pop Star to Operastar winner has found himself at the top of the album charts with his second album Classic, which showcases his new-found talent as an opera singer.
This news will be particularly well received by Joe having been earlier dropped by Simon Cowell’s record label.
Joe said the whole opera experience has really helped him grow as he did not realise what was possible with his voice until then.
Dolly Parton – the busty country star has just released “Better Day”, which is the 41st studio album of her career. Although she has been performing for 44 years she shows no sign of slowing up and is just about to start a 39 date tour of the US.
She has recently been talking about her husband Carl Dean, who she has been married to for the past 45 years. Although they are hardly ever seen together in public Dolly has described him as her “anchor”, saying he is the most important person in her life. She was explaining that he is not keen to be in the limelight and would rather stay at home to provide some stability to Dolly for when she returns from tour or recording.