LONDON (AP) -- Kevin Spacey and Judi Dench hosted a benefit gala at London's Old Vic theater to raise money for victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on America.
Spacey -- who showed off his musical skills at an October tribute to John Lennon in New York -- serenaded the crowd Sunday with the Beatles' "Hey Jude."
Singer Art Garfunkel, actor Jude Law and the London Gospel Choir also performed at the concert billed as "Unite for the Future." Famous faces in the crowd included Chelsea Clinton, Vanessa Redgrave and Bianca Jagger.
Tickets cost up to $760 and organizers said they had raised more than $580,000. They planned to donate the money to Doctors Without Borders, the World Trade Center Disaster Fund, and a British Council program called Open Minds, formed after the attacks to increase cultural understanding.
"We recognize that we're not in New York, the emotions are not quite as immediate and raw, but we all wanted to do something," said organizer Susan Hayden. "Music is the underlying theme of the evening. We are celebrating music and freedom."
Kerrigan promotes reading among kids
NEWTON, Mass. (AP) -- Former Olympic figure skater Nancy Kerrigan didn't want to read just any book. She wanted a book with a message that children could understand.
So Kerrigan chose one of her 5-year-old son's favorites to read Sunday night at a program to promote reading among children.
"The Kissing Hand" by Audrey Penn is about a young raccoon who doesn't want to go to school until his mother assures him that she will always be with him.
"The idea is that even when you are not together, you are still loved, and you can carry that love with you wherever you are," said Kerrigan, who won a silver medal at the 1994 Winter Olympics. "Especially now, it's an important message to get across to children."
Some of the celebrity readers at the Salute to Reading is Fundamental program included former Massachusetts Gov. and presidential candidate Michael Dukakis and his wife, Kitty, U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan, and former Boston Marathon winner Bill Rodgers.
Prince William most eligible bachelor
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) -- Prince William has only been in St. Andrews for two months, but he's already been named Scotland's most eligible bachelor.
The 19-year-old royal, who is studying art history at the University of St. Andrews, was honored by the Scotland on Sunday newspaper.
"Excellent skier and keen on adventures," the newspaper said of the prince. "Not to mention the fact that he's handsome, wealthy and will, eventually, become one of the world's most powerful men."
But the paper told those pursuing the prince, who is second in line to the British throne after his father, Prince Charles, to remember that there was a down side.
"A quiet candle-lit dinner for two or a night at the cinema will not happen," the paper said. "Courting will be a cramped affair with all his bodyguards in tow."
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