Singer Chris Brown, his girlfriend and his bodyguard were injured when a dance floor showdown with members of hip-hop star Drake's entourage turned into a bottle-hurling brawl early Thursday at the W.i.P. nightclub in Manhattan's SoHo neighborhood, police said. Brown tweeted a photo of himself with a cut chin, then later removed it, as well as taunts about the fight. A representative later said the singer and his girlfriend, model Karrueche Tran, were victims of a "brutal attack." A rep for Drake said the star was on his way out of the club when the altercation began. Police were looking for surveillance footage and talking to witnesses.
Streisand aids fight of women's heart disease
In 1991, cardiologist Bernadine Healy published an editorial in the New England Journal of Medicine about a phenomenon she called "the Yentl syndrome." Like Yentl -- the heroine of a 1983 Barbra Streisand musical based on a story about a Jewish girl who disguised herself as a boy so that she'd be allowed to get an education -- women only received proper treatment for heart disease when they exhibited classically male symptoms, Healy wrote. Twenty-one years later, women's heart disease is still less likely to be properly diagnosed than men's despite the fact that heart disease is the leading killer of women,. Now Streisand, 70, has become one of the most high-profile figures in the effort to fight the disparity. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center announced Thursday the dedication of the Barbra Streisand Women's Heart Center at an event at the singer's Malibu home that concludes a more than $22 million campaign for research into women's cardiovascular health. The center will be funded by $10 million from Streisand as well as $1 million gifts she solicited from such individuals as New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, media mogul Barry Diller and his wife, designer Diane von Furstenberg, Qualcomm co-founder Irwin Jacobs, designer Ralph Lauren, billionaire financier Ronald Perelman, Viacom chairman Sumner Redstone and billionaire Haim Saban. "I've always been outraged by inequality -- civil rights, gay rights, gender discrimination," Streisand said. "I don't like that women somehow are not important enough to have studies done on them."
Back on Broadway
Al Pacino is returning to the ugly world of real estate -- he's revisiting "Glengarry Glen Ross" on Broadway this fall. Producers said the Oscar winner will play Shelly Levene in a revival the marks the 30th anniversary of David Mamet's Pulitzer Prize-winning play about the backbiting world of salesmen. Pacino, who played the role of Ricky Roma in a 1992 film version, was last on Broadway as Shylock in "The Merchant of Venice," earning a Tony nomination.