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Tuesday, August 14, 2018 1:00 am


Lineup set for singer's charity ball

Associated Press

Issa Rae will host Rihanna's fourth annual Diamond Ball next month, and Childish Gambino will perform.

Rihanna's black-tie event will take place Sept. 13 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York. The gala will benefit Rihanna's Clara Lionel Foundation, which promotes education and arts globally and assists emergency response programs.

Global Citizen CEO Hugh Evans will receive the 2018 Diamond Ball Award. The creator and writer behind the HBO hit “Insecure,” Evans earned an Emmy nomination for her leading role in the show. Grammy-winning Childish Gambino, also known as Emmy-winning actor Donald Glover, has hits like “This Is America” and “Redbone.”

Beyonce, Jay-Z and Leonardo DiCaprio attended last year's Diamond Ball, which raised $5 million, was hosted by Dave Chappelle and featured performances by Kendrick Lamar and Calvin Harris.

Laptop theft probed

New York police say actress-director Sean Young is still under investigation after the alleged theft of two laptops belonging to a production company that fired her.

A New York Police Department spokeswoman said on Monday that no charges have been filed against the 58-year-old star of the 1980s film “Blade Runner.” However, detectives are still looking into the matter.

NYPD Cadet Taylor Cannon says the laptops taken last Thursday from a Queens apartment came with production software for a film Young was directing called “Charley Boy.”

Young says in a statement that she was retrieving her belongings from the apartment and mistakenly took the production laptops instead of her personal ones. Young had been fired after a dispute with producers.

Hughes home sells

 A home once owned by billionaire Howard Hughes has sold for $1.35 million.

KNTV-TV reports the three-bedroom home located along a secluded desert road in Palm Springs, California, retains the style of the 1950s. It features a lagoon-shaped pool, and comedian Bob Hope was once a neighbor.

The identity of the buyer was not immediately released.

Happy birthday

Among today's celebrity birthdays: Singer Dash Crofts is 80. Singer David Crosby is 77. Country singer Connie Smith is 77. Actor-musician Steve Martin is 73. Actor Antonio Fargas is 72. Actress Susan St. James is 72. Actor David Schramm is 72. Romance novelist Danielle Steel is 71. Cartoonist Gary Larson is 68. Actor Carl Lumbly is 67. Actress Jackee Harry is 62. Actress Marcia Gay Harden is 59. Singer Sarah Brightman is 58. Actress Susan Olsen is 57. Actress Halle Berry is 52. Actress Catherine Bell is 50. Actress Lalanya Masters is 46. Actor Christopher Gorham is 44. Actress Mila Kunis is 35. Actor Lamorne Morris is 35. TV personality Spencer Pratt is 35.