Entertainment news: Opry to host Gentry memorial, Kristen Bell visits Irma shelter
Grand Ole Opry to host Troy Gentry memorial
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A public memorial ceremony will be held Thursday at the Grand Ole Opry for Troy Gentry, a member of the popular country music duo Montgomery Gentry, who died in a helicopter crash in New Jersey on Friday.
Fifty-year-old Gentry was from Lexington, Kentucky, and is survived by his wife, Angie Gentry, and daughters Taylor and Kaylee, according to the Opry website. The service will be streamed online as well.
Gentry and Eddie Montgomery became members of the Grand Ole Opry in 2009 after a string of No. 1 hits, including “If You Ever Stop Loving Me,” “Something to be Proud Of” and “Lucky Man.”
A private interment will follow the service. Gentry’s family has asked for donations to the T.J. Martell Foundation or the American Red Cross.
Kristen Bell sings ‘Frozen’ tunes at Florida Irma shelter
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Kristen Bell says she is “singing in a hurricane” while riding out Irma in Florida.
The “Frozen” star is in Orlando filming a movie and staying at a hotel at the Walt Disney World resort. She stopped by an Orlando middle school that was serving as a shelter and belted out songs from “Frozen.” Back at the hotel, Bell posted pictures on Instagram of her singing with one guest and dining with a group of seniors.
Bell also helped out the parents of “Frozen” co-star Josh Gad by securing them a room at the hotel.
Bell tells Sacramento, California, station KMAX-TV, where her father is news director, that the experience is her version of one of her favorite movies, “Singin’ in the Rain.”