LOS ANGELES (AP) – Dennis Farina has been arrested at Los Angeles International Airport after a loaded gun was found in his carry-on luggage.

Police say the 64-year-old actor told them he forgot the .22-caliber handgun was in his luggage Sunday.

Sgt. Dennis Beacham says Farina was caught at a security checkpoint and booked for investigation of carrying a concealed weapon. Bail was set at $25,000.

Messages were left for Farina’s attorney, Kevin York, and his agent.

Farina has a role in the Ashton Kutcher and Cameron Diaz comedy “What Happens in Vegas.” It opened Friday.

Garth returning for ‘90210’ spinoff

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The wild kids of television’s West Beverly High will have a guidance counselor familiar with the posh ZIP code’s dating, drugs and drama.

Jennie Garth will reprise her role as Kelly Taylor and join the cast of a planned “Beverly Hills, 90210” spinoff on CW.

She won’t be a regular but will play a guidance counselor at her alma mater, the Hollywood Reporter said in a story published online Saturday.

Lessing unlikely to write a new novel

LONDON (AP) – Nobel literature prize winner Doris Lessing says she is unlikely to write a new full-length novel, according to excerpts of an interview released Sunday.

In extracts of a British Broadcasting Corp. interview, Lessing said that winning the prestigious prize had been “a bloody disaster.”

The 88-year-old author said she no longer has the energy to take on writing a full novel, blaming constant media demands.

“All I do is give interviews and spend time being photographed,” Lessing was quoted as saying in the radio interview, which will be broadcast Monday.

Lessing – the author of more than 50 novels, volumes of short stories, memoirs and plays – was named the 2007 Nobel Literature laureate in October. The Swedish Academy, which awards the prize, praised her “skepticism, fire and visionary power.”

Lessing was born in Persia – now Iran – and raised in Rhodesia, now known as Zimbabwe. Her most influential book is considered to be “The Golden Notebook,” published in 1962 and regarded as a feminist classic.


Only subscribers are eligible to post comments. Please subscribe or to participate in the conversation. Here’s why.

Use the form below to reset your password. When you've submitted your account email, we will send an email with a reset code.