Grapevine: Witness says Michael Cohen rescued an elderly man from falling

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News
Michael Cohen, former personal lawyer to President Donald Trump

Witness says Michael Cohen rescued an elderly man from falling

Michael Cohen, former personal attorney for President Donald Trump, was dining at a high-end New York restaurant JoJo when he caught a man as he fell while passing Cohen's table. Page Six reports that Cohen, who was dining with his own personal lawyer, David Schwartz, jumped up to catch an elderly man with a cane who had fallen in front of his table. According to a witness, the man lost his balance and was about to fall and hit his head on the table when Cohen caught him, “hugged him and put him back on his feet.” 

Idris Elba is 2018’s Sexiest Man Alive

People magazine has named British actor Idris Elba as 2018’s Sexiest Man Alive. The "Luther" star was surprised at being crowned, the magazine reported. “I was like, ‘Come on, no way. Really?’ ” he told People. “Looked in the mirror, I checked myself out. I was like, ‘Yeah, you are kind of sexy today.’ But to be honest, it was just a nice feeling. It was a nice surprise – an ego boost for sure.” This year's Sexiest Man Alive was announced Monday night on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon." Elba, 46, appeared on the show via satellite from London. "My mom is going to be very, very proud," he said. Elba can be seen in the "Thor" film franchise and he played Nelson Mandela in "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom." He is engaged to Sabrina Dhowre and has two children from previous relationships. His special double issue hits newsstands Friday.

'Shrek" is getting a reboot

Animated classics "Shrek" and "Puss in Boots" are getting a re-do with Chris Meledandri at the helm. Variety reports the man behind "Despicable Me" is overseeing the revival, which will reportedly have fresh story lines to re-introduce both characters. Meledandri implied that he's going to try to get the original voices — Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy and Antonio Banderas — on board. The first Shrek film came out in 2001 via Dreamworks Pictures. Comcast purchased Dreamworks in 2016 for $3.8 billion. 

Compiled by Melody Baetens

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