News on Aaliyah, Michael Jackson, John Nelson
A memorial fund has been set up in honor of Aaliyah, who was killed in a plane crash in the Bahamas over the weekend. Donations can be sent to the fund care of Merrily Newton at the Entertainment Industry Foundation, 11132 Ventura Blvd. Suite 401, Studio City, CA, 91604. All donations are tax deductible.
In a nod to Aaliyah's frequent fundraising efforts for breast cancer research, donations to the new fund will be split between the Revlon/UCLA Women's Cancer Research Program and Breast Center, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Harlem, N.Y., the National Breast Cancer Center in Washington, D.C. All of the organizations are beneficiaries of the Oct. 27 Breathe charity concert in Los Angeles, at which Aaliyah was scheduled to perform.
A public servive is in the works for Friday, with details likely to be announced tomorrow.
-- Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.