PEOPLE: Jay Leno's steam-powered car makes it up mountain


Jay Leno's car now qualifies for the popular bumper sticker, "This Car Climbed Mt. Washington."But this was no ordinary car.A television crew filmed Leno's Stanley steam-powered car driving the auto road to the summit of New Hampshire's Mount Washington this week. He tells the Portland Press Herald ( ) that the idea was to recreate the first time a Stanley drove up the mountain in 1899.From there, the 67-year-old former host of NBC's "The Tonight Show" traveled to Maine, where he visited Portland's waterfront and a Waterboro company that made vehicles for the Oscar-nominated film, "Mad Max: Fury Road."Leno loves cars and owns more than 150 of them.His show, "Jay Leno's Garage," follows the comedian as he travels around the country to find unique cars.Patton Oswalt engaged to marry actress SalengerActor and comedian Patton Oswalt is engaged to marry actress Meredith Salenger.The couple recently went public with their relationship at the Los Angeles premiere of "Baby Driver." Oswalt's publicist confirmed the news of their engagement Thursday.Oswalt's wife, Michelle McNamara, died in April 2016 from a combination of prescription medications and an undiagnosed heart condition. She was a writer who founded the website True Crime Diary, which covered breaking stories and cold cases.Oswalt had been public with his grief, writing about it and incorporating it into his standup routine.People magazine was first to report the news of the engagement.Oswalt played Spence on the sitcom "The King of Queens." He'll appear in the upcoming NBC comedy "A.P. Bio."Salenger has appeared in numerous TV shows and movies.Wife of comics legend Stan Lee, dies at age 93The wife of Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee died Thursday at age 93.Lee and his family released a statement saying Joan Lee died peacefully Thursday morning. The couple had been married 69 years.Lee's longtime publicist Dawn Miller confirmed the statement's authenticity when contacted by The Associated Press.No additional details were provided, and the statement requested privacy.Stan Lee co-created numerous Marvel Comics superheroes including Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four and the X-Men.The Hollywood Reporter, which first reported Joan Lee's death, recounted the couple's first meeting in a story last year. It said Lee met his future wife while trying to meet another woman for a date in New York. The couple was married in December 1947 and had two daughters, one of whom died days after being born.Today's birthdays: Singer Steve Lawrence is 82. Actress Kim Darby is 70. Actor Kevin Bacon is 59. Country singer Toby Keith is 56. Actor Michael Weatherly ("NCIS," ''Dark Angel") is 49. Singer Beck is 47. Actor Milo Ventimiglia "This Is Us," ''Gilmore Girls") is 40. Actress Sophia Bush is 35. Guitarist Jamie Cook of Arctic Monkeys is 32. Actor Jaden Smith ("The Pursuit of Happyness") is 19.— The Associated Press


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