Sep 15, 2011, 9 p.m.
Brad Pitt says thoughts on Aniston misunderstood
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A story posted on Parade magazine's website on Thursday in which Brad Pitt talks about his life with ex-wife Jennifer Aniston put the actor in damage control mode, saying his words had been misinterpreted. The 47-year-old Pitt said in a profile by Parade magazine posted on the publication's website that he is now a "satisfied man" in his relationship with Angelina Jolie.
"Hysteria" sex toys stir crowds at Toronto film fest
TORONTO (Reuters) - To say Toronto was abuzz with "Hysteria" would be an understatement. The film, which is based on the true story of the first electronic vibrator's invention in the 1880s, premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival on Thursday but even before the curtain rose, the movie's stars and director had reporters laughing at a news conference.
Heidi Klum deemed most dangerous celeb in cyberspace
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Supermodel and TV host Heidi Klum was named on Thursday as the most dangerous celebrity in cyberspace, inviting malware and viruses to flourish on computers. Internet security firm McAfee said searching for downloads and screensavers for the "Project Runaway" judge and former Victoria's Secret model runs a nearly one in 10 chance of landing on a malicious website with spyware, spam, phishing and other viruses designed to steal personal information.
Sheryl Crow's Mercedes brings $260,000 for Joplin schools
KANSAS CITY, Mo (Reuters) - An anonymous couple whose $130,000 bid won singer Sheryl Crow's 1959 Mercedes convertible in an auction for tornado-damaged schools in Joplin, Missouri, has donated $130,000 more to the cause. The couple bought the white Mercedes 190SL convertible at an August 22 auction in California along with one of Crow's Gibson guitars, two concert tickets and a photo opportunity with the star.
Hollywood rolls out red carpet for Cowell's "X Factor"
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - There aren't many reality TV shows that stage their own world premiere. But this is Simon Cowell and his much-hyped new singing contest "The X Factor", which rolled out the red carpet in Hollywood on Wednesday night ahead of his return to U.S. television next week.
Singer N'Dour weighs in on Senegal election
DAKAR (Reuters) - Senegalese superstar Youssou N'Dour has stepped up his drive to hold politicians in his West African country to account ahead of February elections that could fuel resentment against President Abdoulaye Wade's 11-year rule. In a speech broadcast on the singer's television channel TFM (Television Futurs Medias) late on Wednesday, N'Dour said he wanted to stop politicians believing they could govern with impunity once in office.
Director Gus Van Sant gets romantic with "Restless"
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Restless," the new film from Oscar-nominated "Milk" director Gus Van Sant tells a simple tale: boy meets girl, girl dies of cancer, boy mourns girl. But in Van Sant's hands, the film is anything but a sentimental four-hankie weeper. Anchored by strong performances from Mia Wasikowska ("Alice in Wonderland") and newcomer Henry Hopper (son of Dennis Hopper), "Restless" hits theaters on Friday playing more like an intense adolescent romance than a tragedy.
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