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March 23, 2005

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Pavarotti Back to Italy

March 23, 2005 04:48:53 GMT

Pavarotti plans to return home to Italy this weekend and resuming his farewell tour after having a neck surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital on March 9, 2005 to repair two vertebrae. The 69-year-old tenor spokesperson Terri Robson says everything works well as Pavarotti has soon recovered and currently rehearsing with his conductor, Leone Magiera, every day.

And now he's been at his New York apartment with his wife, Nicoletta, and daughter, Alice. Next Pavarotti is scheduled to continue his tour with a concert on April 2, 2005 in Johannesburg, South Africa, which soon followed by shows in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (April 7); Kiev, Ukraine (April 13); Rotterdam, Netherlands (April 16); and Prague, Czech Republic (April 20).
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Joss Stone to Replace Parker for The Gap

March 23, 2005 04:28:36 GMT

The Gap company is reported to have opted young soul singer Joss Stone to replace Sarah Jessica Parker to do their musical ads for clothing chain because the ones did by Parker have reportedly struck a sour note.

Moreover, the Wall Street Journal reports that Parker had signed a multiyear deal with The Gap, which the company claims as a "unique" contract and they will never again offer a single individual a similar deal.
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Letterman's Defendant Pleads not Guilty

March 23, 2005 04:00:47 GMT

Self-employed painter Kelly Allen Frank accused of conceiving a plot to kidnap David Letterman's son and nanny from their Choteau-area ranch has pleaded not guilty to three charges in state District Court in March 22. Ninth Judicial District Judge Marc Buyske accepted Frank's pleas and set a pre-trial hearing in the courthouse in Choteau in April 5 at 10 a.m.

During the brief hearing Buyske continued the bail and conditions of release set by the Justice Court last week, which was set at $500,000 in the Teton County case and $150,000 on other probation-violation charges in Lewis and Clark County for a total of $650,000.
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Flockhart & Star Friends to Host Benefit Show

March 23, 2005 03:40:57 GMT

Calista Flockhart, Teri Hatcher and Julianne Moore are so generous that they team up to host a special comedy night to benefit those suffered from tuberous sclerosis, an inherited disorder of the skin and nervous system, that will take place in Hollywood on April 3 this year. The show dubbed "Comedy For A Cure" will benefit the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance, whose honorary committee includes Annette Bening, Christie Brinkley, Jennifer Love Hewitt and Jennifer Beals.

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Affleck to the Director's Chair

March 23, 2005 03:22:38 GMT

Has faced the ups and downs of film production, J.Lo ex-boyfriend Ben Affleck has signed up to direct a movie for The Walt Disney Co.'s Touchstone Pictures entitled "Gone, Baby, Gone," which is expected to begin shooting this fall in London. The film is adapted from writer Dennis Lehane's novel of the same name, tells of two working class private detectives in Boston, Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro, who are hired to search for a missing child.

Hope that Affleck practical knowledge which grants him an Oscar for co-writing 1997's "Good Will Hunting" will help him to do the best.
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Aishwarya Rai to Head Hollywood

March 23, 2005 03:02:17 GMT

Bollywood Queen Aishwarya Rai is trying to make a change on her film career as she tries to be a part of "Hollywood community." Becoming a superstar in her own country India, has become a former Miss World, has made more than 30 movies, and has served on the Cannes Film Festival jury have given the actress a more than enough experience to play in her second English-language movie "Mistress of Spices."

Bringing to life her wish to be part of Hollywood actress, Rai has recently spotted in downtown Oakland filming scenes for that new movie, which is based on the novel by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni tells about a shop owner trained in the art of healing with spices.
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Tracey Gold Gets Probation

March 23, 2005 02:45:25 GMT

Actress Tracey Gold has to pay costly on her 2004 felony DUI charges due to a scary car accident she caused, because of which her husband Roby Marshall and their two sons were injured in the September 3 wreck when she drove the family SUV. By Means of which she has been put to 3 years probation, given 30 days of county work release, ordered to perform 240 hours of community service and had her license suspended for a year.

Ventura County District Attorney Jeff Gorell told E! Online Monday that the actress' could have been had a worse sentence if only she had not hit the public shame circuit. Further Gorell added "The judge chipped some hours away from her community service since she has already been using her celebrity to let others know about the dangers of drunk driving."
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Gunfire at Nas Monday Night Show

March 23, 2005 02:29:16 GMT

Rapper Nas Monday night show at London's Brixton Academy came to a mid-set halt after two shots were fired. Nobody was harmed by the shots, yet London's Evening Standard reported that several people were hurt in the panic to exit the hall.

The concert was soon stopped and police were called to the scene shortly before 10 p.m. local time. The case has been handed over to investigators with the Metropolitan Police's Operation Trident, which deals with gun crime in the black community.