Jolie, St. John team up
NEW YORK -- Angelina Jolie, the tattooed actress and U.N. goodwill ambassador, is the new face of luxury apparel label St. John.
Jolie also will be the voice behind the company's new charity created in support of children's issues and causes, it was announced Thursday.
"Angelina Jolie embodies so many qualities of what St. John represents. She is strong, independent and dynamic. She's a mother, actress and a philanthropist," Richard Cohen, chief executive officer of St. John, said in a statement.
St. John's new advertising campaign with the 30-year-old actress, set to launch in spring 2006 publications, will be shot by photographer Mario Testino.
'Me and You' no more:Zellweger, Chesney split
LOS ANGELES -- Bridget Jones is untying the knot.
Renee Zellweger, who played the lovelorn Brit in "Bridget Jones's Diary," and country music star Kenny Chesney will have their four-month-old marriage annulled, Chesney's publicist, Holly Gleason, and Zellweger's Los Angeles-based publicist Nanci Ryder, confirmed to The Associated Press on Thursday.
In court papers filed Wednesday, Zellweger listed "fraud" as the reason for the breakup but did not elaborate. A phone call to her attorney was not immediately returned, nor was a call to Gleason later in the day regarding the fraud claim.
People magazine and "Entertainment Tonight" first reported the breakup, which brings to an end a whirlwind romance that began shortly before a surprise wedding in May. The 36-year-old actress and Chesney, 37, wed in a small ceremony on the Caribbean island of St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands. It was the first marriage for both.
Singer Tom Waits suesover soundalike in ads
FRANKFURT, Germany -- Singer-songwriter Tom Waits said Thursday he has filed a lawsuit against a unit of automaker General Motors Corp. and a German advertising agency for reportedly using a soundalike in a series of European ads. The 55-year-old singer, whose distinct, gravelly voice has won him two Grammy Awards, filed the civil lawsuit this week with a state court in Frankfurt, listing Adam Opel AG and the advertising firm McCann Erickson as the defendants.
Andreas Schumacher, Waits' German lawyer, said the singer was approached numerous times about doing the ads last year, but declined, citing a policy of not doing commercials. He said the firm then hired a soundalike and the ads aired earlier this year in Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Norway.
Guy Green, who won an Academy Award for cinematography for the 1946 film "Great Expectations," died Thursday of heart and kidney failure at his Beverly Hills home. He was 91.
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