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October 26, 2000

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Demi, Bruce call it quits

The 13-year marriage of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore is officially over.

Citing irreconcilable differences, the actors' divorce was filed last week at a courthouse near Sun Valley. The two separated in 1998.

Willis and Moore lived on a $6 million estate in Hailey with their three young daughters.

Willis, 45, has appeared in nearly 50 movies, including "Die Hard," "Sixth Sense" and "Pulp Fiction." Moore, 37, has appeared in such movies as "Ghost," "Indecent Proposal" and "A Few Good Men."

Ontario politicians want Eminem concert canceled

Ontario politicians want The Real Slim Shady to please go home.

The Canadian province's attorney general, Jim Flaherty, said Wednesday that government lawyers are looking for ways to stop controversial rapper Eminem, also known as Slim Shady, from performing at SkyDome in Toronto on Thursday night. Some officials here say the star's lyrics promote violence against women.

Meanwhile, the estranged wife of rapper Eminem has pleaded guilty to a disorderly conduct charge.

Kim Mathers, 25, was arrested June 4 for interfering with officers as they arrested her husband. Mathers was sentenced Tuesday to 11 months of probation, fined $50 and ordered not to drink alcohol. The 28-year-old Eminem, whose real name is Marshall Mathers III, was charged with assault and carrying a concealed weapon.

Calling musical diplomats

When the call came from the U.S. ambassador, Judy Collins first thought she was being summoned to help mediate the Middle East conflict.

"They've finally gotten it," Collins said Tuesday. "Oh, how wonderful! They know that music is the only thing that can solve this."

Then reality hit: Ambassador Richard Holbrooke wasn't looking for another negotiator.

"When he finally reached me ... it wasn't about that," Collins said. "He said, 'We're honoring Harry Belafonte, and wouldn't it be nice to have you sing something.' So I said yes."

Tennis' bad boy lauds Borg

John McEnroe has had run-ins with just about everybody during his tennis career. Bjorn Borg, however, is not one of them.

"Bjorn is probably the only top-rate player I've never had a problem with on and off court," said McEnroe, who is in Singapore with Borg for the M1 Classic seniors tournament. They face each other today.

Twenty years ago, the two met at Wimbledon. Borg said this week's tournament would be among his last; he plans to retire next year.

Oops, she did what?

Singer Britney Spears performed to a sellout crowd in the Hallenstadion in Zurich, Switzerland, on Wednesday.

It was the only concert in Switzerland on her world tour "Oops, I did it again."

Hutton in serious condition

Lauren Hutton was listed in serious but stable condition Wednesday after surgery on a leg she injured in a weekend motorcycle accident.

Hutton, 55, suffered multiple fractures in the leg, head injuries and a broken wrist.

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