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February 8, 2004

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Nicholson, Keaton go nude

Berlin -- Jack Nicholson said he had no qualms about displaying his "big fat" posterior in the romantic comedy "Something's Gotta Give."

"I did suggest it for the poster of the picture, which I was told would be illegal," Nicholson said before the film's screening Friday at the Berlin Film Festival.

Oscar-nominee Diane Keaton, who won a Golden Globe for her role in the film, was more modest about her nude appearance.

"It was my pleasure to be naked in Nancy's film," she said, with a nod to director Nancy Meyers. "Hands down, you had to do the nude scene."

When asked whether Keanu Reeves -- who plays a young doctor vying for her affections -- or Nicholson, 66, was the better kisser, Keaton replied: "Jack, without a doubt."

Sting is MusiCares person of year

Los Angeles -- Sting acknowledged feeling a little out of sorts as he was honored as person of the year by the Recording Academy's MusiCares foundation.

"I'm actually feeling an emotion I'm not very well-known for -- humility," the Grammy-winning artist joked Friday at a star-studded charity dinner.

He was honored for his charitable works, including his efforts to protect human rights and the rain forests.

Harley dealership suing Shaq

Daytona Beach, Fla. -- A Harley-Davidson dealership is suing Los Angeles Lakers star Shaquille O'Neal for breach of contract, claiming he reneged on the purchase of a one-of-a-kind motorcycle.

The lawsuit filed Friday seeks at least $15,000 in damages, The Daytona Beach News-Journal reported.

It does not list the value of the bike, specially built for a person of O'Neal's 7-foot-1 stature.

The motorcycle was delivered to O'Neal on Sept. 12, 2003, but he refused to pay for it, the lawsuit claims. The bike was retrieved, but Daytona Harley-Davidson has been unable to resell it, it says.

Judd offers advice for coping

New York -- Naomi Judd is sharing her way of coping with life's tough times in a new book, "Naomi's Breakthrough Guide, 20 Choices to Transform Your Life."

The country singer retired from performing with her daughter, Wynonna, in 1991 because of a chronic hepatitis infection. The book deals with surviving the illness, as well as how she got off welfare and raised her two children, Wynonna and actress Ashley Judd.

"Whether it's a crisis like a terminal illness ... all these personal ground zeros really are the greatest teachers; they strip us down and help us to identify who we are at a core level, what matters to us most and help us start living out of our hearts," she said.

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