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April 21, 2006

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Pitt leads design competition for New Orleans rebuilding

New York - Brad Pitt called for people to submit proposals for an environmentally friendly design competition he is sponsoring to rebuild parts of New Orleans devastated by Hurricane Katrina.

"This competition asks the question, can this catastrophe be turned into opportunity? Can we create for these neighborhoods and its families something even better than they had before? We encourage anyone with an idea to get involved," the actor said Thursday in a statement.

Pitt is teaming with Global Green USA, a national environmental organization, on the design project. Pitt, who's with Angelina Jolie in Namibia where they're expecting a child, will lead a jury of architects and local leaders to choose designs by six finalists who will then work with local neighborhoods on more detailed proposals.

Roth radio show doesn't play

New York - No surprise: David Lee Roth's run as morning radio host is about done. Big surprise: It appears raunchy satellite radio stars Opie and Anthony will replace him on seven CBS Radio stations.

Greg "Opie" Hughes and Anthony Cumia were banished from terrestrial radio in 2002 - oddly enough by their new boss, CBS Radio - after airing a live account of listeners having sex in New York's St. Patrick's Cathedral.

Opie and Anthony resurfaced in October 2004 on XM. The satellite radio provider has more than 6.5 million subscribers, with the Opie and Anthony show one of the most popular programs on its 170 channels.

XM will now syndicate the program to the stations in New York and six other markets.

Roth's radio career began in January, when the ex-Van Halen singer replaced Howard Stern on the CBS stations.

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