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July 14, 2006


Britney Spears 'can't wait' to get back to performing

New York - Britney Spears, who is pregnant with her second child, says she's not ready to retire from performing.

"I can't wait to do that again," Spears, 24, tells Harper's Bazaar in its August issue, on newsstands July 25. "But I really have to take my time and do it right and be safe. Actually ... not that safe. When you perform, you have to be dangerous."

The pregnant pop princess also says she would "definitely" consider a musical collaboration with her husband, Kevin Federline, 28.

"I'm so proud of Kevin," Spears says. "He's been working so hard on his own album since I got pregnant with Preston," the couple's first child, who was born in September.

"Preston's just like a rocker kid," she says. "He is a beautiful baby. We're very close and attached."

Spears plans to get back into fighting shape after Baby No. 2 - due this fall - is born.

Jolie, Pitt to work together on movie about reporter

New York - Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, whose relationship was spawned on a film set, will again work together - this time on a movie based on the life of Daniel Pearl, the Wall Street Journal reporter who was kidnapped and murdered in Pakistan.

Jolie will star as Pearl's wife, Mariane Pearl, in an adaptation of her book, "A Mighty Heart: The Brave Life and Death of My Husband Danny Pearl," it was announced Thursday. Pitt will produce the film, directed by Michael Winterbottom.

In an ironic twist, the movie will be produced by Revolution Films and Plan B, the production company Pitt and his wife, Jennifer Aniston, founded. Pitt and Aniston, who divorced last year, remain co-owners of the company.

It is the first announced on-screen role for Jolie, 31, since the birth of daughter Shiloh Nouvel in May in Namibia. The couple have two older children, 18-month-old Zahara, adopted from Ethiopia, and 4-year-old Maddox, adopted from Cambodia.

Beer executive Pete Coors confirms DUI citation

Denver - Beer company executive, chief commercial pitcher and former Senate candidate Pete Coors confirmed Thursday he was cited in May for driving under the influence of alcohol after leaving a friend's wedding celebration.

"I made a mistake," Coors said in a prepared statement. "I should have planned ahead for a ride. For years, I've advocated the responsible use of our company's products. That's still my message, and our company's message, and it's the right message. I am sorry that I didn't follow it myself."

The citation, first reported by The Denver Post, happened in Golden, the longtime hometown of the Adolph Coors Co. just west of Denver. The company has since become the Molson Coors Brewing Co. after a 2005 merger.

Coors was driving a 2004 Jaguar when he was pulled over by a Colorado State Patrol trooper just before midnight May 29, according to officials in the Jefferson County District Court clerk's office.

He was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence and cited for failing to obey a traffic control device.

Coors rolled through a stop sign a block from his home and was stopped by the officer in his driveway, company spokeswoman Kabira Hatland said. She said his blood-alcohol content following a breath test was 0.088 percent, above the legal limit of 0.08 percent.

Coors is driving with a 60-day provisional license, Hatland said. A hearing before motor vehicles department officials is scheduled for today.

Coors, 59, also faces a July 20 arraignment.


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