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May 14, 2006

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Jewel to perform on 'The Young and the Restless'

Los Angeles - Jewel is hitting the daytime-TV soap world to promote her new CD.

The singer-songwriter will appear May 31 on "The Young and the Restless." The CBS soap opera is daytime's top-rated drama.

On the show, Jewel will perform at a fundraiser hosted by characters Nick and Sharon Newman to mark the first anniversary of their daughter's death in a drunken driving accident.

She'll sing "Again and Again" and "Good Day" from her new "Goodbye Alice in Wonderland" CD, released earlier this month.

At the end of the episode, Jewel will appear in a public service announcement for Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

Johnny Depp tops list for best autograph signers

Los Angeles - Johnny Depp has the write stuff when it comes to signing autographs while Cameron Diaz is the worst, according to a new list from Autograph Collector magazine.

Depp, followed by George Clooney, topped the magazine's 14th annual survey of Hollywood's best and worst signers. The "Pirates of the Caribbean" star also was rated best last year.

"Many stars become bad signers once fame and fortune hits, but not Depp. He's even signed autographs for crowds at the airport while carrying luggage," said Steve Cyrkin, editor and publisher of the Santa Ana, Calif.-based magazine.

As for Clooney, "he'll joke as he signs, and make fun of how he looks in photos he's handed to autograph," Cyrkin said.

When it comes to her moniker, however, Diaz gets a flunking grade.

"Cameron Diaz may be a talented actress, but she's persistently a terrible signer. Instead of just turning down a person's autograph request, she'll lecture them about how dumb autographs are," Cyrkin said.

Russell Crowe would have been named as the best of the worst but in recent months he has been much nicer to fans, Cyrkin said in a telephone interview Friday.

Keaton to be spokeswoman for L'Oreal Paris products

New York - Diane Keaton has a new role. The Oscar-winning actress, who is 60, will star as a spokeswoman for L'Oreal Paris and its brands.

She will appear in print and TV ads beginning in late summer in the U.S. for L'Oreal Paris' Age Perfect Pro-Calcium Restorative Hydrating Cream and Age Perfect Skin Supporting & Hydrating Makeup, the company announced Friday.

Carol J. Hamilton, president of the L'Oreal Paris division of L'Oreal USA Inc., said in a statement: "She's a natural beauty. Nothing artificial. And she's comfortable with who she is."

A spokeswoman for the company declined to comment on the terms of the deal.

Sheen, Richards extend temporary restraining order

Los Angeles - Charlie Sheen and Denise Richards agreed to extend a temporary restraining order requiring the actor to stay away from his estranged wife.

A judge issued the order in April after the 35-year-old actress alleged in court papers that Sheen pushed, shoved and threatened her and her parents.

Sheen, 40, has denied the allegations.

On Friday, the restraining order was extended to July 13 so a psychologist can evaluate and make a determination regarding a custody arrangement for their two young daughters, Sheen's publicist Stan Rosenfield said.

"Denise and Charlie are working with the courts to privately resolve their differences regarding their children. They hope to resolve this matter outside of the public forum and will both continue to make every effort in this regard," Rosenfield and a publicist for Richards said in a joint statement Friday.

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