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October 10, 2008


Jolie breastfeeding on W magazine cover?

New York - We've already seen the baby pictures - now see the photo of Angelina Jolie apparently breastfeeding on the cover of W magazine.

Jolie appears on the cover of the W's November issue in a sleeveless top, which has been opened to reveal part of her left breast and a tiny hand ostensibly belonging to one of her twins, Knox Leon and Vivienne Marcheline, who were born in July.

The black-and-white photo shows Jolie smiling, her long brown hair cascading over her shoulder. The cover headline promises exclusive "private photos" of the 33-year-old actress by her partner Brad Pitt.

Lindsay Lohan wants deposition sealed

Los Angeles - Lindsay Lohan doesn't want to be on camera, at least not when she's giving a deposition.

Lawyers for Lohan filed a motion on Wednesday seeking a judge's order barring any filming of the actress' upcoming deposition in a case filed by gal pal Samantha Ronson.

She also doesn't want transcripts or other accounts of the deposition introduced into public records. The documents state Lohan is afraid any videos or documents "will be illegally exploited by the media."

Ronson sued her former attorneys in May, claiming they failed to adequately represent her when she sued bloggers, including Perez Hilton. Ronson claimed the bloggers defamed her by writing that she had planted drugs in Lohan's car and was exploiting the actress to the paparazzi.

Slash to play at Hall's tribute to Les Paul

Cleveland - Slash couldn't miss a chance to pay tribute to his own guitar hero, Les Paul.

The former Guns N' Roses guitarist signed up to play at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's tribute concert Nov. 15 without even hearing who he'd be playing with on stage.

"I'm just coming with my guitar," Slash said.

The concert at Cleveland's State Theater includes a lineup of guitar virtuosos like Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, The Ventures and Richie Sambora of Bon Jovi.

Slash, a member of Velvet Revolver, said he'd do anything for the 93-year-old Paul, known as the "Father of the Electric Guitar." Paul's many contributions to music include building the first solid-body electric guitar in 1941.

"The legion of guitar players I grew up listening to would have been completely different had Les not been around," Slash said.

Paul is expected to attend the American Music Masters series event. Slash said he previously played with Paul and couldn't keep up with him.

"He just cleaned the stage up with me," the 43-year-old Slash said.

Slash recorded Guns N' Roses' masterpiece "Appetite for Destruction" on a replica of a 1959 Gibson Les Paul that was made by a private builder.

Brinkley to ex: Don't let kids watch interview

Garden City, N.Y. - The highly public divorce battle between Christie Brinkley and her ex-husband may be settled, but the couple's bitter dispute is heating up again.

Brinkley asked a Suffolk County court to shield the couple's two children from a televised interview, scheduled to air Friday on ABC, in which Peter Cook explains his affair with a teenager and his Internet porn proclivities.

But a judge on Thursday denied her request to cancel Cook's weekend visitation with the children, his lawyer Jim Winkler told Newsday. Winkler said the order was unnecessary and that Cook had no intention of exposing the children to the Barbara Walters interview on "20/20."

Brinkley lawyer Robert Stephan Cohen did not immediately return a call seeking confirmation. Cohen filed papers on Wednesday seeking a temporary restraining order and a post-judgment order, saying in a statement: "His parenting has to be away from his home and he can't expose them to the '20/20' broadcast."

In a statement released to Newsday, Cohen said: "It is a measure of Peter Cook's character that he has breached the confidentiality agreement that is in the divorce settlement and has sought to present this distorted, one-sided view of his marriage."

France's Le Clezio wins Nobel literature prize

For those Americans - and there may not be many - seeking great foreign authors who have yet to be discovered in English, the Nobel Prize judges present a fresh candidate: Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio, this year's winner of the literature prize.

Le Clezio, 68, was cited by the Swedish academy Thursday as an "author of new departures, poetic adventure and sensual ecstasy, explorer of a humanity beyond and below the reigning civilization." His works include "Terra Amata," "The Book of Flights" and "Desert," a 1980 novel the academy said "contains magnificent images of a lost culture in the North African desert contrasted with a depiction of Europe seen through the eyes of unwanted immigrants."

Speaking to reporters in Paris, Le Clezio said he was very honored and the news left him feeling "some kind of incredulity, and then some kind of awe, and then some kind of joy and mirth."

Asked if he deserved the prize, he replied, "Why not?"


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