Angelina Jolie Wants To Bring Her Six Kids On A Trip Across The Sahara Desert

July 31st, 2011 1:12pm EDT
Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie is considering taking her six children on an adventure across Africa's Sahara Desert.

"We want to cross the Sahara. It takes 28 days. It would have to be on a camel," she tells the UK's Financial Times. "I wonder if we could do it in pieces and station the kids along the way?"

The star - a Unicef goodwill ambassador - has traveled the world over and adopted three of her six kids from three different countries on two continents. Her oldest, Maddox (nine), was adopted from Cambodia, next came Zahara (six) from Ethiopia, and then Pax (seven) from Cambodia. Her first biological...

Jennifer Lopez Wins Right To Private Court Hearing Over Video Footage Battle

July 31st, 2011 11:35am EDT
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Jennifer Lopez has won the latest round in a video footage battle with her ex-husband after a judge ruled the case will be heard in a private court.

The singer/actress' first husband Ojani Noa is planning to use 11 hours of personal footage to detail the pair's relationship in his mockumentary "How I Married Jennifer Lopez: the J.Lo and Ojani Noa Story."

Lopez's lawyers are fighting to keep the intimate honeymoon shots of the superstar under wraps and in June, successfully managed to prevent Noa's girlfriend from selling clips of the sexy home videos to adult websites.

A Los Angeles Coun...

Helen Mirren Ignores Protesters' Pleas To Pull Out Of Phil Spector Movie

July 31st, 2011 10:34am EDT
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Helen Mirren has ignored calls to drop out of an upcoming biopic about disgraced music mogul Phil Spector.

The veteran British actress prompted outrage among friends of Spector's victim, murdered actress Lana Clarkson, after signing up to play the famed producer's attorney, Linda Kenny Braden. She stepped in to replace an injured Bette Midler in the role.

The Friends of Lana Clarkson campaigners sent a letter to warn Mirren she faces "serious consequences" if she doesn't quit the controversial film, which they fear will portray Spector in a sympathetic light.

The group's spokesperson, Ed...

Arnold Schwarzenegger Museum Opens In Austria

July 31st, 2011 10:29am EDT
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Austrian officials marked Arnold Schwarzenegger's 64th birthday on Saturday by opening his childhood home as a museum.

Tourists flocked to the modest yellow house in the small village of Thal, where the former California governor lived from birth in 1947 until 1966, when he left to compete in the Mr. Universe competition.

On display are the action man's childhood bed, his dumbbells, a sword from Conan the Barbarian and a Harley-Davidson motorcycle used in the Terminator franchise.

Schwarzenegger, who celebrated his birthday with friends in California, has given his blessing to the projec...

The Final Days Of Amy Winehouse

July 31st, 2011 9:43am EDT
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After years of struggling with addiction, British soul singer Amy Winehouse is dead at the age of 27. This week's issue of PEOPLE examines the five-time Grammy winner's anguished life – and why those who loved her could not prevent her tragic death. "It was only a matter of time," her mother Janis, 56, said.

"Up until a couple of months ago, she was doing really well," her longtime rep and friend Chris Goodman tells PEOPLE. "And then she had a step backward and it spiraled." After the disastrous June 18th incident in Serbia -- during which the tattooed rebel appeared intoxicated, stumb...

Celebrity Birthdays - July 31, 2011

July 31st, 2011 3:00am EDT
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Happy Birthday to:

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling (1965)

Modern Family actor Rico Rodriguez (1998)

Avenged Sevenfold singer M. Shadows (1981)

The Office actor B.J. Novak (1979)

Coldplay drummer Will Champion (1978)

Actress Annie Parisse (1976)

English actress Emilia Fox (1974)

English actress Emilia Fox (1974)

English actor Ben Chaplin (1970)

Lois and Clark star Dean Cain (1966)

The Corrs singer Jim Corr (1964)

"Blade" star Wesley Snipes (1962)

R.E.M. drummer Bill Berry (1958)

Pianist Hank Jones (1918)

"BloodRayne" actress Geraldine Chaplin (1944)

Jazz guitarist Kenny Burr...

Farrah Fawcett Barbie Doll To Raise Funds For Cancer Charity

July 30th, 2011 9:52pm EDT
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A Barbie doll bearing the likeness of late actress Farrah Fawcett has been created to raise funds for the star's cancer research foundation.

The Charlie's Angels icon set up her own charity organization, the Farrah Fawcett Foundation, several years before she lost her battle with cancer in 2009 at the age of 62..

And now the actress' best pal Alana Stewart, who is president of the firm, has signed a deal with doll makers Mattel to create a figure based on Fawcett's most iconic 1976 poster, in which she is seen wearing a sexy red swimsuit.

Stewart says she always asks herself, "What wo...

Morrissey Unrepentant About His Norway Massacre Comments

July 30th, 2011 8:20pm EDT
Outspoken singer Morrissey is refusing to retract controversial comments he made comparing the massacre in Norway to the daily slaughter of animals for fast food outlets, insisting they are morally equivalent.

The staunch vegetarian launched into the rant while onstage in Warsaw, Poland last weekend, just two days after two terror attacks in Oslo plunged the Norwegian nation into mourning.

Before starting his track Meat Is Murder, the former The Smiths star told the crowd, "We all live in a murderous world, as the events in Norway have shown... Though that is nothing compared to what hap...

'The Voice's' Tim Mahoney Debuts New Single (Video)

July 30th, 2011 7:46pm EDT
The Voice artist Tim Mahoney has released his first single since appearing on the hit NBC series - and fittingly, it's dedicated to his coach, Maroon 5 front man Adam Levine.

Appropriately titled "Hey Adam Levine," the new song focuses on Mahoney's experience on The Voice, with his sense of humor on display throughout.

In the middle of the chorus is a good-natured joke about the now-infamous blind audition in which Levine mistook Mahoney for a woman based solely on the sound of his voice. "You thought I was a chick," he sings, "but guess what, I have a..."

Mahoney sounds like he'd like t...

Journey's 'Don't Stop Believin'' Makes History

July 30th, 2011 7:20pm EDT
American rockers Journey have gone down in history - their hit Don't Stop Believin' has been named the number one single of the 20th century.

The group's catchy tune has seen a boost in popularity in recent years after the stars of TV musical Glee performed the 1980s track on its first season in 2009.

The band members performed live on the streets of New York on Friday as part of Today's summer concert series and they were presented with a special plaque to commemorate the feat, which was certified by analysts at media research company Nielsen SoundScan.

Friday was also a big day for ...