Wednesday, January 16, 2002
Aniston injured in crash
Los Angeles ï¿½ Jennifer Aniston was slightly injured in a car crash Tuesday as she drove through a Hollywood residential area.
The "Friends" co-star, and wife of actor Brad Pitt, was driving her Jaguar northbound near Sunset Boulevard when a vehicle backing out of a driveway broadsided her car, Officer Ed Funes said.
Aniston apparently was alone in the car at the time of the 10:30 a.m. accident.
There was only minor damage to the vehicles. Funes said the 32-year-old actress complained of pain, but had no details.
An ambulance was called to the crash scene, but Aniston declined treatment.
Voices from the past
London ï¿½ R&B; singer Aaliyah has topped the British charts with a single released as a memorial after her death in a plane crash last summer.
Aaliyah's "More Than a Woman" edged out "Addicted to Bass" by Puretone to gain the No. 1 spot.
But the song's reign was being challenged Tuesday by brisk sales for another posthumous single, George Harrison's rereleased "My Sweet Lord."
Before her death, Aaliyah's previous best British chart position was No. 5 with "Try Again" in July 2000.
The 22-year-old singer was one of nine people killed when the twin-engine Cessna in which she was flying crashed after takeoff Aug. 25 while returning to Florida from the Bahamas.
Harrison's 1971 chart-topper "My Sweet Lord" was rereleased Monday to benefit the former Beatles' charity for children.
Jump to the small screen
Los Angeles ï¿½ Jon Bon Jovi, who's appeared in several films, can now be seen on the small screen in a recurring guest role on Fox's "Ally McBeal."
The Bon Jovi lead singer plays Victor, Ally's (Calista Flockhart) blue-collar love interest, for nine episodes. The first episode aired Monday night.
"Having never done television before, I asked Heather Locklear what TV was about. She said just know your lines and think of it like an independent movie ï¿½ block and shoot," he said.
When he wasn't shooting, Bon Jovi, 39, was in the studio with guitarist Richie Sambora, working on a new album due out later this year.
Lynch to judge at Cannes
Paris ï¿½ David Lynch will head the jury at the 55th Cannes Film Festival in May, festival officials announced.
"I am filled with excitement, fear and the full meaning of responsibility as I accept this honor," Lynch said in a statement last week. "I will do my best to help continue the festival's great tradition of spotlighting and celebrating world cinema through friendly competition."
The festival will run May 15-26.