Lovett trampled by bull

Houston � Country singer Lyle Lovett was trampled by a bull and hospitalized with a broken leg Wednesday, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Lovett underwent surgery on his lower right leg to reconstruct the bone that was broken in several places, said Memorial Hermann Hospital spokeswoman Beth Sartori. She said Lovett was in good condition.

Lovett was injured on his uncle's farm in Klein, near Houston, the Tomball Regional Hospital said in a release. A bull flipped Lovett's uncle, Calvin Klein, 67, and Lovett was trampled while trying to help his uncle. Klein was treated and released at Tomball.

Court sides with supermodel

London � Supermodel Naomi Campbell won her privacy case Wednesday against a British tabloid newspaper that published a photo of her leaving a drug treatment center.

Justice Sir Michael Morland awarded the 31-year-old, London-born model $5,000 damages and told The Mirror newspaper to pay her court costs.

Campbell, who was not in London's High Court for the ruling, had sued MGN Ltd., publisher of The Mirror, for breach of confidence and unlawful invasion of privacy after the tabloid published a photo of her leaving a Narcotics Anonymous meeting in London a year ago.

Blame it on security

London � One day after fans booed Britney Spears at the London premiere of her film, her spokeswoman blamed the brief appearance on security concerns.

About 3,000 fans had waited Monday night outside the Odeon Cinema in Leicester Square to see Spears, some of them for hours.

When Spears finally turned up an hour late, she went inside after waving to the crowd for only a few minutes. The 20-year-old singer was quickly whisked into the theater and did not sign autographs.

British tabloids made a big deal of the snub Tuesday, quoting young fans who had been bitterly disappointed by their idol.

A spokeswoman for Spears' film company, Momentum Pictures, said Tuesday that the singer had wanted to meet her fans but was advised against it to prevent "security" problems.

Insider's view on tragedy

New York � New York City's former fire commissioner, Thomas Von Essen, is writing a memoir about the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

The book will be published by ReganBooks by the end of the year.

"It would, of course, be nice to think that a book like this, or the flood of other books and memories of Sept. 11, would help us to make a little sense or find some meaning out of the horror of that day," Von Essen said in a statement this week. "But I never really believed that any of the deaths I saw could be explained, and I never found anything comforting or good from any tragedy."


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