Jolie, Thornton officially no more

Los Angeles -- The marriage of Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton is officially over.

The "Tomb Raider" actress filed for divorce from the "Sling Blade" star last July, after only two years of marriage. Jolie cited irreconcilable differences for the breakup.

The union between the 27-year-old actress and the 47-year-old actor was dissolved Tuesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court.

Their separation came four months after they adopted a baby boy, Maddox, from Cambodia.

It was Thornton's fifth marriage and her second.

Prince William enjoys 'normal' life

London -- Prince William, halfway through his college studies, says he has been able to live a normal student life in Scotland but had thought briefly about dropping out.

In a rare interview published today, less than a month before his 21st birthday June 21, William spoke about life at St. Andrews University in Scotland.

"People here just treat me like everyone else -- it's really nice," William said.

William said he valued the friendship of fellow students and townspeople.

"I'm able to lead a near-normal life because of a combination of reasons, really. The media have been very good considering, I'm sure, how tantalizing it is having me up here, and the people of St. Andrews and the students themselves have been so supportive. So, basically, I feel very comfortable," William said.

The prince lives near the university in an apartment with three other students. They share household chores, food shopping and take turns cooking, he said.

A.G. to help Franklin investigation

Pontiac, Mich. -- Authorities investigating an Oct. 25 arson that destroyed Aretha Franklin's mansion plan to ask the state Attorney General's Office for help.

A Tuesday meeting of police and fire officials and the Oakland County Prosecutor's Office failed to produce a consensus on what, if any, charges could be issued, prosecutors said.

Prosecutors said "legal and factual complexities" in the case prompted them to request an independent review and analysis by Atty. Gen. Mike Cox's office.

Franklin, dubbed the Queen of Soul, lost her $1.6 million Bloomfield Township mansion in the Oct. 25 blaze, which authorities ruled as arson.

Franklin was subpoenaed and met with investigators in February. The 61-year-old singer was out of the state at the time of the fire.


Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Commenting has been disabled for this item.