Friday, October 10, 2003
Love due in court today
Los Angeles -- Singer-actress Courtney Love was charged with a misdemeanor drug count Wednesday, less than a week after she allegedly tried to break into a Los Angeles home.
Love is scheduled to be arraigned today in Los Angeles, said Frank Mateljan, spokesman for the City Attorney's Office. Love's drug tests were still pending, he said.
Love, 39, was arrested Oct. 2 outside a Los Angeles home where she had allegedly broken the windows in an attempt to enter, according to police.
She was arrested and booked for investigation of using illegal drugs, posted $2,500 bail and was released.
Burton, Bonham Carter get a boy
London -- Actress Helena Bonham Carter and film director Tim Burton are the parents of a baby boy.
Bonham Carter gave birth to the couple's first child, whom they have not yet named, Saturday in London, said Nicki Van Gelder, the actress' agent.
The two met when Burton directed Bonham Carter in 2001's "Planet of the Apes." They live in adjoining houses in north London, and recently connected the homes with a door.
"I don't know if we'll marry," the magazine Radio Times quoted the 37-year-old actress as saying. "I find it romantic bearing his illegitimate child and living next door."
AOL changes Boise message
Boise, Idaho -- "You've got an apology." Not to mention concert tickets.
Internet provider America Online has apologized to state and local officials for a newspaper ad that suggested Idaho's capital city wasn't a fit place to launch a new product.
To make up for it, America Online set up a free concert Wednesday featuring the Counting Crows.
Gov. Dirk Kempthorne had fired off a note to AOL after seeing the ad in a New York newspaper touting a new service and declaring, "You didn't think we'd launch something like this in Boise, did you?"
"They have made amends," the governor said Tuesday. "They've done it with class."
That's 'Sir' Roger
He's Sir Roger Moore now, but the actor, who received a knighthood Thursday from Queen Elizabeth II, says he doesn't mind if fans still refer to him as 007.
Moore, 75, was knighted not for his portrayal of the unflappable British secret agent James Bond but for his charity work, including 12 years as a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF, the United Nations Children's Fund.
"Her Majesty said I'd been involved with charities for a long time, but she supposed that people will always call me 007," Moore said. "I said that I didn't mind because I was paid money for it."
Moore is the second James Bond actor to be knighted -- Sir Sean Connery was honored three years ago.