Monday, September 3, 2007

A Coupla Quickies for your day

off of handbag gossip:

Brad: Kids are the most fun I've had

Hollywood hunk Brad Pitt has described his role as a father as the 'most fun I've ever had'.The Troy star had his first child with lover Angelina Jolie last year, although the 43-year-old actor has also become a father to three adopted children with Angelina. 'It's the most fun I've ever had and also the biggest pain in the ass I've ever experienced,' he said. 'It makes me much more efficient because when I work I really have to focus, I know I've less time to get things done. Actually I'm quite pleased by it,' he added. The couple arrived in Italy last week for the Venice Film Festival, where Brad is promoting his latest film 'The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford', which follows the last 12 months of the infamous outlaw. And Brad has admitted he is rather proud of his latest movie. He described it as a 'delicious' film. 'It sits and breathes like good wine, and it's ultimately my favourite kind of film-making,' he added.

'Wilson discharged from hospital'

Hollywood actor Owen Wilson has been discharged from hospital a week after an apparent suicide attempt at his home in Los Angeles, according to reports. People magazine reports that the actor is now at home and is being supervised around the clock. A source close to the Starsky and Hutch star told the magazine: "Owen is in bad mental shape but said he is thankful to be alive."He knows he came close to ending his life, and he is happy that he was saved from himself. He is basically at home with people watching him 24/7," the source added. The star, who has asked for time to "heal in private", has pulled out of comedy movie Tropic Thunder as he seeks to recover from his problems. Preparations for the film, directed by friend Ben Stiller, were underway.

TomKat 'extortion' man to plead guilty

A man charged with attempting to extort over $1 million (£0.5 million) from Hollywood couple Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes is expected to plead guilty later today. David Hans Schmidt, 47, could face up to two years in federal prison and a $250,000 (£124,000) fine after he agreed the single-count guilty plea, the Associated Press news agency reports. He is expected to plead guilty to sending communications for purposes of extortion. Mr Schmidt allegedly demanded money from the A-list pair in return for illegally obtaining thousands of images of their wedding in collaboration with 33-year-old data recovery expert Marc Lewis Gittleman. The criminal complaint claimed the latter stole the images from the damaged hard drive of the wedding's official photographer, before assisting the services of Mr Schmidt to help him gain money for them. The press have dubbed Mr Schmidt the 'Sultan of Sleaze' for his previous attempts at procuring money from celebrities.

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