Pierce Brosnan is Bond no more

NEW YORK - A single, surprising phone call and it was over. That's how Pierce Brosnan says he learned that his services as James Bond would no longer be required.

''One phone call, that's all it took!'' the 52-year-old actor told Entertainment Weekly magazine in its Friday issue.

Brosnan starred in four Bond films. He says that before they stopped negotiations, the producers had invited him back for a fifth time.

MTV to air Jolie 'Diary'

NEW YORK - A trip to Kenya by Angelina Jolie and U.N. adviser and economist Jeffrey Sachs will air Sept. 14 on MTV as part of the cable music network's ''Diary'' series.

''The Diary of Angelina Jolie & Dr. Jeffrey Sachs in Africa'' will follow their trip to Sauri, a remote group of villages in Kenya where Sachs' U.N. Millennium Project team is working to end poverty, hunger and disease, MTV said.

'ET' reporter facing second kidney transplant

NEW YORK- Steven Cojocaru is looking for another kidney transplant after the first donated kidney had to be removed because of an infection.

Cojocaru, a correspondent for syndicated TV shows ''Entertainment Tonight'' and ''The Insider,'' received a kidney from a friend in January. That kidney was removed in June after it became infected with a virus that can afflict transplant recipients and lead to eventual loss of the organ.

Kidman, Stones to be on British Avenue of Stars

LONDON - Nicole Kidman, the Rolling Stones and Laurence Olivier will be included on the television network ITV sponsored Avenue of the Stars, dedicated to performers from Britain and the Commonwealth.

The thoroughfare of silver stars will be set within the courtyard of St. Paul's Church in London's Covent Garden market.

- From wire reports