Lucas has cameo in new 'Star Wars'

CANNES, France - George Lucas borrowed a trick from Alfred Hitchcock for ''Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith.''

Lucas made a Hitchcock-style cameo in the movie, which was shown Sunday at the Cannes Film Festival. In the film, he's dressed in galactic gear - but fans can keep an eye out for his bushy beard.

Upcoming film from Altman has ensemble cast

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Robert Altman's next movie has a location.

The director, famed for his ensemble casts, will bring Meryl Streep, Lindsay Lohan, Woody Harrelson, John C. Reilly and Lily Tomlin to a St. Paul, Minn., theater for his adaptation of Garrison Keillor's ''A Prairie Home Companion.''

Spears, husband make first TV appearance

NEW YORK - A pregnant Britney Spears appeared with husband Kevin Federline on ''Ellen'' Tuesday - the first television interview for the couple together.

Wearing a loose, pink-and-beige dress, Spears only slightly showed signs of her pregnancy, which she announced in April.

Gandolfini says his temper not like that of Soprano

NEW YORK - James Gandolfini says unlike Tony Soprano, he has a ''useless temper.''

The actor who plays the violent mob boss on HBO's ''The Sopranos,'' is currently shooting the sixth and final season of the show, but reminisces about the formulation of the iconic character on CBS's ''60 Minutes Wednesday."

Orchestra named U.N. goodwill ambassador

GENEVA - The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra on Monday, was named goodwill ambassador by the U.N. health agency on the opening day of the annual World Health Assembly.

- From wire reports