Smith clarifies Hitler comments

LOS ANGELES - A Jewish group said Wednesday that it accepts Will Smith's explanation that he never praised Adolf Hitler in remarks the star says were misinterpreted.

'We welcome and accept Will Smith's statement that Hitler was a 'vicious killer' and that he did not mean for his remarks about the Nazi leader to be mistaken as praise,' Abraham H. Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League, said in a statement.

The Daily Record, a Scottish newspaper, recently quoted Smith as saying: 'Even Hitler didn't wake up going, 'let me do the most evil thing I can do today.' I think he woke up in the morning and using a twisted, backwards logic, he set out to do what he thought was 'good.'

Lohan says she was sober prior to '05 car crash

LOS ANGELES - Lindsay Lohan says she was sober before a 2005 car crash near Beverly Hills.

The 21-year-old actress is being sued for negligence over the accident in which her Mercedes-Benz hit a van and injured the driver, Raymundo Ortega.

Ortega, a busboy, alleges Lohan had been drinking at The Ivy restaurant before the crash even though she was underage at the time. Ortega is seeking at least $200,000 in damages from Lohan and the restaurant.

But in a Dec. 15 declaration, Lohan stated: 'I did not consume an alcoholic beverage or any type of medication or drug' either before or during her restaurant visit.

Nicholson drew on experience as hospital patient

LOS ANGELES - Jack Nicholson says he drew on his own experience in the hospital for his new film, 'The Bucket List.'

Nicholson and Morgan Freeman co-star as cancer patients who decide to travel the world following their wish list of things to do before they die.

'A lot of this movie was informed by my being not what I thought I would be, an excellent patient, but rather a poor one,' Nicholson told reporters recently, according to AP Radio.