Applegate says she had double mastectomy

NEW YORK - Christina Applegate is taking the long view of her battle with breast cancer - the really long view.

Speaking on ABC News' 'Good Morning America' in her first interview since announcing her diagnosis earlier this month, the 'Samantha Who?' star said she had a double mastectomy three weeks ago. She'll undergo reconstructive surgery over the next eight months.

'I'm going to have cute boobs 'til I'm 90, so there's that,' she joked in the interview, which aired Tuesday. 'I'll have the best boobs in the nursing home. I'll be the envy of all the ladies around the bridge table.'

Islamists want Avril Lavigne show canceled

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysia's Islamic opposition party has urged the government to cancel a concert by Avril Lavigne, saying the Canadian singer's on-stage moves are 'too sexy,' an official said Monday.

Lavigne, a Grammy-nominated rock singer who burst to fame with her 2002 debut album 'Let's Go,' plans to start her monthlong Asia tour with a performance in Kuala Lumpur on Aug. 29.

The youth wing of the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party said Lavigne's concert would promote wrong values ahead of Malaysia's Aug. 31 independence day.

Toby Keith praises Obama

LOS ANGELES - Barack Obama is getting praise from Nashville, courtesy of one big, patriotic country star.

Toby Keith, perhaps best known to non-country audiences for his post-Sept. 11 song 'Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue,' said he's a Democrat, and was impressed by the senator from Illinois.

Keith has said in the past that the 2002 song - which included lines aimed at the Taliban like 'we lit up your world like the Fourth of July' - was more patriotic than pro-war.

- From wire reports