Clooney, Pitt arrive in Venice
VENICE, Italy - George Clooney and Brad Pitt, whose schedule now includes the care of newborn twins, were expected to make two appearances at the Venice Film Festival this week.
The Hollywood stars were slated to appear Tuesday night at a fundraising event for their charity, Not On Our Watch. Then they were to return to the red carpet today when the Coen brothers film 'Burn After Reading' opens the 65th edition of the festival, which runs through Sept. 6.
Not On Our Watch has raised more than $7 million to help victims both of the humanitarian crisis in the Darfur region of Sudan and the cyclone in Myanmar, also known as Burma, according to executive director Alex Wagner.
Dr. Dre's son found dead
LOS ANGELES - Dr. Dre's 20-year-old son has died, the rapper's publicist said Tuesday.
'Dr. Dre is mourning the loss of his son Andre Young Jr.,' publicist Lori Earl said in a statement.
Young Jr., who was named after his father, was found dead Saturday by his mother at their home in suburban Woodland Hills, county coroner's Lt. John Kades said.
An autopsy was performed Monday, but the cause of death wasn't likely to be determined for eight weeks while toxicology tests are done, Kades said.
Manager says Spears won't play VMAs
LOS ANGELES - Britney Spears won't perform on this year's MTV Video Music Awards, according to her manager.
'Contrary to media reports, Britney was never slated to perform on this year's VMAs,' Larry Rudolph, Spears' manager at Jive Records, said in a statement. 'She's in the middle of recording her next album, which is going amazingly well, and her focus remains on the studio.'
The rebounding pop queen is nominated for video of the year for 'Piece of Me.'