Witherspoon, Phillippe divorce finally resolved
LOS ANGELES - Reese Witherspoon has sealed another deal: her divorce from fellow actor Ryan Phillippe.
Documents filed Thursday in Los Angeles show the pair have resolved the remaining issues of their split. Exact details weren't filed, though the pair had indicated they wanted joint custody of their children, ages 8 and 4.
They opted for an uncontested divorce, which kept many of its particulars private.
Witherspoon cited 'irreconcilable differences' when she filed for divorce in November 2006 after seven years of marriage.
Cosby to host jazz festival, play drums with band
NEW YORK - Bill Cosby quips that he gave up his dreams of becoming a professional jazz drummer and turned to comedy after seeing how easily the pioneer bebop drummer Max Roach handled rhythmically complex tunes that he struggled to get through.
'I finally went to see Max play and he played a song 'Parisian Thoroughfare' that Bud Powell wrote,' Cosby said. 'Max sat there so relaxed and playing it like he was wiping off a table top or something. And I said, 'No, no. I got to be funny.'
Despite that career detour, Cosby will be master of ceremonies at the 30th Playboy Jazz Festival today and Sunday - and he'll get in some licks on drums with his band Cos of Good Music before thousands of people packing the Hollywood Bowl.
Michael Moore releasing book on '08 election
NEW YORK - Take cover, McCain. You too, Obama. Michael Moore is coming out with a new book.
The tome, titled 'Mike's Election Guide,' a manual of mockery for the 2008 presidential election, will be published Aug. 19 by Grand Central Publishing, Jimmy Franco, a spokesman for the publisher, said Friday.
Promotional material for the book reads: 'Perfectly timed to coincide with the national political conventions -- and to capitalize on massive campaign coverage.'
Moore, 54, won an Academy Award for best documentary with his 2002 gun-control film 'Bowling for Columbine.' Ahead of 2004's election, the director-activist released 'Fahrenheit 9/11,' his top-grossing film damning the war in Iraq.