Actress Lucy Gordon found dead at age 28

PARIS - British actress Lucy Gordon, who appeared in 'Spider-Man 3,' was found dead in her Paris apartment after apparently committing suicide, French police said Thursday. She was 28.

An autopsy has been ordered to determine the cause of death, though it appeared to be a suicide, said an official with the Paris police headquarters. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of police agency policy, gave no details.

Gordon, who would have turned 29 on Friday, appeared in a dozen films, including as reporter Jennifer Dugan in 'Spider-Man 3.' She portrays British singer and actress Jane Birkin in an upcoming biopic about Serge Gainsbourg.

'Idol' finale sings loud in the ratings

NEW YORK - Nielsen ratings give 'American Idol' a huge win as Kris Allen beat Adam Lambert to become the show's singing champ.

Nielsen says nearly 29 million viewers tuned in for the finale Wednesday night. 'American Idol' viewership was one-third larger than the total audience logged by Fox's rival networks ABC, CBS, NBC and CW.

Meanwhile, 'American Idol' helped carry the Fox network to its fifth straight win for the entire broadcast season among viewers age 18-to-49 years old.

Alec Baldwin apologizes for mail-order bride joke

NEW YORK - Alec Baldwin is apologizing for making a joke about getting a Filipino mail-order bride that provoked a sharp response in the Philippines.

The Emmy-winning actor quipped during a May 12 interview on 'The Late Show with David Letterman' that he would love to have more children and that he was 'thinking about getting a Filipino mail-order bride at this point ... or a Russian one.'

On Wednesday, Baldwin posted on The Huffington Post that he was apologizing 'to anyone who took offense.'

He said, 'I believe that most people understood that this was a joke and took it as such.'