Aniston poses as Streisand in Bazaar spread
LOS ANGELES -- There are Barbra Streisand fans, and then there's Jennifer Aniston.
Aniston recreates iconic portraits of Streisand in a lavish Mark Seliger photo spread in the new issue of Harper's Bazaar. The magazine is on newsstands this week.
''The shoot was just fun,'' the 41-year-old actress said Saturday while promoting her new film, ''The Switch.''
Her fascination reaches beyond Streisand's look.
''I want to sing like Barbra!'' she joked.
And like Streisand, Aniston wants to direct. She got a taste of behind-the-camera work directing the 2006 short ''Room 10.''
'Muppet Show' bandleader Jack Parnell dies at 87
LONDON -- British jazz drummer Jack Parnell, who served as bandleader on ''The Muppet Show,'' has died at age 87, his family said Monday.
The family said Parnell died at his home in Southwold, eastern England, on Sunday following a yearlong battle with cancer.
Parnell was born in 1923, the son of a showbiz family -- his father was a music hall performer and his uncle ran a string of theaters -- and began drumming professionally as a teenager. During World War II he served in the Royal Air Force and performed in a band at the headquarters of Bomber Command.
Lennon's killer up for parole again in NY
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- John Lennon's killer will seek his freedom this week for a sixth time.
A parole hearing for Mark David Chapman, 55, is scheduled at Attica Correctional Facility, the upstate New York prison where he has been held for nearly 30 years.
Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono, said last week she continues to oppose Chapman's release because he remains a potential threat.
Chapman has been denied parole five times, appearing before the board every two years since 2000. His next interview could take place as early as today, Division of Parole spokesman Marc Violette said. He could not be more specific, he said, because Chapman is one of dozens of parolees with interviews scheduled for this week and it is unknown when the two-member panel will get to his.