Miley Cyrus slammed for racy music video
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- The Parents Television Council criticized pop star Miley Cyrus's new music video in which the 17-year-old appears blindfolded on a bed in her underwear.
The video for "Who Owns My Heart?" includes clips of Cyrus "writhing around on a bed in her underwear before entering some other sexually charged situations," TMZ reported Saturday.
"It is unfortunate that she would participate in such a sexualized video like this one," Parents Television Council President Tim Winter told TMZ.
"It sends messages to her fan base that are diametrically opposed to everything she has done up to this point. Miley (star of "Hannah Montana") built her fame and fortune entirely on the backs of young girls, and it saddens us that she seems so eager to distance herself from that fan base so rapidly," Winter said.
Jolie begins directorial career in Hungary
BUDAPEST, Hungary, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie is cutting her directorial teeth in Hungary and has begun shooting her as-yet-unnamed film in Budapest.
The 35-year-old U.S. film star recruited Academy Award-winning producer Graham King ("The Departed") to help bring to life her directorial debut, a love story set during the Bosnian War, People magazine reported.
"Angelina is one of the most accomplished and dedicated film professionals I have had the pleasure to work with, so I jumped at the chance to produce her directorial debut alongside her," King told People. "I am very happy to be a witness to a new film director in the making."
Jolie cast local actors for her picture, including Zana Marjanovic (Cannes critics week grand prize winner for "Snow"), Goran Kostic ("Taken," "Children of Men") and Rade Serbedzija ("Batman Begins," "Mission Impossible II"), People said.
Kardashian 'OK' after bar fight in NYC
NEW YORK, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- U.S. television personality Kim Kardashian said she's "totally fine" after bar brawl in New York City.
The 29-year-old Kardashian, her sisters Khloe, 26, and Kourtney, 31, and Kourtney's boyfriend Scott Disick went out Thursday night to celebrate Khloe's last night in New York when they were approached by a male fan and his girlfriend, People magazine reported Friday.
"I'm totally fine, guys," Kardashian wrote on her blog Friday. "I want to address this because everyone has been asking me if I'm OK after the bar fight last night.
"A drunk male fan came up to me and asked to take a picture, and I obliged, but his girlfriend, who was also drunk, got a little out of hand. Luckily I had Scott and Khloe there to protect me," Kardashian said of the confrontation, which left her with the girlfriend's drink on her face.
"None of us were drinking. We just wanted a fun family night out, but when people see the cameras rolling, they try to get attention. I always take the high road, so we all left straight after and didn't feed into their drama," Kardashian wrote.
Michael Caine asked doc to help dad die
LONDON, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning actor Michael Caine confessed he asked a doctor to help his cancer-stricken father die in his hospital bed in 195
"My father had cancer of the liver and I was in such anguish over the pain he was in, that I said to this doctor, I said, 'Isn't there anything else you could do, just give him an overdose and end this?' because I wanted him to go and he said, 'Oh no, no, no, we couldn't do that,'" Caine told Classic FM in an interview broadcast Saturday. "Then, as I was leaving, he said, 'Come back at midnight.' I came back at midnight and my father died at five past 12. So he'd done it."
Caine's father, a fish market porter in Billingsgate, died at the age of 56. He had been expected to live just three or four days at the time, Caine said.
When asked if he supports voluntary euthanasia, the 77-year-old actor said, "Oh I think so, yeah. I think if you're in a state to where life is no longer bearable, if you want to go. I'm not saying that anyone else should make the decision, but I made the request, but my father was semiconscious."
Assisted suicide is a crime that can carry a jail sentence of up to 14 years, but Director of Public Prosecutions Keir Starmer has said actions that spring from "compassionate, unselfish and non-malicious reasons" are not likely to be prosecuted, The Guardian newspaper said.