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April 25, 2012 at 1:59 PM   |   Comments

Obama tapes 'Jimmy Fallon'

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., April 25 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama said he doesn't know what the Secret Service agents connected to the misconduct in Colombia were thinking.

During the taping of the "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" show at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C., Obama said he has the greatest respect for the Secret Service, 12 agents of which have been accused of misconduct in Cartagena, Colombia, in advance of the Summit of the Americans earlier this month.

"The Secret Service, these guys are incredible," Obama said. "They protect me, they protect our girls. A couple of knuckleheads shouldn't detract from what they do. What they were thinking, I don't know. That's why they're not there anymore."

The taping followed a speech Obama gave at Carmichael Arena where he called on Congress to prevent interest rates on student loans from doubling July 1.

Fallon joked Obama had promised not to pander to UNC students but had changed his campaign slogan from "Yes we can" to "Duke sucks."


Al Pacino injures eye on film set

NEW YORK, APRIL 25 (UPI) -- Actor Al Pacino was treated for an eye injury he sustained while filming a gunfight with co-star Christopher Walken in Los Angeles, the New York Post said.

The East Coast actors were shooting a scene for the crime caper "Stand Up Guys" Monday when Pacino got hurt and was treated by medics on the set, the Post said.

No other information about the injury or exactly how it happened was immediately available.

Set for release next year, the movie stars Pacino, 72, and Walken, 69, as con men trying to get their gang back together.


Jack White composing 'Lone Ranger' score

LAS VEGAS, April 25 (UPI) -- Hollywood producer Jerry Bruckheimer says Jack White is composing the score for the upcoming adventure flick, "The Lone Ranger."

The movie stars Armie Hammer as the titular hero and Johnny Depp as his loyal sidekick, Tonto. It is set for release in May 2013.

The White Stripes and Raconteurs musician is to write, produce and perform the music for the film. This will mark White's first big-screen, score-composing effort, although he has written and performed songs that appeared on movie soundtracks, E! News said.

"We're going to have a little rock n' roll score, and I can't wait to hear his rendition of the 'William Tell Overture,'" Bruckheimer said at CinemaCon, a convention for film critics and theater owners, in Las Vegas.

"We have the classic elements, the big white hat for the Lone Ranger, though he's not wearing his blue suit. But he has his black mask, and he has silver bullets, and of course he has his horse Silver. Everything else is slightly different."


People names Beyonce 'most beautiful'

NEW YORK, April 25 (UPI) -- America's People magazine has named singer, actress and new mom Beyonce its 2012 World's Most Beautiful Woman.

The 30-year-old recording star, who has won 16 Grammy Awards, gave birth in January to her first child, a daughter named Blue Ivy Carter. She is married to Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter.

"I feel more beautiful than I've ever felt because I've given birth," Beyonce told the magazine. "I have never felt so connected, never felt like I had such a purpose on this earth."

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