Culkin sibling struck and killed by car
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Dakota Culkin, the sister of actors Macaulay, Rory and Keiran, has died of injuries sustained when she was struck by a car in Los Angeles this week, TMZ said.
Culkin, 29, reportedly was hit Tuesday after she stepped off a curb. She was taken to UCLA Medical Center where she died Wednesday afternoon after suffering massive head trauma, police told People.com.
"We can officially confirm that the victim is Dakota Culkin. This is a terrible, tragic accident. We have no further comment at this time," a representative for Macaulay Culkin said in a statement issued to TMZ.
Los Angeles Police Department spokesman Richard French told People.com: "The driver stopped, rendered aid and identified himself as required by law. Detectives determined that the driver was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol and that no crime was committed."
Streep, Winslet get double Globe nods
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Meryl Streep and Kate Winslet each earned nods for two Golden Globe Awards when nominations were announced Thursday in Los Angeles.
Streep was nominated for the best actress trophies in both the drama and comedy or musical film categories for her work in "Doubt" and "Mamma Mia," respectively.
Winslet was nominated for best actress for her performance in the big-screen drama "Revolutionary Road" and for best supporting actress for her work in the movie "The Reader."
Also shortlisted for the best actress in a drama film prize along with Streep and Winslet are Anne Hathaway for "Rachel Getting Married," Angelina Jolie for "Changeling" and Kristin Scott Thomas for "I Loved You So Long."
Winslet's fellow nominees in the best supporting actress in a film category are Amy Adams from "Doubt," Penelope Cruz from "Vicky Cristina Barcelona," Viola Davis from "Doubt" and Marisa Tomei from "The Wrestler."
Competing against Streep in the best actress in a comedy or musical film race are Rebecca Hall for "Vicky Cristina Barcelona," Sally Hawkins for "Happy-Go-Lucky," Frances McDormand for "Burn After Reading" and Emma Thompson for "Last Chance Harvey."
The 66th annual Golden Globe Awards are to be handed out Jan. 11 at the Beverly Hilton hotel. The gala is to air on NBC.
'Bruges,' 'Road' earn multiple Globe nods
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- "Burn After Reading," "Happy-Go-Lucky," "In Bruges," "Mamma Mia" and "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" were all nominated for Golden Globes in Los Angeles Thursday.
The five films will compete in the best comedy or musical film category.
In the running for the best drama film Globe are "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," "Frost/Nixon," "The Reader," "Revolutionary Road" and "Slumdog Millionaire."
Nominated for the best actor in a drama film globe are Leonardo DiCaprio for "Revolutionary Road," Frank Langella for "Frost/Nixon," Sean Penn for "Milk," Brad Pitt for "Button" and "Mickey Rourke for "The Wrestler."
The nominees for the best actor in a comedy or musical film are Javier Bardem for "Vicky Cristina Barcelona," Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson, both for "In Bruges," James Franco for "Pineapple Express" and Dustin Hoffman for "Last Chance Harvey."
Shortlisted for the best supporting actor in a film prize are "Tropic Thunder" co-stars Tom Cruise and Robert Downey Jr., Ralph Fiennes of "The Duchess," Philip Seymour Hoffman of "Doubt" and the late Heath Ledger of "The Dark Knight."
Competing for the best director of a film honor are Danny Boyle for "Slumdog Millionaire," Stephen Daldry for "The Reader," David Fincher for "Button," Ron Howard for "Frost/Nixon" and Sam Mendes for "Revolutionary Road."
Aniston appears nude on GQ cover
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress Jennifer Aniston is wearing a strategically placed necktie, a smile and nothing else in a photo on the cover of the January issue of GQ.
People.com, which ran a picture of the cover on its Web site, said the issue hits stands Dec. 23 and includes an interview with Aniston in which she talks about her new love John Mayer and her ex-husband Brad Pitt, whom she divorced in 2005.
"I am not having (Mayer's) baby. And I have not popped the question," the actress said in response to rumors claiming she and Mayer are getting ready to settle down.
Aniston also joked about her relationship with Pitt and his partner, actress Angelina Jolie, with whom he now has six children.
"The funny thing is, people don't realize we all go away to The Hamptons on the weekends," Aniston quipped. "That'd be hysterical: I've got Zahara on my hip, and Knox..."
Aniston will soon be seen in the big-screen adaptation of the book "Marley & Me."