People talk 12/4/03

Thursday, December 4, 2003

Stone Jagger gathers criticism from Richards

LONDON -- Keith Richards has criticized his old friend and fellow Rolling Stone Mick Jagger for accepting a knighthood. In a magazine interview, the Stones' guitarist said, "I thought it was ludicrous to take one of those gongs (awards) from the establishment when they did their very best to throw us in jail," in a reference to his and Jagger's 1967 conviction on drug offenses, later overturned on appeal. Jagger, 60, will collect his award from Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace Dec. 12.

Ron Howard's daughter replaces Kidman in film

COPENHAGEN, Denmark -- Bryce Howard, the 21-year-old daughter of director Ron Howard, will likely replace Nicole Kidman in Danish director Lars von Trier's next two films that make up the trilogy he started with "Dogville," the film's producer said Wednesday. Kidman couldn't continue in the trilogy because of scheduling conflicts with "Mandalay." The little-known actress appeared in her father's 1995 movie, "Apollo 13."

Sony Pictures' Pascal called tops in Hollywood

LOS ANGELES -- Sony Pictures vice chairman Amy Pascal tops this year's list of The Hollywood Reporter's 100 most powerful women in Hollywood. The list is part of the trade publication's 12th annual celebration of the top 100 women in entertainment industries. "Amy Pascal has developed a knack for producing projects both big and small, intimate dramas and all-out popcorn fare," said Christy Grosz, executive editor.

-- From wire reports

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