Jolie blames paparazzi
NEW YORK-- Angelina Jolie is no stranger to news media frenzy. But while filming "A Mighty Heart" in Mumbai, India, last fall, the actress says things got out of hand.
She blames the paparazzi for creating mayhem at a school where she was shooting scenes for the movie.
Her bodyguards -- who said they were trying to stave off photographers -- were accused of physically blocking parents from picking up their children. The gates of the school had been locked during filming, and a fracas took place when they were opened.
"It was not the film production that caused chaos," Jolie, 31, tells Entertainment Weekly magazine. "We were only guilty of bringing the paparazzi."
"A Mighty Heart," directed by Michael Winterbottom, is based on a memoir by Mariane Pearl, widow of Daniel Pearl, a reporter for The Wall Street Journal who was abducted and murdered in Pakistan in 2002 while researching a story on Islamic militancy.
Jolie plays Mariane Pearl and Dan Futterman plays Daniel Pearl. The film is scheduled for release in June by Viacom Inc.'s Paramount Vantage.
Dylan inks multiyear deal
Bob Dylan has signed a multiyear deal to continue his weekly show on XM Satellite Radio.
"Theme Time Radio Hour," which airs Wednesdays at 10 a.m., has become one of the most popular shows on XM, says Lee Abrams, XM's chief programming officer.
"We expected hard-core Dylan fans," says Abrams. "But we're getting listeners from all musical styles and age groups."
Satellite radio does not release listening figures, but published estimates have put Dylan's weekly audience at up to 1.7 million.
The show explores topical themes through an eclectic mix of blues, jazz, pop, country, Cajun, gospel, R & amp;B, rock 'n' roll and other styles back to the '20s.
"We're not here to play hits," Dylan said on the air recently. "We're here to play good songs."
"He breaks all the radio rules," says Abrams. "And it works."
Lohan felt safe in rehab
LOS ANGELES -- Lindsay Lohan says she felt safe while she was in rehab earlier this year, but doesn't consider herself an addict.
The 20-year-old actress said in January she had checked into the Wonderland Center in Los Angeles "to take care of my personal health." Her publicist confirmed in December that Lohan was attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. Lohan then said she had been going to the meetings for a year.
"It's so weird that I went to rehab. I always said I would die before I went to rehab," Lohan tells Allure magazine in an interview in its May issue.
Lohan says she decided to enter the addiction treatment facility at the suggestion of her therapist.
Her room was "all white, with a parquet, and it was different! I just felt safe," she says. "I thought, 'I'm going to stay here tonight.' And I stayed there. For a month. It was great."
However, the star of "Mean Girls" and "Freaky Friday" says: "I don't know that I'm necessarily an addict."
As for her fractured family, Lohan laments that while she was growing up, she had to intervene in fights between her parents, now divorced.
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