Miley alive and well
No need to grieve, tweens: Miley Cyrus is not dead.
The “Hannah Montana” star was the victim of an Internet hoax over the weekend when someone hacked into her YouTube account and posted a video alleging she'd been killed by a drunken driver. Cyrus pal Mandy Jiroux swiftly denied the rumor on her official MySpace page. More proof: Cyrus was interviewed in Los Angeles about the Disney animated film “Bolt” on Sunday night. She voices a 12-year-old actress in the movie, opening Nov. 21.
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Theron dubbed peace ambassador
Charlize Theron is the newest U.N. Messenger of Peace, using her Academy Award-winning fame to encourage an end to violence against women and girls worldwide.
Theron, 33, said Monday she was taking on her new responsibilities “very humbly, with a very excited heart.”
The South African native vowed to help send a strong message in travels to assist U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's campaign, dubbed “UNite to End Violence against Women.”
Locklear charged with DWI
Prosecutors in Santa Barbara have charged Heather Locklear with misdemeanor driving under the influence in a September incident in Montecito, citing prescription drugs. Locklear had sought treatment for anxiety and depression in June. She is scheduled for arraignment on Jan. 26.
Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, 85. Comedian Kevin Nealon, 55. Actress Elizabeth Perkins, 48. Actor Owen Wilson, 40. Singer Duncan Sheik, 39. Actress Chloe Sevigny, 34.
This day in history Nov. 18
1978: U.S. Rep. Leo Ryan, D-Calif., and four others killed in Jonestown, Guyana, by members of the Peoples Temple, followed by a night of mass murder and suicide by more than 900 cult members.