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Fonda's conversion led to breakup, Turner says

It wasn't religion that broke up his marriage to Jane Fonda, Ted Turner declares in a new memoir. He says he was “upset” when he discovered his wife's “conversion,” but “it wasn't because she had become Christian,” the 69-year-old Turner writes in “Call Me Ted,” which comes out this week. He was upset because Fonda didn't talk to him about it. Turner remembers their impulsive courtship, beginning in 1990 with his learning of her divorce from activist Tom Hayden and immediately calling her, a virtual stranger, for a date. She declined. He persisted. Six months later she accepted. They married in 1991. Associated Press

The Boss to release new CD

Bruce Springsteen will release his yet-to-be-titled new CD in time for Barack Obama's inauguration, says fan site Backstreets.com. The album will feature “Workin' on a Dream,” a duet the Boss and his wife, Patti Scialfa, debuted last weekend at an Obama rally in Cleveland. Don't be surprised, some gossipers say, if the Boss' tunes are featured as part of the inaugural celebrations.

Philadelphia Inquirer

More kids for Brangelina?

“Probably,” Brad Pitt tells Oprah Winfrey, when asked if he and Angelina Jolie plan to add to their brood of six children. “It's the greatest endeavor I've ever taken on. Why stop now?” The chat will air Nov. 18.

Philadelphia Inquirer

Birthdays

Singer Mary Travers, 72. Actor Lou Ferrigno, 56. Rapper Pepa (Salt-N-Pepa), 39. Actor Eric Dane, 36. Singer Nick Lachey, 35. Actress Nikki Blonsky (“Hairspray”), 20.

This day in history Nov. 9

1938: Nazis looted and burned synagogues as well as Jewish-owned stores and houses in Germany and Austria in what became known as “Kristallnacht.” It's estimated that more than 90 Jews were killed in the pogrom.

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