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Brangelina pays visit to White House

Thu., Jan. 12, 2012

President Barack Obama might be powerful and well-known, but the White House got some Hollywood star power Wednesday: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie stopped by for a chat with the chief executive.

The actors were spotted in the Oval Office by photographers waiting outside for the president to take off for a trip to Chicago.

The White House confirmed Pitt and Jolie were in town to screen Jolie’s movie about Bosnian war crimes at the Holocaust museum. They dropped by so the president could talk with Jolie about her work on preventing mass atrocities and combating sexual violence against women.

Pitt was seen sporting a cane, which he’s been using following a skiing injury.

It’s not the first time Obama has met with one of the pair. In 2009 the president met with Pitt to discuss his work rebuilding New Orleans’ Ninth Ward after Hurricane Katrina.

Kutcher, CBS want another season

A clean-cut Ashton Kutcher said Wednesday that he’s interested in continuing with “Two and a Half Men” beyond this season – and CBS wants him, too.

Kutcher’s addition to television’s most popular comedy following star Charlie Sheen’s implosion was a grand experiment that has worked out better than CBS or the producers could have dreamed.

The show is up 20 percent in viewers over Sheen’s final season, the Nielsen ratings company said.

CBS would have to strike a new deal with actors and producers to continue the show beyond this season. All parties seem interested in working it out, CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler said.

Lohan owes $94,000 in unpaid taxes

Lindsay Lohan is facing a lien for nearly $94,000 that the federal government says she owes in unpaid taxes. Records in Los Angeles County show the lien was filed Thursday seeking payment for the 2009 tax year.

Lohan’s publicist Steve Honig said the starlet’s finances are nobody’s business but her own. The actress is continuing to serve morgue duty to comply with her probation in a pair of misdemeanor cases.

The birthday bunch

Actress Luise Rainer is 102. Country singer Ray Price is 86. The Amazing Kreskin is 77. Radio commentator Rush Limbaugh is 61. Actress Kirstie Alley is 61. Radio personality Howard Stern is 58. Broadcast journalist Christiane Amanpour is 54. Actor Andrew Lawrence is 24.


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