- The Washington Times - Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Separate lives

Will Chris Klein be sending ex-fiancee Katie Holmes a baby gift when TomKitten is born?

“No, I don’t think so,” the 26-year-old actor told Associated Press.

“Her and my relationship is a time in the past. And it’s a time that I’ll always look back [on] with fondness, but her and I have moved on, and she has a separate life, and I have a separate life. And it’s better that we keep it that way.”

Miss Holmes, who is engaged to Tom Cruise, and Mr. Klein called off their engagement in March.

Fermer la bouche

Sienna Miller says the biggest lesson she has learned this year is to “hold your cards close to your vest.”

“I’ve got a huge mouth, especially when it comes to my business,” the 24-year-old actress tells Life magazine. “But I’ve realized that if you start talking about things, you open up a floodgate.”

Miss Miller’s engagement to her “Alfie” co-star Jude Law appeared to fall apart after Mr. Law publicly apologized in July for having an affair with his children’s nanny.

However, reports in recent weeks have suggested the couple are back together.

“I find it odd that people ask me things like, ‘Why did you take him back?’ I don’t regret anything,” Miss Miller says without revealing whether such reports are true.

Glitter’s payola

Gary Glitter paid $4,000 to the families of Vietnamese girls he is accused of sexually abusing in exchange for their cooperation, his lawyer said yesterday.

Mr. Glitter, a flamboyant 1970s glam rocker, gave $2,000 each to the families of two girls, ages 11 and 12, after they agreed to write letters to the court asking that the case be dropped, Le Thanh Kinh said, according to AP.

“If we pay the money for the two families, when this case goes to court, maybe Mr. Gary will receive a lighter penalty,” Mr. Kinh said.

Mr. Glitter (real name Paul Francis Gadd) has been held in a Hanoi jail since Nov. 19 on suspicion of engaging in obscene acts with a child. Facing up to 12 years in prison, he was seized while trying to board a flight to Bangkok, Thailand, from Ho Chi Minh City.

Wrapping ‘Harry’

British author J.K. Rowling plans to write and finish the final installment of the “Harry Potter” series next year.

“I contemplate the task with mingled feelings of excitement and dread because I can’t wait to get started,” she says in a post on her official Web site.

“It will all be over at last, and I can’t quite imagine life without Harry,” she adds.

Look Who’s coming

Pete Townshend confirms on his Web site that the Who will hit the road next summer.

Mr. Townshend’s post promises that new Who songs are in the offing along with “a very, very cool” surprise announcement come June. He also hints that some of the shows may be viewable online.

“I have high hopes for the whole tour to be shared to a wide audience at home in a mixture of pay-per-view and free special Web casts,” he says. “Some of the proceeds will go to charity, of course.”

Mr. Townshend is mum on the format for the new music he’s writing. The rock opera composer says: “It is a truly inspired idea.”

Compiled by Scott Galupo from Web and wire reports.

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