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Stephen Chow to follow in Bruce Lee's footsteps

HONG KONG : Hong Kong comedian Stephen Chow will play Kato in the Columbia Pictures' adaptation of The Green Hornet, taking on a role made famous by the late action star Bruce Lee's portrayal in a 1966 TV series, the Hollywood studio said. Chow will also direct the movie, which will be the Kung Fu Hustle director and star's American debut, Columbia Pictures said in a statement. Canadian actor Seth Rogen will star as the Green Hornet, a debonair newspaper publisher who moonlights as a masked crime-fighter along with his martial arts-expert sidekick, Kato. Columbia Pictures said its version of The Green Hornet will premiere June 25, 2010.

Eddie Vedder writes love song to Chicago Cubs

CHICAGO A note from Eddie Vedder: The Cubs are still alive. The Pearl Jam front man has released a song for the Chicago baseball team at the request of Cubs great Ernie Banks. It's called "All the Way." Vedder made the song available on Pearl Jam's Web site. It's been buzzing on radios in Chicago and in bars near Wrigley Field. The Cubs defeated the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday to clinch the NL Central title.

George Michael apologizes to fans and 'everyone else'

LONDON: Singer George Michael apologized to his fans Sunday for "screwing up again." Though Michael didn't talk about an arrest for drug possession - a story that was reported by Britain's Sunday newspapers and Britain's Press Association - it appeared the former Wham! frontman was referring to reports that he had been cautioned by police. "I want to apologize to my fans for screwing up again, and to promise them I'll sort myself out," he said in a statement. "And to say sorry to everybody else, just for boring them." The Metropolitan Police said only that a 45-year-old man had been arrested and cautioned for possession of drugs, and that there would be no further action taken.

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Singer Nick Cave: , 51.

Singer Joan Jett, 50.

Actor Scott Baio, 47.

Bassist Dave Hernandez of The Shins, 38.

Actor Tom Felton, 21.

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