Geldof Gears Up for Live 8, Tom Cruise's Tempestuous Today Show Appearance, Brando's Son Fights Auction

Geldof Gets Early Start for Live 8
Bob Geldof is getting in the Live 8 spirit early. He appeared at this weekend's mud-soaked Glastonbury festival in England to promote the event to the 100,000 fans there. He got the crowd to join hands and yell "make poverty history." This Saturday's Live 8 shows will be shown around the world in what is described as the largest-ever broadcast of a live event, reaching 85 percent of the world's population. Of course, there are some cynics who say that the stars are only in it for the publicity. And some stars, like Oasis's Noel Gallagher, wonder if the people that really matter at the G8 summit will be listening.

Tom Cruise Takes On Matt Lauer
Tom Cruise's "Unhinged 2005" tour continues! Last month it was Oprah, then it was losing his cool after getting squirted with a water pistol in London, and then on Friday the uberstar lost it on the Today show with Matt Lauer. Gawker has a great recap of the Today appearance. Our favorite part is of course the exchange about antidepressants. Tom sayeth, "You don't understand the history of these drugs. And if you do, you know that it masks the problem. There is no such thing as a chemical imbalance! ... You don't even know what Ritalin is! If you read the papers on how they came up with the drug, the dosage ... You should be more responsible in knowing what it is. I am responsible. I know these things." Oh, and if you haven't heard, he coincidentally has a film to promote: War of the Worlds. Hey, at least Brad and Angelina have a few moments of peace.

Brando's Son Mad about Auction
The executors of Marlon Brando's estate are feuding with his wild eldest son, Christian. Brando's possessions were auctioned Thursday at Christie's, and 47-year-old Christian is mad over the way producer Mike Medavoy and the estate's other powers have handled the sale. "Christie's got first pick of the art and memorabilia while his children were still grieving," Christian's lawyer said. For one, the son wanted a St. Christopher's gold medallion that Christian's mom had given him -- Christie's did in fact return that to him. He's also said to be unhappy that Brando's correspondence with Martin Luther King Jr. is up for grabs.

Blabber Bits
What's worse than the Crazy Frog toping the charts? How about an Elton John duet with the late 2Pac? "Ghetto Gospel" indeed. It's a second daughter for former Law & Order star Angie Harmon and her footballer husband, Jason Sehorn. The 32-year-old actress gave birth to Avery Grace Sehorn on Dallas on Wednesday. Congrats!


 

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