Brad Pitt's fearless approach to aging
As he nears 50, Brad Pitt is refusing to do anything about his aging face—and it may be jeopardizing his career, says the National Enquirer. Pitt’s handlers worry that the loss of his boyish good looks hurt the box office of his recent film, Killing Them Softly, and led to mockery of his Chanel No. 5 ad, which showed him surprisingly weathered and wrinkled. They want Pitt to let filmmakers use soft focus in close-ups, and photographers to touch up his image. But Pitt has refused, telling his handlers, “I’m getting older, and both you and my fans better accept it.’’
A telling clue for the police
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A Washington state man has been arrested because of his enormous footprints. Police first arrested Benjamin Pickrell—who is 6-foot-9, with size 16 feet—on suspicion of car theft, and then released him. Later that same day, the cops responded to a report of a robbery by a knife-wielding burglar, and noticed “extremely large” footprints in the frozen grass. Pickrell, cops say, was “the only person that came to mind that would have that size of shoe.” They say they found him nearby, with a knife and stolen money in his pocket, and promptly re-arrested him.
Prison guards foil clever escape plot
Guards at a prison in Brazil foiled a breakout attempt when they apprehended a cat sneaking through the prison gate with escape tools taped to its stomach. The cat, officials said, was carrying two small saws, two drill bits, a cellphone, three batteries, and a mobile-phone charger. All 263 prisoners are suspects in the breakout plot, said a prison spokesman, but “it will be hard to discover who is responsible since the cat does not speak.”
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