Oct 212012

The latest celebrity and entertainment headlines including Brad Pitt as Chanel’s new face, The Rolling Stones announce tour dates and Russell Crowe and his wife are separating. Lindsay Claiborn reports.

Chanel unveiled its latest No. 5 advertising campaign on Monday (October 15), featuring the man its creative director Karl Lagerfeld calls the “sexiest man in the world” — actor Brad Pitt. Looking thoughtful against a gray background, the 48-year-old Hollywood star ponders life in the short video directed by Joe Wright, best known for movies such as “Pride and Prejudice,” Atonement” and two commercials for Chanel’s Coco Mademoiselle fragrance featuring Keira Knightley. Pitt becomes the first man to front the luxury brand’s most famous women’s perfume. The Rolling Stones will perform two concerts in London and two near New York as part of their 50th anniversary celebrations, the band announced on Monday (October 15). In a video message posted online the British group revealed their return to live work, explaining they will play at the O2 Arena twice in late November before crossing the Atlantic to perform two shows in New Jersey in December. The concerts will be the first time the four Stones have performed together as a band since 2007. Academy Award-winning actor Russell Crowe has separated from his wife after nine years of marriage, according to Australian media. The New Zealand-born Crowe is currently filming the Biblical epic “Noah” in the United States, while Danielle Spencer is in Sydney with their two sons. The couple married in 2003. Elvis Presley fans will be able to watch the King of Rock and Roll perform live, sort of. The late star’s daughter Lisa Marie is bringing her father on tour with her as part of a prerecorded duet. Lisa Marie first sang “I Love You Because” with her father’s recording at Graceland to celebrate the 35th anniversary of his death in August.

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