NEW YORK (AP) -- Actress Ashley Judd doesn't let scrutiny by Joan Rivers and other fashion commentators influence what she wears.
"I have my own ideas about what I think is chic, and I don't need to have my standards corroborated by somebody's opinion," she tells Harper's Bazaar magazine in its April issue, now on newsstands.
Judd, 32, says she tries to avoid people who are unkind.
"The whole culture of commentary is so detached from any organic process of creation that I just try not to go there. It's an air I just really don't want to breathe."
Judd stars in the romantic comedy "Somebody Like You," which is in theaters.
Los Angeles Times
LOS ANGELES -- Heidi Fleiss, known as the "Hollywood madam" for running a high-priced call-girl ring, was sentenced to six months of home detention Monday for using methamphetamine and failing to submit to a mandatory drug test.
Fleiss, 35, admitted in a hearing before U.S. District Judge Consuelo B. Marshall in Los Angeles that her drug use and failure to get tested were violations of her supervised release agreement.
Marshall also ordered Fleiss to submit to counseling and drug treatment programs, and extended the term of her supervised release -- or federal parole -- to two years.
Fleiss had been in custody since her March 29 arrest.
Fleiss was released from federal prison in 1999, after serving 21 months of a 37-month sentence for money laundering and tax evasion. She spent the next six months in a drug rehabilitation house.
Fox, Bochco settle
NEW YORK (AP) -- Averting a trial that was scheduled to begin Monday, "NYPD Blue" producer Steven Bochco reached a settlement with 20th Century Fox over the sale of his series into syndication.
The deal allows Bochco and 20th Century Fox to take "NYPD Blue" reruns into the open market, according to Steven Melnick, a spokesman for the studio.
Bochco filed suit against Fox over the sale of reruns to the FX cable network for about $400,000 per episode. Both the Fox television studio and FX are owned by News Corp.
Bochco contended that "NYPD Blue" would have done better on the open market than it did in the deal reached by two corporate sisters.
He stands to do much better now. At the time the deal was made, the $400,000 price was a record syndication sale for a drama. But with more networks competing for programming, prices have escalated.
Depp: U.S. too violent
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- America is just too violent for Johnny Depp -- that's why he lives in France with his girlfriend, actress Vanessa Paradis.
The 37-year-old actor said he's especially shocked when he returns to the United States now that he and Paradis have a daughter, Lily-Rose Melody Depp.
"I mean, little kids going into school and shooting up their pals and killing people -- I have a little girl who's almost 2 years old I don't want her to grow up with that kind of thing in her brain," Depp told reporters.
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