LONDON (AP) -- Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling lodged a formal complaint to a press industry group after OK! magazine published photos of her 8-year-old daughter.
Rowling's lawyer issued the formal protest Friday to the Press Complaints Commission, a spokeswoman for the author said. The commission is a voluntary industry group with no enforcement power.
The magazine published three photos of Rowling's daughter, Jessica, playing on a private beach. The pictures were reportedly taken while the author was at a resort on the Indian Ocean island Mauritius. They also show a bikini-clad Rowling and a male companion.
A spokesman for Northern and Shell, owners and publishers of OK! magazine, said the complaint would be considered and then a response would be made.
The Harry Potter books have sold more than 30 million copies around the world.
Ventura speaks his mind on UFOs
APPLE VALLEY (AP) -- UFOs? Why not?
"You look at the vast array of stars up there and we're to believe we're the only life?" Gov. Jesse Ventura said Friday. "I don't think so. ... There's got to be somebody else out there."
The comments came in reaction to a question from an audience member during Ventura's live weekly radio show, broadcast from the Minnesota Zoo.
Ventura said the federal government should disclose whatever it knows about aliens or unidentified flying objects to the public.
"That's called national security," he said. "People in government think you can't handle it and you need to be protected from it."
"Personally, I've never seen a UFO. I can't say that I have," Ventura said. "But do they exist? Who knows?"
Shannon enjoyed 'SNL' character
NEW YORK (AP) -- Molly Shannon says her favorite "Saturday Night Live" moment came when she got her first character on the show.
"One of the writers helped me adapt Mary Katherine Gallagher, one of my stage characters. He sat down with me and, beat by beat, we wrote it together. And the audience loved it," Shannon tells Mademoiselle magazine in its September issue.
Gallagher, the armpit-sniffing Catholic schoolgirl, was one of several characters Shannon played on the show. Shannon also played Gallagher in 1999's "Superstar," a film version of the "SNL" sketch.
The 36-year-old comedian left "Saturday Night Live" in February. She'd been a regular on the show since 1995.
Her recent films include "Wet Hot American Summer" and "Osmosis Jones."
Watson's CD pays tribute to girlfriend
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Dale Watson's new CD, "Every Song I Write Is for You," pays tribute to his fiancee, Terri Herbert, who died in a car accident last September.
"The album is a chronicle of grief, if you will," Watson told The Associated Press.
But the 37-year-old singer-songwriter, who lives in Austin, Texas, added: "I wouldn't have the spiritual peace I have right now if it wasn't for Terri, as well as all the other stuff she gave me. ... As the saying goes, 'What doesn't kill you makes you better."'
Therapy -- and a massive outpouring of sympathy from fans -- has helped.
"I'm definitely a better man than I was before all this happened," Watson said. "Given my druthers, I'd rather be the old guy I was, just because I'd still have her."
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