LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Josh Hartnett is glad his new movie "O" is rated R.
He says kids shouldn't see it without their parents, so mom and dad can make sure they're not getting the wrong message from the violence.
"I don't think it's a movie that kids should go see by themselves, you know, because it is a confusing time when you're an adolescent," the 23-year-old actor said. "And maybe, you know, there might be somebody out there who's looking for an excuse to go off the deep end.
"And when it comes down to it, film is a powerful medium."
"O," an update of Shakespeare's "Othello," stars Hartnett, Mekhi Phifer and Julia Stiles.
San Giacomo talks about son
NEW YORK (AP) -- Laura San Giacomo is talking publicly about her 5-year-old son's struggles with cerebral palsy, despite feeling "some reservation about embarking on this public journey about him."
"I want to protect him and myself, and I didn't want people feeling sorry for us," the 39-year-old actress tells the October issue of Rosie magazine.
San Giacomo, who stars in the NBC sitcom "Just Shoot Me," said she's found ways to keep her son, Mason, communicative and active in spite of his disability.
"He has a talking computer that he types on," said San Giacomo, who is lives in Los Angeles. "He can use his hands. He can't walk independently, but he can use a walker, or I facilitate by holding him under his arms."
Close call for Chesney
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Country singer Kenny Chesney had a close call with the terrorist attack in New York.
The singer had been scheduled to film a video for his single "The Tin Man" on Tuesday, the day the World Trade Center was destroyed. It was to have been filmed a few blocks from the downtown towers.
"God works in mysterious ways," Chesney, 33, told The Tennessean for Wednesday's editions. "I'm certainly glad I wasn't there -- and I feel terrible for all the families who have been affected by this."
The video shoot was canceled because executives at BNA Records decided the song was doing so well that a video wasn't needed to promote it.
Spacey pays high price
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- The mystery man who paid more than $150,000 for an Academy Award this week was Oscar-winner Kevin Spacey, who plans to keep the two he won and return the one he bought.
The gold statuette, presented to composer George Stoll for his score to the 1945 film "Anchors Aweigh," was purchased by Spacey on Monday at an estate sale at Butterfields auction house.
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