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EDITED: Mel Gibson is taming his Passion in time for Easter. The director of The Passion of the Christ has announced an edited, "low-violence version" of his popular movie to hit theaters next month, news service AFP reports. The Passion Recut will delete several minutes of the film's extreme violence and hit theaters in time for the Easter holiday.
AWARDED: Catherine Zeta-Jones sang a parody of a tune from Chicago as she was crowned Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals' Woman of the Year on Thursday, AP reports. "Give me four more Oscars or I'll make The Haunting 2. When you're good to Catherine, Catherine's good to you," she sang, paying homage to both her Oscar-winning role in the movie musical and her forgettable role in 1999's The Haunting. Hasty Pudding Theatricals is the nation's oldest undergraduate drama group. Tim Robbins is expected to receive its Man of the Year award on Feb. 17.
BUZZED: Jennifer Lopez is all the rage at New York's fashion week, Reuters reports. The singer/actress-turned-designer is making her fashion debut in a show Friday that has become the hottest ticket in town. Lopez's collection will feature velvet jackets, cashmere sweaters and furs, according to reports. The star downplayed her designer status, but she added, "I do have a certain style and a certain image that people respond to."
CHARGED: A man is suing Janet Jackson, accusing her of negligence in the hiring of two bodyguards who he claims severely choked him. In a lawsuit filed Wednesday in New York, Leonard Salati alleges that he suffered "pain, injury (and) permanent damage" when Jackson's security guard brutalized him following an encounter with Jackson last week at a New York club, New York's Daily News reports. Salati's lawsuit seeks $120 million from the entertainer.
RECOVERING: Ex-Bond girl Jill St. John is recovering from a skiing accident she suffered during a trip to Aspen, Colo., AP reports. The 64-year-old actress fractured her hip while on the slopes following the Feb. 5 accident. She was transferred to a Los Angeles hospital later in the week.
DIED: Director James Patterson, who had a long history of television police-drama work to his credit, died of prostate cancer Monday at his home in Los Angeles, The New York Times reports. He was 64. Patterson worked on such shows as Hill St. Blues and The Practice, and had directed every season finale of HBO's hit The Sopranos.