QUOTED: "If the film were to earn just one dollar it wouldn't matter to us. I didn't make this film for the money." -- Lucy Liu, 34, to Reuters in Berlin at the German premiere of "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle," which is not faring as well the box office as its predecessor.
SENTENCED: Actor Jeffrey Jones, 56, who played the high school principal in the 1986 comedy "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," pleaded no contest Tuesday to a felony charge of employing a 14-year-old boy to pose for sexually explicit photos, reports AP. Jones was sentenced to five years probation and ordered to register as a sex offender and undergo counseling.
APOLOGIZED: Arch conservative talk-show host Michael Savage, fired by cable news channel MSNBC for wishing AIDS on a caller he also labeled a "Sodomite," has apologized for his remarks, reports Reuters. "If my comments brought pain to anyone I certainly did not intend for this to happen and apologize for any such reaction," Savage said on his Web site. He claims he was making an off-air remark to a crank caller (only the remark was heard).
PLANNED: A public memorial for R&B great Barry White will be held sometime in early August, his family tells AP. The event will coincide with the dedication of Los Angeles's South Park Recreation Center in his name. (White grew up near the site.) The singer, who suffered kidney failure from years of high blood pressure, died July 4 at age 58.
NATURALIZED: Canadian-born Peter Jennings, 64, finally became an American citizen, the ABC news anchor has revealed. (He took the test and passed last month, say reports.) Speaking to The Washington Post, Jennings, who had long held out on changing his citizenship, admitted: "Of course 9/11 had an impact on all of us. It made me feel that we were all in this together, and it was a family affair."