No more 'Dancing' for Chaz Bono
Chaz Bono's "Dancing" journey is over. The LGBT -- lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender -- advocate who was the first transgender contestant on "Dancing With the Stars" was voted off Tuesday night. His end wasn't a surprise; he and dancing partner Lacey Schwimmer earned the lowest score for a Broadway-themed tango on Monday's show. He dedicated his run to "teens who are struggling" with sexual identity.
Working for peace in Middle East
Former "Seinfeld" actor Jason Alexander says he isn't kidding around when it comes to promoting Mideast peace, The Associated Press reports. Alexander, who played George Costanza in the legendary sitcom for a decade, was asked by Israeli President Shimon Peres in a meeting Tuesday for advice on how to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Alexander said he hopes to help advance the idea of two states for two peoples through comedy and humor. He met with Peres during a visit to the Holy Land with a delegation from OneVoice, an international grassroots group working with mainstream Israelis and Palestinians to encourage peace.
Aniston denies pregnancy, engagement claims
Jennifer Aniston admits she has put on weight -- but the actress is not -- repeat -- not pregnant. "It's just I quit smoking, so I've gained a couple of pounds," Aniston explained to Britain's Hello! magazine. The 42-year-old actress has been involved with actor Justin Theroux since the spring. And she added in the same interview that she is not -- repeat not -- planning to marry him any time soon. "This ring that I'm wearing is not an engagement ring," she told Hello!
Forbes: Jackson earnings a thriller
Michael Jackson was named this year's top-earning dead celebrity in a list compiled by financial website Forbes.com, earning the title for the second year in a row following his 2009 death, Reuters reports. Jackson is estimated to have earned $170 million in the past year, which also places him as the second highest-earning pop music act this year, dead or alive. Elvis Presley placed second ($55 million), while Marilyn Monroe was third (nearly $27 million). "Peanuts" creator Charles Schulz was fourth ($25 million) and Elizabeth Taylor, who died in March, placed fifth ($12 million). Forbes takes into account any deceased famous figure who has earned at least $6 million between last October 2010 and this month.