People: Courteney Cox, Lily Allen, Will Rokos, Suraj Sharma and Randy Travis
November 2, 2010 4:00 AM
Courteney Cox, shown with her husband, David Arquette, in a 2008 photo, says that she's not ready to give up on their marriage.
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Courteney Cox isn't ready to give up on David Arquette, saying in her first interview since their split went public that their separation shouldn't be taken as a sign they're getting divorced.
"I don't know what will happen, but this is not like we're getting divorced," Cox tells TV Week (via PEOPLE). "This is a separation and I think that takes a lot of courage ... Whatever is supposed to happen will be the best thing for us."
That said, Cox says that things aren't looking good in the compatibility department. "Sometimes you just realize 'Wow, we actually have grown apart.' "
Cox also addressed Arquette's gaffe-riddled interview with Howard Stern, in which the actor over-shared about the couple's sex life and Cox's character faults.
"[David] is a kook. It's not shocking and Howard Stern, he loves him and I'm a fan of Howard Stern ... David is an entertainer and I'm sure the people who listen to the radio are entertained by his stories."
Cox and Arquette, who announced their separation last month after 11 years of marriage, will soon share the screen in a thriller that's sure to join its predecessors in many Halloween movie marathons to come: "Scream 4." The Wes Craven-directed sequel opens in April.
Lily Allen's spokesman says the singer has suffered a miscarriage six months into her pregnancy.
Publicist Murray Chalmers said Monday that "it is with great sadness that we have to confirm that Lily Allen and Sam Cooper have lost their baby."
He says Allen and Cooper are asking for privacy at a "deeply distressing time."
Allen announced in early August that she was three months pregnant.
The 25-year-old singer, whose hits include "Smile" and "The Fear," had an earlier miscarriage in 2008.
She has been dating 32-year-old painter and decorator Cooper for more than a year.
"Monster's Ball" screenwriter Will Rokos survived being hit in the head by an arriving subway train in New York City on Saturday afternoon, the New York Post reports.
The 57-year-old writer, who had been looking into the subway tunnel to see if a train was approaching, was thrown back onto the station platform, where fellow subway riders found him semi-conscious but alive, Popeater.com reports.
Rokos is being treated for his injuries at New York's Bellevue Hospital. He is listed in critical but stable condition.
"Monster's Ball," the 2002 film Rokos co-wrote and acted in, made history when its star, Halle Berry, became the first African-American actress to score the Best Actress Oscar. Rokos received his own Academy Award nomination for the film's screenplay.
Oscar-winning director Ang Lee said he is counting on the innocent looks and storytelling ability of an Indian boy to assure the success of Yann Martel's "Life of Pi," the fantasy book he is making into a film.
Lee has chosen 17-year-old Suraj Sharma from 3,000 candidates for the title role of the boy who drifts on the open sea with a Bengal tiger and a hyena, saved after a ship carrying the rest of his family sinks.
"There is no dialogue, and he is not Tom Hanks," Lee said of the boy. "The film is about humankind's spiritual pursuit, and he must have an appealing temperament."
Newcomer Sharma "showed the storytelling ability, and you will believe this is a true story," he said.
Lee will shoot the entire film in 3D in his home of Taiwan and in India. Filming is to start in January.
Lee said that at first he did not believe a fantasy story of a boy surrounded by nothing but water could be made into a film.
"I have not seen any good movies about water," he said. "Then I realized 3D could be a way to break the dilemma."
With new technologies, Lee said, "I hope to take viewers to the sea so they can feel for themselves the relationship between humankind and their beliefs."
Randy Travis and his wife-manager Elizabeth Travis have divorced.
Family spokeswoman Maureen O'Connor confirmed to The Associated Press on Friday that the divorce was final. No further details were given, but an earlier statement that the couple had "parted ways" said Elizabeth Travis would continue to be Travis' personal manager. The statement said the couple would have no further comment and asked for "respect for their privacy during this time."
Neither could be reached for comment.
The couple has had a 34-year business and personal relationship that began when a teenage Travis won a talent contest at the Charlotte, N.C., nightclub his future wife owned in the mid-1970s with her first husband. They married in 1991.
Travis has sold millions of albums and has won more than two dozen major awards, including six Grammys. His latest came earlier this year when he won best country collaboration for "I Told You So," a duet with Carrie Underwood.
Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre artistic director Andrew S. Paul has been invited to speak at the First Baku International Theatre Conference in Baku, Azerbaijan.
The conference, "The World Theatre Process in XXI Century," will be held Nov. 8-10 and is sponsored by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Azerbaijan Republic in the framework of the State Program of Theatre Arts Development.
At the conference theater performers and experts from all over the world are expected to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the contemporary theater.