Chris Penn, sex scandals, and Bono runs for Pope

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One more moment in the Sun: Chris Penn, who was found dead earlier this week in California, received a booming appreciation from the crowds at the Sundance Film Festival screening his new movie "The Darwin Awards." AP reports that when Penn's credit appears at the end, he gets a hand as large as that for stars Winona Ryder and Joseph Fiennes.

The reaction of the Sundance gathering is serving almost as a memorial for Penn, who first charmed audiences in the 80s as Willard, the loveable but clumsy cowboy in Footloose. Co-stars, directors and fans have offered their own memories of their late colleague.

The museum with an "R" rating: The Erotic Museum in Hollywood has a new exhibit showing off the scandalous sex lives of celebrities. And that means it's not the sort of place you want to take your kids. In fact, the museum doesn't allow any patrons under the age of 18.

Among the 80s sex scandals in the exhibition, good ole Rob Lowe. Yeah, Robbie, bet you think we've all forgotten about your threesome in 1988 at the Democratic National Convention in Atlanta. Lowe was sentenced to 20 hours of community service when it turned out that one of the females was underage.

Lowe's scandal is ranked (I'm not making this up) No. 69 on E! Network's 101 most shocking moments in entertainment list. That's only two spots ahead of Michael Jackson's hair catching on fire. (The No. 1 moment? The O.J. Simpson murder case.)

What's sexy to Bono: Want to turn on U2's lead singer? Sure you do. "It is sexy to want to change the world," the 45-year-old Irish rocker told reporters at the World Economic in Switzerland this week. Bono is promoting "Red" -- a label that will adorn certain clothing brands, sneakers and even credit cards. A portion of the profits from the sale of these items goes to the global fight against AIDS and other deadly diseases.

If being named Time magazine co-person of the year wasn't enough, Bono is also re-recording Peter Gabriel's classic 80s tune "Don't Give Up" with Alicia Keys, again with profits going to fight AIDS.

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 2:16pm]

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