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Tight-lipped Rodman signs books

He wore a Chicago Bulls jersey, black fingernail polish and had purple tiger stripes in his hair. No, it wasn't Dennis Rodman.

It was 10-year-old Nate Nickerson, who was first in line Friday night at a Rodman book signing in Santa Monica, Calif., to promote his biography, Bad as I Wanna Be.

"He's awesome," Nate said.

The Bulls star arrived at the Barnes & Noble Bookstore fashionably late, accompanied by an entourage of leggy models. For him, he was conservatively attired, wearing a velvet hat, a shirt tied at the waist and torn jeans.

Rodman accommodated fans but ignored reporters and paparazzi, refusing to answer any questions.

Film premieres in namesake city

Robert Altman returned to his hometown of Kansas City, Mo., for the U.S. premiere of his film Kansas City, a nostalgic look at the '30s when Kansas City was a freewheeling city where jazz was king.

Altman and star Harry Belafonte were on hand for the screening Saturday and an all-night jazz festival.

Some festival proceeds were to benefit efforts to restore the 18th and Vine district _ the area on the edge of downtown where jazz legends jammed.

The era was characterized by the music, the Mob, a corrupt City Hall and an anything-goes attitude.

The film is the story of Blondie, played by Jennifer Jason Leigh, who kidnaps a socialite played by Miranda Richardson in an effort to free her husband from a gambler and gangster played by Belafonte.

Newspaper: Cary Grant was a spy

Cary Grant, the urbane British actor who brought a sexy sophistication to the silver screen, worked as a spy detecting wartime Nazi sympathizers in Hollywood, the Sunday Times of London reported.

It said a book to be published in the fall would reveal Grant worked for British security services during World War II.

Grant died 10 years ago at age 82.

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