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Tom and Katie battle rumors of a breakup

Tom Cruise's lawyer says he and his client will sit down soon to talk about whether to sue the magazine that says Cruise and pregnant fiancee Katie Holmes have split up.

"But if it was up to me, I would sue," Bert Fields told Star magazine.

Life & Style says in the cover story of its new issue, on news stands Friday, that Cruise and Holmes "plan to keep up the charade of their romance until after their baby's birth this spring." The story says its information comes from two unnamed friends of Cruise.

A publicist for the couple issued a press release saying the story is "100 percent false."

The magazine said it stands "100 percent" behind the story.

New Orleans jazz fest announces 2006 lineup

Fats Domino, Bob Dylan and Paul Simon will join Keith Urban and Yolanda Adams at this year's New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival as it celebrates the city's music and culture in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

Many other big acts will grace the festival, such as the Dave Matthews Band, Lionel Richie and Jimmy Buffet.

Organizers announced a lineup Wednesday filled with hundreds of Louisiana's favorite musicians, including blues guitarist Walter "Wolfman" Washington, singers Charmaine Neville and Clarence "Frogman" Henry, clarinetist Michael White, voodoo rocker Dr. John, pianist Allen Toussaint, the Rebirth Brass Band, clarinetist Pete Fountain, singer Marcia Ball and the Dixie Cups.

The festival is scheduled to take place April 28-30 and May 5-7. As usual, it will be held at the New Orleans Fair Grounds, a horse track that flooded and was seriously damaged by the storm.

Pamela Anderson to boycott Kentucky Derby

Baywatch and Stacked star Pamela Anderson has announced plans to boycott the Kentucky Derby, saying it's a form of animal cruelty.

Anderson, 38, cites other reasons for her decision. Last month, Kentucky Gov. Ernie Fletcher refused her request to remove a bust of KFC's bow-tied founder, Colonel Harland Sanders, from the state Capitol.

And Churchill Downs, the venue for the legendary race, recently signed a sponsorship deal with Yum! Brands Inc., the parent company of KFC.

Anderson attended the Kentucky Derby in 2001 and 2003, before, she says, she was aware of the cruelty involved.

Staff, wire reports

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