Tuesday, March 11, 2014
NEW YORK - Nick Carter could bring his wedding to the small screen.
Backstreet Boys member Nick Carter is shown with his fitness trainer fiancee, Lauren Kitt.
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Robert Downey Jr. tries a Chinese snack at a Beijing hotel Saturday.
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The Backstreet Boys singer proposed to fitness trainer Lauren Kitt in February, and he says their marriage could be filmed for a TV special.
"There have been offers and opportunities to film the actual wedding, like a TV show," the 33-year-old said in a recent interview.
"I was up for it to a certain degree, but then at the same time, I might not even do that. We might just keep it private. We'll see what's up."
Carter and Kitt haven't set a wedding date, but he said they're thinking about "early next year."
The couple co-star in a series of fitness webisodes called "Kit Fitt." Carter is also busy recording a new album with the Backstreet Boys, due out later this year.
Carter said the Backstreet Boys have recorded a song with longtime collaborator and mega-hit maker Max Martin, who produced the boy band's hits including "I Want It That Way," "Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)" and "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)."
"It's a smash," he said of the new track. "A beautiful song."
Carter said he's also written three screenplays, including a horror film in which he'd play a villain. "We're shopping them now to big studios in Hollywood," he said.
Halle Berry says she is pregnant
LOS ANGELES - Halle Berry is pregnant.
A representative for the 46-year-old actress confirmed that Berry and her fiance, Olivier Martinez, are expecting their first child together.
Publicist Meredith O'Sullivan Wasson offered no other details.
Berry and Martinez announced their engagement last year.
Berry has a daughter with her ex-boyfriend, Gabriel Aubry. The two settled their custody battle over the 5-year-old in November.
This is the first child for Martinez.
Baseball card sets record for auction
WEST BERLIN, N.J. - A 1909 Honus Wagner baseball card has been sold for more than $2.1 million at auction.
The T206 card, originally released by the American Tobacco Co., went for $2,105,770.50 in an online sale, Goldin Auctions said Saturday.
While the company said the price was a record for a baseball card sold at auction, a similar Wagner card in mint condition was purchased for $2.8 million in a private sale in 2007.
Downey in China to promote 'Iron Man 3'
BEIJING - Hollywood actor Robert Downey Jr. has traveled to Beijing to promote "Iron Man 3," which was filmed partly in China and features well-known Chinese actors.
At a news conference Saturday, Downey -- who reprises the role of Tony Stark in the upcoming movie -- said he's fascinated with Chinese culture and loves Chinese movies, while urging the local audience to see the superhero film.
"Iron Man 3" was financed in part by the Chinese company DMG, which has created for the movie the role of Dr. Wu, played by Chinese actor Wang Xueqi.
DMG chairman Xiao Wenge said introducing Chinese culture to the world is a core mission of his company. China also is a major overseas market for Hollywood movies.