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Kardashian contrite over Israel-Gaza tweets

Plus; Lohan panned for Liz Taylor role; Colbert honoured with waxwork; Bobby Brown denies drink driving

Kim Kardashian removes and apologises for tweets about Israel and Gaza. Joel Ryan / Invision / AP Photo
Kim Kardashian removes and apologises for tweets about Israel and Gaza. Joel Ryan / Invision / AP Photo

Kardashian contrite over tweets

Kim Kardashian has apologised to her Twitter followers for tweeting about the Israeli bombardment of Gaza. According to the TMZwebsite, soon after the conflict began, she tweeted: "Praying for everyone in Israel." Then, after outrage from some of her fans, she added: "Praying for everyone in Palestine and across the world!" She later deleted both tweets and released a statement saying: "I decided to take down the tweets because I realised that some people were offended and hurt by what I said, and for that I apologise."

Lohan panned for Liz Taylor role

Lindsay Lohan has earned mixed reviews for her latest role, with one critic calling her portrayal of Elizabeth Taylor in the TV movie Liz & Dick "spectacularly bad". The movie follows Taylor's stormy relationship with the actor Richard Burton and is Lohan's first project since a string of court appearances. The Hollywood Reporter described it as "both an awful mess and an instant classic of unintentional hilarity. Lohan is woeful as Taylor from start to finish". - AFP

Colbert honoured with waxwork

Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert is taking his place among the presidents at the Madame Tussauds wax museum in Washington. Colbert unveiled the wax figure created to represent him, at the museum on Friday. The star donated his own clothes to dress the figure and wore an identical outfit. The new figure is the centrepiece of a new media gallery with a replica of The Colbert Report set where guests can sit next to the host's figure behind his fake news desk. Designers from Madame Tussauds went to Colbert's New York studio to take more than 250 measurements and photographs of the star to create the wax figure. - AP

Bobby Brown denies drink driving

Over the weekend, a lawyer for the R&B singer Bobby Brown entered not guilty pleas to drunken driving and other charges, after Brown's arrest last month in Los Angeles. The next hearing is scheduled for December 13. Brown, who is Whitney Houston's former husband, was arrested last month. It was his second arrest for DUI this year in Los Angeles. He also faces charges for driving on a suspended license and not having an ignition locking device on his car - as required from a previous case. Brown pleaded no contest to drunken driving in April and entered rehab in August. - AP