Angelina Jolie has been given back a permit to film in Bosnia that was briefly withdrawn because of rumors that her movie featured a rape victim who falls in love with her assailant, her producer said Monday.
The permit was returned to Jolie, for her first project as a director, after the country's culture minister reviewed the script, said Edin Sarkic, Jolie's Bosnian producer.
Mass rape was a taboo topic in the immediate aftermath of the country's 1992-95 war between Serb and Bosnian Muslim forces, but since then victims have formed a group to campaign for their rights.
The Association of Women Victims of War protested Jolie's production after hearing rumors that the film's main characters — a Bosnian woman and a Serb man — were a rape victim and rapist.
Sarkic said that the newly restored permit will allow Jolie and her crew to start filming in Sarajevo in November. They are currently filming in Hungary.
Hathaway 'more wary' of men now
Anne Hathaway is now at a point where she can joke about her former boyfriend admitting he was a con artist.
The 27-year-old actress opens up about the ordeal in the November issue of Vogue magazine.
Asked to name her "deal-breakers" with men, Hathaway replied, "Uh ... fraud?" and laughs.
Raffaello Follieri pleaded guilty to cheating investors out of millions of dollars by falsely claiming he had Vatican connections that enabled him to buy church property at a discount. He was sentenced to four years in prison in 2008. Jewelry that Follieri gave Hathaway was recently auctioned off by U.S. marshals.
The experience taught her to be "more wary," Hathaway said. "It takes a minute for me to let my guard down, but once I do and I get to know someone, I'm very open, very trusting. Some might say too trusting."
Celine Dion has been admitted to a Florida hospital to prevent the early delivery of her twins.
The singer is at St. Mary's Medical Center in West Palm Beach. The hospital said in a statement the admission was recommended to make sure she's near her doctors leading up to the babies' birth. Her rep said she is due to deliver the twin boys early next month.
Dion and her husband, Rene Angelil, are the parents of a 9-year-old son, Rene Charles.
Another year older
Today's birthdays: Author John le Carre , 79... artist Peter Max , 73... actor John Lithgow , 65 ... singer Jeannie C. Riley , 65... TV host Ty Pennington , 46... "South Park" co-creator Trey Parker , 41 ... actor Omar Gooding , 34... writer-director Jason Reitman , 33.