It's safe to say nobody is having their picture taken as much in Chicago right now as Marilyn Monroe .
The scene on Friday in a plaza along Michigan Avenue resembled a movie premiere, with dozens of people clicking pictures as fast as they could at a 26-foot-tall sculpture of the Blonde Bombshell that was unveiled in the morning.
Monroe is taking the famous pose from the movie "The Seven Year Itch," with her skirt billowing as she enjoys the breeze of a subway grate.
But that didn't mean people weren't surprised that when they walked around the side and back of the sculpture, they could see Monroe's lacy underwear.
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The sculpture is set to remain on the plaza until spring.
Law suing Sun tabloid
Jude Law is taking legal action against The Sun newspaper, claiming the Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid hacked into voice mails for stories about his private life.
Murdoch's News International strongly denies the claim, accusing the actor of "a deeply cynical and deliberately mischievous attempt" to drag The Sun into the hacking scandal that has brought down its sister paper, the News of the World.
In a statement Friday, News International said Law's allegations "have no foundation whatsoever" and vowed to vigorously fight his claim.
Law is also suing the News of the World. That case is due to be heard next year.
Heat hospitalizes Lynn
Country star Loretta Lynn says she is recovering from heat exhaustion that forced her to cancel two weekend shows — and that she'll need to stay out of her garden in the stifling heat.
The 76-year-old said in a statement Friday that "there ain't a tomato worth it." The Country Music Hall of Famer canceled shows in Ohio and Connecticut after being hospitalized for heat exhaustion and dehydration. She's now home resting.
Lynn lives on a ranch 60 miles west of Nashville. Temperatures across the southeast soared in recent days, with the heat index topping 100.
Lynn plans to perform at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry on July 23 and resume touring Aug. 1.
Baldwin says wife needs treatment
Actor Daniel Baldwin says his decision to file for divorce says nothing about how he feels about his wife, but it's an attempt to encourage her to get treatment for alcoholism.
Baldwin discussed his marriage Friday with Portland, Ore., television station KOIN. The 50-year-old actor says he was torn about how to handle her behavior, but he's focused on keeping their children safe.
Baldwin said his 41-year-old wife, Joanne, "ripped the house to shreds" Sunday morning as the children screamed and cried.
She is on probation for a drunken-driving conviction and prohibited from drinking alcohol. She has been accused of violating the terms of her probation and jailed in Lake Oswego. A hearing is scheduled next week.
O'Neal sues over portrait
Ryan O'Neal sued a former associate of longtime partner Farrah Fawcett on Thursday, claiming the man is responsible for a Texas university's attempts to reclaim an Andy Warhol portrait of the actress.
O'Neal's defamation lawsuit against Craig Nevius seeks more than $1 million in damages and blames the actress' former collaborator for a lawsuit filed last week by the University of Texas system against O'Neal.
That lawsuit seeks return of a portrait of Fawcett created by Warhol that Nevius and the university claim the actress bequeathed to the school's Austin campus.
O'Neal's lawsuit states that the school has known for more than a year that he has the portrait and that he is its rightful owner.
Another year older
Today's birthdays: Actor-singer Ruben Blades , 63... dancer Michael Flatley , 53... actress Phoebe Cates , 48... actor Will Ferrell , 44... actress Rain Pryor , 42... actor Corey Feldman , 40... actor Mark Indelicato , 17