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J-Lo's Rolls hit by drunk driver

A Las Vegas man has been charged with crashing into Jennifer Lopez's Rolls Royce in Malibu, California, while drunk.

Los Angeles County prosecutors said in a statement that Robert John Reitz (53) was charged with misdemeanor counts of driving at nearly twice the legal blood-alcohol limit.

The singer-actress was stopped at a traffic light on the Pacific Coast Highway with her two kids and actress Leah Remini in September when a pickup truck hit her vehicle from behind.

No one was injured.

Moses movie epic is banned

Egypt has banned Ridley Scott's biblical epic Exodus: Gods & Kings, which stars Christian Bale, because it says it gives the wrong idea about Egypt's history and presents a "racist" image of Jews.

The Culture Ministry listed a number of reasons, including that the film's account of the story of Moses was not in line with monotheistic religions.

It said the film inaccurately depicts ancient Egyptians as "savages" who kill and hang Jews, and presents a "racist" depiction of Jews as a people who mounted an armed rebellion. It said religious scriptures instead present Jews as being weak.

Thais charge play producers

Two activists charged with insulting Thailand's monarchy because of a play they produced pleaded guilty to the offence, which carries a punishment of three to 15 years in prison.

The two, a university student and a recent graduate, were involved in a play performed at Bangkok's Thammasat University about a fictional monarch and his adviser. The play, The Wolf Bride, was performed to mark the anniversary of a successful 1973 anti-dictatorship uprising led by students

President puts off Vatican trip

Argentinian President Cristina Fernandez has cancelled a trip to the Vatican in January after fracturing her ankle during the Christmas holiday period.

Fernandez had been due to travel the Vatican with her Chilean counterpart, Michelle Bachelet, on the invitation of Pope Francis.