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"It's Called Acting" and other Celeb Quickies

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- From the mouths of babes. 12-year-old Dakota Fanning puts critics of her new film "Hounddog" on Time Out for bitching about a film that would have such a little girl like her get raped.

"It's not really happening. It's a movie, and it's called acting." she said. - CNN

- Brent Liles, former bass player of Social Distortion died yesterday when a truck hit him while he was riding his bicycle - LA Times

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- Ellen's fascinating gal-pal Anne Heche separates from her husband - People

- Hey look, more naked pictures of Paris Hilton. Just in time for... The Super Bowl - Defamer

- Chappelle who? Sarah Silverman, you're the next cutting edge comedian who has gotten a Comedy Central series - LA Weekly

- Valencia gets blowed up real good by "24" and some are not so thrilled - LA Daily News

- Apples in Stereo, Andrew WK, Stars of Track and Field, Hello Stranger, Against Me!, Catfish Haven, Meat Puppets, Tom Morello, Mickey Avalon, and Robyn Hitchcock, among others, have been added to the growing list of confirmed artists at SXSW - Austinist

AP photo by Carolyn Kaster