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Hey, isn’t that...: Margot Kidder engaging in civil disobedience at the White House on Tuesday morning. The actress, 62, who played Lois Lane in the “Superman” films, is in town to protest the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline, which will pump crude drawn from Canadian oil fields through the American heartland to Texas-based refineries. Environmental groups say the the pipeline will wreak environmental havoc. Kidder, wearing black, looking not at all like you remember her, joined 20 to 30 activists who performed a sit-in on the sidewalk beside the White House. Eventually, Park police showed up to kibosh the demonstration, arresting the protesters, Kidder included, and stuffing them into the back of a paddy wagon. Kidder and her compatriots were expected to be back on the street by the end of the day, Tuesday.
In other news...: Amy Winehouse had no illegal drugs in her system when she died last month, Associated Press reports. It is still unknown what killed the 27-year-old soul singer, who was found dead in her London home on July 23. According to a statement provided by her family, toxicology tests turned up alcohol, but nothing that was against the law. The statement did not mention whether any prescription drugs were found.
Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen make more money than you. Don’t feel bad, though. They also make more money than Jay-Z and Beyonce. In fact, they make more money than just about anybody. According to Forbes.com, the Patriots QB and the supermodel are now the world’s highest paid celebrity couple, sharing a combined income of $76 million from May 2010-2011. Bundchen is the main breadwinner — bringing home $43 million from fashion endorsements and business deals in comparison to her hubby’s modest $31 million income.
Engaged: The Duchess of Alba, one of Spain’s wealthiest women, 85, is finally set to tie-the-knot with, Alfonso Diaz, a civil servant who is 24 years her junior, reports the Guardian. For a while, the nuptials were on thin ice. Earlier this month the noblewoman managed to overcome staunch opposition from her children, who did not support the union, by buying them off — handing them their inheritance (castles, palaces, the typical stuff of boundless wealth) in advance. Although an exact date has yet to be set, the couple plan to wed in October. It will be the Duchess’s third marriage.