Hollywood headlines: A celebrity week in review
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie possibly tie the knot, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are expecting, and Helen Mirren gets her Hollywood Walk of Fame star in this week's Hollywood headlines.
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Gerard Depardieu granted Russian citizenship by Vladimir Putin( EPA / January 4, 2013 )
Gerard Depardieu now has Russian citizenship, courtesy of President Vladimir Putin, who Thursday delivered on a promise made a couple of weeks ago. Russia's main state-run TV station broadcast an open letter reportedly from the "Green Card" star (via the BBC), saying, "I filed a passport application and I am pleased that it was accepted. I love your country, Russia -- its people, its history, its writers. I love your culture, your intelligence." The actor is well-known in Putin's country. "You have to understand that Depardieu is a star in Russia," Vladimir Fedorovski, a Russian writer living in France, told the network Europe 1 on Thursday. "There are crowds around Depardieu. He's a symbol of France. He's a huge ambassador of French culture."
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