Iranian state media has run altered images of first lady Michelle Obama’s Oscars appearance, making her gown look less revealing. The first lady wore a sleeveless, scoop neck gown. The semi-official Fars news agency ran an altered photo that covered her shoulders and neckline with added material. State TV showed images that blurred the parts of her body that were exposed. Under Iran’s Islamic dress code, women are required to cover their bodies in public. Films showing foreign women without a headscarf are considered acceptable, but revealing clothes are forbidden.
First-time dad Nick Lachey knows all about rocking a baby to sleep. Now he wants to help other kids get their rest. His new album, ‘‘A Father’s Lullaby,’’ will be released in a few weeks. It features 12 songs, including classics like ‘‘You Are My Sunshine’’ and ‘‘Brahms Lullaby.’’ The album also features four original tracks that Lachey co-wrote, inspired by his own baby. The 39-year-old singer and his wife, TV personality Vanessa Lachey, welcomed their son, Camden, last September. ‘‘A Father’s Lullaby’’ will be available on iTunes and Amazon on March 13. It will be in stores in April.
Rodman in N. Korea
Former NBA star Dennis Rodman brought his basketball skills and flamboyant style — tattoos, nose studs, and all — on Tuesday to a country with possibly the world’s strictest dress code: North Korea. Arriving in Pyongyang, the American athlete and showman known as ‘‘The Worm’’ became an unlikely ambassador for sports diplomacy at a time of heightened tensions between the United States and North Korea. Or maybe not so unlikely. Young leader Kim Jong Un is said to have been a fan of the Chicago Bulls in the 1990s, when Rodman won three championships with the club.
Lohan seeking alternatives to jail time
Lindsay Lohan’s attorney has suggested to prosecutors that the actress serve as a motivational speaker and perform non-jail activities to resolve her latest criminal case, according to a letter obtained Tuesday. The letter from lawyer Mark Heller proposed several alternatives for Lohan, who could be sent to jail if a judge determines her actions in a traffic crash violated terms of her probation in a previous theft case.
“I don’t think they’re trying to put me in ‘Saving Private Ryan.’ ” — Max Greenfield, when asked whether he was worried about being typecast after playing goofball Schmidt on “New Girl.”