Jones and Law are nominated for best actor for their roles in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Hamlet, respectively. Pirates of the Caribbean‘s Knightley is being considered for her supporting role in The Misanthrope.
Mark Lester, who starred in the musical Oliver! as a child, says he is the biological father of the late Michael Jackson’s daughter, Paris, according to Perez Hilton.
Lester says, in 1996, Jackson, a friend of his, asked him for a sperm donation so he could start a family. “It was a gift to him,” he said. “No money was paid, it was something I was honoured to do.”
Lester, Godfather to all three of Jackson’s children, says he is upset that he has been excluded from the lives of 11-year-old Paris and her brothers, Prince Michael, 12, and Prince Michael II, better known as Blanket, 7. “I want to have contact with her, Prince and Blanket, regardless of whether any or all of them are mine.”