Keith Richards says he regrets saying Mick Jagger needed a vasectomy after recently having his eighth child.
In a story posted Wednesday morning, The Wall Street Journal magazine reported that Richards said “it's time for the snip – you can't be a father at that age. Those poor kids!”
The 74-year-old Jagger welcomed his eighth child in December 2016.
But Richards says “I deeply regret the comments I made about Mick” in a statement released Wednesday afternoon. He says his words “were completely out of line” and that he apologized to the Rolling Stone frontman in person.
Richards famously wrote about his issues with Jagger in his 2010 memoir, “Life.”
Ex-academy head lauded at dinner
Cheryl Boone Isaacs, the former film academy president who spearheaded the organization's radical inclusivity efforts after #OscarsSoWhite, was celebrated Tuesday at Icon Mann's sixth annual pre-Oscar dinner.
The organization founded to honor and support black men presented its inaugural Legacy Award to a woman, lauding Boone Isaacs' decades of leadership and history of opening doors for people of color.
“Her impact on this business will be felt for many years to come,” Quincy Jones said.
McGowan seeks ruling
Lawyers for actress Rose McGowan say a drug possession charge against her in Virginia should be tossed out of court, in part because she has been a victim of “the Harvey Weinstein machine.”
McGowan faces a preliminary hearing next month in Leesburg after authorities say cocaine was found in a wallet she left behind on a United flight at Dulles International Airport last year.
In court papers filed Tuesday, lawyer Jessica Carmichael says five hours passed between the time McGowan got off the plane and her wallet was found by a cleaning crew.
Carmichael argued the drugs may well have been planted, citing “the underhanded targeting of Ms. McGowan” by Weinstein. McGowan was one of the first actresses to accuse the now-disgraced producer of sexual abuse.
Among celebrity birthdays today: Singer Harry Belafonte is 91. Actor Robert Conrad is 83. Singer Roger Daltrey is 74. Actor-director Ron Howard is 64. Actress Catherine Bach is 63. Actor Tim Daly is 62. Actor Maurice Benard is 55. Actor Russell Wong is 55. Actor Chris Eigeman is 53. Actor John David Cullum is 52. Actor George Eads is 51. Actor Javier Bardem is 49. Actor Jack Davenport is 45. Guitarist Ryan Peake is 45. Actor Mark-Paul Gosselaar is 44. Actor Jensen Ackles is 40. TV host Donovan Patton is 40. Actress Lupita Nyong'o is 35. Singer Kesha is 31. Singer Justin Bieber is 24.