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Sandra Bullock and husband Jesse James are in the midst of a custody battle with his ex-wife Janine Lindemulder over his 6-year-old daughter, Sunny.
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updated 6/2/2010 9:17:49 PM ET 2010-06-03T01:17:49

Sandra Bullock might be distancing herself from husband Jesse James, but he still hopes that their marriage can be saved. The motorcycle-shop owner plans to move to Austin, Texas, in order to be close to Bullock’s home there.

James has owned a garage in Austin for years, according to a source who spoke to In Touch Weekly, and “Jesse is claiming that he needs to tend to that business now.”

He is in the midst of a custody dispute over daughter Sunny with his ex-wife Janine Lindemulder, but James plans on having his daughter move with him.

“His attorney has filed a declaration saying he’s moving to Austin with Sunny,” said a source who spoke to the magazine. “He’s stating it like it’s a done deal.”

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The L.A. Times has taken on a daunting task: ranking the top “American Idol” contestants.

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The end result? Kelly Clarkson is No. 1.

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Other notables: Lee DeWyze, this year’s winner, debuts at No. 20; William Hung is No. 50 (he’s made a few movies in Asia and has recorded three albums) and in last place, curly-haired Chris Golightly, who was actually disqualified.

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  1. Veteran of hotness

    Sandra Bullock seems to have it all: Beauty, brains and, according to the Guys Choice Awards in June 2014, a decade's worth of hotness. Matthew McConaughey, Keanu Reeves and Hugh Grant presented her with the prize in Culver City, California. (Paul A. Hebert / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  2. Prize winner

    Sandra Bullock dazzled on the red carpet at the March 2014 Oscar ceremony. She was nominated for her role in "Gravity," but did not win. (Jordan Strauss / AP, file) Back to slideshow navigation
  3. Colorful pose

    Bullock was one of the nominees at the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California, on Jan. 12, 2014. She was nominated for her lead actress role in "Gravity" but went home empty-handed. (Danny Moloshok / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  4. Critical favorite

    Bullock's turn in "Gravity" had critics sitting up and taking notice, most notably on Jan. 16, 2014, when she picked up a best actress prize at the 19th annual Critics Choice Movie Awards in Santa Monica, California. (Kevin Winter / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  5. Arm in arm

    They love her, they really love her! Bullock walked away from the 40th annual People's Choice Awards on Jan. 8, 2014, in Los Angeles with three prizes for her work on "Gravity" and "The Heat": favorite movie actress, favorite dramatic movie actress and favorite comedic movie actress. (John Shearer / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  6. 'Gravity'

    In 2013's "Gravity," Bullock plays an astronaut stranded in space and has to find a way to get home, all while coping with the recent death of her daughter. Bullock was alone on screen for most of the movie, and delivered a bravura performance lauded by critics and viewers alike. (Warner Bros. via AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  7. Dynamic duo

    "Gravity" co-stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney made a powerful team in the movie. Here, at a special screening for members of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Oct. 2, 2013, in New York, they also found ways to crack everyone up. (Brad Barket / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  8. Getting her hands dirty

    Bullock's hand and feet prints were immortalized in concrete in front of the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood, California, on Sept. 25, 2013. (Jason Merritt / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  9. 'The Heat'

    Bullock and Melissa McCarthy broke ground in 2013 when they starred in "The Heat." The film was the first buddy cop comedy to feature two women in lead roles. (20th Century Fox) Back to slideshow navigation
  10. For a good cause

    Bullock arrives at amfAR's Inspiration Gala in Los Angeles on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011. The Gala benefits AIDS research worldwide. (Matt Sayles / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  11. Loyal friend

    Bullock accompanies friend and former co-star Ryan Reynolds to the premiere of his film, "The Change-Up," at the Regency Village Theatre on August 1, 2011 in Los Angeles. (Kevin Winter / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  12. Lady in red

    Bullock was a vision in red on the red carpet at the 83rd Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011. (Matt Sayles / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  13. Golden

    Bullock arrives at the 68th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Sunday, January 16, 2011. (Mario Anzuoni / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  14. Mother and sun

    Bullock tries to shield her son Louis from the photographers on January 6, 2011 in New York. (Arnaldo Magnani / Getty Images Contributor) Back to slideshow navigation
  15. Lending a hand

    Sandra Bullock was on hand for the ribbon cutting ceremony for a health clinic at the Warren Easton Charter School in New Orleans on Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010. She was joined by (from left) Billy Hatchett, Warren Easton Foundation President, Alexina Medley, Principal, Sandra Bullock and school nurse Cassondra Ferrand. The Kellogg Foundation and the San Francisco 49ers Foundation were the main financial contributors of the $700,000 facility. (Kerry Maloney / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  16. Getting her back into it

    Sandra Bullock, left, gets down with "The Proposal" co-star Betty White during the 2010 Teen Choice Awards at Gibson Amphitheatre, in Universal City, Calif., on Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010. (Kevin Winter / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  17. Double whammy

    Copies of People magazine featuring Sandra Bullock and her newly adopted son Louis Bardo Bullock are show on sale in New York on Wednesday, April 28. The actress announced that she was divorcing her husband Jesse James and that she had secretly adopted the boy in January. (Jeff Christensen / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  18. Blindsided?

    Bullock and James celebrated after she won the best actress Oscar on March 7, 2010, for her role as Leigh Anne Tuohy in the football drama, "The Blind Side." The couple looked happy, but rumors that the marriage was in trouble circulated later in the month, when Bullock abruptly pulled out of participating in the movie's London premiere. (Pascal Le Segretain / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  19. One from her peers

    Bullock poses with the Screen Actors Guild Award for female actor in a leading role for her work in "The Blind Side" at the 16th annual event at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Jan. 23, 2010. (Frazer Harrison / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  20. 'Monster' man

    Bullock and her husband, "Monster Garage" host Jesse James, arrive at the Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 23, 2010. (Matt Sayles / AP file) Back to slideshow navigation
  21. On a roll

    Bullock poses with her award for best performance by an actress in a motion picture -- drama for "The Blind Side" at the 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Jan. 17, 2010. (Kevin Winter / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  22. In the game

    In 2009's "The Blind Side," based on a true story, Bullock plays Leigh Anne Tuohy, the mother of a family that takes in Michael Oher, a homeless African-American youngster from a broken home. They help him fulfill his potential and with the help of his coaches and adopted family, he becomes an All-American football player. (Warner Bros. Pictures) Back to slideshow navigation
  23. 'All About' Sandra

    Bradley Cooper and Bullock arrive at the premiere of Twentieth Century Fox's "All About Steve" held at Mann's Chinese Theater on Wednesday, Aug. 26 in Los Angeles. The film tells the story of a woman who becomes obsessed with a man she's only been on one date with and ends up following him across the country. Bullock later won the Razzie award for worst actress for her role in the film--but it came just one day before she won her best actress Oscar for "The Blind Side." (Kevin Winter / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  24. Giving back

    Bullock talks to high school junior LaShanta Williams on Friday, May 15, 2009, before being inducted into the Warren Easton High School Hall of Fame in New Orleans for her help rebuilding the school after Hurricane Katrina. (Cheryl Gerber / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  25. Decent 'Proposal'

    In 2009's "The Proposal," Bullock plays a pushy boss who forces her young assistant (Ryan Reynolds) to marry her in order to keep her visa status in the U.S. and avoid deportation to Canada. Bullock told the TODAY show that the film is not a romantic comedy, but simply a comedy. She's no longer a fan of the rom-com, saying, "They're not comedy and they're not romantic." (Touchstone Pictures) Back to slideshow navigation
  26. Future shock

    In 2007's "Premonition, Bullock finds out that her husband was in a car crash, but when she sees him the next day, she realizes that she had a premonition and will do anything she can to keep it from coming true. Bullock told the TODAY show that the film's bleak outlook played into her natural impulses. "I worry and I expect the worst out of everything," she said. (TriStar Pictures) Back to slideshow navigation
  27. Reunited

    ‘Speed’ co-stars Reeves and Bullock reteamed for 2006’s “The Lake House.” In the film, they play a couple who fall in love despite the fact they live in different years. They bond over the house they both live in and trade letters by using the mailbox. "I was a little nervous," Bullock told the TODAY show about reuniting with Reeves. (Kevin Winter / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  28. True love

    Bullock married motorcycle builder and "Monster Garage" host Jesse James on July 16, 2005. They met when Bullock arranged for her 10-year-old godson to meet James as a Christmas present. She's the stepmother to James' son Jesse Jr. and his daughters Chandler and Sunny. “Thankfully I married someone who loves me just the way I am – and all the nuttiness that goes into me,” Bullock told InStyle magazine. (Eric Charbonneau / WireImage for Vanity Fair Magazine) Back to slideshow navigation
  29. Surprise winners

    The cast of "Crash," including Bullock, Matt Dillon and Terence Howard celebrates after the movie beat out favorite "Brokeback Mountain" for the best picture Oscar at 78th Academy Awards on March 5, 2006. (AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  30. Secretly charitable

    Glamour magazine awarded Bullock the “Undercover Activist” award at the its “Women of the Year” Awards in 2006. The actress was celebrated for quietly donating millions to the Red Cross after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and the 2004 tsunami without trying to get publicity for her charitable actions. (Evan Agostini / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  31. Stardom!

    Bullock was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of fame on March 24, 2005 in Hollywood, Calif. (Frazer Harrison / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  32. Rom-com fever

    Hugh Grant plays a billionaire who can't get along without the help of his attorney (Bullock) in 2002's "Two Weeks Notice." But when she gets fed up and decides to quit, Grant realizes that he may be in love with her. (Warner Bros.) Back to slideshow navigation
  33. Armed and dangerous

    Bullock got serious for 2002's "Murder By Numbers," in which she plays a crime scene specialist on the trail of two students (Ryan Gosling, Michael Pitt) accused of murder. Bullock briefly dated co-star Gosling. (Warner Bros.) Back to slideshow navigation
  34. Ya Ya!

    In 2002's "The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood," Bullock plays Siddalee, a New York playwright who gets into a fight with her mother (Ellen Burstyn) after she's quoted in Time magazine. It's up to her mother's friends (Fionnula Flanagan, right, Maggie Smith, second from right, and Shirley Knight, left) to explain her mother's history to Siddalee in order to patch up their rift. (Warner Bros.) Back to slideshow navigation
  35. Playing to her strengths

    In 2000's "Miss Congeniality," Bullock plays an FBI agent who goes undercover as a beauty pageant contestant in order to catch a terrorist. But the tomboy agent has to undergo a complete makeover in order to play a believable contestant. "The one thing me and this latest character have in common is we're both slobs," Bullock said. (Warner Bros.) Back to slideshow navigation
  36. Here's to Bullock

    Bullock played an alcoholic who reluctantly gets the help she needs in the 2000 film, "28 Days." The film received mixed reviews. (Columbia Pictures) Back to slideshow navigation
  37. Showing a sultrier side

    Bullock walks onto the stage in a bright orange dress at the VH-1/Vogue Fashion Awards on Dec. 5, 1999 in New York. She introduced singer Beck. (Timothy Clary / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  38. 'Nature' calls

    In 1999's "Force of Nature," Ben Affleck plays a man who must get from New York to Savannah, Ga., for his wedding but finds himself sidetracked by an eccentric woman (Bullock). (DreamWorks via Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  39. 'Magic' time

    In 1998, Bullock and Nicole Kidman starred as women with witch-like powers in "Practical Magic." But their gifts come with a curse -- any man who falls in love with them is doomed to an untimely death. (Warner Bros. via Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  40. People's Choice

    Bullock was named the favorite motion picture actress for her work in "Hope Floats" at the People's Choice Awards on Jan. 10, 1999. (Gerard Burkhart / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  41. Staying 'Hope'-ful

    In the 1998 film "Hope Floats," Bullock stars as a recently divorced woman who returns with her daughter to her Texas hometown to stay with her mom, played by Gena Rowlands. As she tries to get her life back together, she strikes up an attraction with an old friend, played by Harry Connick Jr. (20th Century Fox via Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  42. Sinking sensation

    Bullock reprised her "Speed" role for the ill-fated 1997 film, "Speed 2: Cruise Control." Jason Patric took over for Keanu Reeves in this story about a cruise ship that becomes the target of a computer hacker. Scoring just 2 percent "fresh" on RottenTomatoes.com, the USA Today critic called the film, "A waterlogged sequel that'll soon be bottom-feeding with 'Beyond the Poseidon Adventure.'" (20th Century Fox) Back to slideshow navigation
  43. Hemingway's lady

    In 1996's "In Love and War," Bullock plays a nurse who cares for Ernest Hemingway, played by Chris O'Donnell, during World War I. The film marked a dramatic departure for Bullock, but didn't light up the box office, earning only around $14 million. (New Line Cinema via Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  44. 'Sleeping' beauty

    Bullock won hearts playing a lovelorn subway token taker in 1995's "While You Were Sleeping." She played Lucy, a woman who has a crush on a man she doesn't know and then saves life. He goes into a coma and through a series of misunderstandings his family comes to believe that she is his fiancée. Demi Moore was originally supposed to play Bullock's role. (Buena Vista Pictures via Everett Collection) Back to slideshow navigation
  45. 'Speed'-y road to success

    Bullock's breakthrough role came in 1994's "Speed." In it, she played a feisty passenger on a city bus who finds herself at the center of a mad bomber's plot to blow up the vehicle if its speed drops below 50 miles per hour. (20th Century Fox via Everett Collection) Back to slideshow navigation
  46. The 'Potion' worked

    Bullock starred opposite Tate Donovan in the 1992 film, "Love Potion No. 9." The film tells the story of an elixir that makes people of the opposite sex fall love with each other. The potion must have worked for Donovan and Bullock because the couple dated for four years after meeting on the set. (20th Century Fox) Back to slideshow navigation
  47. 'Working' for a living

    One of Sandra Bullock's early roles was on the short-lived series, "Working Girl," the small screen version of the film that starred Melanie Griffith and Harrison Ford. The series only lasted for 12 episodes. (20th Century Fox via Everett Collection) Back to slideshow navigation
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    NATALIE MORALES, anchor: Five years after Alabama teenager Natalee Holloway disappeared in Aruba , Joran van der Sloot is again the chief suspect in the murder of a young girl, this time from Peru . And van der Sloot is reportedly now on the run. Courtney Hazlett is a correspondent for msnbc.com. Courtney , good morning. Good to have you here.

    COURTNEY HAZLETT reporting: Good morning.

    MORALES: So once again, Joran van der Sloot now the prime suspect. He was arrested twice during the Natalee Holloway story and was released.

    HAZLETT: Correct.

    MORALES: And then now again his name has come up. Give me some of the facts and the backgrounds that we -- the background around the case.

    HAZLETT: What we know is this, is that her body was found yesterday in Peru . It looked like she was stabbed very violently, wrapped in a blanket, and it occurred on Monday, which would be the five-year anniversary of the death, or I'm sorry, the disappearance of Natalee Holloway . Joran van der Sloot 's attorney said, `Listen, this is a guy who just has people pointing fingers at him. He's not been convicted of anything. Why are you doing this now?'

    MORALES: Mm-hmm.

    HAZLETT: Well, because his name was registered to the hotel room where this body was found. They're caught on videotape exiting the hotel together. This time at least there appears to be forensic evidence. There's a body. There wasn't a body with Natalee Holloway .

    MORALES: Right.

    HAZLETT: So it should be cleared up, one would think, pretty decisively in the short term.

    MORALES: Once they can find him because now he is reportedly as well on the run. So obviously that makes you look even that more guilty.

    HAZLETT: It certainly does. If he's innocent he has a really bad habit of ending up with women who end up dying right after they've been in his company.

    MORALES: Right.

    HAZLETT: I think in pop culture terms, the reason this is resonating so much is in so many cases, it's everyone's worst nightmare as a parent that your child could go missing when you think they're safe.

    MORALES: Mm-hmm.

    HAZLETT: As a -- as a woman that you think that you're getting to know somebody and then suddenly everything goes wrong, it's not the person you thought it was. And then furthermore in pop culture terms, a lot of people are saying maybe this is sort of an O.J. Simpson sort of...

    MORALES: Mm-hmm.

    HAZLETT: ...situation where you get away with it one time, and then something else happens and then you're finally caught.

    MORALES: That leads you to -- right back to that same person. I mean, let's talk also, you know, speaking of, you know, a lot of the stories that we've been -- in the news these last couple of days, and more on the death of Gary Coleman .

    HAZLETT: Mm-hmm.

    MORALES: And now we're hearing for the first time the 911 tapes from...

    HAZLETT: Correct.

    MORALES: ...the woman who was his wife. Let's take a listen to a portion of that first.

    Ms. SHANNON PRICE: And there's like blood all over and I can't do anything.

    Unidentified Dispatcher: Where is he at now?

    Ms. PRICE: On the floor in the kitchen, and he's just sitting there. He's sitting up now. But he's like not -- I mean his head's all bloody in the back. Gary , don't move.

    Dispatcher: That wound has stopped bleeding.

    Ms. PRICE: Don't move. Stay there, OK? You have to put this on your head.

    Mr. GARY COLEMAN: What's wrong ?

    Ms. PRICE: Keep pressure on this, OK? Hold this.

    Mr. COLEMAN: What's wrong ?

    Ms. PRICE: He's bloody, like all freaking over. Don't move.

    Dispatcher: OK.

    Ms. PRICE: I don't even know why you're standing. Here.

    Dispatcher: Tell him he needs to sit down.

    Ms. PRICE: You need to sit down. Sit down. Gary , sit down!

    Mr. COLEMAN: What's wrong ?

    Ms. PRICE: Look at the flood. Sit down!

    MORALES: That's a hard phone call to listen to. Are you surprised at the behavior that we're hearing from Shannon Price ?

    HAZLETT: It's a fascinating 911 call. Usually when we hear these calls you don't want to listen because there's so much terror involved and grief. This just doesn't really sound like the call made by somebody who loves somebody who's hurt.

    MORALES: Mm-hmm.

    HAZLETT: The -- really, there's so many strange circumstances surrounding this. Nothing about Gary Coleman 's life was normal from the beginning.

    MORALES: Well, their relationship in general. Yeah.

    HAZLETT: I mean this is a person who was thrust into child stardom and from the word "go" his life was never normal again. Their relationship specifically was one where they went to divorce court , they were divorced, papers indicate that. They were revealed yesterday. The attorney for Gary Coleman said, `Listen, I don't know if they ever remarried but I think that's something that she -- or he would have shared with me.' I think there are...

    MORALES: Hm. So then that brings up questions about whether or not she's acting in his best interest when she's there directing the 911 call and then at the hospital as well.

    HAZLETT: Right, which leads to the hospital as well where...

    MORALES: Exactly.

    HAZLETT: ...she was the one to make the ultimate call that he be taken off of life support after he slipped out of consciousness. So I think there are a lot of questions that remain here.

    MORALES: Mm-hmm.

    HAZLETT: The family of Gary Coleman definitely wants answers. It will be interesting to see how cooperative she is.

    MORALES: All right. And then real quickly, Charlie Sheen , reportedly set to plead no contest to a misdemeanor charge stemming from that domestic dispute on Christmas Day with his wife. Will he be heading to jail? I mean, he's reportedly going to be sentenced to 30 days .

    HAZLETT: All indications are on Monday he will appear in court in Colorado , that there is a plea deal in place. The judge hasn't signed off on it which is why no one from the Sheen camp can make any official comment right now about it. But all indications are he'll go and report to jail as well on Monday.

    MORALES: Mm-hmm.

    HAZLETT: This will be a 30-day sentence that really in the end will only end up being about 15 to 17 days once you factor in good behavior and that sort of thing. Good timing.

    MORALES: Not likely though to affect his, you know, you're getting to...

    HAZLETT: Right.

    MORALES: ...the timing of the taping of...

    HAZLETT: Really good timing.

    MORALES: ..." Two and a Half Men ."

    HAZLETT: Because " Two and a Half Men " these series go back to work usually in late July, early August. His original court date wasn't until July 21st , so he's heading this off at the pass. And really again, it's going to be an instance where his image is not hurt at all in the end, I think.

    MORALES: Still the highest paid actor in television, right?

    HAZLETT: Highest paid actor on television.

    MORALES: Per episode.

    HAZLETT: Number one show. This is a guy with domestic violence claims against him and he's on a family show. And this does not affect his career whatsoever. He is Teflon in this industry.

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