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    JAMMIN' JONASES: The Jonas Brothers — Kevin, left, Joe and Nick — met with reporters yesterday in Mexico City in advance of a concert last night. The brothers' "Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam" tour was interrupted last week when a concert scheduled for Thursday in Monterrey, Mexico, was canceled because of security concerns.


Recycled items create yard accents

Using recycled materials in the garden is hardly new, but few do it with Matthew Levesque’s flair.

Levesque creates custom artwork, furniture and lighting for garden designers and has had his work featured on national TV. Now he shares ideas and techniques for creating your own garden accents from castoffs in "The Revolutionary Yardscape: Ideas for Repurposing Local Materials to Create Containers, Pathways, Lighting and More."

The book is geared toward gardens with a contemporary style. Some of the projects depend on serendipitous finds, but many feature items that are widely available. Among them are a railing for an outdoor stairway made from free-form copper tubing, a tool shed made from louvered shutters and a patio assembled from scrap granite and other stone.

His ideas can be copied literally, but he also helps readers look at old junk with fresh eyes and come up with their own reuses.

"The Revolutionary Yardscape" is published by Timber Press and sells for $22.95 in softcover.



Keef describes Lips as annoying controller

LONDON » Keith Richards says the Rolling Stones almost imploded because Mick Jagger thought he was "bigger than the Stones."

The pair’s stormy relationship is described in Richards’ memoir "Life," published this week.

Richards told the BBC yesterday that Jagger took control of the band during the 1980s and that his behavior "started at first to annoy me and then slowly enraged me."

But he said the two are still friends, a half-century after they bonded over a love of American blues music. "Nobody has the perfect marriage," he said, but they had healed the wounds of the past.


Dion’s docs deliver twin baby boys

NEW YORK » Celine Dion has given birth to twin boys, after a long struggle to be a mother again.

A statement released by St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Fla., said the 42-year-old singer delivered the boys Saturday afternoon. One weighed 5 pounds, 10 ounces, while the other weighed 5 pounds, 4 ounces.

Dion and her husband-manager, Rene Angelil, have an older son, Rene Charles, 9. Dion had long wanted more children, and has spoken openly about her struggles to become pregnant through several rounds of in-vitro fertilization.

The boys came a month early. Dion was hospitalized last week to be sure she was near her doctors as she prepared to give birth.


Damon’s daughter brings tot total to 3

NEW YORK » It’s another girl for Matt Damon and his wife.

Damon’s spokeswoman Jennifer Allen says Luciana Damon gave birth to Stella Zavala Damon Wednesday in New York City.

She is the couple’s third daughter. She joins Gia, born in 2008, and Isabella, born in 2006. Luciana Damon also has a daughter, Alexa, from a previous marriage.


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