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Sophia Loren explains famous Jayne Mansfield photo

In a famous 1950s black and white photo taken at a party in Beverly Hills, new starlet Sophia Loren is seen giving Hollywood bombshell Jayne Mansfield's cleavage a distinctive side eye. Loren finally explained the story behind that look. "Paramount had organized a party for me. All of cinema was there, it was incredible. And then comes in Jayne Mansfield ... for me, that was when it got amazing," said the Italian actress in an interview with Entertainment Weekly to promote her memoir "Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow: My Life." "I'm staring at her nipples because I am afraid they are about to come onto my plate. In my face you can see the fear. I'm so frightened that everything in her dress is going to blow — BOOM! — and spill all over the table." Loren said that she's often asked to autograph this photo, but always refuses "out of respect for Jayne Mansfield, because she's not with us anymore." Loren will be honored at the AFI Fest in Hollywood on Wednesday. The honor coincides with the 50th anniversary of her Oscar-nominated role in "Marriage Italian Style."

Wayne Brady talks about his secret depression

Game show host Wayne Brady revealed to Entertainment Weekly that he's secretly been struggling with depression for years. "Having a bad day is one thing, having a bad week is another, having a bad life ... you don't want to move, you can't move in the darkness," he said. The comedian said he's on the road to recovery now after two huge incidents: hitting rock bottom on his birthday in June when he had a "complete breakdown" and the August suicide of Robin Williams.

Actors announce engagement in newspaper

Benedict Cumberbatch announced his engagement to girlfriend Sophie Hunter in a very classy and timeless way, in our opinion. The actor decided not to tell the world via a publicist or social media, and instead posted the notice in the Wednesday print edition of the Times, a British newspaper. The two British actors met on the set of the 2009 film "Burlesque Fairytales."

Also ...

■Robert Downey Jr.'s wife, Susan Downey, gave birth to their daughter, Avri Roel Downey, Wednesday. It's the second baby for the pair, who also have a toddler. Downey also has an adult son from a previous marriage. The new baby is a nice birthday present for Susan, who turns 41 today.

■Canadian rock band Nickelback has announced its "No Fixed Address" tour will come to DTE Energy Music Theatre Aug. 1. Tickets go on sale Nov. 15. Price TBA.

■Stevie Wonder and girlfriend Tomeeka Robyn Bracy are expecting a baby girl, but not triplets, as Page Six reported. The singer cleared up the rumor with The Detroit News and also mentioned it on "The View" on Wednesday.

■Singer Kelly Rowland gave birth to son Titan Jewell Witherspoon this week. Rowland married the child's father, Tim Witherspoon, in May.

■US Weekly reports singer Marc Anthony is engaged to his on-again, off-again girlfriend Shannon De Lima.

Compiled by Melody Baetens

mbaetens@detroitnews.com

Today's birthdays

Sally Field, 68

Thandie Newton, 42

Emma Stone, 26

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