NEWS BRIEFS: 'Cold Mountain' Too Hot

EDITED: The love scenes between Nicole Kidman and Jude Law in “Cold Mountain” are a little too hot for Chinese audiences according to that country’s traditions, a spokesman for the state Broadcasting, Movie and Television Administration said. Scenes “not in accord with national conditions, not in accord with Chinese tradition and not in accord with Chinese customs” will be cut from the version shown in Chinese theaters, the Associated Press reports.

NEWS BRIEFS: Helen Hunt Pregnant

EXPECTING: Helen Hunt, 40, and her boyfriend, producer Matthew Carnahan, are about to be parents, a rep for the “As Good As It Gets” Oscar winner and former “Mad About You” star confirms. Spokesman Stephen Huvane says the baby is due in the summer. Hunt has reportedly been dating Carnahan (whose credits include being a consulting producer on TV’s “The Fugitive”) since 2001, following the collapse of her 17-month marriage to “Friends” and “The Simpsons” regular Hank Azaria, now 39.