In their first 60 Minutes showdown last night, Bill Clinton and Bob Dole sparred over President Bush's tax cut. In case you missed it, Clinton is against it and Dole is for it and the name Frenchie Davis never came up.
Rocker Fred Durst apparently has a firmer grasp of the English language than many of us gave him credit for. The Limp Bizkit frontman got a tongue-lashing from scholars for using the word "agreeance" during an anti-war tirade at last month's Grammys. But according to the North American editor of the Oxford English Dictionary, "agreeance" is, in fact, a word. Britney Spears, meanwhile, still wants nothing to do with him.
Most Mob bosses would sooner slit their throats than break into song. But now that NBC's edgy miniseries Kingpin has put its lead tough guy, Yancey Arias, on Hollywood's Most Wanted list, he hopes to use his raised profile to cut in on the movie-musical movement that has filmgoers
humming all the way to the popcorn stand.
"I'd love to do a remake of West Side Story in which a Latino is [the traditionally white-bread] Tony," says the native New Yorker, a veteran of Broadway's The Wild Party, with Toni Collette and Eartha Kitt. "That would be quite an event, making it with a different racial background."
Singer LeAnn Rimes is a devotress of country music's great ladies, like Patsy Cline and Tammy Wynette. On March 30, she'll guest star on NBC's American Dreams as another one of her childhood idols, Connie Francis. Natch, she'll sing "Where the Boys Are." We've got goosebumps already!
"I've been singing that song since I was a little girl," the 20-year-old tells TV Guide Online. "At this opry in Dallas, there was a '50s and '60s night once a month, and I remember singing it at 7 years old. Every month, I'd have to sing it again because people would always want me to sing that song! So it was kinda funny when American Dreams sent me over different [options for] people to play on the show, and I saw that Connie Francis song. I t
Forget going for the gold; when it comes to the Academy Awards, comedian Wanda Sykes prefers to go for broke. That's why the funny lady, a pivotal part of the 2002 telecast's writing team, won't be returning to add punch to host Steve Martin's lines at this year's 75th annual
ceremony. In her estimation, the kind of humor that really draws a crowd is the sort that also draws blood.
"The Oscars are very networky," she groans to TV Guide Online. "I loved working with [former emcee] Whoopi Goldberg, but everyone's a little too sensitive for me. I like a little edge."
And how. The onetime Chris Rock Show regular can say with great authority that, at the movie biz's black-tie back-slap, a little goe
American Idol finalist Corey Clark the dude Simon lambasted for partying the night before a pivotal qualifying round has no plans to tame his wild image should he ultimately be crowned the champ. At the very least, he tells TV Guide Online, "I'm definitely going to be a little more fun than [AI's inaugural winner] Kelly Clarkson." (Justin, are you going to let him diss your woman like that?) We have to wonder whether the 22-year-old Nashville native was busy raising the roof the day Fox asked him to fill out its online profile, because he left half the form blank! What gives? "I didn't leave it [empty]," he insists. "I was never asked those questions." Well, we can fix that...
TV Guide Online: If you don't make it on American Idol, what will you do?
Corey Clark: I will continue to try and record a demo.
TVGO: What are your goals in li
As wholesome bride-to-be Lucy on 7th Heaven, Beverley Mitchell mainly busies herself with girlie stuff. But she goes where the boys are in Disney Channel's upcoming TV movie, Right on Track (airing March 21 at 8 pm/ET).
"It's based on a true story about a girl named Erica Enders," Mitchell tells TV Guide Online. "She's from Houston, and she broke into the world of drag racing as the first female junior drag racer. She just went in there and kicked all the boys' butts, and they were kinda p---ed off!
"It's her story of how she had to overcome a male-dominated sport," the 22-year-old actress continues. "She was just named NHRA which means National Hot Rod Association Rookie of the Year. For her freshman year of drag racing, that's quite an incredible feat, when you're up against thousands and thous