Jane Leeves has given birth to a bouncing baby girl, reports AP. The Frasier actress introduced Isabella Kathryn Coben to the world on Jan. 9. Leeves's co-star and friend Peri Gilpen (Roz) was in the delivery room to cheer her on... Model Christy Turlington and actor-filmmaker Ed Burns have decided to tie the knot, The New York Daily News reports... Marilyn Monroe's "Happy Birthday, Mr. President" dress is set to hit the auction block, AP reports. The infamous white gown is expected to draw in as much as $30,000 when it goes on sale Feb. 8 at Sothebys.com... The Hollywood Reporter says that after seven years, SNL alum Molly Shannon will leave the show on Feb. 17. Lauren Kane
The resurgence of Beatlemania has been good to Paul McCartney, reports the Sunday Times of London. The former Beatle is said to be the world's first billionaire rock star. His estimated wealth is set at $1.06 billion after collecting an inheritance from his late wife, Linda, as well as real estate investments and the forthcoming sales of the Beatles's chart topping 1 album.
Many pay lip service to the Golden Globes as a valuable
early predictor of Oscar winners, but according to the
stars strolling down the red carpet last night, everyone
really just comes to dress up and party down. "I haven't
been before," Catherine Zeta-Jones told TV Guide
Online. "It's my first time, but my husband tells me
it's a real hoot." Standing protectively by his young
bride's side, hubby Michael Douglas (Wonder
Boys) added: "What's really nice is it's one of the
only places that television and movies come together.
You don't have the usual elitism and separation [between
the two], and so you get to see a lot of your fellow
actors that you haven't seen in a while. It's a lot of
fun because there's food and wine being served, and the
whole place has got a loosey goosey feel that makes it
much more pleasurable than some of the other events."
Not far in line behind Zeta-Jones was her brunette
doppelganger, former Law & Order
These days life is Absolutely Fabulous for Mick Jagger's ex, Jerry Hall. The model-turned-actress is being sought to play the role of Patsy Stone in an American version of the popular British sitcom. The New York Post reports that despite poor reviews in the London stage version of The Graduate, Hall has been in talks with Roseanne Barr, who purchased the American rights to the show several years ago.
The planets are in need of alignment for Cybill Shepherd after being replaced as host of the talk show Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, USA Today reports. "Cybill was a pleasure to work with. What didn't work was the show," says Columbia TriStar president Steve Mosko. The low-rated gabfest is retooling its format to include a panel of hosts. Home & Family's Cristina Ferrare and host of MTV's Loveline, Dr. Drew Pinsky, are among the panelists.
Interracial teen romance meets hip-hop flick Save the Last Dance finished number one at the box office again this weekend, grossing $16 million in its second week. Dance beat out Cast Away, which earned $11.3 million, and the critically acclaimed Traffic, which ranked third at $8.2 million. Brad Pitt's Snatch and Mel Gibson's What Women Want rounded out the top five.
It was bound to happen! Scantily clad pop princess Britney Spears has finally announced she will join forces with the Material Girl, Reuters reports. Spears's recording company, Virgin Records, says the two have plans to sing a duet together seeing as how they are mutual fans of each other's work. "The duet with Madonna is going to happen. Madonna is great. I grew up listening to her in my room... I was really happy when she said she admired me," Spears told reporters in Brazil at the Rock in Rio music festival.
Isn't it comforting to know that nobody not even the high-falutin' Hollywood Foreign Press Association can throw a party without a guest winding up wearing a lampshade? "Renée Zellweger is drunk, ladies and gentlemen," reported poker-faced presenter Hugh Grant last night when at first the actress couldn't be located to accept her Golden Globe. It turned out, she wasn't under her table, but had pulled a Christine Lahti and ducked out to go to the john. "I had lipstick on my teeth," she laughed, red-faced, after making her way to the stage past Lahti, ironically. And she was far from the only celebrity to be embarrassed during the broadcast. That's why TV Guide Online compiled this list of the other stars who dubiously distinguished themselves. And the winners... uh, losers were:
Tom Cruise. Without announcing the nominees for Best Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie, the man with the million-watt smile dimly started
Hollywood proved once again last night that it loves Sex, politics and rock and roll at the 58th annual Golden Globe Awards. Sex and the City's Sarah Jessica Parker took home Best Actress in a Comedy while her HBO series won Best Comedy. NBC's The West Wing picked up television's Best Drama award and earned Martin Sheen a Best Actor nod. Ally McBeal's troubled star Robert Downey Jr. also took home a trophy for Best Supporting Actor, Drama and Once and Again's Sela Ward coveted television drama's Best Actress award. On the big screen, Gladiator ruled as Best Dramatic Motion Picture while Cameron Crowe's Almost Famous was named Best Comedy. Famous's Kate Hudson and O Brother, Where Art Thou?'s George Clooney took home souvenirs for their work in supporting roles, while past Globe winners Julia Roberts (Erin Brockovich) and Tom Hanks (Cast Away) adde
Pretender fans hoping Jarod (Michael T. Weiss) and Miss Parker (Andrea Parker) will stop pretending they don't want each other and get it on in TNT's reunion telepic, The Pretender 2001 (premiering Monday, 8 pm ET/PT), are bound to be frustrated. Although the enemies do finally share a liplock it won't take place until the follow-up film airs later this year.
"I think it's only natural that [viewers] want the hero and the villain/heroine to get together," Parker tells TV Guide Online, hinting that the groundwork for the long-awaited smooch will be laid in Monday night's two-hour flick. "The theme for Miss Parker is loyalty, or lack there of. Her relationship with her father, her relationship with The Centre, her relationship with Jarod all of those relationships are intensely addressed and, in a sense, transitioned and resolved."
Well, considering it's a small miracle that The Pretender is alive at all, fans are not likely to