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CONTACT, KATE WIN AT TONYS

Contact, the dance musical with no live or original music, won four awards at Sunday night's Tony awards, including the prize for best new musical. The acclaimed revival of Kiss Me, Kate took home five trophies, including one for best musical revival. Copenhagen was named best new play, and Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing won the award for best revival of a play. Elton John and Tim Rice, who didn't attend the ceremony, won the award for best original score for Aida, which took home three additional awards despite being denied a nomination for best new musical. read more

CHRISTINA RICCI SPRINGS INTO ACTION

Christina Ricci, cyborg? Yup! Variety reports that the edgy 20-year-old actress will star in and co-produce (with Joel Silver!) a film based on the comic book Adrenalin. Ricci will play a Cold War orphan who is turned into a half-human/half-cyborg programmed to destroy the U.S. Yikes! read more

COUNTRY SHOWDOWN IN BUFFALO!

Two country-music superstars — including the hunky hubby of singer Faith Hill — were locked in the pokey after one stole a police horse and the other attacked sheriff's deputies in Buffalo, NY, cops said. Kenny Chesney — who topped the charts with "How Forever Feels" — was arrested late Saturday night after he galloped away with a Mounted Reserve deputy's horse, authorities said. Minutes later, cops slapped the cuffs on Tim McGraw — son of former big-league relief pitcher Tug McGraw and Hill's husband — after he went ballistic on deputies who tried to corral him. McGraw and Chesney were in Buffalo as headline performers of the George Strait Country Music Festival, an all-day concert that attracted about 50,000 to Rich Stadium in nearby Orchard Park, NY. The melee began in the stadium parking lot when Chesney asked the daughter of Capt. James Coyle, who oversees the sheriff's mounted division, if he could briefly mount her read more

WHO WILL GET ANNIE'S GUN ON BROADWAY?

So long, Jasmine? Broadway.com reports that the latest gossip on the Rialto is that Broadway baby Bebe Neuwirth (also of Cheers and Frasier fame), not Jasmine Guy, could replace Bernadette Peters in the Broadway production of Annie Get Your Gun before Reba McEntire possibly joins the show next year. Before you order your expensive tickets, be forewarned that Baywatch himbo David Hasselhoff is being sought for the role of Frank Butler. read more

KEANU, GELLAR TOP MTV MOVIE AWARDS

Speaking of awards, Keanu Reeves and The Matrix won big at the MTV Movie Awards on Saturday; the show will air Thursday night on MTV. Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me and Cruel Intentions won two awards each, including ones for Best Kiss (between Sarah Michelle Gellar and Selma Blair) and Female Performance (Gellar). read more

TOM CRUISE LEADS THE BOX OFFICE AGAIN

Tom Cruise and Mission: Impossible II held onto the top spot at the box office, narrowly defeating the raucous comedy Big Momma's House. Dinosaur, Shanghai Noon and Gladiator rounded out the top five. read more

PETS.COM PUPPET FOR SALE — FOR REAL!

If you're like us you probably love the sarcastic but cute Pets.com Sock Puppet, so you'll be thrilled to learn that replicas of the sardonic sock are now available for purchase exclusively at Pets.com. And that's just the beginning: Look for a whole line of Sock Puppet merchandise beginning in July. Hmmm... will there be a Pets.com Sock Puppet pooper-scooper?

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CBS MAKES MIDSEASON PLANS

Is it too soon to start talking about midseason replacement series? According to The Hollywood Reporter, CBS has put in midseason orders for Kiss Me Guido and the Alfred Molina/Sharon Lawrence series Ladies Man. Hey, what happened to Falcone? — Jonathan Reiner read more

REGIS HITS THE BOOKS AGAIN

Busy boy Regis Philbin is writing another book, Who Wants to Be Me?, slated to hit stores this fall. The humor book will include Regis's observations on life in the public eye as well as buying embarrassing products in the drugstore and battling uncooperative gadgets. Our question: Is this your final book, Regis? —Jonathan Reiner read more

ROSIE'S GUARDS GET THEIR GUNS

Gun-control activist Rosie O'Donnell defends her use of armed bodyguards, saying she needs extra security when she travels — but wouldn't let guns in her house. "In public places, my security people, who are off-duty policemen, have guns," she says in the current issue of National Review. But "the security people who work in my home do not have guns. The statistic is that you're three times more likely to be a victim of violence if you own a gun. That's why I choose not to have them in my home," Rosie says. —New York Post read more

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