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CHRISTY'S SMOKIN' CONFESSION

Another supermodel speaking out is Christy Turlington. AP reports that the 31-year-old stunner described her father's battle with lung cancer while addressing a group of teenagers ar an anti-tobacco summit in Florida. Turlington also recounted her own struggle to quit smoking, explaining that she started smoking in her early teens and didn't even stop after her father had a heart attack due to his excessive puffing. read more

MORGAN FAIRCHILD'S INFIDELITY

Here's another odd couple: Liz Smith reports that Morgan Fairchild and John Davidson are teaming up for the off-Broadway comedy High Infidelity, opening in July. The two play a senator and his wife who have to try to salvage their marriage for political reasons. That's incredible! — Jonathan Reiner read more

GRAMMER PUTS HIS MONEY WHERE HIS MOUTH IS

Say what you will about Kelsey Grammer's decision to tackle Macbeth on Broadway (a. brave, b. foolhardy, c. egomaniacal), the man has the courage of his convictions — and the money to pay for them. Not only is Grammer playing the title role in this revival, which opened last night at the Music Box, he is a last-minute creditor whose deep pockets saved the troubled production from closing out of town. In an interview with the New York Post yesterday, the actor confirmed he lent his producers, SFX Theatrical Group, a substantial amount of money to help get Macbeth to Broadway. The loan, Grammer said, does not have to be repaid if the production fails to recoup its $1.5 million investment. — New York Post read more

NAOMI CAMPBELL OPENS UP

Cranky Naomi Campbell blames her bitchy behavior on lingering resentment toward her father for abandoning her as a child. The supermodel, 30, tells Barbara Walters on Friday's episode of 20/20 that she also has "issues" with her mother. "I've not always displayed my anger in the appropriate time. But it's a manifestation of a deeper issue, I think. And that, to me, I think is based on insecurity, self-esteem and loneliness."

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DONNY & MARIE GET THE AX

One bad apple don't spoil the whole bunch, girl, but one bad ratings book killed the syndicated talk show Donny & Marie. Variety reports that the Osmonds' talker won't be back for a third season due to poor performance in key demographic groups during May sweeps. read more

FLORENCE HENDERSON, OUT OF WORK?

So long, Florence? The New York Post reports that Florence Henderson and the girls of Later Today might get the ax when NBC's Today adds an extra hour in the fall. An NBC spokesperson says the show will air on NBC-owned stations in September, but insiders say Later Today staffers have been told to send out their résumés and look for other work. read more

MATTHEW PERRY'S EMMY NIGHTMARE

Portly Matthew Perry can't get a break. Hot on the heels of nasty rumors that he needs a liver transplant comes word that he is withdrawing himself from Emmy consideration, ostensibly because his publicists submitted him in the wrong category. Variety columnist Army Archerd accurately reported Wednesday that the Friends star submitted himself in the lead-actor category for this year's Emmy nominations — which was news to the troubled actor, since he was under the impression he submitted himself in the supporting category. Long story short: It's too late for Perry's people to switch categories, so the funnyman just called the whole thing off. Did this sort of thing ever happen to Susan Lucci? read more

MORE ON SWAYZE'S FLIGHT FROM HELL

Here's the latest on the controversy surrounding Patrick Swayze and the possibility that he was flying drunk: The New York Daily News reports that Arizona police charged three men with "giving false information" for initially withholding the fact that they helped Swayze dispose of his empties. Meanwhile, Swayze's publicist reports that there was no alcohol on the plane. "It's unfortunate that there were people there who felt the need to say what they said," she said. read more

STALLONE AND REYNOLDS ARE CHAMPS

Burt and Sly — together again for the first time! Britain's Press Association reports that Burt Reynolds and Sylvester Stallone are teaming up for their first movie, a racing flick titled Champs, set to begin filming in July. Stallone also wrote the script. Reynolds plays a wheelchair-bound former driver and Renny Harlin will direct. read more

FLAVOR FLAV PRAISES THE BOSS

Rocker Bruce Springsteen has a new public supporter — controversial Public Enemy rapper Flavor Flav. Flav, whose real name is William Drayton, praised Springsteen for writing a song — "American Skin" — inspired by the police killing of Amadou Diallo. "Bruce Springsteen, he sees the picture," Flav told SonicNet.com, a music Web site. "Can't no one blame a man for seeing reality the way that it is. And y'know what? I'm with my man all the way." Public Enemy was among the first groups to address the killing last year with a song titled "41:19" — for the 41 shots fired by four New York City cops at Diallo and the 19 that hit him. — New York Post read more

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