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GOV. VENTURA GETS BOOED

Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura turned bad guy at a World Wrestling Federation event in Minneapolis on Saturday night. Our spies tell us the former professional wrestler was booed by angry fans after he sided with Triple H and hurled verbal barbs at The Rock. read more

FOX KIDS ADDS WRESTLING

There appears to be no end in sight to wrestling's popularity: Fox Kids has given a 13-episode order for a new live-action series, Los Luchadores, about a 300-pound masked wrestler named Lobo Solo, according to web site toymania.com. read more

DIETER'S DEAD

Universal Pictures has officially shut down production on Dieter, the big-screen comedy that was to have starred Mike Myers in a role originally created for Saturday Night Live. The studio recently sued the Austin Powers star for failing to live up to his $20 million contract to make the flick. read more

ROBERT WAGNER SUES SPELLING

Actor Robert Wagner is suing Aaron Spelling Productions for $20 million for allegedly cheating him out of the profits on the long-running Fox drama Beverly Hills, 90210. Wagner's suit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday, charges that Spelling owes him based on a series development agreement dating back to 1973. read more

MOVIEGOERS GET SHAFTED

Samuel L. Jackson's remake of the 1971 blaxploitation flick Shaft was the No. 1 movie at the weekend box office, grossing an estimated $21.1 million. Action pic Gone in Sixty Seconds dropped to the No. 2 spot with $14.7 million, followed by Big Momma's House ($11.3 million), Mission: Impossible II ($10.9 million), animated pic Titan A.E. ($9.5 million) and Boys and Girls ($7 million). read more

CYBILL YAKS IT UP

Cybill Shepherd is angling to replace Eleanor Mondale as host of the upcoming syndicated series Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus, according to Variety. Meanwhile, brace yourself for more TV talk shows: Caroline Rhea (Sabrina, the Teenage Witch) and nationally syndicated radio talk-show host Tom Leykis are reportedly in discussions to host their own talk shows by 2001. read more

IMUS IN HORSE ACCIDENT

Veteran radio host Don Imus was hospitalized with multiple injuries Sunday after being thrown from a horse at his ranch in New Mexico. The 59-year-old Imus, whose New York morning show is simulcast on MSNBC, is reportedly in stable condition. — Rich Brown read more

MIDLER MOVES TO L.A.

Bette Midler is no longer in a New York state of mind. Variety reports that the diva's upcoming CBS series, Bette!, will not tape in New York, as previously announced. However, if the series makes it to a second season there is a good chance production could shift back to New York. Got that? 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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ODD COUPLE SEES SPOT RUN

How's this for an odd couple: Oscar nominee Michael Clarke Duncan is in talks to team with wacky David Arquette in the comedy flick See Spot Run! Duncan would play an FBI agent, according to The Hollywood Reporter, while Arquette would play a mailman who takes care of an FBI drug-sniffing superdog. read more

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