Leather-skinned fashionista Donatella Versace has quietly checked into a rehab facility to treat a cocaine addiction, the New York Post reports. "The family views this as a private matter," says a rep for the Versaces. "We hope the press will respect this as such." In the meantime, Donatella has announced that all Versace designer socks are buy one get one for $890. She only asks that you pay in cash and leave the money with the guard.
On Tuesday, a New York judge barred Restaurant star
Rocco DiSpirito from entering his infamous eatery and said the joint's financial backer China Grill Management has every right to shut the place down since it's operating at a loss. There's just one problem: Mama has now handcuffed herself to the dishwasher.
HBO is turning to some old friends in hopes of finding its next big comedy hit. As reported exclusively in the new issue of TV Guide magazine (on sale tomorrow), Sex and the City writer Michael Patrick King is developing a new half-hour series starring Friends alum Lisa Kudrow. The project is being kept hush-hush so much so that an HBO spokesperson wasn't even aware of it. Kudrow's reps, meanwhile, didn't even bother to return my phone calls. Clearly they forgot that I CAN DESTROY THEM!!!
That first movie gig is special for any actor. Then again, landing a starring role opposite the hunky Colin Farrell and the tremendously talented Robin Wright Penn and Sissy Spacek could be a newcomer's worst nightmare! Luckily for theater thesp Dallas Roberts, the aforementioned A-listers were a dream to work with on the set of A Home at the End of the World (now in limited release).
"For a guy who is making his first movie — and with bona fide movie stars — there was some trepidation about how I was going to do," the soft-spoken Roberts admits. "But [they all] made me feel very calm and very much like I was doing a good job, and that it was alright to be a little weirded out by all this."
After multiple auditions with director Michael Mayer and producer Tom Hulce, Roberts learned he'd won the part at a tricky time. "I was actually about four minutes from going on stage [in the Off-Broa
On last Thursday's installment of Big Brother 5, 26-year-old yoga instructor Lori became the second houseguest to be evicted by her roomies. But don't feel too badly for her — the blow was softened by that $10,000 she opted to take instead of stocking the house's pantry. (Anyone still wondering why Lori got the boot?) TV Guide Online caught up with the Boston babe shortly after her ouster to get the skinny on her brief stay in the house that Orwell built.
TV Guide Online: Were you shocked to be nominated for eviction so soon?
Lori: No, only because Marvin won Head of Household and I knew he was going to nominate me.
TVGO: Do you regret choosing the $10,000 windfall over food for the household?
Lori: I don't regret it, but I definitely do think that it had something to do with the fact that I was nominated. It made me a target immediately.
TVGO: Marvin said he nominated you because you were the stronges
... and we mean out. Twentieth Television confirmed Tuesday that On Air with Ryan Seacrest is history. The news comes just a day after Sinclair Broadcast Group pulled the American Idol host's struggling talk show from more than 20 of its TV stations. In a statement, Seacrest said he "wouldn't have changed anything about this entire experience." Except, maybe, the ending.
A Los Angeles judge sentenced Courtney Love to mandatory drug counseling on Tuesday in one of four criminal cases against her. (Which one? Beats me.) If the rocker completes the program, she will be spared jail time. "I've got to stop drinking," she told reporters outside the courthouse. "It's gonna be fun."
The UPN affiliate in Harrisburg, Pa., which covers three of the top nine Amish markets in the country, has refused to air tonight's premiere of Amish in the City. Instead, general manager Matt Uhl told Media Life that he will tape it and, "If I deem it appropriate, we'll air the first episode on Friday and the other episodes in their regular time slots." And if he chooses not to air it, just read Press Tour Diary: Day Nine to find out what you're missing. Speaking of which, I forgot to include an important highlight: 1:55 Amish Miriam encounters her very first avocado!
This month, fans of Missing were wowed by the difference in Lifetime's psychic police drama. Gone is the misleading former title 1-800-MISSING. (Those are actually the digits for a "clairvoyant hotline" unrelated to the series!) Kill Bill's Vivica A. Fox has replaced ER's Gloria Reuben as the leading lady cop. Sole original cast member Caterina Scorsone is now a full-fledged FBI agent whose new G-Man colleagues include All My Children's Mark Consuelos and Justin Louis (who's starred in too many failed sitcoms to mention). The show's also set in Washington, D.C. Of course, Miss Vivica is the best change of all.
"I would have been a fool to pass up this opportunity," enthuses Fox, who plays badass agent Nicole Scott. She also enjoys some creative control as coexecutive producer, and owns a stake in Missing. "I'm very, very happy at the Lifetime network." (Translation: "Ca-ching!")