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The Los Angeles Times also reports that Michelle Pfeiffer and überproducer David E. Kelley are planning to put their Brentwood compound on the market at $49 million. Opting for a lifestyle change, the couple are moving to a ranch they bought in California's "horse country." Their new neighbors include Seabiscuit, Mr. Ed and Anna Nicole Smith. read more

MEGA MINUTES

More than 15 million people caught 60 Minutes' exclusive interview with president-turned-author Bill Clinton last night. Viewership spiked in the second half hour, right around the time Dan Rather said "a--hole." read more

AMERICA'S NEXT TOP HOMEOWNER

Tyra Banks has purchased a Mediterranean-style home in Beverly Hills for roughly $3 million, the Los Angeles Times reports. In addition to four bedrooms and ocean views, the crib comes with vaulted ceilings, a spread in Jane magazine and a Sephora catalogue cover. read more

DOINK DOINK

Law & Order star Jesse L. Martin is thisclose to signing a new multiyear, multimillion-dollar deal with the show, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Come fall, Martin will get a new partner, played by Dennis Farina. Meanwhile, there's apparently no truth to the nasty rumor that Martin's much-maligned co-star, Elisabeth Rohm, will be replaced next season by a wig-wearing Snapple bottle. read more

MMM... CANTERBURY

Archbishop of Canterbury (and self-proclaimed Simpsons fanatic) Rowan Williams has been invited by producers to make a pit stop in Springfield. "We'd love to have him on the show," exec producer Al Jean tells Reuters. "It's a great thrill that the archbishop is such a fan." A rep for the archbishop says no formal offer has been made, but added that "It would be a very intriguing prospect." read more

BALL BUSTER

Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg's airport-based love story, The Terminal, got hit from behind by Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story at the weekend box office. The Ben Stiller-Vince Vaughn farce debuted at No. 1 with $30 million, grounding The Terminal at No. 2 with $18.7 million. And with just $6.8 million, Jackie Chan's Around the World in 80 Days got stuck in traffic at No. 9. read more

FELONY CONVICTION, INTERRUPTED

A Los Angeles judge reduced Winona Ryder's felony shoplifting convictions to misdemeanors on Friday. The sticky-fingered thesp, who completed 480 hours of community service, paid more than $7000 in fines and attended counseling, also won a bid to serve the remainder of her three years probation unsupervised. However, the judge warned Ryder that she'd be sent back to jail if she broke the law before her probation ends in December 2005. read more

SUNDAY In honor of Father's Day,...

SUNDAY

In honor of Father's Day, I thought I'd ask my dad to give me his take on the two big TV interviews this weekend. He said he'd watch the Clinton one, but was reluctant to tune in for Madonna because... well, you can see his rather blunt reaction at the bottom of the page.

60 Minutes
For all the talk about the Monica Lewinsky stuff, the image I'm taking away from this interview is the former leader of the free world tearing up as he watched a tape of his deceased mother calling him a "wonderful son." Yeah, I know I'm being a sentimental sucker, but so what? I bet that despite how uncomfortable Clinton must have been addressing the sensitive issues that Dan Rather brought up, he'll probably remember that tape more than anything else. Nevertheless, I can't imagine that Bill, Hillary and Chelsea sat down to watch this as a family considering the painful-to-watch (for them, anyway) footage t read more

SUNDAY In honor of Father's Day,...

SUNDAY

In honor of Father's Day, I thought I'd ask my dad to give me his take on the two big TV interviews this weekend. He said he'd watch the Clinton one, but was reluctant to tune in for Madonna because... well, you can see his rather blunt reaction at the bottom of the page.

60 Minutes
For all the talk about the Monica Lewinsky stuff, the image I'm taking away from this interview is the former leader of the free world tearing up as he watched a tape of his deceased mother calling him a "wonderful son." Yeah, I know I'm being a sentimental sucker, but so what? I bet that despite how uncomfortable Clinton must have been addressing the sensitive issues that Dan Rather brought up, he'll probably remember that tape more than anything else. Nevertheless, I can't imagine that Bill, Hillary and Chelsea sat down to watch this as a family considering the painful-to-watch (for them, anyway) footage t read more

Tucker Carlson: Uncensored

What liberal media? Conservative pundit Tucker Carlson now headlines two shows — and Fox News Channel doesn't air either of them. The cohost of CNN's Crossfire is crossing over to PBS with a new talk show, Tucker Carlson: Unfiltered (debuting tonight; check local listings). TV Guide Online turned the tables on Carlson, grilling him about Britney Spears, his bow-tie habit and potential chat-show rivals Rev. Al Sharpton and Howard Dean.

TV Guide Online: So what kinds of guests should we look forward to seeing on Unfiltered?
Tucker Carlson:
Only the most interesting. Anybody who has a talk show gets frustrated by the endless chase after name guests — some of whom are good, most of whom are not. Typically in Washington, the mindset is get the guy with the best title. I want to get the guy with the best information and the ability to convey it. Someone who doesn't use euphemisms and government-speak and doesn't bu read more

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