When The Bachelor's Aaron proposed to Helene on Wednesday's finale, the 27-year-old school shrink looked less than surprised. Was she that confident she'd beat out college coed Brooke for his sparkly Harry Winston ring?
"No, it was a surprise to me," she insists to TV Guide Online. "Before that, Aaron really didn't tell me any of his true feelings. I did not know how he felt until the very end. As far as my confidence was concerned, I don't know how to answer that. I just go in there thinking that if it's meant to be, it's meant to be. If it's not, then fine, I'll just move on. It's not the end of the world!"
As for Aaron, the 28-year-old bank exec plans a long engagement to "get to know" his fiancée. He also confirms that pre-nuptial legal precautions are in order, should they ever reach the altar. "Yeah," he says. "We would have a pre-nup agreement." Laughs He
Turns out, Brian Heidik didn't do such a bang-up job keeping his soft-core porn past a secret from his fellow Survivor: Thailand contestants after all. "I kind of figured it out while I was there," admits ousted tribemate Ken Stafford, who got the big blow-off on last Thursday's show. "I had a conversation with Brian, and he knew people that I also knew and there would be no other reason why he would know these people."
Sadly, Stafford won't reveal what "friends" he and Heidik have in common Shannon Tweed, possibly? but the 30-year-old NYC cop does confess that he "wasn't surprised" to learn that his reality show rival starred in such cable classics as Virgins of Sherwood Forest and The Pleasure Zone. "He's an adult," adds Stafford. "He can do what he chooses to do. If he doesn't have a problem with it, nobody else should."
Actually, Stafford says it was the potential for a Survivor-style backl
This week, Kevin Spacey hosted a swanky soiree at the Mondrian Hotel's Sky Bar on L.A.'s Sunset Strip. This was just one of a series of launch parties for Triggerstreet.com, his new website "dedicated to nurturing, development and possible discovery of filmmaking talent," said the American Beauty star. "We're doing New York, L.A., London and Miami. Ian Schrager has generously offered his hotels for each event, so we're able to have a party where Party Boy can come."
Well, Party Boy thanks Kevin for his thoughtfulness and for inviting so many handsome celebs for me to mix with! Truth be told, few of Spacey's guests actually knew what his dot-com was for, but nobody minded the excuse to mingle with screen idols like Matt Dillon, Freddie Prinze Jr. and Luke Wilson. A potpourri of other familiar faces like Cedric the Entertainer, magician David Copperfield and Northern Ex
As fans of HBO's The Sopranos know, Adriana's archenemy is FBI Agent Deborah Ciccerone who posed as her gal pal, "Danielle Ciccolella," to dig up mob dirt. Further complicating that identity crisis is the recasting of the female fed's portrayer! Okay, try to follow this... In the finale of season three, Danielle was played by Fairuza Balk (The Craft). When that episode repeated, Balk's scene had been reshot with recast Lola Glaudini, who's been playing Danielle ever since. What gives?
"I saw the new chick, who looks totally different from me," Balk tells TV Guide Online, chuckling. "That's the funny part, but it's cool. She was fine."
While HBO opted not to comment on the switcheroo, Balk says it was her choice to do only one Sopranos episode and adds that the show's scribes didn't decide to turn Danielle into a recurring character until after she'd already moved on
Time to lick that heroine addiction, folks. Not only is Buffy the Vampire Slayer star Sarah Michelle Gellar expected to hang up her wooden stakes at the end of this season, but, since the WB has grounded Birds of Prey, tonight's episode (airing at 9 ET) very well may be the comic-book drama's last. But don't chalk up the disheartening turn of events as a
victory for small-screen big bads. What cooked Birds' goose was more likely the been here, done this vibe that viewers got from watching Ashley Scott as Helena Kyle, aka the Huntress go through the motions that once made Buffy our Chosen One. Consider the facts. Ben Katner
Battle strategy: Trades one-liners as well as blows with Sunnydale's
creatures of the night.
Subtitute parent: Leaned on her Watcher, ex-high school libraria
Rapper-turned-actor Snoop Dogg has been offered the role of jive-talking hustler Huggy Bear in the upcoming big-screen version of the 1970s TV series Starsky and Hutch, Variety reports. The film stars Ben Stiller (Starsky) and Owen Wilson (Hutch).
Guess he'll Die Another Day from too much socializing: Pierce Brosnan a.k.a. James Bond never showed at EA's launch party for his Bond 007 Nightfire video game. Still, Party Boy spywitnessed a bevy of other stars on this unusually rainy Los Angeles night and their juicy gossip involved much more than child's play...
Stage 2 at Hollywood's famed Raleigh Studios was decked out as a combination video arcade/posh nightclub. You've never seen joystick jockeys like this in your 'hood, kids. Here, Friends star Paul Rudd you know, Phoebe Buffay's beau! played Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. There, Neil Patrick Harris
ABC may've axed Politically Incorrect emcee Bill Maher, but he won't be unemployed for long. HBO has hired the loudmouth to host a new hourlong late night program, showcasing his wry take on current affairs. The 20-episode series as yet untitled debuts Feb. 21, 2003. Does anybody have a problem with that?
The 2003 Oscar race gathered steam last Thursday evening when a couple hundred select New Yorkers were treated to a special advance screening of The Hours, Paramount's highly-touted big-screen adaptation of Michael Cunningham's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel starring Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman and Julianne Moore. The majority of the post-show buzz focused on Kidman, whose stunning transformation into homely British writer Virginia Woolf left the standing room only crowd utterly speechless save for the words, "And the Oscar should go to... "
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It took the better part of a decade, but Hollywood has finally realized that acerbic funny lady Janeane Garofalo is a sitcom star waiting to be born. The comedian has signed a deal with ABC to develop and star in a comedy set at a prestigious TV newsmagazine. Slice o' Life which will feature Garofalo as a thirtysomething New Yorker who produces the program's hokey pieces is being co-created by ex-Murphy Brown producer Bill Diamond.