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Former The X-Files star Gillian Anderson is reportedly engaged to British documentary filmmaker Julian Ozanne. Anderson, who is in London to appear in the new play What the Night Is For, met Ozanne earlier this year, but the pair only recently began dating. read more


Film actor Dermot Mulroney (My Best Friend's Wedding) has signed on to do three episodes of Friends playing an office rival of Rachel's (Jennifer Aniston). His first episode airs in January. Dick Van Dyke, meanwhile, will appear in the Jan. 23 episode of Scrubs as a long-time friend of Dr. Kelso's (Ken Jenkins). read more


Winona Ryder's alleged supplier has been caught! Doc-to-the-stars Jules Lusman, who had his medical license revoked last week, has been accused of overmedicating celebs like Ryder and singer-actress-hellraiser Courtney Love. Ryder had 37 prescriptions filled by 20 doctors from January 1996 to December 1998, according to the actress's probation report. Lusman denies any wrongdoing. read more


Pop tart Britney Spears is seeking a restraining order against a 41-year-old Japanese man she says has been stalking her since September. According to court papers, Masahiko Shizawa of Yokohama, Japan, has "tracked and attempted to contact" the 21-year-old singer at her various residences. He allegedly sent Spears photos of himself with notes, "I'm chasing you." Subtle, he's not. read more

Tim Curry's Rocky Road to Fame

Ever since 1975's The Rocky Horror Picture Show — where he camped it up as "sweet transvestite" Dr. Frank-n-Furter — Tim Curry has been a comedic big-screen staple. Look at all the fun stuff he's done in Home Alone 2, Charlie's Angels, Scary Movie 2 and The Wild Thornberrys (opening Dec. 20). Sadly, though, TV success has proved more elusive.

The 56-year-old Brit had a recurring role on Showtime's defunct Rude Awakening and now headlines the WB's struggling Family Affair remake. But his optimistic 'tude hasn't been dampened. "When I'm done, I'm done," Curry tells TV Guide Online. "I move on and I'm looking for passages ne read more

Face Off: Survivor's Jerri vs. Corey Feldman!

Uh oh! Survivor vixen Jerri Manthey is returning to reality TV — and she's about to get freaky on y'all. The Playboy poser just spent 10 days taping The Surreal Life (debuting Jan. 9 on the WB), which couldn't be more aptly titled. "It's me and six other celebrities thrown into a house to live together," she tells TV Guide Online. Then, she lists her cast of has-been housemates: "It's Emmanuel Lewis, MC Hammer, Corey Feldman, Gabrielle Carteris from 90210, Brandy Roderick and Vince Neil!

"Picture Emmanuel Lewis and MC Hammer sharing bunk beds," Jerri adds, laughing read more


Ever wonder what Carson Daly looks like in his jammies? Well, you'll find out on Dec. 31 when the TRL dude hosts MTV's New Year's Eve Pajama Party live from Times Square beginning at 10:30 pm/ET. Brittany Murphy and Ashton Kutcher will share hosting duties with Daly, and live entertainment will be provided by the Foo Fighters, Busta Rhymes and Good Charlotte. read more

Gilmore Girls Catfight!

Looks like female fencing is en vogue since Madonna foiled herself in the masochistic music video for "Die Another Day." TV Guide Online has learned that the WB's Gilmore Girls plans a similar showdown on its Jan. 21 episode. The sitch: Prep-school girls Rory and Paris — as played by Alexis Bledel and Liza Weil — draw swords over a political intrigue in their student government. Reow!

"They take fencing for gym class," Weil previews, "and Paris uses it as a way to get Rory because she's upset at something she's done. It's scary and violent! At first, I thought, 'This is too much!'"

Thanks to the magic of television, these Stars Hollow lovelies — who are better known for their verbal thrust-and-parry than A read more


Some of the biggest names in ABC News and Sports gathered Monday at St. Bartholomew's Church in Manhattan to bid farewell to broadcasting giant Roone Arledge, who died Thursday of cancer at age 71. Peter Jennings said his former boss "made life and work so exciting," and Diane Sawyer described Arledge as the network's "global positioning system." read more


With 13 shows to go, Guns N' Roses have cancelled their first tour in a decade. No reason was given, but the move follows recent no-shows in Vancouver and Philadelphia... E! has named Jennifer Aniston its Entertainer of the Year. read more

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