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UNLIKELY LOVE TRIANGLE

Keanu Reeves has joined the cast of an as-yet-untitled romantic comedy starring Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton. Reeves will play a young doctor who battles Nicholson for Keaton's heart. read more

MAGIC TRICK

Harry Potter made James Bond's No. 1 box office ranking disappear over the weekend. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets reclaimed the top spot, grossing $32.2 million to Die Another Day's $31 million from Friday to Sunday. However, 007 ruled over the full Thanksgiving holiday (Wednesday-Sunday), taking in $46.3 million to Chamber's $45.8 million. The Santa Clause 2 placed third with $12.3 million, followed by Disney's new animated sci-fi tale Treasure Planet (No. 4 with $11.9 million) and Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights (No. 5 with $10 million). Finally, George Clooney's naked butt didn't prove much of a dra read more

ICE, ICE BABY

Ice Age racked up some cool cash during its first week on DVD and VHS. Since hitting stores Tuesday, the animated comedy has generated $115 million in sales. An estimated 7 million copies were sold this weekend alone. read more

WHAT'S IN A NAME?

Discovery is getting with the times. According to Variety, the cable network — a joint venture between Discovery Networks and the New York Times Co. — has been rechristened Discovery Times Channel. read more

ON THE MEND

Zsa Zsa Gabor remains in serious condition following a Wednesday car crash in Los Angeles. The 85-year-old actress — who was a passenger in the car — suffered multiple broken bones when the vehicle struck a light pole on Sunset Blvd. "I talked to her, she whispered, but you can hardly understand her," her husband, Frederic von Anhalt, said Friday. "She looks at me and she recognizes me." Gabor will likely remain hospitalized for a week. read more

MUSIC KUDOS

Simon & Garfunkel, Etta James and Johnny Mathis have been selected to receive lifetime achievement awards at the Grammys on Feb. 23. Tito Puente and Glenn Miller will receive posthumous honors. read more

WACKY WEDDING

Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne — who celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary on July 4 — will renew their wedding vows this New Year's Eve in a Beverly Hills ceremony. "It will be one New Year's we will never forget," she tells People. In related news, the second season premiere of MTV's The Osbournes attracted a so-so 6.64 million viewers Tuesday night. During the height of Osbournes mania earlier this year, the show was pulling in nearly 8 million viewers. Still, Tuesday's episode ranked as cable's top draw. read more

COLD SHOULDER

Russell Crowe is the coldest celeb in Hollywood, according to Film Threat's annual Frigid 50 list. Also making the cold cut: Winona Ryder, Cuba Gooding Jr., Richard Gere, Barbra Streisand and Anna Nicole Smith. read more

Hollywood's Hottest Couple Comes Clean

Since the dawn of time, we have been fascinated by celebrity couples. George and Gracie. Sonny and Cher. Charles and Diana. Brad and Juliette. Brad and Gwyneth. Brad and Jennifer. We've wished we could know, and have loved, them all. But head and shoulders above these other twosomes stands a one-of-a-kind duo, a seemingly mismatched pair that has beat the odds for more than a quarter of a century, withstanding not only relentless media scrutiny, but also the pressures of his-and-hers showbiz careers that have put them in different parts of the world with startling regularity. How have they managed to succeed where so many of their contemporaries have failed? Here, at last, in an exclusive interview with TV Guide Online, we get the scoop straight from the sweethearts themselves — Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy.
TV Guide Online: Since your days as Muppet Show castmates, read more

Seven Silly Questions with Dean Cain

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Dean Cain in a cheesy Die Hard rip-off on TBS! Christmas Rush (airing Sunday at 8 pm/ET) finds the onetime Superman playing a suspended police officer who disrupts a robbery attempt at a shopping mall during the busiest time of the year. Sadly, Cain left his trademark tights at home for this particular rescue mission, but that didn't stop him from answering our seven silly questions faster than a speeding bullet.
TV Guide Online: What's the worst experience you ever had in a mall?
Dean Cain:
Getting thrown off a third-story balcony during the filming of Christmas Rush. I don't like heights.

TVGO: Way to work in the shameless plug. Did you keep the tights from your Superman days?
Cain:
Not officially, but it's possible that I have one hidden somewhere to impress the girls.

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