David Krumholtz, star of ABC's new fall comedy The Trouble With Normal (Fridays, 8:30 pm/ET), is breaking his silence about a personal crisis that nearly drove him mad. The actor reveals that he has been cursed by his neighbor a real-life voodoo priestess!
"She tries to put voodoo curses on me," says the 24-year-old. "She's made me pretty paranoid about it. I can't believe I'm telling this story."
Krumholtz (Liberty Heights, 10 Things I Hate About You) says things got off to a bad start when he first moved into his New York City apartment building four years ago and started playing his stereo at high volume. It wasn't long before the elderly Haitian woman started banging on the wall and yelling at him.
"I started going around telling everyone in the building how crazy she was, and I think that fueled her fire," he says. One morning, he awoke to discover in the hallway a ceremonial voodoo altar complete with a chicken bone.
When she's not on location shooting a film or in the recording studio making an album, Jennifer Lopez enjoys chilling with her homegirls. And what do they talk about? Well, men of course.
"When girls get in a room all they talk about is relationships," says the girlfriend of Sean "Puffy" Combs. "Just so you know guys, that's what we do all the time. You know that's it for us guys, relationships, problems and stuff."
In fact, the booty-licious star of The Cell reveals that the tracks on her sophomore album, A Passionate Journey, due to hit stores in October, are inspired by those all-girl, bare-all share fests.
"I realized when I'm working and then when me and the girls get together, that's what we do," she says. "We complain about this, she tells me about her thing, I tell her about mine. The other one's happy because she got roses, whatever. So the album is going to be about girls talking and stuff like that."
Lopez says Jou
Entertainment Tonight's fifth annual post-Emmy party, held at Barneys New York in Beverly Hills, drew its fair share of celebs but few actual
winners. Among the attendees: Frasier's David Hyde Pierce, NYPD Blue's Dennis
Franz, Multimillionaire bride Darva Conger, Survivor castaways Rudy
Boesch and Rich Hatch, Ted McGinley (Married, With Children) and wife Gigi
Rice, Malcolm in the Middle's Frankie Muniz, Sharon Lawrence, Kimberly
Williams, former Punky Brewster Soleil Moon Frye (now on Sabrina, the Teenage
Witch), Weird Al Yankovic and Ben Stein.
Muniz arrived with Malcolm sibs Erik Per Sullivan, Justin Berfield and their
TV pop, Bryan Cranston. Although disappointed that their TV mom, Jane
Kaczmarek, didn't take home the Emmy, they were ecstatic about their show's
writing and directing w
No doubt attempting to make up for coming late to the reality game, NBC has
the rights to Survivor creator Mark Burnett's latest project: Destination
Mir. According to
Variety, the Peacock network will fork over nearly $40 million for the show,
follows a group of wannabe astronauts through from training program to launch
big winner will be launched into space to meet up with the Russian space
NBC is hoping to debut the series in Fall 2001.
Halle Berry, who picked up an Emmy Award Sunday night for her star turn in
Introducing Dorothy Dandridge, is in talks to appear opposite John Travolta
in the Warner
Bros. thriller, Swordfish. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Berry would
$2.5 million for her work her biggest paycheck to date. Swordfish
the actress with her X-Men co-star Hugh Jackman, who also stars in the film. Michael Ausiello
Ryan Phillippe felt a special bond with his Way of the Gun co-star Juliette Lewis, who plays an expectant mother kidnapped by cold-blooded killers Phillippe and Benicio Del Toro in the just-released film. During the shoot, Phillippe was anticipating the birth of his own baby daughter with actress/wife Reese Witherspoon.
"It made sense for me to strike an emotional bond with this character who has a life inside her, since that's where my thoughts were when I wasn't working," says the Cruel Intentions actor, who welcomed Ava Elizabeth into the world nearly one year ago.
On the flip side, Phillippe admits it was difficult working while Witherspoon's due date loomed. "I felt like I was being pulled in many different directions," he explains. "But at the same time Reese had people with her, so I knew she wasn't alone."
Besides, the couple had a contingency plan in the event the big moment arrived while Dad was busy on the set.
Don Hewitt, executive producer of CBS's stalwart 60 Minutes, is writing his
autobiography which will include details of the infamous tobacco scandal that
led to the
film The Insider. The tome titled Tell Me a Story is due next
wanted to write a book that would be totally honest," Hewitt told the New
News, "a book with no bull."
The executive producers behind NBC's new Steven Weber sitcom, Cursed, have
quit the series, The Hollywood Reporter says. Mitchel Katlin and Nat
resigned reportedly due to creative differences with the network. Cursed,
Weber as a single ad exec, snagged the plum post-Friends timeselot on
There's no word on who will replace the duo.
Supermodel-turned-actress Tyra Banks (Coyote Ugly) is joining the cast
of the WB's Felicity this season as a "serious" college student and
interest for Noel (Scott Foley). "She's someone who doesn't have to work very
hard to do well in school," executive producer J.J. Abrams tells TV Guide
Online. "Noel ends up meeting her through his new job." Abrams, who says
that Banks is
a fan of the show, adds that the story is "really going to be funny and
there's a great twist
at the end." And for those skeptics who will view the casting coup as nothing
more than a
chance to pump up the drama's anemic ratings, Abrams admits that there's
some truth to
that. "It definitely crossed our minds that it would be nice to get someone
who is famous
to be in the show," he concedes. "Her notoriety is certainly not a negative
as far as I'm
concerned. But it's one of those things where this [story] idea happened
first and then her
name came up and it w
Garry Shandling can breathe a sigh of relief. Sunday night's Emmy telecast, in
comic served as host, attracted 21.6 million viewers making it the most
watched Emmys in
14 years. Shandling received enthusiastic reviews for his performance during
hour broadcast, which saw NBC's The West Wing and Will & Grace win big. ABC
estimates that 46 million people watched at least some portion of the show.