16 December 2003
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Keaton Laughs Off Jack Romance
has laughed off reports she's planning to wed Jack Nicholson
- insisting she isn't even dating the legendary lothario. The 57-year-old actress - who is co-starring with Nicholson in new comedy Something's Gotta Give
- says that marriage isn't even a "remote possibility" for her. Keaton suspects that the her role as Nicholson's lover in the movie, coupled with their good friendship has sparked reports of a real-life romance. But the veteran screen star - who was Woody Allen
's inspiration for Oscar winning film Annie Hall
- promises that the pair will always be just good friends. She says, "Jack and I would never get together like that. We are both too set in our ways, and he's too huge, a myth, a legend. There's no way."
Ozzy Off Ventilator
Rocker Ozzy Osbourne
has been taken off a ventilator for the first time since his quad bike accident last Monday. The 55-year-old singer is now able to breathe unaided, after falling off the bike at his English estate in Buckinghamshire - which left him with six broken ribs and a cracked vertebra in his neck. Ozzy - who is being treated in Wexham Park Hospital, Slough, England - is now also able to speak again and celebrate his first number one British single, a duet of the 1972 Black Sabbath
song "Changes" with daughter Kelly Osbourne
- which topped the charts yesterday.
Shannen Takes Back Her Husband After Paris Scandal
Wild actress Shannen Doherty
has reportedly reconciled with her estranged husband Rick Solomon - after the pair separated following the revelation of his porn tape with Paris Hilton
. The pair broke up as the home video - recorded before they got together - hit the Internet and sparked a worldwide scandal. But according to gossip website Page Six, the ex-Charmed
actress is spending all her free time with her producer husband once more. However, a representative for Doherty denies they're dating again.
Viggo's New Love
Lord Of The Rings
star Viggo Mortensen
has found himself a new lady - and she plays a policewoman on a British television drama. The hunky actor, who attained cult status as Aragorn in the film trilogy, spent all weekend holed up in a Paris hotel with pretty Josie D'Arby
, who stars in the cop drama Merseybeat
. Josie, who once presented the famous British music program Top Of The Pops
, jetted off to Danish Viggo's side on Friday for a romantic weekend. They only left the exclusive George V hotel on Saturday to attend a cast party for The Return Of The King
, the final installment in the Peter Jackson
fantasy film series. According to Britain's The Sun
tabloid, thrilled Josie told a friend, "I first saw Viggo in Lord of the Rings
. We met through friends and get on really well. I think he's gorgeous. I'm not naive - he's a big movie star and I don't expect him to become a permanent boyfriend. It's early days and it may not come to anything - but who knows?"
Michael Jackson To Be Charged This Week?
Troubled pop superstar Michael Jackson
will finally be charged with molesting a boy this week, according to a child abuse expert. The Thriller
singer is yet to be charged with any offense following his arrest in Santa Barbara, California last month stemming from the 12-year-old boy's child molestation allegations. But former Santa Barbara County sheriff Jim Thomas, who is in close contact with Santa Barbara district attorney Thomas Sneddon, says, "You will see allegations of multiple counts of child molestation on this particular child."
Hill Unrepentant at Vatican Attack
Soul diva Lauryn Hill
is standing by the statement she made at a Vatican concert on Saturday night, despite fury from Catholic officials. The "Everything Is Everything" singer shocked the audience at the Christmas show by launching into a speech condemning the recent spate of child molestation allegations against Catholic priests in America. She first apologized to the crowd for offending them and then said she'd come not to celebrate the festive season but to bring this issue to their attention. Hill was greeted by a shocked silence, and then those members of the audience who understood English responded with cries of "Enough" and "Shame". When her words were translated for Cardinal Camillo Ruini, the highest-ranking Vatican official present, he walked out in protest. The Vatican has refused to comment, but Monsignor Rino Fisichella, who helped to organize the event, says, "It was in poor taste and very bad mannered. It showed a complete lack of respect for her invitation and for the place where she had been invited to perform. However I am not going to respond with insults to an insult. It's a shame that it happened," But despite anger from Catholic communities, outspoken Hill refuses to back down - arriving back in New York last night, she responded, "What I said was the truth. Is telling the truth bad manners? What I asked was for the church to repent for what has happened."
Gest Turned Down for Minnelli Tell-All
's estranged husband David Gest
has been turned down by respected American current affairs show 60 Minutes
as he attempts to tell-all about his relationship with the legendary star. Gest reportedly offered himself exclusively to program correspondent Christiane Amanpour
, after admiring a segment she did on cerebral palsy sufferers. However, Amanpour was said to be underwhelmed by the pitch made by Gest's divorce lawyer Raoul Felder
by e-mail. Her response was a firm but polite, "No thanks." Gest and Minnelli acrimoniously split this summer following a high-profile wedding last March.
Marc Jacobs: J.Lo Wasn't Freeloading Clothes
Fashion designer Marc Jacobs
has slammed reports that Jennifer Lopez
was dropped from the Louis Vuitton
advertising campaign because she took too many clothes home from the shoot. It had been reported last week that Lopez was dropped from the marketing for the luxury brand because of her freeloading behavior. But Louis Vuitton
head designer Jacobs insists that couldn't be further from the case - and J.Lo was offered all the goodies by them. He tells website Pagesix, "We gave her everything. She was no diva - she was lovely and charming - I mean really, after we spent a fortune on those ads, how could we not offer her the clothes? Who wouldn't want Jennifer Lopez walking around in their designs?"
Jamie Lee's Aristocratic Mistake
Actress Jamie Lee Curtis
stepped all over convention when her husband became a baron - by talking about her bottom in the House of Lords. The Freaky Friday
star accompanied hubby Christopher Haden-Guest
, best known for his cult performance in rock spoof film Spinal Tap
, to the historic London building for the 1997 ceremony when he was granted the hereditary title. And far from being impressed by the posh venue, cheeky Jamie ended up making a decidedly inappropriate comment after a trip to the gift shop. She recalls, "As we were leaving, the man (at the exit) asked, 'Did m'lady find the gift shop?' And I looked at him and said, 'I'm thrilled - as you can see we got a lot of stuff, and I'm particularly pleased with the G-strings where the word 'Lords' goes straight up the crack of my a**.' The guy looked at me and said, 'I'm glad m'lady is so pleased.' I am must be the only person ever to talk about the crack of my a** in the House of Lords."
'Friends' Stars Call On Famous Sitcom Friends for Help
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cast have turned to the sitcom superstars of the past to get tips on coping once the series ends next year. The show will finish after 10 years, and the castmates are beginning to worry about life after Friends - so they've called on veterans Mary Tyler Moore
and Danny DeVito
for help. Jennifer Aniston
reveals, "Matthew Perry
got to meet Mary Tyler Moore
when she was doing a play in New York, and he asked how she coped when The Mary Tyler Moore Show
ended. She said that she still hasn't gotten over it! It was the same with Danny DeVito
, who just did our show. He said that there's not a day where he doesn't still think about Taxi
. You get the impression it's gonna be really tough. It's just that family, that thing that is unlike anything else." Aniston plans to take a two-month long vacation immediately after taping the final episode later this week, and she hopes to deal with her emotions then.