CROSSED OVER: Fox affiliates are threatening to preempt any Ally McBeal featuring characters from ABC's The Practice. The two series share the same producer: David E. Kelley.

DE DADDY: Robert De Niro's new wife has given birth to a son, a report says. It's the couple's first child; his fourth.

REVELATION: Jada Pinkett and Will Smith married in Mexico before they walked down the aisle in Baltimore New Year's Eve, the Mrs. tells Barbara Walters.

NO, NO, NO: Baseball star Derek Jeter says "I am not engaged"--three times--to refute a report that has him hooked to superstar songbird Mariah Carey.

HOLLY GO LIGHTLY: Lauren Holly and Edward Burns clinched for cameras at their Wednesday movie premiere. Still, wags say it's over between them--her new man is her old man, Jim Carrey.

RED TAPE: The X-rated Website that posted the Pam and Tommy Lee sex tape now has posted the fun couple's John Hancocks on the document that settled the pair's court battle over the footage.

A NEW DAWN: A jury has found Tony Orlando ("Look in My Eyes Pretty Woman") not liable in a sexual harrassment and discrimination lawsuit.

MODEL CITIZEN: Anna Nicole Smith's off the hook for a run-in with a Beverly Hills Hotel employee. Not enough evidence to prosecute.

LOTTA LOVE: Courtney Love's least favorite Kurt Cobain documentary opens in four more theaters today. No comment from Love, who once threatened a lawsuit to stop the film.

ELVIS LIVES! Dead Elvis Presley returned Thursday to New York for the first time since 1972, headlining a surreal video concert.

ZEPPELIN LIVES! Robert Plant and Jimmy Page will launch a 26-show, U.S. tour on May 19 in Florida.

DISNEY LIVE! A stage version of The Hunchback of Notre Dame will be mounted in Germany in 1999--the third Disney animated film to transition to the boards. A U.S. version should follow.

OSCAR WATCH: The red carpet gets installed in front of Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium today. The big show's Monday.

OSCAR TROUBLE: A technicians union mad over their Oscar snub (ABC is using a different union) says it plans to picket in front of the Shrine all day Monday.

DEJA VU: Big winner at the Publicists Guild Awards honoring the best PR campaigns of the year: You guessed it, Titanic.

COMEBACK TRY: Kevin Costner is thisclose to doing For the Love of the Game, a baseball flick to star the Bull Durham vet, Daily Variety says. For casting news, see Dotted Line.

PAUL NEWMAN WANNABE: David Letterman's the new minority owner of a race car team.

PLANNING AHEAD: Rosie O'Donnell really wants to direct, so she's looking to end her TV talk show--around 2002, she says.

UPCOMING STORYLINE ALERT: The young lovers of ABC's Dharma & Greg will seek to have sex outdoors because everyone's inside watching Seinfeld's farewell.

FULL EMPLOYMENT: Renewed for the 1998-99 TV season: The Fred Savage NBC sitcom, Working.

GOD WORKS IN MYSTERIOUS WAYS: Chuck Norris' Walker, Texas Ranger has been honored with an Epiphany Award, for "inspiring entertainment."

SMALL BLESSING: The mostly Oscar-ignored Amistad received the Epiphany for film, at the same ceremonies.

FAMILY FEUD: Tommy Smothers' ex-step-daughter is threatening to sue the comic's lawyer for unkind remarks about her claims that Smothers molested her as a child.

UNJUST COS: The third convicted player in the Bill Cosby extortion plot has been sentenced to more than five years in prison. The 54-year-old man was called the instigator.

BON APPETIT: A New York eatery has agreed to change its name from Magaritaville to Magaritas, ending a legal battle with song-title-sensitive Jimmy Buffett.

SO LONG, FAREWELL: A 19-year-old great-grandson of Maria von Trapp--the Sound of Music lady--was killed Thursday in a van crash in Nebraska.

  • Share
  • Tweet
  • Share

We and our partners use cookies on this site to improve our service, perform analytics, personalize advertising, measure advertising performance, and remember website preferences. By using the site, you consent to these cookies. For more information on cookies including how to manage your consent visit our Cookie Policy.