Why the top-365-songs list isn't a stupid idea
Actors sink their teeth into vampire roles
Gregory Corso: My encounter with a Beat legend
Golden Globes: Sleazy and proud of it
In the offing, Clinton continent looms
"NYPD Blue" opener: The misery continues
New movie genre: Reclusive authors anonymous
"West Wing," "Ally," et al.: Words, words, words
When TV shows outstay their welcome
Film critics dig their own graves with "Angels" review
Great Robert Altman films you never
Famous folk, next week in the arts, show business briefs
"Time regained": Proust in the multiplex
Glitterati is dead, long live Popfocus
Carl Barks: The man who put the ducks in Duckburg
"Almost Famous": Lester Bangs rises from the dead
Liz Hurley wins in war of words with Jane mag
Douglas poses with Zeta-Jones, and baby-makes three
Weddings that aren't: Douglas, Zeta-Jones, Madonna, Ritchie
The Emmy War: A half-century of coast-to-coast feuding
Jennifer Love Hewitt plays the Iglesias odds
It's raining books by and about Trumps
What's in a mane? Blond woman in the news
Liz Hurley denies dissing ex-beau
Rock Hall of Infamy: Anti-heroes from Elvis to Eminem
Barbra tix bankrupt fans
Laurels for Kathie Lee to rest on
Hillary "In bed" with De Niro, Cruise, Kidman
How "Sopranos," "West Wing" will divvy up awards
This just in: Donald Trump is not a dope
Walter Matthau: A rumpled old dog in the heart of the city
Sampras to take a stroke at wedding bells
Who wants to host "Monday Night Football"?
Queen rewards Tina Brown for demoralizing American readers
How the Korean War cane to TV land 20 years late
Ivanka Trump: From catwalk to commencement line
Lester Bangs: The troublesome punk who wouldn't die
Rags clash over Ted Turner "romance"
With straight face, Trump deems Marla's move "tacky"
"Friends" re-up for another season of top ratings, top money
Madonna in denial, and rightly so
"Suburbia": The continental subdivide
Howard Stern, Sly Stallone in bizarre, apocryphal triangle
Easter video viewing: "Spartacus" to "Harvey"
Billy’s in the news: Bob, Joel in love but not with other
"Charles's Angels" movie: Dispiriting news for old-time fans
Innovative career move for 'NYPD Blue' co-star
Top model: Why I gave oldish rocker husband the heave-ho
Unpleasantville: The awful truth about old-time TV families
Tina Brown held captive in desert by demanding children
Anybody's Oscar: Unusually suspenseful awards show looms
Oscar telecast: Looking for a few good hosts
"Lambs," "Beauty": Oscar's love affair with unacceptable behavior
Brad Pitt, Oscar to be in same room at same time
Letterman bites guest-host bullet: Andrew "Dice" Clay, call your agent
Seinfeld eyes East Hampton manse: Where's the welcome wagon?
"Mod Squad" Immortal dishes couple du jour
Brad Pitt's second thoughts about Oscar
Mike McCurry praises "West Wing": It's not entirely demeaning,,,"
Memo to "Hannibal" producers: Get Najimy while the getting's good
Don't Invite Gwyneth and Oscar to the same party
True or false: Douglas, Zeta-Jones don't even know each other
Ex-Clinton honcho linked to ex-"Cheers" costar
Third party cited in Trump-Knauss breakup
Gossip queen goes to bat for Talk mag
20th century's No. 1 hit: "Satisfaction" hits the spot
Statement: Spice girl's marital problems insoluble
Charlie Brown, Pogo and me
From Howdy to Charlie Brown, we hate to say goodbye
The Beatle George: While his guitar gently weeps
Jodie Foster's people in mild tiff with CBS
A Peanuts trivia Q&A
Publicist: Boyle still joined at hip
There's video in your future and future in your video
"The future is now": Hit rewind
Whitney Houston presides over confluence of talent
Jim Carrey's flack earns A "D," Cher's A "B-minus"
Geraldo: bye-bye, doghouse
Michael Douglas does nothing much, reporters go wild
Ricky Martin on Menudo: Look back in anger
How to outsmart Halloween crowds at the video store
Tom Cruise puts himself in harm's way, only not really
1800-1900: Steaming towards revolution
1700-1800: Liberty, equality and bloodshed
1600-1700: The earth moves; North America is settled
Trump mulls travel plans, from altar to White House
"Faces of Impressionism" Time machine made of canvas, paint
Major quakes aren't personal unless they happen to you
Brad Pitt gracious about character assassination
Director insists Harrison Ford is not a brainless hulk
Costner, Willis, Douglas. Branagh, Sting_ in that order
Streisand: Color her ready to plug her new album
Julia and Benjamin's rings devoid of significance, flack says
Literary mud wrestling, featuring Geri and The Spice Girls
Urgent news: Ford to replace Gibson on "GMA" eventually
She married a monster from outer space
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Spurned by Pitt, Redford pays court to Damon
Celebrity coyness is bustin' out all over
"Detroit Rock City": Kiss of death
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The Beats: Remembered, Lionized and Unread
Real estate beat, starring Woody Allen and Donald Trump
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Sex in the cinema: From "Last Tango" to "Eyes Wide Shut"
Two easy steps to looking exactly like Ricky Martin
Close encounters of the Muppet kind
Upcoming Brad Pitt movie not garbage, insiders say
Kathie Lee's eyewear excites Islanders' ire
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"Wild Wild West": Buck Rogers in the 19th century
Sculptures by Roy Lichtenstein: Fun, Fun, Fun
An expert's verdict:" Austin Powers" is pretty neat
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P. Dempsey Tabler of the jungle: The many faces of Tarzan
Kirk Douglas' Ex tells all about Errol Flynn fling
New twist in TV programming: Ax profitable shows
Private jet fees spell the end for another celebrity union
Killer serials: "Flash," "Buck" and a boy named George Lucas
Top nonfiction books: A message from two old men
Celebrity Dream dreams: Monica, Donald, Barbara, Georgette
Two divas, publicist form bizarre show-biz triangle
Johnny Cash tribute: Ring of fire, ring of friends
Streisand employee really upset about rumors
Grande Dame Eyes MGM Grand Gig
Secretive celebs? Not by a long shot
NBC honcho bristles at notion that Brokaw is not a saint
Barbara Walters not keen on daily dose of Monica
David Letterman, Donald Trump, Eddie Murphy, Elton John
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September 14, 1999
JULIA AND BENJAMIN'S RINGS DEVOID OF SIGNIFICANCE, FLACK SAYS
By ROGER ANDERSON Scripps Howard News Service
'FOREVER, BUT NOT THAT KIND OF FOREVER': What with the high level of excitement in the celebrity world lately, epitomized by such gala events as the MTV Video Awards and the Emmy Awards, it's instructive to note that some commentators couldn't help fixating on the fact that high-profile sweeties Benjamin Bratt and Julia Roberts were spotted at the Emmys wearing what appeared to be matching silver rings.
However, jumping to marital conclusions based on that perception might be unwise, according to one knowledgeable source.
"They've had them forever," Julia spokeswoman Marcy Engelman says with reference to the finger jewelry in question. "They're just rings that they wear. They're not engaged; they're not married." Do they even know each other?
RULES OF THE GAME: Gossip dowager Liz Smith seems to have her work cut out for her when it comes to helping Gloria Reuben - the very lovely actress who stars on "ER" - get up to speed about being a celebrity. Admitting to Liz that she's planning on becoming married in the fall, Gloria remains shy about going all the way, disclosure-wise, even declining to name names.
"You can say I'm getting married," she confirms. "But do I have to talk about him?"
Yes, you do. We're giving you one week.
PUTTING THINGS IN PERSPECTIVE:It goes without saying that events in East Timor, for example, pale in comparison with the burgeoning primacy of morning network programming in the United States. Accordingly, the recent unveiling of ABC's new Times Square set for its "Good Morning America” show is news of considerable moment. Yet how momentous is it, really, when you stop and think about it?
When all is said and done," ABC News president David Westin comments sagaciously, "no one comes to a TV program to watch a set." Oh, sure, they do.
MORE ABOUT TV THAT'S ON WHEN THE SUN'S SHINING: USA
Today is privy to scuttlebutt to the effect that insiders at NBC News were underwhelmed by the debut of the company's new daytime show, "Later." Yet Jeff Zucker, who serves as the program's executive producer, describes himself as "very pleased.”
"It's incredibly hard to launch one of these shows," he continues, a bit plaintively. "We got it on the air, it had a lot of energy, and it's exactly what we wanted it to be: different from what else is on in daytime."
The program's groundbreaking format, by the way, involves Florence Henderson and two other women sitting around talking to celebrities.
GREAT NEWS: Because Pamela Anderson Lee had the good grace to show up at the MTV Video Awards wearing a gigantic, fluffy pink hat designed by someone named Ivy Supersonic, Ivy's people indicate that they're fielding queries from all over. The unconventional chapeau retails for $2,000.
MORE GREAT NEWS: We are gratified at being able to report that Harrison Ford was allowed to keep the suits he wears in his next film, "Random Hearts."
GREAT NEWS, CONTINUED: According to New York Post columnist Cindy Adams, Nathan Lane is developing a movie about Jackie Gleason in which he plans to star.
Wait a minute - that's actually a good idea. Did someone leave the back door open?
THE RISING ANTI-CELEBRITY TIDE: Lately we've taken pains to pass along the latest word about John Travolta's Maine neighbors and their reported unhappiness with the airplanes he may or may not fly too close to their homes, raising all kinds of havoc and ire. Now the New York Daily News expands on that news theme with an item saying that John and fellow celebrity flyboys Tom Cruise and Arnold Schwarzenegger have been getting on the nerves of certain peons unlucky enough to live near an airport in Van Nuys, Calif., which the three often utilize. The News regrets to note that a complaint on the matter to the L.A. City Council apparently has borne no fruit.
THE WRITER'S ART, AND WELCOME TO IT: We have it on excellent authority that Deborah Norville, who anchors "Inside Edition," is coming out with a children's book titled "I Don't Want to Sleep Tonight." But how did such a busy woman find the time to pen a tome?
"He wasn't sleeping," Deborah says with reference to her 8-yearold boy, "which meant Mommy wasn't sleeping. I'm such a hyper person anyway, always making grocery lists, writing things down. So I used the time to create an interactive pop-up book." Try drinking a glass of warm milk next time.
Roger Anderson is arts and entertainment editor at Scripps Howard News
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