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Wanna see a catfight?

Wanna see a catfight?

According to the Hollywood Reporter the newly single Sharon Stone is in talks to play the villainess in Catwoman starring Halle Berry. Stone would apparently be playing the role of cosmetics giant who secretly runs an evil empire. Mrs Evil perhaps?



Sex Author Comes Out With New Book

Sex and the City author Candace Bushnell takes a darker look at the world of sex in her new novel Trading Up. Early reviews report that the book tells the story of anti-heroine Janey Wilcox, a Victoria’s Secret model who sleeps with men to get ahead and befriends women solely for the same purpose. “Janey figured she might as well use sex as a weapon and enjoys using sex as a power over men. But the interesting thing about the book is it shows that using sex as a power over men doesn’t really work anymore,” Bushnell told reporters in a recent interview. “Relationships (with men) don’t last forever any more; it really is about female bonding.” Well said Candace!



You Muppet!

“Muppet,” “Eeyorish” and “bada bing” among the 3000 new words included in the Oxford Dictionary of English, which hits stores this month. But what exactly does “bada bing” stand for – it’s defined as “an effortless act.” We knew that!



Is anyone there?

Sounds like Ren?e Zellwegergot more than she bargained for when she bought a summer house in the Hamptons. Even though the yanks rave about summer in the Hamptons?, it can be a ruined when a ghost won’t leave! According to Sky News, the “Chicago” star has been plagued by a bothersome poltergeist, which is why she had to call in an actual ghost buster. The psychic expert told Zellweger that the unwanted house guest has been living there for years and her name is Lillian. According to those who have lived there before, she often plays tricks on the residents. “My first experience was sensing a presence,” one former owner said. “And one night, when I was lying in bed, it felt like there was a large block of ice next to me.” Hopefully Debra Messing from Will and Grace isn?t scared by spooky visitors as Renee offloaded her haunted house on the red-head and her husband!



Jude Law: Footloose and Fancy Free?

Now reports from the celebrity spotters for the New York Post say Jude Law is not pining away at the news of his divorce and that he was actually out celebrating his new freedom this past weekend at a party thrown by actor Stephen Dorff in Malibu. There were a bevy of beauties in attendance, including Courtney Cox, Natalie Imbruglia and a very single Sharon Stone. “Jude came with Jonny Lee Miller (Angelina Jolie’s ex-hubby) and talked to all the girls,” one source reports. “Let’s just put it this way, he is very single.”

 

August 26, 2003

Dancer graces Sex and the City

Dancer graces Sex and the City

In another example of life imitating art, Sex and the City will end after the current sixth series with guest appearances by Ballet superstar Mikhail Baryshnikov. We are wondering could this have anything to do with the fact that Candace Bushnell, the show?s creator, and the women on whom the main character, Carrie Bradshaw is based, recently married ballet dancer Charles Askegard? Hmmm.

According to HBO executives Baryshnikov will star in the last series Carrie?s love interest. Baryshnikov, 55, who defected to Canada in 1974, will play a popular international artist, Alexander Petrovsky who swoops into the popular show and sweeps Carrie (Sarah-Jessica Parker) off her feet. Baryshnikov told the New York Times: “I think it’s about time to do something my children can’t watch.” Apparently Mikhail Baryshnikov needed persuading to appear on the show, and it has been reported that Parker said it took a “long courtship” to persuade him to appear in the final eight episodes of the programme. But didn?t we want Carrie to finally end up with Mr Big?



Britney Fit for Daisy Dukes’ Shorts?

Don’t tell Cooter, but rumour has it Britney Spears is stepping into Daisy Duke’s shorty shorts for a Dukes Of Hazzard remake movie. The pop princess is odds on favourite to play the curvous Daisy Duke in the remake of the ?70s television hit series which followed the fast-driving antics of cousins Luke, Bo and Daisy as they evaded the law in the southern American town of Hazzard County. Daisy was originally played by brunette Catherine Bach, but original co-star Ben Jones, 61, who played good ol’ mechanic Cooter is not having a bar of Britney. “It’s a ludicrous idea,” said Jones, meaning no offense to the popster. “Nobody has ever worn Daisy Duke?s shorts as well as Daisy Duke, ? he added. In addition to Spears, Ashton Kutcher and Paul Walker have apparently been “expressing their interest” in playing Daisy’s cousin?s Luke and Bo, with trucker-hat fan Kutcher presumably eyeing the role of Luke (the dark-haired Duke) and Walker hottie as Bo (the fair-haired Duke).



Queen Latifah goes bust

It’s not your imagination. Voluptuous rapper turned actress Queen Latifah recently told USA Today that she had breast reduction surgery in April. Apparently the soul sister went from “well over an E cup” to a DD. The 33-year-old Oscar nominee says she also lost 25 – 30 pounds in the past year through exercise and eating right. But Latifah said it was ongoing back pain that made her to consider surgery. “It took a year and a half to make that decision. It wasn’t for confidence or image. I’m the anti-Hollywood girl.” Latifah has recently become a spokeswoman for a new line of undergarments called Curvation.

August 5, 2003