During her three years of incarceration, Heidi Fleiss kept a journal that she has handed over to Mike Ovitz's Artists Management Group to sell. Ovitz's top book agent, Joel Gotler, is leaving for New York on April 9 to auction the book in which Fleiss reflects on life in prison and on her exploits as a Hollywood madam. She may or may not name names, but the book promises to be juicy nonetheless: Chapter 1 recounts how during her first day in prison, she was caught having sex with another inmate.
So what was James Woods, who has been engaged to actress Melissa Crider since New Year's, doing at the Academy Awards with 18-year-old model Alexis Thorpe? According to Woods's spokesman, the actor and his pal Marv Dauer, a talent manager, discovered Thorpe at a celebrity golf tournament a couple of months ago and decided they would make her a star. Accompanying Woods on Oscar night, explains the rep, gave Thorpe good exposure. Crider and Woods had broken off a previous engagement in 1997. As to whether this one too is over, Woods's spokesman says, "You can draw some conclusions."
The audience at the New York Hilton for the recent GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) Media Awards got the boot from presenter Julianne Moore. The Oscar-nominated actress limped onstage with a broken toe encased in a protective brace. Quipped Moore: "I wish I could say I broke this kicking down the door at Paramount, but I was running after my son." She was referring to the producers of a new syndicated TV show hosted by Dr. Laura Schlessinger, whose views on homosexuality have angered many in the gay community. As for the real culprit, he's 2-year-old Caleb, Moore's son with longtime love, director Bart Freundlich.
Fast Takes: A private plane carrying Donny Osmond had to make an emergency landing in St. George, Utah, on March 27 after a faulty fire warning signal flashed during a flight to L.A. from Salt Lake City. Osmond had been in Utah taping a guest appearance on composer Jim Brickman's August PBS special.