At the 11th annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles on April 15, Sharon Stone, who recently starred as Ellen DeGeneres's lover in a segment of HBO's If These Watts Could Talk 2, directed by DeGeneres's longtime gal pal Anne Heche, told the audience, "Anne Heche wanted to be here but was advised by doctors that she needed bed rest at home." (Heche had been hospitalized for a few days with an adverse reaction to medication.) Then, in a reference to her husband, Phil Bronstein, Stone joked about Heche's reluctance to miss the event. "It was kind of a tussle. I had to hold [Anne] down in bed with her cute little Hawaiian pajamas. It was a struggle. Phil had to say, 'Knock it off!' "
Actor Tim Daly (Wings), who just filmed the pilot for The Fugitive, a CBS. remake of the classic '60s TV series, has fond memories of the night he got physical with Elizabeth Taylor. Unfortunately, he was only a boy at the time. "I met her in the South of France when I was 9 years old and she was married to Richard Burton," Daly recalls. "She took me under her wing and into a side room in the hotel where she was staying and taught me how to play snooker [a variation of the game of pool]." Wrapping her arms around him from behind, he says, "she showed me how to hold the cue. It was quite a spectacular thing."
On May 2, activist and actress Yolanda King, daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., will make her network television series debut on CBS's JAG. King will play a federal judge on a case involving a fictional Navy submarine that disappeared on the eve of "World War II.
Actor Keanu Reeves, dressed up in a suit, spent a day at the San Francisco offices of the Foote, Cone &c Belding advertising agency researching his role as an ad exec in the upcoming movie Sweet November, a remake of the 1968 Sandy Dennis film. "At first I thought he was a cute guy looking for a job," says a female employee of the agency. "Later I found out it was Keanu." The day that Reeves visited the agency, the creative team was working on a pitch to a client, and Reeves watched closely and took notes. "He was trying to learn the lingo, trying to be authentic," says the employee.
Fast Take: Meg Ryan and Dennis Quaid attended an Easter service at the popular Agape International Center of Truth in Culver City, Calif. Despite the standing-room-only crowd, Ryan managed to grab a seat, but her spouse wound up sitting on the floor, his eyes closed for most of the service.