PASSAGES: Anne Robinson Worst Dressed
NAMED: "Weakest Link" host Anne Robinson, 57, was called the worst-dressed woman of 2001 by self-proclaimed fashion arbiter Mr. Blackwell, 57. He said she "looks like Harry Potter in drag." Other victims of Blackwell's bile: Britney Spears (he termed her outfits "belly-baring bombs"), Juliette Binoche and all three members of Destiny's Child. Bjork was slammed for her swan dress at the Oscars, too. Best dressed included Julia Roberts, Diane Sawyer, Oprah Winfrey, Penelope Cruz and Katie Couric . . . REVERSED: Federal regulators said Tuesday that they have changed their minds about an edited version of Eminem's "The Real Slim Shady," deciding that the rap number is not that offensive after all, reports Reuters. "We disagree with our initial analysis and we now conclude that the material at issue was not patently offensive under contemporary community standards for the broadcast medium," Federal Communications Commission Enforcement Chief David Solomon said in the order rescinding a proposed $7,000 fine against radio station KKMG-FM in Pueblo, Colo., for having played the song . . . ATTRIBUTED: The death of Dave Thomas, 69, the founder and spokesman for the Wendy's Old-Fashioned Hamburger chain, was caused by liver cancer, his company said. Thomas died early Tuesday at his Florida home after suffering from cancer for more than a decade, undergoing heart bypass surgery five years ago and being on kidney dialysis treatment since 2001. When his death was first announced on Tuesday, no cause was cited . . . FILED: John Clark Gable, 40, the son of Hollywood legend Clark Gable (who died in 1960 right before John Clark was born), has filed for divorce from his second wife, Alexandra Remlin Gable, on the grounds of irreconcilable differences, reports the Associated Press. They were married in 1999 and Gable, a part-time actor and off-road race-car driver, has two children, including 12-year-old son Clark, from a first marriage that ended in 1990 . . . ENGAGED: "Spin City" star and notorious bachelor Charlie Sheen, 36, and actress Denise Richards ("Wild Things"), 30, are to be married, their publicists confirmed to TV's "Entertainment Tonight." No wedding date has been set. Sheen, who was named in Hollywood Madam Heidi Fleiss's client book, was married once before, to Donna Peele (1995-96). He has a daughter with Paula Profit, and was once engaged to actress Kelly Preston, whom he reportedly accidentally shot in the arm. (She soon called off the engagement and later married John Travolta.) This will be Richards's first marriage.
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