PASSAGES: Pam, Kid Rock Wedding Set?
ANNOUNCED: Pamela Anderson, 35, and Kid Rock, 31, are getting married in Las Vegas next month, entertainer Hank Williams Jr. told a Dallas concert audience last weekend, the Associated Press reports. The couple has been dating since April 2001, when they met backstage at VH1's salute to Aretha Franklin in New York. They got engaged in April of this year after Rock, whose real name is Bob Ritchie, proposed to her in the Nevada desert. It will be Anderson's second trip down the aisle (she was married to former Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee) and Rock's first.
RELINQUISHED: Tosh Welch, the former fiance of Rebekah Revels, the Miss North Carolina who resigned after the Miss America pageant learned about nude photos of her, turned over the pictures to law enforcement officials on Tuesday, her lawyer said in Robeson County court, according to AP. The attorney would not describe the pictures in detail, and the judge in the case ordered that they not be shown to anyone. Now that the photos have been turned over, Revels' lawyer said the former pageant hopeful would not seek contempt charges against him.
TEAMED: Mariah Carey, 33, and Justin Timberlake, 21, have joined forces to record the song "Yours" for Carey's upcoming debut album on her MonarC Music imprint for Island/Def Jam, Launch.com reports. The album is due for release on Dec. 10. The two artists reportedly recorded their sets separately and the tracks will be dubbed in together.
DRAFTED: Veteran movie actor Dustin Hoffman and big-screen newcomer Ray Romano are negotiating to star in "Mooseport," a political comedy that will shoot during Romano's TV break next spring, Variety reports. Hoffman, 65, would play a former U.S. president set to retire to a small East Coast town only to be drafted by the locals to fill an empty mayoral seat -- and unaware of the popularity of his opponent, a hardware store owner to be played by Romano, 44. Rod Lurie ("The Last Castle") will direct.
AILING: ZZ Top drummer Frank Beard, 53, had an emergency appendectomy in Paris on Sunday, the second time a member of that band became ill while on a European tour, the Associated Press reports. In 2000, the band canceled its tour after Dusty Hill was diagnosed with hepatitis C. The show will go on, however: Roadie John Douglas has replaced Beard on drums.
RETIRED: After two years of declaring "Dude, you're getting a Dell," pitchman and TV cult figure Steven the Dell Dude -- actually, actor Ben Curtis, 21 -- has been benched, reports ZD Net News. However, Steven will make an appearance in one of the ads, assured Dell spokesman Bob Kaufman, adding, "We're looking at ways to convey the overall brand value with this new campaign and are really excited with tests we did with the new campaign."
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