WEEK IN REVIEW: Nicole's Nose Coveted
LOVE ACTS: Courtney Love, arrested Tuesday at London's Heathrow Airport for allegedly disruptive behavior onboard her Virgin Atlantic Airways flight from Los Angles, took center stage in the British capital Wednesday night for a theater benefit, where she also made nice with the airline's CEO, Richard Branson. Referring to her arrest by police (who let her off with a warning), Love, 38, told reporters as she arrived to rehearse the show, "I have no regrets about what happened."
CROWE CHIRPS: Russell Crowe has a new album coming out in April with his band, 30 Odd Foot of Grunts, and one of the tracks features a duet with Pretenders singer Chrissie Hynde. According to Australia's Undercover Music News, the "Gladiator" Oscar winner, 38, and Hynde, 51, met last year in London, and she has invited his band to tour America with the Pretenders later this month. Their number together is called "Never Be Alone Again," to be featured on the Grunts' CD "Other Ways Of Speaking," the band's follow-up album to their less-than-successful "Bastard Life Of Clarity," which reportedly only sold 156 copies in its first week of release in England.
GENTLE BEN: Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez will probably marry this summer -- not this Valentine's Day -- and, contrary to other rumors about him, the actor told Vanity Fair magazine that he's got his own hair and is not gay. Affleck, 30, who costars with Lopez in the upcoming "Gigli" and "Jersey Girl," suggests in the interview that the public's interest in him and J.Lo "has to do with race and class, the fact that I am white and she is Puerto Rican ... That's what's underneath, although nobody says it, because it's not politically correct."
WHAT PRIVACY: Michael Douglas, 58, and Catherine Zeta-Jones, 33, encountered a possible setback in their breach-of-privacy lawsuit against Hello! magazine, which published "unauthorized" photos of their November 2000 New York wedding. The judge in the case declared on Wednesday that weddings are public occasions according to the Book of Common Prayer. (Case in point: the ceremony includes the minister asking if any member of the public can declare reasons why the marriage should not proceed.) "It would be absurd to make the wedding so secure as to exclude any possible objectors," said Justice Lindsay, as quoted by the BBC. "It is an affirmation of a new relationship, a public sign of a private arrangement."
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