PASSAGES: Anna's Hush-Hush Marriage
03/04/2003 at 12:00 AM EST
REVEALED: Hunky Detroit Red Wings center Sergei Fedorov, 33, has admitted that he and tennis pinup (and fellow Russian) Anna Kournikova, 21, were married but are now divorced and no longer speak to each other, reports the Hockey News. "They are true," said Fedorov, when asked about rumors concerning their wedding. "We were married, albeit briefly, and we are now divorced." His mother had told reporters in 2001 that they had been wed in a Moscow registry office.
SET: After foisting "The Osbournes" on the world, MTV has now announced some new series for summer and fall, reports the Associated Press. They include "Doggy Fizzle Televizzle," starring Snoop Dogg as a variety host, and another show with Ashton Kutcher ("That '70s Show") in which he'll play practical jokes on celebrity friends. A new reality series, "Surf Girls," meanwhile, will follow amateur surfers competing for a sponsorship deal at some of the world's hottest surfing spots.
TREATED: After being diagnosed with breast cancer in January, Anastacia (real name: Anastacia Lyn Newkirk), 29, recently underwent breast cancer and reconstructive surgery, and subsequent tests showed early detection of the tumor had saved the pop singer's life, her surgeon tells Reuters. "Due to the aggressive nature of her cancer, she was a month away from a more immediate life-threatening condition. However, her prognosis is good, as are her spirits, which figures into any patient's successful recovery," said Dr. Alexander Swistel, who says his patient, who is due to undergo six weeks of radiation treatment, is "lucky."
DIED: German actor Horst Buchholz, 69, who was considered that country's James Dean because of the rebellious roles he played as a young man, died in Berlin's Charite hospital Monday after a serious illness, a spokesman for the clinic tells Reuters. For Hollywood he starred in the classic 1960 Western "The Magnificent Seven" and for director Billy Wilder in the 1961 Cold War comedy, "One, Two, Three." He is survived by his wife, former actress Myriam Bru, and two children.
PUBLISHED: PEOPLE's "Behind the Seams" columnist Steven Cojocaru's new book, "Red Carpet Diaries: Confessions of a Glamour Boy," officially hits bookstores Tuesday, from Ballantine publishers. (Check out an excerpt here.) In the work, in which Cojocaru, 40, dishes the dirt on Hugh Grant, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Salma Hayek and others, admits of himself: "I can't get enough attention ... I don't understand these people in Hollywood who doth protest too much, who put on dark glasses and a burqa when they go out in public. Why did they get into this business?" Why, indeed.