PASSAGES: Nick Nolte Talks Recovery
VANQUISHED: Rehabbing actor Nick Nolte -- whose mug shot got a big-screen viewing during Sunday night's Oscars ceremony -- is completely sober these days, but that doesn't keep him from diving into some down-and-dirty roles. "I'm attracted to films that deal with what my psyche is going through," he tells the New York Daily News. "I want to feel the empathy and catharsis of that." Nolte is currently on probation for a 2002 DUI charge, when he was pulled over and later found to have the "date rape" drug GHB in his system. Nolte's new film, "The Good Thief" -- in which he plays a drug-addicted thief and gambler -- opens April 2.
LANGUISHED: The childhood home of country twanger Dwight Yoakam is on the market, but nobody's buying. The three-bedroom, two-bath house in eastern Kentucky is listed at $89,000, reports the Associated Press, but after a month on the market, there are still no takers -- and Kentucky tourism officials are expressing surprise. "I could see a country music lover making a good income supplement, buying the house and opening it to fans," said Fred James, spokesman for the Kentucky Tourism Cabinet. "It has appeal, no question about it."
DONE UP: This is what you're missing back in economy class: On a recent flight from Atlanta to Los Angeles, actress Kirstie Alley reached into her beauty bag to glam up several fellow passengers and flight attendants, New York magazine reports. Apparently the fun started when a makeup artist seated nearby approached Alley and said she'd love the chance to do her face someday. A flattered Alley instead grabbed the paint brushes and went to work, applying her touch to the makeup artist as well as to fellow TV pro Rebecca Cole, Robert Verdi's co-host on the Discovery Channel's "Surprise by Design."
UNDONE: Together? Apart? Toad the Wet Sprocket can't seem to make up its mind. The formerly splitsville mid-1990s pop act, which has reunited recently for a comeback tour, tells AP Radio it's still not sure whether to keep the relationship together. "If it seems like we can make better records than we did before, we'll keep doing it," said Toad singer Glen Phillips. "But if it seems like we'll be a sad nostalgia act, we'll continue on our own courses."
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