PASSAGES: Justin Grabs Sportscaster Gig

updated 05/08/2003 at 12:00 AM EDT

originally published 05/08/2003 11:20AM

HIRED: Justin Timberlake, 22, has been hired as a special correspondent for Turner Sports and will report from several events for TNT, including the NBA playoffs, NASCAR races and the PGA championship, reports the Associated Press. For TBS, the 'N-Syncer will appear at major league baseball games and Big 12 and Pac-10 college football games. (Turner Sports, like PEOPLE, is part of AOL Time Warner.)

COLLAPSED: Former James Bond actor Roger Moore, 75, collapsed onstage in New York and was being treated in a hospital Thursday, says his agent. "I can confirm he collapsed during a performance of a play, but I have no more information as to his condition," his London agent tells Reuters. Moore has been a regular guest star in the new British comedy import on Broadway, "The Play What I Wrote," in which he does some slapstick routines and appears in drag.


QUOTED: "Villains are fun. They're looser. Often times you're asked to be more flamboyant" -- "The Matrix Reloaded" star Keanu Reeves, 38, to New York's Daily News, when asked about his heroic roles in such earlier films as "Speed" and "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure."


TREATED: Former "NYPD Blue" actress Kim Delaney, 41, is in rehab in Arizona to treat an addiction to alcohol, reports PEOPLE. Delaney, who was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving last year and pleaded no contest to reckless driving, checked into a program at Sierra Tucson. She also is scheduled to make a guest appearance on her old show this coming Tuesday.

ENGAGED: PEOPLE reports that rocker Elvis Costello, 48, and jazz singer Diana Krall, 38, plan to wed. It will be the first marriage for Krall, the third for Costello, who split from wife Cait O'Riordan, a former bassist for the Pogues, in September. ... Also, "Law & Order" star Elisabeth Rohm, 30, and landscape photographer Robert Knight, 33, became engaged on May 1. It will be the first marriage for both.

EXPECTED: Travis Barker, 27, the drummer for punk bands blink-182 and the Transplants, and model-actress Shanna Moakler ("The Wedding Singer"), 28, are expecting their first child together in October, reports PEOPLE. The couple, who began dating last year, have no plans to wed. Moakler has a daughter, Atiana, 4, with her former fiance, boxing champ Oscar De La Hoya. ... Also, actors Emily Mortimer ("Lovely & Amazing"), 31, and husband Alessandro Nivola ("Laurel Canyon"), 30, are expecting their first child this fall. The couple wed in January.

IMPROVED: "No respect" comedian Rodney Dangerfield, 81, made his first public appearance since undergoing brain surgery April 9 to repair an artery blockage -- and he proved that he's made a remarkably fast recovery, reports Reuters. "I love the hospital. They change the sheets every day -- from one bed to another," he joked during a news conference with docs at the UCLA Medical Center. After fumbling with a droopy microphone stand at the lectern, he went on to quip: "Nothing stays up -- reminds me of my old age."

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