PASSAGES: Crowe Flies into Chicago

08/05/2003 at 09:58 AM EDT

BOOKED: 30 Odd Foot Of Grunts, the Australian band fronted by Russell Crowe, 39, is about to hit North America in a limited engagement, reports Billboard. The band will appear for five nights at Chicago's House of Blues Aug. 17-19, 21 and 23. The group will make only one other North American stop this year with an Aug. 22 concert at Winnipeg's Centennial Concert Hall.

FORCED: The Rolling Stones postponed a concert scheduled for Tuesday in the Spanish coastal resort of Benidorm because frontman Mick Jagger, 60, has laryngitis, town officials tells Reuters. The concert was the Stones' last performance in Spain -- where they are commonly known as "Los Rolling" -- as part of their "40 Licks" tour, which was due to end in London in mid-September. The concert is to be rescheduled.


QUOTED: "I love what I do. I don't know how to do anything else. I want to die on stage." -- Ricky Martin, 31, at a news conference in Hong Kong to promote his latest album, "Almas del Silencio"


MARRIED: New York City's former first lady, TV personality Donna Hanover, 53, wed her high school sweetheart, Edwin Oster, 52, on Sunday, reports the Associated Press. She dated him as a high school senior in 1968, and the couple attended Stanford University together, but went their separate ways. Hanover's previous husband was former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani.

BURIED: Troubled domestic diva Martha Stewart, 62, has lost her coveted TV timeslot in New York, where her "Martha Stewart Living" will no longer air at 9 a.m. on weekdays on the CBS affiliate, directly opposite ABC's "Live with Regis & Kelly" and NBC's third hour of the "Today" show. New York's Daily News reports that "Living" will now air at 2:07 a.m. -- if you can call that living. Her former slot will likely go to "Living It Up," with Alexandra Wentworth (wife of George Stephanopoulos) and former ABC newsman Jack Ford.

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