PASSAGES: Sawyer Nabs Jessica Lynch

09/16/2003 3:44PM

BOOKED: Former prisoner of war Jessica Lynch will give her first TV interview to ABC's Diane Sawyer in prime time on Veteran's Day, Nov. 11, according to the publisher of Lynch's memoir, "I Am A Soldier, Too: The Jessica Lynch Story." Lynch also is scheduled to be interviewed by Katie Couric for NBC's "Today" show on Nov. 12 and by CBS's "Late Show" host David Letterman on Nov. 14.

DUE: Charlie Sheen, 38, and Denise Richards, 32 (his wife since June 2002), are expecting their first child early next spring, their publicist has announced. Sheen, who is set to appear in the new CBS series "Two and a Half Men," also has an 18-year-old daughter, Cassandra, from his first marriage. He and Richards will also costar in next month's "Scary Movie 3."


QUOTED: "It was so impossible to believe, that I just sat there. I just sat there and I couldn't speak. I couldn't (say) anything. And (my sister) just kept talking to me and talking to me and talking to me, until I could say something." -- Joyce DeWitt, 53, to CNN's Larry King, on how she reacted to the news that her "Three's Company" costar, John Ritter, had died


DISSOLVED: Rocker Billy Corgan's post-Smashing Pumpkins band Zwan -- which featured bassist Paz Lenchantin, drummer Jimmy Chamberlin and guitarists David Pajo and Matt Sweeney -- has broken up amid poor sales and personnel problems, Corgan has told Chicago radio station WGN. "A couple of people asked me, 'Why didn't you tell anybody?' I'm sort of out of the period of my life when I run around trying to generate news," Corgan said.

ARRESTED: A man, said to be in his 40s, has been taken into custody by Scotland Yard for allegedly trying to cut the cables holding a box containing magician David Blaine, 30, the BBC reports. The box is hoisted over London's River Thames as part of Blaine's stunt to remain there, without food or plumbing, for 44 days. The suspect reportedly climbed a tower early Tuesday morning in order to get to Blaine, and then threw objects at the magician's box until he tried, unsuccessfully, to cut the power and water lines.

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