RENEWED: Halle Berry, 37, has renewed her contract to appear as a spokeswoman for Revlon Inc., the company announced. The Oscar-winning actress recently finished an ad campaign for the New York-based company's summer 2004 collection. "We are delighted that Halle will continue to be an important part of the Revlon brand," executive vice president and chief marketing officer Stephanie Klein Peponis said in a statement.
QUOTED: "Hard work and ... and a humble attitude" -- Justin Timberlake, 22, when asked backstage at the MTV Europe Music Awards for the secret of his success
BORN: Countess of Wessex Sophie Rhys-Jones, the wife of Prince Edward (the youngest son of Queen Elizabeth II), has given birth to a baby girl by emergency Caesarean section, Buckingham Palace said Sunday. The palace said the baby, who was born just before midnight, several weeks prematurely, weighed 4 lbs. 9 oz. Rhys-Jones, 38, married Prince Edward, 39, in 1999. The couple's first baby is eighth in line to the throne.
HONORED: British actor Hugh Grant, 43, was given the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award by BAFTA/L.A., the American arm of the British Film and Television Academy, according to published reports. He received the award from actress Sandra Bullock, with whom he starred in the romantic comedy "Two Weeks Notice." (Grant is now starring in "Love Actually.") Grant said the award was "very, very nice and unusual for me. I don't really get many prizes, and when I do I'm cockahoop."
RESUSCITATED: Old pop icons don't die, they just show up in New York theatrical productions. Witness the current "Who Killed Woody Allen?," an off-Broadway show devised by Dan Callahan, Brendan O'Connor and Tom Dunn; and the cabaret act "Reddy or Not: A Musical Comedy Tribute to Helen Reddy," written by and starring Joanna Parson and Lance Werth. Critics have deemed both hilarious, though the actual objects of these shows' affections have yet to become audience members. Still, the "Allen" producers have heard from Woody's lawyers, in a stern but relatively painless warning not to tarnish Allen's, er, stainless image.