NEWS BRIEFS: JFK Jr. Considered Senate

03/17/2004 at 09:35 AM EST

OPPOSED: John Kennedy Jr. was said to be "upset" when Hillary Rodham Clinton announced she was running for the office of Democratic U.S. Senator from New York, a job that he wanted, according to author Laurence Leamer's new book, "Sons of Camelot." But the New York Post quotes Leamer as saying that Kennedy (who was killed in a 1999 plane crash) put his political ambitions on hold for Clinton because he was a gentleman.

OFFERED: Personal possessions that belonged to late screen legend Katharine Hepburn, who died last June at 96, will be auctioned on June 10-11 in New York, Sotheby's announced. The sale, expected to fetch at least $1 million, includes the star's own paintings, as well as furniture, photos, souvenirs from her films, personal documents and hundreds of other items.


QUOTED: "This is a heartfelt occasion, and I'll treasure the memory all the way to the airport." -- Mick Jagger, 60, at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame banquet Monday


TOSSED: A federal judge in Los Angeles has rejected a bid by Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose, 40, and two of the metal band's former members, Slash and Duff McKagan, to block Geffen Records from releasing a greatest hits compilation next week. Rose sued the record label, a unit of Universal Music Group, saying he never gave his permission to release the record or have its hits re-mixed for the new album.

SUPPORTED: "10" star Bo Derek, 47, went to Congress on Tuesday to support legislation that would ban the killing of horses for gourmet dining in countries such as France and Japan, reports the Associated Press. Derek lent her support to legislation written by Reps. John Sweeney, R-N.Y., whose district includes the historic Saratoga racetrack, and Ed Whitfield, R-Ky., a Thoroughbred owner.

RECORDED: Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally and Sean Hayes will lend their voices to a "Will & Grace: Who's Your Daddy?" album, to be released Sept. 7, NBC Enterprises announced. The compilation will feature songs from (and inspired by) the show. These include "Got to Be Real" by Cheryl Lynn and "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man" by Ella Fitzgerald, as well as performances by cast members and a "Footloose" recording by Kevin Bacon and his band, the Bacon Brothers.

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