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Originally posted 02/13/2004 11:00AM
CAST: If you can't get enough of Jessica Simpson, you may have a chance to see more of her next fall. ABC has picked up a TV pilot featuring the "Is this tuna ... or fish" singer-actress. The 23-year-old Simpson will play reporter Jessica Sampson, a fictional version of herself, in the unnamed pilot about a TV newsmagazine, says the Hollywood Reporter. Whether the pilot is developed into a recurring show remains to be seen, but there's no doubt about Simpson's popularity. She's currently appearing in the second season of MTV's reality series "Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica," with husband Nick Lachey, and she also recently signed on for her first feature film, "Walk On," due out next year.
Originally posted 02/11/2004 12:04PM
INSPIRED: As a boy, Jude Law dreamed of an acting career after watching performances of Shakespeare's "Othello" at the Young Vic Theatre in London. Now that the theater is in disrepair, Law has offered to donate to a drive to renovate the space, the Associated Press reports. The theater was built in 1970 and was originally intended as a temporary structure. Law, 31, did not divulge the size of his contribution, but the total amount needed is reportedly $22.5 million. Law, meanwhile, is up for a Best Actor Academy Award on Feb. 29 for his performance in "Cold Mountain."
Originally posted 02/06/2004 1:48PM
Who will rock the house at Sunday night's Grammys? PEOPLE checks in on pop music's big party, as well as other events to watch for in the coming week:
Originally posted 01/14/2003 01:00PM
An Arizona judge on Tuesday ordered the release of the police videotape that was shot during Diana Ross's Dec. 30 arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence and "extreme" DUI, the Associated Press reports.
Originally posted 01/03/2003 11:00AM
SUPREME TEST: Diana Ross told police that she was trying to rent a video and got lost when she was stopped and arrested for drunk driving at 12:30 a.m. Monday, according to Tucson, Ariz., police. Officers stopped the former Supremes star, 58, after another driver called to report a swerving vehicle driving south in northbound lanes. At the time Officer Scott Sullivan confronted Ross, she allegedly had parked at the video store in a space for disabled drivers. Sullivan said Ross agreed to a sobriety test but fell down and laughed while trying to stand on one leg and count to 10. She is due to appear in court Jan. 13 on three misdemeanor charges for "extreme" DUI.
Originally posted 01/02/2003 12:00PM
Diana Ross told police that she was trying to rent a video and got lost when she was stopped and arrested for drunken driving at 12:30 a.m. Monday, according to a newly released police report.
Originally posted 12/31/2002 01:00PM
To paraphrase a Diana Ross song from the '70s, does she know where she's going to?
Originally posted 10/02/1998 12:00AM
Diana Ross, 56, still knows how to reign supreme, as she proved last night at Madison Square Garden. At the taping of VH1's "Divas 2000: A Tribute to Diana Ross" (an edited version of the 4 1/2-hour-plus concert will air Tuesday), Ross kept her cool as her microphone failed her not once, but several times. "This doesn't please me," she said to loud applause of support from the audience when a replacement mic didn't work properly. Performances of three of her songs had to be filmed again due to technical difficulties. But she did sound great, as did other divas Donna Summer, Faith Hill and Mariah Carey (recovering from last week's bout of food poisoning, she told the crowd, "I will be starring in the movie, 'The Attack of the Killer Oysters' "). Ross admitted to being "overwhelmed" by the salute to her and her career. "You know," she said, "it's been 40 years, and I'm only 38."
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