Friday, December 27, 2002
J.Lo doesn't mind Liz label
New York -- With two marriages behind her and a third planned, Jennifer Lopez knows she's been compared to the oft-wedded Elizabeth Taylor. And she's fine with that.
"I'm not mad if people call me the modern-day Liz Taylor," Lopez tells InStyle magazine for its January issue. She even has a book on her coffee table about Taylor, who has been married eight times.
"We've all had a love of our life and failed love affairs. I'm just the biggest romantic -- it's really sad," Lopez says. "I tell people that, but nobody listens."
Lopez's first two marriages, to waiter-model Ojani Noa and dancer Cris Judd, lasted about a year each. Now the 32-year-old singer-actress is engaged to Ben Affleck, with whom she co-stars in the upcoming movies "Jersey Girl" and "Gigli."
Size does matter to Koppel
Washington -- Newsman Ted Koppel is sparring with his neighbors about the size of their homes.
The anchor of ABC's "Nightline" and his wife contend in a lawsuit that their neighbors in the posh Washington suburb of Potomac, Md., have disregarded an agreement limiting the size of homes to 10,000 square feet.
Attorney Thomas D. Murphy -- representing Koppel, 62, and his wife, Grace Anne Dorney, 63 -- said the limit would only ban "megamansions," and was "designed to protect the land in Potomac which has been disappearing in a sea of 'houses on steroids.'"
The Koppels bought a 16-acre plot overlooking the Potomac River for $2.7 million in 1993. The Livingston Family Limited Partnership bought an adjacent 28-acre plot and agreed to limit construction of homes there to 10,000 square feet.
Black Crowes may be done
New York -- The Black Crowes might have broken up. Then again, they might just be taking a break. Lead singer Chris Robinson says even he doesn't know for sure.
"It's like any relationship," he tells Spin magazine for its January issue. "When it dissolves, no matter how it dissolves ... it's still raw."
The bluesy Southern rock band announced a year ago it was going on hiatus while Robinson, 36, pursued a solo career. His debut album, "New Earth Mud," came out in October.
"Last Halloween, when I walked away from the last meeting, it was kinda like, 'Well, see ya when we see ya.' Since then some people have quit," Robinson said.
Zsa Zsa's recovery continues
Los Angeles -- Zsa Zsa Gabor is recovering from her injuries in a car accident and may return home soon, said her husband, Frederic von Anhalt.
"I must say she is recovering very quickly," he said. "At the beginning she was very moody; she wanted to give up. Now she wants to go home fast. She wants to recover and to ride her horses."
Gabor, 85, remained in fair condition this week at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. The actress suffered broken bones in the Nov. 27 crash and received stitches.