Bill Clinton considers talk show

New York � Bill Clinton has talked with NBC executives about becoming the host of his own daytime TV talk show.

The meeting took place Wednesday in Los Angeles, according to a television industry source who spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday. The Los Angeles Times, which first reported the discussions, quoted a source as saying Clinton was asking for a fee of $50 million a year.

It cited unidentified industry sources as saying he was not seeking a political talk show because of potential conflicts of interest with his wife, New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Woody: Not a hypochondriac

Washington � Woody Allen says he isn't the hypochondriac he's often played in his movies.

"What I am unfortunately is an alarmist," the 66-year-old director and star of films such as "Bananas," "Annie Hall" and "Mighty Aphrodite" told AP Radio.

"That's just as bad or worse because if I wake up in the morning with chapped lips or a hangnail I think it's a fatal disease."

Allen, who stars in his latest comedy, "Hollywood Ending," also doesn't like to stand near the drain in the shower.

He's not afraid he'll fall in � "I just am never sure what will suddenly prance out of it."

Hart teams up with drum group

Washington � Former Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart, who teamed up with the traditional Japanese drum group Kodo for "Mondo Head," said the album was neither all about their music � nor his.

"They're bringing their expertise and I'm bringing my skills and we're meeting on a level playing field and jamming and seeing what happens," he told AP Radio in a phone interview from Sebastopol, Calif.

"So it's not really any one thing. It's sort of a new music I would think. It sort of points a direction to a new world's music."

Hart said Kodo was awesome to watch.

"They play gigantic drums. I mean, some of these are made out of giant trees. And they have them in the air suspended. It's quite a feat just to play them."

Pamela: alive and well

New York � Pamela Anderson wants the world to know that she's not dying of hepatitis C.

The former "Baywatch" star admitted in March that she's lived with the potentially fatal disease for years.

"Now I have people coming out of the deli hugging me because they think I'm dying," Anderson told Jane magazine in a first-person story for its June/July issue. "I tell them, 'I'm not dying. I'm fine. But if you want to give me a free sandwich, go ahead!"'


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