Saturday, April 12, 2003

Zeta-Jones, Douglas top tabloid

Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones got their Hollywood ending Friday in London, triumphing in court over a celebrity magazine that printed unauthorized and unflattering photos of their star-studded wedding.

The couple won their lawsuit against Hello! magazine for publishing paparazzi pictures smuggled out of the November 2000 nuptials. The couple had a $1.55 million deal for exclusive pictures with rival magazine OK!

Zeta-Jones said she had felt "violated" by Hello!'s "sleazy and unflattering" images of the $2 million wedding at New York's Plaza Hotel.

Testifying to a packed courtroom on Feb. 10, Zeta-Jones complained that the "cheap and tacky" images published by Hello! made her look overweight and the reception appear to have "bad disco lighting."

Snoop Dogg target of drive-by

Snoop Dogg narrowly avoided becoming a drive-by shooting casualty Thursday night as his motorcade was ambushed in a hail of bullets, reports E!Online.

Dogg and his posse were driving down Los Angeles' Fairfax Avenue when a car pulled alongside their five-vehicle convoy and began unloading rounds. Two of Dogg's cars were hit, and while Dogg escaped unharmed, the rapper's bodyguard took a bullet to the back, Los Angeles Police confirmed Friday.

The bodyguard, an off-duty officer whose identity was not released, was taken to a nearby hospital, treated and released early Friday morning.

No arrests have been made in conjunction with the attack.

Hollywood's answer: Regis is in

Who wants to be a millionaire with his name on the Hollywood Walk of Fame? That would be Regis Philbin.

The daytime co-host of "Live with Regis and Kelly" and former star of the ABC evening game show "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" received star No. 2,222 on the Hollywood Boulevard sidewalk.

"I guess they've loosened up the rules lately to include people like me, but I'm grateful for it and it's a big thrill. But I don't consider myself to be in their league," the 71-year-old Philbin said.

Ceremony to honor eternal Hope

Los Angeles -- Bob Hope, who celebrates his 100th birthday next month, will be named "Citizen of the Century" Tuesday by the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Hope won't be attending, but participants in the plaque dedication ceremony will include Kelsey Grammer, Phyllis Diller, Dennis Miller and Cindy Williams.

The ceremony in front of the Hollywood Entertainment Museum will coincide with the release of the "Bob Hope 100th Birthday Tribute Collection," 12 DVDs featuring 17 of his movies.

On Hope's birthday, May 29, the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street will be named Bob Hope Square.

Also on that day, streets will be named after him in Toluca Lake and Cleveland, where he grew up. The Cleveland Indians will celebrate "Bob Hope Day."