High school confidential: Celebrity pasts revealed

Wednesday, August 27, 2003

For many of us, high school is the last truly egalitarian experience. Sure, there are cliques, but at the end of the day, we all had to take gym class. After graduation, we drift off to different colleges and jobs and settle into various social niches, defined by money, status and power. Hollywood celebrity happens to be one of the least egalitarian experiences. Stars rake in money and live like decadent potentates, surrounded by eager minions and adoring fans. So what were these pampered people like back in high school? "Celebrity Yearbook" (8 p.m., E!) offers a glance at the high school hijinks of Bruce Willis, David Schwimmer, Tyra Banks, Andy Garcia, Michael Douglas, Charlie Sheen, Jamie Lee Curtis, Heather Locklear, Drew Barrymore, David Duchovny, Angelina Jolie and Rita Wilson. In addition to scads of embarrassing class photos, "Yearbook" also features interviews with former teachers and classmates.

As viewers may recall, the former veep (Tim Matheson) was forced to resign in disgrace.

Tonight's other highlights

Late night

David Spade and Bob Sarlatte appear on "Late Show with David Letterman" (10:35 p.m., CBS) ... Jay Leno hosts Colin Farrell, BB King and Jeff Beck on "The Tonight Show" (10:35 p.m., NBC).