Saturday, August 30, 2003
Diaz, Sandler top 2004 pay lists
London -- Cameron Diaz is the world's highest-paid actress, snatching the title from previous winner Julia Roberts, Guinness World Records said Friday.
Diaz, who will be 31 today, is listed as the biggest earner in the 2004 edition of the group's record book, based on earnings of $42.2 million in 2001.
The reported earnings of Diaz, the blond star of the "Charlie's Angels" films and "There's Something About Mary," are approaching the pay given to male actors in Hollywood.
The Guinness World Records Book lists Adam Sandler, 36, as the world's highest-paid actor, based on a salary of $49.5 million in 2001.
Sandler's films include "The Waterboy," "Big Daddy" and "Mr. Deeds."
Jack Osbourne gets Brit TV gig
London -- Jack Osbourne will give a "Brit's eye view" of Los Angeles in a new television series, Britain's Channel 4 announced.
The 17-year-old son of heavy-metal star Ozzy Osbourne will be host of "Union Jack," which is scheduled to air in November. The program will follow Osbourne to parties, premieres and celebrity haunts and feature his opinions on the latest movies and music.
The show would "give a fresh take on all things cool and strange in Hollywood," Channel 4 said Friday.
Earlier this year, Jack Osbourne spent two months at a rehabilitation clinic undergoing treatment for alcohol and drug abuse.
Shaw swaps clarinet for award
Thousand Oaks, Calif. -- Swing jazz bandleader Artie Shaw traded two of his clarinets with the Smithsonian Institution for a lifetime achievement award.
Shaw's clarinets, including one he used to play the Cole Porter hit "Begin the Beguine," will be on display in April at the Museum of American History in Washington, alongside other jazz treasures including Dizzy Gillespie's angled trumpet and Ella Fitzgerald's red dress.
In a ceremony Thursday, the 93-year-old Shaw handed over the instruments and accepted the James Smithson Bicentennial Medal for lifelong "contributions to American culture and music."
Fuller continues Star revamp
New York -- Bonnie Fuller made her latest move to make over Star magazine, hiring Jared Paul Stern, a gossip reporter and columnist at the New York Post, to be Star's executive editor.
Fuller still is looking for a top editor to take over Star, which she is remaking from a supermarket tabloid into a mainstream glossy magazine to compete with People and Us Weekly, where she was the top editor until she left in June.
Stern said the goal was to raise Star's profile among readers and to differentiate it from other tabloids.
At the Post, Stern contributed to the newspaper's widely read Page Six column of celebrity gossip. He also wrote several columns for the paper.