Saturday, December 20, 2003

List rates best-tressed celebs

Woodland Hills, Calif. -- Polished fashionistas like Jennifer Aniston -- who plays a Ralph Lauren staffer on "Friends" -- and the makeover crew on "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" were singled out for having top tresses in a recent Wella celebrity hair survey.

Aniston won best overall hair and best highlights, while other TV stars won some other categories: "Miss Match" star Alicia Silverstone's golden locks earned top honors, Jennifer Garner of "Alias" was named best brilliant brunette and "Will & Grace's" Debra Messing was called the most ravishing redhead.

When it came to the men, results were mixed. Besides the "Queer Eye" cast, "best" hair honors went to stringy-haired rocker Kid Rock and actor Rob Lowe.

Split was rough on Kidman

Sydney, Australia -- Nicole Kidman says she was so humiliated after her split with actor-husband Tom Cruise that she had to be coaxed out of bed to go back to work.

"I sort of thought at that time that I was going to curl up in a ball and just never get out of bed," the 36-year-old actress told Australian television's Nine network Thursday. "But I have two kids and I had to get out of bed."

Cruise and Kidman divorced in 2001 after about 10 years of marriage.

She was in her hometown for the Australian premiere of her latest movie, "Cold Mountain," directed by Anthony Minghella and also starring Jude Law and Renee Zellweger.

Aiken wins manners honor

Charlotte, N.C. -- Clay Aiken, a runner-up on the Fox network's talent contest "American Idol," heads the National League of Junior Cotillions' list of the "Ten Best-Mannered People of 2003."

The Charlotte-based organization, an etiquette and social training program for young people, announced its 12th annual list this week. Nominations came from cotillion students and directors nationwide.

The list also includes talk-show host Oprah Winfrey, Gen. Tommy Franks, Michael Vick of the Atlanta Falcons, surfer Bethany Hamilton, NBC news anchor Tom Brokaw, first lady Laura Bush, actor Mel Gibson, National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice and British Prime Minister Tony Blair.

Cooper takes act to airwaves

Phoenix -- Welcome to Alice Cooper's radio show.

The 55-year-old rock star, who was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame earlier this month, will be host of the syndicated "Nights With Alice Cooper" starting Jan. 26.

"It'll be sort of an 'Alice's attic,'" Cooper said. "The way to do it is to make this kind of rock 'n' roll become theatrical on radio, the way I made it theatrical onstage. There will be ongoing stories and characters, but it will be wrapped up in classic rock."

The show, which will originate at Phoenix's KDKB-FM, will air on at least six stations in the Midwest and New England.