Saturday, June 21, 2003

A first for Grandma Goldie

Los Angeles - Goldie Hawn is going to be a grandma.

Her daughter, actress Kate Hudson, and Hudson's musician-husband Chris Robinson, announced Thursday they are expecting their first child. They have been married since December 2000.

The baby is due sometime early next year, according to the couple's publicist, Brad Cafarelli.

Hudson, 24, stars in the new romantic-comedy "Alex & Emma," and Robinson, 36, formerly of the group The Black Crowes, plans to begin touring soon with his new band, New Earth Mud.

Prince of Darkness ready for Wills

London - Prince William, who turns 21 today, got birthday greetings from shock rocker Ozzy Osbourne.

Osbourne, whose chaotic family life is the subject of an MTV reality series, invited the prince to come stay at his Beverly Hills mansion.

"I've been told that you want to come and live in America. You're more than welcome to come and live in my house," Osbourne told a TV special celebrating William's birthday.

"My daughter would be thrilled. My wife would. I would. And the dogs would!" the 54-year-old rocker said.

Walk of Fame picks new stars

Los Angeles - Britney Spears, Kevin Costner and Halle Berry are getting stars on Hollywood's celebrated Walk of Fame.

Glenn Close, Anthony Hopkins, John Singleton, Ted Turner, Journey and 17-year-old twins Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen will also get the sidewalk honor next year. The new inductees were announced Thursday by Johnny Grant, chairman of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.

All this and Brad, too

Los Angeles - Jennifer Aniston is the biggest star in Hollywood or anywhere else. At least that's what Forbes magazine says.

The "Friends" star sits atop the magazine's annual "Celebrity 100" list, which ranks the ranks of the famous based on how much money they made in the last year and how often they were seen or talked about in the media.

Aniston earned a reported $35 million from "Friends" and her film work, including the hit "Bruce Almighty," and was in the top 40 in three measures of media exposure Web hits, TV/radio mentions and press clippings. She also appeared on more magazine covers than anyone else on the list.

She improved her ranking from No. 28 in 2002. Aniston's husband, Brad Pitt, didn't make the list this year.

The rest of Forbes' top 10 are Eminem and Dr. Dre, Tiger Woods, Steven Spielberg (the highest-paid, at a reported $200 million), Jennifer Lopez, Paul McCartney, Ben Affleck, Oprah Winfrey, Tom Hanks and the Rolling Stones.