Saturday, November 8, 2003
Court sides with couple
London -- The High Court on Friday ordered a celebrity magazine to pay Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones $24,220 in damages, far less than they had sought for the publication of unauthorized photos of their wedding.
The court also ordered Hello! magazine to pay $1.7 million to the owner of rival publication OK!, which had an exclusive deal for pictures of the extravagant November 2000 wedding at New York's Plaza Hotel.
Douglas and Zeta-Jones had sought damages of $835,000 from Hello! for publishing unflattering paparazzi photos. Instead, their award was about enough to pay for a first-class round-trip flight for two from Los Angeles to London.
C'mon, get happy -- again
New York -- VH1 is reviving "The Partridge Family" and will begin searching for a group of actors that can also sing and play instruments.
And, this being the 21st century, viewers will get to see that process in a reality show. The unscripted competition will weed out hopefuls over seven episodes and end with the naming of the six Partridges. They'll then go on to shoot a pilot that mirrors the '70s sitcom.
Danson serves 'em up for charity
Flagstaff, Ariz. -- Ted Danson will put all those years of work behind the fake "Cheers" bar to use behind a real bar this weekend.
Danson, who played Sam Malone in the hit comedy for 12 years, will be behind the bar and mingling with donors today at the Museum of Northern Arizona.
His father, Edward B. "Ned" Danson, became director of the museum in 1959 when Ted was 12, and the family lived in the homestead across the street from the museum.
The $75-per-person event, to celebrate the museum's 75th anniversary, is sold out.