Tuesday, October 14, 2003

Stewart doesn't expect prison

New York City -- Martha Stewart, indicted in a stock-trading scandal, says she is scared but does not believe she will go to prison.

The comments, released Monday by ABC News, came in an interview conducted over the weekend by Barbara Walters that will air in November, two months before Stewart's trial.

"Who wouldn't be scared?" Stewart said, according to the ABC excerpt. "The last place I would ever want to go is prison. And I don't think I will be going to prison, though."

Stewart, 62, is accused of selling ImClone Systems stock in 2001 because she was tipped that the family of ImClone founder Sam Waksal was selling. The next day, the stock plunged on a negative report from the Food and Drug Administration.

'Reality' wedding, dream dress

New York -- Trista Rehn will wear a strapless Badgley Mischka wedding gown with a full skirt when she abandons her status as "The Bachelorette" for married life with her made-for-TV honey, Ryan Sutter.

Rehn, the cover model for the December/January issue of Modern Bride, tells the magazine she's been doing Pilates, tanning and getting frequent facials in preparation for her nuptials, which ABC will broadcast in November.

Rehn says Sutter, the Vail, Colo., firefighter she chose from 25 suitors on the ABC reality show, initially showed interest in planning the wedding.

"He wanted to be all involved at first but then we did the guest list together and it was hard! So then (Ryan) said, 'No more!"'

'Reality' rich girls set loose

New York -- Two wealthy young women dash around New York City, spending money while TV cameras follow them.

But they're not the Hilton sisters. They're Ally Hilfiger and Jamie Gleicher, the teenage stars of MTV's latest reality series, "Rich Girls."

"We just prance around this damn city like it's, like, our shopping haven," Hilfiger, the daughter of designer Tommy Hilfiger, says in the first episode, scheduled to air at 9:30 p.m. CDT Oct. 28.

But she adds, "Just because we're rich doesn't mean that we're not good people."

In the premiere, cameras capture the girls riding in a limousine to shop for prom dresses. Gleicher also debates whether to lose her virginity on prom night.

Kilmer thanks friends in N.M. controversy

Santa Fe, N.M. -- Val Kilmer has taken out a newspaper ad thanking friends from New Mexico for standing by him in a controversy about an article he said inaccurately depicted him as being anti-New Mexico.

The 43-year-old actor, who lives in Pecos -- a village of about 1,400 in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains east of Santa Fe -- denies telling Rolling Stone magazine he lives in the "homicide capital of the United States," and says he doesn't carry a gun.

"I love my state and Pecos where I live," he says in the advertisement in The Santa Fe New Mexican, which featured two open letters -- one to his friends and the other to the editors of Rolling Stone, who stand by the story.