Wednesday, April 7, 2004
Times a-changin' for Dylan
New York -- New, from Victoria's Secret: the MiracleBob?
Bob Dylan appears in a new series of commercials for Victoria's Secret, his grizzled face intercut with shots of model Adriana Lima cavorting though Venice in a bra, panties and spike heels.
Don't worry. The 62-year-old Dylan keeps his clothes on.
Dylan's song "Love Sick," from his Grammy-winning 1997 album "Time Out of Mind," provides the musical backdrop for the spot.
It promotes a new line of lingerie, the "Angels" collection.
The commercials began airing a week ago, and will run for the next two weeks, said Ed Razek, chief creative officer for Victoria's Secret.
The company experienced an immediate uptick in sales once the spots ran, Razek said.
Miss USA to become Mrs.
Los Angeles -- Miss USA Susie Castillo has some new diamonds to replace the glittering crown she'll give up next week.
Castillo got a surprise proposal Monday from boyfriend Matthew Leslie during a broadcast of the TV talk show "On-Air With Ryan Seacrest."
Leslie, 24, and the 23-year-old Castillo have been dating for 4 1/2 years. They met as students at Endicott College in their home state of Massachusetts.
Castillo will crown her successor Monday during the Miss USA pageant on NBC.
Love loses argument
Los Angeles -- A judge rejected a motion to suppress evidence in the case against Courtney Love, clearing the way for her trial later this month on charges of disorderly conduct and being under the influence of a controlled substance.
The 39-year-old rock star, who didn't attend the hearing, was arrested Oct. 2 outside an ex-boyfriend's house. Police said she was wandering down the driveway unsteadily and slurring her speech.
The singer told officers she lived at the house and was trying to retrieve a compact disc, and acknowledged that she'd broken some windows, but her ex-boyfriend declined to press vandalism charges, Officer Alonzo Howell testified at the hearing.
Howell testified that he thought Love might be under the influence and called for an officer specially trained in recognizing drug use. But Love's attorney, Michael Rosenstein, argued that police officers had no reason to investigate his client for drug use after they decided not to arrest her for vandalism.
People's greatest hits
Washington -- With People magazine turning 30, The Washington Post has compiled some of the best celebrity facts and quotes from its 282-page, 30th-anniversary double issue.
Among the highlights (or lowlights, depending on your perspective): James Brown's eyebrows are tattooed on his forehead. John Travolta wears his underwear inside out so the label doesn't scratch. Dr. Ruth is a trained sniper who can assemble a Sten gun while blindfolded. When Paula Abdul was a kid, her baby sitter was Michael Bolton. And Angelina Jolie once studied mortuary science.