Wednesday, February 18, 2004
Book will rock you
New York City -- Janeane Garofalo, the comedian and political activist, is taking her message to the bookstores.
"For Those About to Salute, We Will Rock You," a collection of political essays, is scheduled to come out this fall.
"The book is like Susan Sontag meets The Onion, but not. ... I just wish it were like that," Garofalo said in statement released Tuesday by her publisher, Simon & Schuster.
Garofalo, a leading opponent of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, is focusing her book on "the abuse of power in finance; the state of our national consciousness; the failures of the Bush administration; and the upcoming presidential election," according to Simon & Schuster.
Her previous book, the best-selling "Feel This Book," was co-written by Ben Stiller and came out in 1999.
Tina Turner takes film role
Bombay, India -- Tina Turner will play an Indian goddess in a new Merchant-Ivory film and sing Indian classical songs, a newspaper report said Tuesday.
Turner, who had a successful farewell tour four years ago, said she'd enjoyed being able to fill stadiums, "but now I'm ready to move onto another kind of performance," she told The Times of India newspaper.
The 64-year-old singer will star in "The Goddess," the newspaper reported.
Rivalry so yesterday
New York City -- Lindsay Lohan says she's tired of the drama between her and Hilary Duff.
The star of the movie "Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen" and Duff both dated singer Aaron Carter, and they had a falling out that reportedly resulted in Duff asking Lohan to leave the Cheaper by the Dozen" premiere, in which Duff co-starred.
Lohan now says their spat is "silly" and "unnecessary."
"I mean, she's doing great. I'm a fan of hers," Lohan said on ABC's "Good Morning America" on Tuesday. "I just wanted to let her know I have no problems and neither should she. We were friends."
Joey's a daddy
Los Angeles -- "Friends" star Matt LeBlanc has a new friend of his own.
LeBlanc and his wife, Melissa, welcomed the arrival of their first child, a girl they named Marina, Feb. 8, according to People.com.
The couple married in May. Melissa has two children from a previous marriage.
On "Friends," LeBlanc found fame as soap-opera actor Joey Tribbiani, a blockheaded ladies' man with a passion for sports, the TV show "Baywatch" and homemade jam.
His dimwitted character is getting his own "Joey" spin-off show after this season.
LeBlanc, 36, has appeared in films including "Ed," "Lost in Space" and the "Charlie's Angels" movies.