Kidman? Not a legend

London -- How old is a movie legend?

Definitely older than 37-year-old Nicole Kidman, according to Lauren Bacall.

Bacall became irritated during an interview on a British TV show Wednesday when the younger actress was described as "a legend."

"She's not a legend," Bacall said, cutting off interviewer Jenni Falconer in mid-sentence.

"She's a beginner. What is this 'legend?' She can't be a legend at whatever age she is. She can't be a legend. You have to be older."

The two actresses were in Venice, Italy, to promote their new film, "Birth," in which 79-year-old Bacall plays Kidman's mother.

Later, reporters peppered Kidman for a response to Bacall's comments. Embarrassed, she finally suggested they direct their questions elsewhere.

Media's favorite impersonator to present news Emmys

New York -- He won't be live from New York, but he will be on tape.

"Saturday Night Live" cast member Darrell Hammond has been tapped to host the 25th annual news and documentary Emmy Awards. The ceremony will be taped Monday at the Marriott Marquis Hotel and telecast Sept. 25 on the Discovery Times Channel.

"We are pleased to have Darrell Hammond join these prestigious news personalities at this year's celebration," said Peter Price, president of the National Television Academy. "Mr. Hammond brings the special credential of having impersonated many of America's most prominent newsmakers and newscasters."

Peter Jennings, Diane Sawyer, Wolf Blitzer, Brian Williams and Dan Rather will present awards.

It's spring in New York

New York -- The fashion faithful braved heavy rains Wednesday morning for the start of the New York Fashion Week, and the reward was a taste of next spring from Kenneth Cole.

The designer's collection -- in mostly white, tangerine and seafoam -- had simple shapes and flattering details such as boning and paneling.

Carolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta, Ralph Loren and Marc Jacobs were among other designers set to preview their spring 2005 collections.

A timely service

New York City -- Julianne Moore wants to give children more time for their imaginations -- and she's doing it one watch at a time.

The 43-year-old actress will appear in a public service campaign bearing the slogan, "Time is Precious: Use it Wisely," seeking to highlight the declining resources available for children's arts education programs and reverse the trend.

With each purchase of a Montblanc watch or pen, the luxury accessory brand will make a contribution to the National Arts Education Initiative.

The campaign will run in fashion publications starting in October.


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