Supermodel Claudia Schiffer wore a Valentino wedding dress Saturday to her own wedding, but no one really got to see it. One of the world's most photographed women wore a blanket to cover up her gown, Reuters reports. Schiffer, who tied the knot with British film producer Matthew Vaughn in a 14th-century church in Shimpling, England, disappointed onlookers who wanted to wish her well. Presumably, anyone on the guest list, which included the likes of Madonna, Guy Ritchie and Trudie Styler, caught a glimpse.
"It's just a sex thing," quipped Hugh Grant of his Two Weeks Notice co-star, Sandra Bullock. The two were at the Cannes Film Festival Saturday telling reporters all sorts of steamy stories, according to Reuters. Although no one is really sure if their comments were for real or just a joke, Bullock has only admitted to kissing and holding hands with Grant 'cause she's "just not ready to have sex yet."
James Caviezel will morph from actor to racer today when he gets behind the wheel of the Chevrolet Corvette pace car to lead 33 drivers down two parade laps and the pace lap of the Indianapolis 500. Caviezel follows other famous celebrity drivers from past Indie 500 races, including Jay Leno and Anthony Edwards.
The former head of Paramount Pictures, Robert Evans, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Thursday. Evans was instrumental in approving such film classics as The Godfather, The Godfather: Part II and Love Story, which helped turn the struggling studio around.
Attention all Matrix fans! The next two sequels are a bigger and better work in progress, according to producer Joel Silver. "We have done visual effects for the movies that, because of the time that we took to make them and the cost, will never be seen again," Silver told Sci Fi Wire on Friday in Sydney, Australia--where the films are currently in production. Look for The Matrix Reloaded to hit the big screen in May 2003. You can watch the teaser trailer for both films here on Hollywood.com.
In the Biz
Meg Ryan's not throwing any punches in her next role, although she will be managing a few boxers. The Associated Press reports Ryan will play female boxing manager Jackie Kallen in Against the Ropes, a big screen drama co-starring Omar Epps and directed by Charles Dutton. No word on when production will begin.
First, she made Pepsi the choice of the belly button ring generation. Now, popster Britney Spears' will have them geared up with Samsung cell phones. A new deal unites the singer and the phone company during Spears' Dream Within a Dream 2002 concert tour that kicks off Friday in Las Vegas, Launch Music reports.
Rock band Hole has announced their official breakup, Launch Music reports. Hole released three albums, including Pretty on the Inside, Live Through This and Celebrity Skin.
B.B. King was crowned entertainer of the year for the fourth year in a row at the 23rd annual W.C. Handy Blues Awards Thursday in Memphis, Tenn., AP reports.
If you like the tunes of the late Perry Como, now you can enjoy his clothing, too. AP reports Dawson's Auctioneers and Appraisers will be offering over 1,500 lots from the singer's former Florida home Thursday through June 2, including monogrammed cardigans, golf shoes and candid photos of Como with other celebrities.
October 03, 2001 2:05pm EST
Last night's John Lennon Tribute Concert was star-studded and dedicated to peace. Kevin Spacey hosted the event, claiming he was "honored" to be there yet "pissed off that this passionate prophet of peace [Lennon] and so many others aren't with us tonight because we live in an increasingly violent world." Besides hosting the show, Spacey also sang Lennon's song "Mind Games."
The show, originally intended to be a taped broadcast to benefit gun control, took a last minute turn to become a live benefit for the bombing victims and rescue workers of the September 11th attacks. "When this happened, we knew what we had to do," said executive producer Ken Ehrlich.
Other Lennon songs covered included "This Boy," sung by Lennon's son Sean; "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" by Marc Anthony; "Nowhere Man" by Natalie Merchant; and "Revolution" by the Stone Temple Pilots. Cyndi Lauper performed "Strawberry Fields" in Strawberry Fields Garden, Central Park. Other singers included Dave Matthews, Rufus Wainwright and Robert Schwartzman.
Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono, also made an appearance, thanking the participants in the relief effort: "You have restored my faith in the human race."
The event was an appropriate symbol of peace, considering Lennon was a vocal anti-war activist who lived peacefully and died brutally in Manhattan, a fate shared by many of the victims of the WTC bombings.