Romantic movie The Lake House has given Keanu Reeves the impetus to get down on a bended knee and propose to his girlfriend Claire Forlani, according to new reports.
After discovering how much newlywed pal and co-star Sandra Bullock loves married life to TV mechanic Jesse James, Reeves started talking candidly about his own marriage plans--and he means business.
According to the National Enquirer, Reeves has proposed to Meet Joe Black beauty Forlani after quietly dating the actress for three years.
A source says, "Keanu didn't work up the nerve to propose until last week."
The actor reportedly flashed his famous smile and asked Forlani to marry him over dinner at celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck's new Hollywood restaurant Cut.
And insiders claim the wedding venue, tentatively planned for late next year, will be the mansion the actor is renovating in the Hollywood Hills--just down the street from the estate Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston called home when they were married.
'Engaged' Reeves Spotted with Ex
Keanu Reeves has been spotted getting close up to Amanda De Cadenet in London, just days after he reportedly proposed to girlfriend Claire Forlani.
The Matrix heartthrob was briefly engaged to British TV presenter-turned-photographer De Cadenet in 1996 before he went on to romance Carrie-Anne Moss and Jennifer Syme, who died in a car accident in 2001.
But they have remained close over the years and the 41-year-old talked at length with his old flame backstage at the O2 Wireless Festival in London's Hyde Park yesterday.
Reeves reportedly proposed to Forlani last week, after quietly dating the Meet Joe Black beauty for three years.
He recently said, "I want to get married. I want to have kids."
De Cadenet split from The Strokes guitarist Nick Valensi last summer and was previously married to Duran Duran star John Taylor.
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As a performer and musician, Goth rocker Marilyn Manson notoriously goes against the grain. Now it seems his legal tactics may be following a similar pattern.
Manson--who is being sued for wrongful death by the mother of a woman who died in a car accident after attending a party at Manson's home last year--said in a statement this week that he may file a countersuit for slander, harassment and abuse of the legal process, MTV.com reports.
In addition, Manson said Maria St. John's lawsuit is "completely without merit" and will only "reopen the wounds and the pain felt by all who loved Jennifer."
But St. John claims Manson's move to countersue is no surprise and that she would continue to protect her daughter under the California Health and Safety Code's Drug Dealer Liability Act.
"I will be my daughter's advocate…and I hope that what happened to Jennifer doesn't happen to anyone else," St. John told reporters in a press conference Monday.
St. John's lawsuit--filed April 2--accuses Manson of giving her daughter, Jennifer Syme, cocaine and instructing her to drive while under the influence. She seeks $25,000 in damages and attorney fees.
Goth rocker Marilyn Manson, known for offending folks with his raunchy antics and death-filled music, has managed to upset Maria St. John so much she's suing.
On Tuesday, in Los Angeles Superior Court, St. John--the mother of Jennifer Syme, who died in a car crash last April--filed a lawsuit against Manson for "instructing [Syme] to operate a motor vehicle in her incapacitated condition," MTV.com reports.
St. John seeks unspecified damages and attorney's fees.
According to the lawsuit, Brian Warner (Manson's given name) hosted a party on April 1, 2001, that 28-year-old Syme and others attended. Just before dawn, a fellow party-goer drove Syme home, and it was then that Syme got into her own vehicle, a 1999 Jeep Cherokee. The lawsuit claims she intended to return to Manson's party.
Manson, however, does not accept responsibility for Syme's death.
"After Jennifer was sent home safely with a designated driver, she later got behind the wheel of her own car for reasons known only to her. Her death is sad and tragic," Manson said in a statement Wednesday.
An investigation into the accident concluded that an inebriated Syme, while driving without a seatbelt in Hollywood, crashed into three parked cars and was ejected from her vehicle. She died at the scene the morning of April 2.
MTV.com also reports that police findings at the scene included two rolled-up dollar bills that contained a white, powdery substance and two bottles of prescription drugs, a muscle relaxant and an anticonvulsant.
St. John told police her daughter sought treatment for back pain and depression just a few days prior to her death.
Syme, who was not unfamiliar with celebrity circles, had dated actor Keanu Reeves and bore his stillborn child in December 1999. She also had a small role in Lost Highway. Director David Lynch dedicated his film Mulholland Drive to Syme.
Pallbearers at Syme's funeral were Reeves, Lynch and rocker Dave Navarro.
So, what is Whitney Houston's "Greatest Love of All"?
Far be it for us to speculate, but it's worth noting that a Hawaiian newspaper reports that security guards at an island airport seized pot from the diva's carry-on bag last week.
Hilo's Tribune-Herald says guards found the weed (all 15.2 reputed grams of it) last Tuesday during a search of the Grammy-winning singer/actress' luggage. The bag was seized, but Houston went on to board a United Airlines flight for San Francisco anyway, escaping about 45 minutes before police arrived at Kahole-Kona International Airport, the paper said.
Hawaii police will refer the case to the local district attorney for possible prosecution, a process that could take up to a month, The Associated Press says. Possession of 15 grams of marijuana is a misdemeanor, punishable by up to 30 days in jail or a $1,000 fine.
Houston's reps and her record label, Arista, have declined comment.
CONSOLING KEANU: Looks like Keanu Reeves won't be a daddy after all.
Reeves' girlfriend, Jennifer Syme, has "lost" the couple's baby, which was due this month, USA Today reports. The 35-year-old actor' s camp could not be reached for comment.
The pregnancy -- as well as Reeves' intentions not to marry Syme -- were announced in July.
ADIOS, MUCHACHA: Teen actress Jena Malone ("Stepmom") has won legal emancipation from her mother.
The 15-year-old had accused her mom of squandering her money through "excessive spending and mismanagement," Malone's attorney told The Associated Press. California law allows minors as young as 14 to seek freedom from their folks, and Malone has been living on her own for some time, with pads in New York and Los Angeles, the attorney said. Malone recently won a court order preventing her mother from interfering with her career.
NORMAL BARBRA: After her New Year's Eve concert pulled in more than $14 million, Barbra Streisand says she won't take the stage to sing again. The concert, held at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Hotel, set an all-time single concert box-office record, but, big money or no, Streisand tells TV Guide that she's had it with performing because it makes her feel like she's in a beauty pageant. Says La Streisand: "They're making me into a diva, and I'm like this normal person. I do my own makeup."
RIDING INTO THE SUNSET: The Lone Ranger may be gone, but the things he stood for -- heroism and justice, silver bullets and cowboy hats, Silver and Tonto -- remain.
More than 200 admirers and friends of actor Clayton Moore, who died Dec. 28 at age 85, attended a memorial service Sunday in Los Angeles.
Moore donned the Ranger's signature black mask in 1949 and seemingly never removed it, even long after the "Lone Ranger" TV series ended. "Some people, some actors will complain about typecasting," movie reviewer Leonard Maltin told the audience. "That never worried [Moore], in part because he loved the role so much."
GOING SOLO? After 14 years of marriage and seven kids (four adopted), TV talker Marie Osmond is reportedly separating from husband Brian Blosil.
In today's USA Today, Larry King reports that Osmond "has asked me to announce" the split from Blosil, her second husband. "She asked me because I'm a friend of the family," King writes. An announcement on the official Osmond family Web site (www.osmond.com) neither confirms nor denies the report and asks fans to refrain from spreading rumors. "Obviously, this is a very private matter, and we have received no official announcement regarding a separation," the site says. " ... We ask and remind all those who choose to share their views on such a private matter that respect and consideration for Marie and her family be given the utmost priority in any [Internet] posting." ")