The actor’s camp today shot down a widely circulated People magazine report that had the actor, late of the box-office-challenged “The Ninth Gate,” becoming a father again this fall.
“Not true,” the office of Tracy Shaffer, Depp‘s Los Angeles-based publicist, told Hollywood.com.
UP IN SMOKE: Woody Harrelson has been ordered to stand trial in Kentucky on a pot-possession charge stemming from a 1996 protest, per a ruling today by the state’s Supreme Court. The justices rejected an appeal by the actor over the planting of four hemp seeds in protest of Kentucky’s anti-cannabis law. The ex-“Cheers” star has not commented publicly on the ruling. His publicist’s office said he was vacationing in Hawaii with his family. (Chilling, presumably.)
AILING: Hollywood legend Deborah Kerr (“An Affair to Remember“) is afflicted with Parkinson’s disease, the new National Enquirer reports. The actress’s Los Angeles business manager today confirmed the facts of the article, telling us that the 78-year-old Kerr is “fine.” The actress, who lives in Switzerland, was diagnosed five years ago.
IT’S AN ‘N SYNC WORLD: Boyband ‘N Sync, to be seen on Sunday’s Oscars crooning “Music of My Heart” with Gloria Estefan, will kick off the North American leg of its world tour May 9 in Biloxi, Miss. The 41-city caravan will wind up July 30 in Hershey, Pa., apparently so as not to conflict with back-to-school plans. Tickets go on sale Saturday.
OUT OF DANGERFIELD? No-respect standup Rodney Dangerfield, 78, could be out of a Los Angeles hospital by the end of the week after undergoing double-bypass heart surgery Tuesday, his business manager says. Dangerfield complained of chest pains last week after wrapping a six-night-long gig at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand.
WELL, THAT CLEARS THAT UP: The Brazilian model who finally got Mick Jagger to ‘fess up to being the father of her baby boy (born in May) says she’s tired of hearing that her relationship with the aged Rolling Stone amounted to nothing more than a one-night stand. For the record, Luciana Morad tells today’s London’s Daily Express that she and the married Jagger enjoyed a seven-month illicit, morally questionable affair.
BAD HAIR YEAR: Shorn “Felicity” star Keri Russell turns 24 today. Per the WB’s wishes, she’s still 16 years away from her next haircut.