Commitment-phobe Jerry Seinfeld is not only headed to the altar, he also may be rapidly approaching fatherhood. Seems that Seinfeld's bride-to-be, public relations exec Jessica Sklar, wants to become a mommy ASAP. "She's been going around telling her friends she's going to get pregnant right away," a source close to Sklar tells the New York Post. The paper also reports that Sklar now sports a three-carat, emerald-cut Tiffany engagement ring.
Meanwhile, the New York Daily News says Sklar's former co-worker, aspiring standup comedian Rachel Weiss, is responsible for an online satire titled "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? The Secrets From Jessica Sklar!" The Web site, which is supposedly Sklar's version of "The Rules," offers tips like this: "Trade in and trade up. This was the real secret that landed me Jerry. Find a boyfriend who can provide you with enough money to get the right trainer, hair, facialist, clothes, etc." Sklar was married to Broadway theater scion Eric Nederlander, but dumped him for Seinfeld shortly after their honeymoon. Nederlander told "Inside Edition": "She's his problem now."
Overtime in Football Dispute
Looks like they need more than a ref to settle that messy dispute between former football stars Ronnie Lott and Marcus Allen and the National Football League Players Association. Gene Upshaw, executive director of the Washington-based NFLPA, told The Post's Bill Miller that this week's mediation session at federal court here didn't resolve a breach-of-contract lawsuit over the players' right to promote blowout Super Bowl parties. Allen and Lott claim they had an oral contract to stage the annual extravaganzas, but Upshaw insists there was no legally binding deal. "We offered them a contract. They never signed it," Upshaw said, adding that a jury--not a mediator--will likely resolve the matter.
Gwyneth in Love
We just can't keep up with Gwyneth Paltrow's love life. The New York Daily News reports that her fling with Guy Oseary, the Maverick Records exec, is over. Apparently, the actress ignored Oseary at Tuesday night's Los Angeles premiere of "Dogma," and instead was super chummy with her old flame Ben Affleck, who's starring in the movie. The New York Post also notes Paltrow's fondness for Affleck--the paper says she pinched his butt at the premiere--but says nothing about a breakup with Oseary.
That king of trivia, "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek, told us yesterday that he doesn't care that George W. Bush failed a recent foreign policy pop quiz by a Boston TV reporter. "You can't expect a candidate to know the leaders of all the countries of the world," Trebek said. Furthermore, he added: "To ambush him, as the reporter did, that's just not fair." . . . That wacko Artist Formerly Known as Prince says he hates being called that. The singer tells Time mag that his name is simply that unpronounceable symbol that's on his album covers . . . Lots of bigwig techie-types will be at tomorrow night's 10th-anniversary party for MicroStrategy at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Mark Warner, Mario Morino and Jeong Kim are among those expected at the black-tie gala . . . In other weekend happenings, Arena Stage is hosting its first-ever wine auction tonight at the Organization of American States building.