Exercising Executive Privilege
President Clinton sure is having some interesting encounters with his new Chappaqua neighbors. Local personal trainer Scott Reilly cornered Clinton on moving day, gave him his card and suggested the prez come sweat with him. "Ah, so you want me to go to your gym," Clinton said to Reilly, whose Prescriptions for Fitness offers "one-to-one fitness, nutrition, wellness programs." Clinton would do well to accept Reilly's help, since White House spokesman Joe Lockhart said last fall that the president wants to lose about 10 of the 18 pounds he's gained since 1997.
The Price of Love
Even True Love requires a prenuptial agreement. Britain's Sun tabloid reports that Catherine Zeta-Jones has to sign such a deal before she weds her new fiance, Michael Douglas, who is still working on his divorce from longtime wife Diandra. "Catherine has money she has earned from films, but it pales into insignificance compared to Michael's," a source tells the paper. The couple's lawyers have been working on the agreement for weeks. In other engagement news, Douglas gave Zeta-Jones a whopper of a ring when he proposed on New Year's Eve. The Sun estimates the 1920s 10-carat diamond is worth between $820,000 and $3.3 million.
Rosie Perez was arrested Thursday afternoon after protesting outside the U.S. Mission to the United Nations. The Puerto Rican actress was charged with disorderly conduct after demonstrating as part of a group called Women for Peace and Justice in Vieques, Puerto Rico, which wants the U.S. Navy to stop using the island of Vieques as a bombing range. An errant bomb killed a Puerto Rican civilian last year, prompting President Clinton to promise to end the bombing within five years. Also arrested at a separate protest outside the U.S. Mission was professional golfer Muffin Spencer-Devlin, who was charged with trespassing. Spencer- Devlin--who wanted to talk to officials about the U.S. government's decision to send 6-year-old Elian Gonzalez back to Cuba--was told to leave the mission but refused . . . Stephen King is mighty mad that the driver who nearly killed him last June won't be going to jail. Bryan Smith, whose van hit King as he was walking on a Maine roadside, has pleaded guilty to driving to endanger, which means he won't have to go behind bars. "What he took from me, my time, my peace of mind, and my ease of body, are simply gone," King said.
Conservative pundit Laura Ingraham is signing off as the host of MSNBC's "Watch It!" after 1 1/2 years. She'll now hit the presidential campaign trail as a special correspondent for MSNBC. The last edition of "Watch It!" will be Friday. . . . The infamous Bill Regardie needs a new editorial staff for his latest magazine, the high technology-focused Regardie's Power. Editor Eric Felten has resigned after just three issues to take a political reporting job at Reader's Digest. Also quitting is managing editor Philip Chalk, the other half of the staff. . . . "Of course, we don't have sex in England. I had to have special coaching."--hunky Brit actor Ralph Fiennes on preparing for his love scene in the new romantic drama, "The End of the Affair," to London's Daily Telegraph. Can we sign up? . . . Good news for Material Girl fans: Madonna will strut her stuff during the Super Bowl's pregame show. Halftime entertainers for the game in Atlanta will include Phil Collins, Christina Aguilera, Enrique Iglesias and Toni Braxton.
CAPTION: Madonna, a Super Bowl warm-up.
CAPTION: The first couple leave their new home in Chappaqua, N.Y., for a stroll.