Landry Lets Bridegroom Be Bygone
The honeymoon didn't last long for Ali Landry and Mario Lopez, who wed two weeks ago in a small ceremony in Mexico. Heck, it didn't even start. The actress is said to be seeking an annulment after learning that her beau of six years allegedly cheated on her.
Landry, 30, stars in UPN's "Eve," or you may remember her as Miss USA in 1996 or as the sultry "Doritos Girl" in several commercials a few years ago. She met Lopez, who got his start as A.C. Slater on "Saved by the Bell," in 1998 at the Miss Teen USA pageant, which he hosted and she commentated on.
But friends say he always had a wandering eye and though she failed to believe it in the past, "she was given really strong evidence this time," a friend told Us Weekly. "She is devastated."
On the brighter side, Landry was able to avoid more embarrassment by persuading producers at "The Oprah Winfrey Show" to pull the plug on an upcoming feature centered on the couple's nuptials.
"He's cheated on her for several years, and she just found out last week," a friend of Landry's told People.com. "They never had a honeymoon, and he was out at a club last week without his wife."
It's payback time. Harvey Weinstein -- co-chairman of Miramax Films and one of Tinseltown's most powerful guy -- is writing a tell-all. (Though HarperCollins respectfully calls it a "memoir.")
The as-of-now untitled tome is due in 2006. Financial terms were not given out, but apparently Weinstein plans to give all the book's profits to charity. (And people say the blunt-speaking Weinstein is insensitive.)
"Harvey is someone we read about every day," said Jane Friedman, president and CEO of HarperCollins. "Now, in this book, we will read the true story behind Miramax's amazing success, as only Harvey can tell it."
Maybe if he plays his cards right, it'll even become a movie!
Couric Knows Dough
Fun Celeb Fact of the Day: America's perkiest morning TV personality was fired from a local Pizza Hut in Arlington. (Who knew?) Katie Couric tells Us Weekly: "I was a hostess, and the manager said I didn't do enough side work -- you know, filling up the bottles of salt and pepper shakers. But I think he was dating some of the [other female employees], and that was the real reason."
Something tells us she's not filling the salt shakers at "Today," either.
Noted . . .
You gotta love it. Just in time for the Cannes Film Festival -- which is basically spring break for anyone who's anyone in Hollywood -- more than 100 employees working at the fancy Carlton Hotel have gone on strike. "We are striking reluctantly, not to provoke anyone but because our working conditions and salaries are deplorable," said Ange Romiti, an official at the communist-led CGT union. Gasp! Were the Hollywood elite forced to make their own beds? Nah. The stars made do with slower-than-usual room service and catering when the managers sucked it up and threw on aprons. . . . Whatta son! Michael Douglas donated a million bucks to a theater that will bear his daddy's name. "Knowing how much theater means to my father -- as he got his start in the theater -- I was pleased to make this gift in his honor," the younger Douglas said about the 320-seat Kirk Douglas Theater, which, if all goes well, should be ready to roll in October in Culver City, Calif.
. . . and Quoted
"I am a Greek god."
-- U2's Bono, checking his modesty at the door of the "Troy" premiere, when the New York Daily News asked him: "If you were a Greek god or goddess, who would you be?"
-- Compiled by Anne Schroeder
from staff and wire reports