The Ex-Presidential Locks

Despite blustery weather, former president Bill Clinton's coif held up nicely yesterday through the damp outdoor dedication of his presidential library in Little Rock, Ark.

Should credit be given to celebrity stylist Cristophe? Never mind the Monica scandal -- who could forget the hubbub over the hairdresser who gave Clinton that famous $200 trim on the LAX tarmac back in 1993?

A representative at Cristophe Hair Salon in Beverly Hills told The Post that the stylist was indeed in Little Rock for the ceremony. We were referred to the salon's Washington location for further information, but workers there declined to comment.

Rice to Have Surgery

Secretary of State-designate Condoleezza Rice is scheduled to undergo surgery at a local hospital today, according to her spokesman.

"She will have a minor surgical procedure on Friday and will be back home on Saturday," said National Security Council spokesman Sean McCormack.

Rice, 50, is having a uterine fibroid embolization, a procedure to block arteries that supply blood to fibroid tumors, McCormack said. Her condition is not life-threatening and does not involve cancer, McCormack said.

No Jones for More 'Jones'

Starring in the recent romantic comedy "Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason" must have been soul-crushing work. First, "Bridget Jones" star Hugh Grant called his profession a "miserable experience" while recently promoting the film and vowed to never act again. This week, co-star Colin Firth expressed similar gloom in the pages of Entertainment Weekly.

"At the moment, I can't think of anything I would be less attracted to," Firth said about the possibility of a third installment of "Bridget Jones."

But don't expect Firth, 44, to throw in the towel altogether. He still has dreams of inheriting the James Bond role from 007 actor Pierce Brosnan.

"No one has approached me, but I would not be averse to it," Firth said.

End Notes

Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates may be rolling in dough, but he's also rolling in spam. According to the company's CEO, Steve Ballmer, Gates is probably the most spammed person in the world, receiving 4 million e-mails every day. But thanks to filtering technology, only a few junk e-mails manage to find their way into Gates's in-box, Ballmer said yesterday at a Microsoft event in Singapore . . . Pittsburgh's Seventh Street Bridge has been dedicated to the late pop artist Andy Warhol. The Allegheny County Council approved a resolution Tuesday to rename the span in honor of the Pittsburgh native . . . Rolling Stone magazine has named the top 500 songs of all time. Holding top honors is Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone." Second place went to"(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" by the Rolling Stones. Hey, does anyone else see a pattern here? Rounding out the top five are John Lennon's "Imagine," Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On" and Aretha Franklin's "Respect."

-- Compiled by Chris Richards

from staff and wire reports

Colin Firth says two "Bridget Jones" movies are plenty, thank you.