Try this story on for size: Rumors abound that an extremely pregnant Catherine Zeta-Jones won’t be taking any unnecessary chances at the Oscars. Just in case — in the excitement of maybe winning for Best Supporting Actress — she decides to put on a show of her own while the big one is going on on stage. Supposedly, Catherine is planning on having a team of medics standing by backstage and an ambulance waiting practically on the edge of the red carpet to whisk her to Cedars Sinai Hospital 3 miles away. This would be ever so convenient as that’s where she is already planning to have the baby and where her two-year-old son, Dylan, was born. Also, she has wisely been seated near an exit and, of course, daddy Michael Douglas, will be sitting right next to her so he can swoop her up and carry her out in his loving arms.
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Renée Zellweger is the movie hottie of the moment with awards piling up right and left. So now, one hears, she is in talks to play Marilyn Monroe in a movie about Bruno Bernard, one of the photographers who discovered MM when she was still shy little Norma Jean Baker. The producers, including Bernard’s daughter Susan, met with Zellweger in Los Angeles and are particularly keen on her after her performance in "Chicago." But all agree that the costume designer, in order to imitate MM’s famous curves, will have to add padding to her wardrobe — again — which Renée confesses she already did in "Chicago." Oh, and surely they haven’t forgotten that the sex symbol didn’t always wear clothes, particularly when she was just a budding starlet starting out. Renée swears she will never take it all off for the cameras, but are we ready for an unpadded naked Renée anyway?
That quintessence of charm, HRH Princess Marina of Greece, has been visiting New York from her Paris residence for the opening of an exhibition of her beautiful watercolor portraits at the Earl McGrath Gallery. Princess Marina is also a sculptor of note, the wife of the distinguished writer Prince Michael of Greece and the mother of two stunning princesses, Olga and Alexandra. Once upon a time they all lived downtown in New York and everyone clamored to have them at their parties. Now it’s Paris’ turn.