Oprah: The reigning daytime diva was "stunned" when the New York Daily News informed her that her father, Vernon Winfrey, is writing a book about her. At least "stunned" is a step up from "devastated," which was big O's reaction when Keifer Bonvillain threatened to write his own Oprah biography based on some embarrassing tape recordings he had obtained.
Katie Holmes: Move over Mary Carey, there's a new celebrity-mimicking porn starlet on the scene, and her name is Katee Holmes. Katee plans to lose her virginity in her first porn feature; her manager, Shy Love, says, "Katee is using the name as a tribute to Katie, who has always portrayed an innocence in everything she's done, beginning with Dawson's Creek."
John Travolta: Speaking of Scientology's minions, in the wake of Hurricane Katrina Travolta persuaded a Louisiana public school to use an L. Ron Hubbard-invented program called Applied Scholastics as a major part of its curriculum.
Roman Polanski: The always-outspoken director who told reporters at Cannes they were "no longer interested in what's going on in the cinema," has one topic he still holds sacred—Sharon Tate. When asked if he would ever make a movie about Charles Manson's infamously brutal 1969 murder of Polanski's pregnant wife at their Los Angeles home, he said "Absolutely not. It is still such an incredibly dark period."
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