NEW YORK – Carson Daly, Renee Zellweger, Janet Jackson, little films, big films and Ben Affleck in the bright paparazzi glare of The Foxlight.
Who's that Tara Reid lookalike caught necking with Carson Daly at the MTV 20th Anniversary bash last week? Apparently, she's someone in the music industry. I wonder if Tara will be flattered.
Renee Zellweger was so moved by the all-star production of Chekhov's The Seagull in New York's Central Park that she cried like a baby after a recent performance. The male pal she was with couldn't find her in the park. She had him at hello, but couldn't say goodbye.
Mariah's in rehab, Madonna has laryngitis and, now, Janet Jackson has the flu. Another concert canceled. It must be a tough month to be a diva. I hope Streisand is feeling well.
These guys are "money" again. With all the blockbusters opening and closing this summer, Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn are quietly cleaning up with the movie Made.
And speaking of blockbusters - Rush Hour 2 is the biggest comedy opening ever. However, Jackie Chan says he spent most of his paycheck in Vegas - picking up the hotel and gambling bill for 50 friends who visited him on the shoot. That's his biggest stunt of all.
Finally, maybe Ben Affleck doesn't really need rehab - he just didn't want to feel left out. This is how the stars spend their summer vacation. Affleck's publicist suggests his client's problem is minor. As they said in Pearl Harbor, I was going to tell you, and then this happened - he was bombed.