Side showBy SHARON FINK, Times Staff Writer
© St. Petersburg Times
published December 26, 2001
MORBID FASCINATION TRIUMPS: Fortunately for Weakest Link, its celebrity editions are more entertaining than its shows with regular people. Or else it would be easy to throw darts over a second "Newsmakers" show featuring the annoying, the nauseating and the infamous.
Okay, it's still easy to throw darts.
Scheduled for the Jan. 6 show:
A GIRL HAS HER PRIORITIES: Weakest Link host Anne Robinson gets a special thrill out of picking what to wear on the show.
"They have this room for me at the studio," she tells London's Mirror. "The designers bring me their stuff, and I just stand there looking at rows and rows of Armani and all the Japanese designers so I can choose what to wear on air.
"It's better than sex."
HE SAID, SHE SAID: The two most interesting quotes in the January issue of Elle:
"We all like to feel needed and wanted, and if it happens on a national or international level, then all the greater."
"Let people be people -- cut them some slack. If somebody makes a pass at you, so what? Be strong. Understand that this is what life is about -- to deal with guys who many not be so confident."
JUST SELL THEM ON EBAY: The Lord of the Rings is officially a more overbearing pop culture event than Harry Potter.
Peter Jackson, who directed the Rings trilogy, wants to set up a museum for the movie's props. But he's afraid the estate of author J.R.R. Tolkien will block it.
He says the estate, run by the Tolkien family, says props can't be displayed when any of the films in the trilogy -- the other two are scheduled for release in 2002 and '03 -- are not on screen.
"But even that is a nebulous thing because when does that actually occur?" Jackson told the Evening Post of Wellington, New Zealand.
Not soon enough if this keeps up.
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