Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez

By Jill Jackson
HOLLYWOOD … Selleck fans are happy to learn that “Tall Tom” is about to make a deal to star in an untitled drama pilot. By the time you read this it should be a “done deal.” We don’t know too much about it for now. His last outing in “Las Vegas” was a flop. More on this as we find out. Meanwhile Tall Tom tends his avocados and rides his horses.

Aside to Doreen M. of Austin, Tx. Yes. I saw Lana Wood (Natalie’s sister) on the tube where she talked about learning more details about Natalie’s death. Personally I feel she should close the book. Stirring up a lot of unpleasantness won’t do any good.

AND to all you tourists looking for celebs: A place to find them outside of Beverly Hills is The Grove at Farmer’s Market in Hollywood. Food stalls, stores, eateries, etc. Stars are sure to be there. So, good luck. You might even find yourself seated next to a “big name” at one of the outside dining spots.

Jennifer Lopez is “in talks” to star in a remake of the romantic comedy “Overboard.” The 1987 version starred Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell. Looks like JLo is making a big push back into pictures. Her last film was “El Cantante” back in 2006. However, weep not for the lovely Lopez. She has a good life off screen, and big successes on.

I am climbing on my “soapbox” to have my say about Tiger. What the heck? Why all the commotion? He didn’t kill anybody, or rob a bank, or do anything criminal. All he did was stray a bit sexually. How many other men AND women haven’t? So. Let’s get on with golf.

Aside to Miriam K. of Kansas City, Kan. You ask if I knew Joan Blondell personally. Yes, I did. When I first moved out here from New Orleans she lived next door. So, I came to know her, her children, her doggies and about her past career. Also that she was a loving, giving, talented, temperamental person. I was privileged to be a part of her life.

Many questions about Chris Pine. And I am lucky enough to be a close friend of his agent and thus able to answer your questions. The main one: Does he have a steady female liaison? The answer is NO. Not at the moment. Who knows what tomorrow will bring.

Mel Brooks is one of the most beloved characters in Filmtown. So most everybody who could make it turned out when he got his star on the Walk of Fame. He is a bit older and a bit more time-worn, but that BIG SMILE is still there — and so is his sense of humor.

BITS ‘N’ PIECES: That California couple who bragged on “Dr Phil” about making $100,000 selling shoplifted toys on Ebay has been sentenced to Federal prison. Be careful what you snatch and sell! … Sissy Spacek could be coming back on the Tube. She’s got a pilot “out there” that may be sold by now. … Paris?? Lindsay!! Britney! ALL’S QUIET at the moment. … Believe it or not: Back in the old days, Vivien Leigh received $15,000 for her role as Scarlett O’Hara, which was back then considered an astronomical price!

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