NEWS LITE : NAMES IN THE NEWS CULKIN'S FIANCEE DENIES PREGNANCY.Macaulay Culkin Macaulay Carson Culkin (born August 26 1980) is an American actor. He is best known for portraying Kevin McCallister in Home Alone and the title character of Richie Rich. and girlfriend Rachel Miner are getting married, but not because she's pregnant.
New York Post The New York Post is the 13th-oldest newspaper published in the United States and the oldest to have been published continually as a daily. Since 1976, it has been owned by Australian-born billionaire Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation and is one of the 10 columnist Cindy Adams Cindy Adams (b. April 24 1925, New York City) is an American gossip columnist and the widow of comedian Joey Adams.
Born as Cynthia Heller and raised by a single mother, Cindy Adams writes a gossip column for the New York Post and contributes to WNBC's reported Friday that Miner looks like she's gained weight, and suggested she might be expecting.
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Miner's family issued a statement Friday saying that ``for people to suggest that they are marrying because Rachel is pregnant is unfair.''
``Macaulay and Rachel would like to have children someday, but both agree that now is not the time,'' the statement read.
Miner is a 17-year-old actress who plays Anne Frank's older sister Margot in the current Broadway production of ``The Diary of Anne Frank
Annelies Marie "Anne" Frank ( .'' She and the 17-year-old former ``Home Alone'' star haven't announced a date for their wedding.
DiCaprio set to play psycho killer in film
So Leonardo DiCaprio Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio (born November 11 1974) is a three-time Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe Award-winning American actor who garnered world wide fame for his role as Jack Dawson in Titanic. , heartthrob, is turning coldhearted murderer. And he's bagged his first victim even before filming began.
Leo Leo, in astronomy
Leo [Lat.,=the lion], northern constellation lying S of Ursa Major and on the ecliptic (apparent path of the sun through the heavens) between Cancer and Virgo; it is one of the constellations of the zodiac. - all right, DiCaprio - signed on to play the creepy lead in ``American Psycho American Psycho is a 1991 novel by Bret Easton Ellis. It is a first-person narrative of the life of a wealthy young Manhattanite and self-proclaimed serial killer. The graphic violence and sexual content was widely commented upon at the novel's release. ,'' an adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis' novel about a serial killer serial killer Forensic psychiatry A person who commits serial murders Prototypic SK White ♂ age 30; 97% are ♂; 80% are sociopaths. See Dahmer, Depraved heart murder, Ice Man. Cf Megan's law, Son of Sam law. in yuppie's clothing. He reportedly will get a career-high $21 million to play the Wall Street trader whose hobbies include committing unspeakably violent acts of torture and dismemberment dismemberment /dis·mem·ber·ment/ (dis-mem´ber-ment) amputation of a limb or a portion of it.
amputation of a limb or a portion of it. .
This news was a killer to director Mary Harron, who had spent nearly two years on the screenplay and was ready to film as soon as casting was completed. She didn't want DiCaprio and abandoned the project. Part of DiCaprio's deal includes director approval, so he'll call the shots on the replacement.
Oscar winner Cage says wife won too
Remembering the night he won an Oscar for ``Leaving Las Vegas Las Vegas (läs vā`gəs), city (1990 pop. 258,295), seat of Clark co., S Nev.; inc. 1911. It is the largest city in Nevada and the center of one of the fastest-growing urban areas in the United States. ,'' Nicolas Cage told Movieline magazine that the win meant taking more home than a statuette. His contract for ``Face/Off'' specified that he would get a bonus if he won an Oscar for his earlier movie, ``Leaving Las Vegas,'' because the award would make him more promotable.
``And it just so happened that the bonus they gave me for `Face/Off' was the exact amount of the diamonds'' that Cage's wife, Patricia Arquette Patricia T. Arquette (born April 8, 1968) is an Emmy Award-winning and Golden Globe Award-nominated American actress. Biography
Arquette was born in Chicago, Illinois and was raised in Virginia and California, daughter of Mardi Olivia (Nowak), an , had rented for the evening from Harry Winston.
``So I said, If I win, you're taking something home as well. I won and she's got the diamonds.''
I'll take romance
Runner forsakes title for prom
No young woman has run 1,600 meters faster in Pennsylvania this year than Stacey Vidt.
But instead of competing in the state track championships this weekend in Pittsburgh, the teen-ager will keep a promise to her boyfriend and kick up her heels at the high school prom instead.
``My boyfriend is also my best friend, and I just couldn't look him in the eye a second year and tell him no,'' Vidt said. ``When I went to the state meet last year, part of me wanted to be at the prom.''
Her boyfriend cheered her on last year, when she placed 11th in the 800-meter race.
This year, he's a senior, and Vidt - knowing the two events again would conflict - promised him months ago that he could count on her for Friday night's dance.
Her coach is sympathetic.
``It's a decision no 17-year-old should have to make,'' coach Tom Tobin told the North Hills News-Record. ``She doesn't have anything to prove to myself or anyone else. She deserves to enjoy a prom this year.''
Yet Vidt has been criticized, her home deluged with phone calls questioning her decision.
``People may portray going to a prom as a frivolous decision, but it was very serious. It reduced her to tears,'' said her father, Dr. Louis Vidt. ``She made a commitment to her friend and her friend's family. It's his senior prom; it's a big deal.''
Vidt, a junior, could have raced and danced - but it would have been tight, and Vidt decided that she wouldn't have enjoyed either event under those conditions.
Sheen out of hospital
Actor Charlie Sheen was released from a Thousand Oaks hospital Friday, one day after his anguished father told the world his son overdosed on drugs.
``He's doing just wonderfully,'' said Kris Carroway-Bowman, spokeswoman for Los Robles Robles is a common surname in the Spanish language meaning oaks, and may refer to:
The fast-living Sheen, 32, star of ``Platoon'' and ``Wall Street,'' renounced his drug and boozing ways two years ago, but early Wednesday overdosed on an undisclosed drug.
Paramedics responded to a 911 call at Sheen's Malibou Lake mansion, where they found him conscious and complaining of tingling tin·gle
v. tin·gled, tin·gling, tin·gles
1. To have a prickling, stinging sensation, as from cold, a sharp slap, or excitement: tingled all over with joy. in his hands and difficulty in walking.
``This is not an easy moment in our lives, but it's a necessary one,'' his famous father, actor Martin Sheen, said Thursday night. ``Our hope is that he will accept recovery and be fine.''
Charlie Sheen, whose last film was 1997's ``Money Talks,'' has a troubled past.
In 1990 he checked into a drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility, admitting later he had been hooked on booze and drugs.
In 1995 Sheen was sued by a woman who claimed he struck her several times when she refused to have sex.
In early 1996 Sheen announced he planned to divorce model Donna Peele after less than six months of marriage.
News Lite is compiled by Karen Duffy from Daily News staff and wire reports.
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(3) Stacey Vidt heads for the finish line to win the girls' title in October.