- The Washington Times - Tuesday, October 7, 2003

Nicole & Lenny

Internet Movie Database

Nicole Kidman and Lenny Kravitz made their first public appearance together at magician David Copperfield’s 47th birthday party in New York.

The pair have been dating since August but have kept their romance under wraps until now. Miss Kidman’s spokesman, Leslie Dart, says: “They’re very close. He’s very important to her. Beyond that, I don’t know.”

Mr. Kravitz says: “We’re friends. It makes sense to keep things under wraps so you can have some kind of freedom.”

Dee & Ah-nuld

Associated Press

Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider, whose “We’re Not Gonna Take It” has become the anthem for Arnold Schwarzenegger’s campaign, says the actor-turned-politician actually inspired that hit 1984 record.

The heavy-metal star met the would-be California governor for the first time Sunday, when they appeared together at a rally. But Mr. Snider’s been a fan for decades.

Twisted Sister’s best-selling 1984 album “Stay Hungry” was inspired by a Schwarzenegger book Mr. Snider read in the early 1980s. Mr. Schwarzenegger also starred in a 1976 movie with the same title.

“It motivated me,” Mr. Snider said Monday. “I dedicated the song on the album to him.”

After the album sold millions, the group sent Mr. Schwarzenegger a commemorative plaque. So when the Schwarzenegger campaign contacted Mr. Snider for permission to use “We’re Not Gonna Take It,” Mr. Snider, who wrote the tune, didn’t hesitate to say yes.

Mr. Snider said Mr. Schwarzenegger remains an inspiration, and he called the would-be governor incredibly gracious. However, he couldn’t vote for him in yesterday’s recall race — Mr. Snider lives on Long Island.

Paul & Heather

San Francisco Chronicle

Paul McCartney and Heather Mills are expecting a baby boy, according to friends of the excited couple.

The former Beatle, 61, has been keeping the news secret — but 35-year-old Miss Mills, who’s due to give birth next month, let it slip to loose-tongued pals.

A friend says: “Heather told me that she and Paul were having a boy. She’s thrilled — well, they both are.

“She can’t wait to be a mum. She’s very excited and has been out buying baby clothes.”

The baby will be Miss Mills’ first, but Mr. McCartney has three grown children from his marriage to first wife Linda, who died in 1998.

Bruce & friends


Bob Dylan was a surprise guest at Saturday’s final show on Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band’s world tour.

The last of three shows at New York’s Shea Stadium saw Mr. Dylan perform “Highway 61 Revisited” backed by the group. The show also welcomed Willie Nile, Gary “U.S.” Bonds and Garland Jeffries.

“The past four or five years have been some of the most fun and exciting of my life,” Mr. Springsteen said at the end of the 30-song show. “Thanks for sharing them with us.”

FCC & Bono

Hollywood Reporter

The Federal Communications Commission decided that U2 singer Bono’s utterance of an obscenity during this year’s broadcast of the Golden Globe Awards did not constitute a violation of the nation’s broadcast-indecency rules.

On Monday, the agency rejected complaints by the Parents Television Council and others and ruled that Bono’s indiscretion was so “fleeting and isolated” that it did not run afoul of the rules.

The commission defines indecent speech as language that depicts or describes sexual or excretory activities or organs it terms offensive, as measured by community standards.

Compiled by Scott Galupo from wire and Web reports.

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