If these Wahlbergs could talk

Boogie nights or lonely nights for Marky Mark? Mike Tyson: And give me some fava beans and merlot! Plus: Finally, some culture -- Britney Spears Museum opens!

By Amy Reiter

Published June 27, 2000 7:00PM (EDT)

Mark Wahlberg would like to put the kibosh on a few pesky rumors that have been following him around recently like toilet paper on his shoe.

First off, he is not playing hide-the-prosthetic-device with Winona Ryder. "The Winona rumor is really ridiculous," the actor formerly known as Marky Mark tells the Calgary Sun. "I did not break up her relationship with Matt Damon. I've met Matt. He's a really nice guy."

What's more, despite reports to the contrary, he and Jennifer Aniston are just friends. "I consider Brad a good friend. I'd never do something like that to him," Wahlberg says.

His mother, however, is apparently somewhat uncertain of her son's dating ethics. When she read the reports about him and Aniston, he recalls, she dialed up her son and gave him a good verbal thrashing. "She was furious," he tells the Canadian paper. "She told me to leave that nice Brad Pitt's girl alone."

You know it's bad when even your mother's snapping up the scuttlebutt ...

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Get in my belly!

"I want your heart; I want to eat your children."

-- Mike Tyson, telling Lennox Lewis he'd like to snack on more than his ear.

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Who's shafted now?

Forget one bad mutha. If at least one ex-girlfriend of John Singleton is to be believed, the "Shaft" director is one bad fatha.

"He has four children by different women," Tosha Lewis, mother of Singleton's 7-year-old daughter, Justice, tells the New York Daily News. "Now he has one girlfriend on the East Coast and one on the West Coast. He can't even take care of himself, let alone a child."

Friction is apparently nothing new on the Lewis/Singleton front -- the couple has been battling over custody of Justice for more than a year, and the director is serving three years' probation for allegedly manhandling Lewis. What's more, she contends, he's dramatically cut Justice's child support.

What say Singleton's minions to Lewis' allegations? "To my understanding," his spokeswoman told the paper, "John takes care of Justice more than his other children."

Hardly a ringing endorsement.

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Here she sits all brokenhearted ...

"In the beginning, going to the toilet was a little bit hard; I kept on delaying."

-- Sabine Weller, one of the contestants on the Dutch version of the TV show "Big Brother," on the hardships of having her every move recorded by 28 cameras and 60 microphones for three months, in TV Guide. (You'll be relieved to learn she eventually eased up with the help of a laxative.)

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Juicy bits

Bad news for baked goods: "American Pie 2" is a go. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Adam Herz, the man who penned the pie-porking scene that is indelibly etched in the memories of moviegoers everywhere (even if you avoided the film, you couldn't escape the trailer), will receive a seven-figure sum to crank out a sequel. And Jason Biggs, Shannon Elizabeth, Chris Klein, Seann Williams and Mena Suvari will probably reprise their roles in the new film, which is rumored to set the characters loose in Europe. So if you're vacationing overseas, you might want to avoid the cream-filled tarts.

Cancel that pilgrimage to Graceland and that road trip to Dollywood. A new destination beckons: The Britney Spears Museum. That's right, according to the Associated Press, visitors to Kentwood, La., Spears' hometown, will soon be able to chart the singer's rise from early childhood, through the Mouseketeer years and to the present day. You can also look at a few of her old dresses, which her parents have generously donated. Hey, they saved themselves a trip to Goodwill.

King of the world? James Cameron is giving Billy Bob Thornton a run for his money as king of the altar. The director recited his wedding vows for the fifth time when he tied the knot earlier this month with Suzy Amis, the actress who played Rose's granddaughter in Cameron's "Titanic," according to the Hollywood Reporter. He ought to have them memorized by now ...

Grab your wallet! For the low, low price of $6 million (or more), you can snap up your own little piece of U.S. history: an original copy of the Declaration of Independence, printed on the night of July 4, 1776. The mint document, which will be auctioned off June 29 on Sotheby's Web site, is a bargain at any price, David Redden, head of Sotheby's Books and Manuscripts Division, tells me, since there are only 25 copies known to exist -- and the rest are all in the collections of various institutions. But to bid, you have to register two days in advance in order have your net worth verified -- unless of course you're Donald Trump, in which case, Redden assures, you can log on and start bidding straightaway.

Mourn free? William Shatner is planning to produce and direct a dark comedy called "Shiva Club," about stand-up comics who decide to audition for a popular comedian by showing up at his house as he mourns his wife. Creative inspiration apparently struck Shatner after his wife met her watery end last year. "I had a personal tragedy last year in my life," Shatner tells the Hollywood Reporter, "and during the process of sitting shiva, the concept occurred to me: Grief can be funny." And you thought Spock was emotionally unavailable ...

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