Who wants to date Darva? Geraldo!?

Is Rivera dancin' on the Conger line? Rushdie's main squeeze is wearing a Wonderbrain; WWF'S Chyna: "People love the body"; Uri Geller admits he stalled the Olympic flame. Plus: Jagger finally gets satisfaction -- from Britney!

By Amy Reiter
September 19, 2000 8:35PM (UTC)
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Oh ... my ... Gah ...

Is Geraldo dating D-d-d ... I know I can get this out ... D-d-d ... just give me a minute ... D-darva Conger?

The New York Daily News contends that, "according to a variety of sources," TV talker Geraldo Rivera is keeping regular company with the former nurse/"Multimillionaire" bride/Playboy model.


Mercifully, Conger seems to be one of many women in Rivera's rotation these days -- and the paper says there's been no talk of marriage, since Rivera is still in the process of divorcing his wife of 19 years, C.C. Dyer.

If they were to tie the knot, Conger would get a real multimillionaire hubby after all ...

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Look, Ma -- no floppy cerebral cortex!

"When people say things like: 'Oh, you're so beautiful,' I like to respond: 'Yes, and my brains don't sag either.'"

-- Padma Lakshmi, Salman Rushdie's model girlfriend, on her perkiest assets.

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She's got the world in a headlock

It looks like the WWF dubbed the wrong wrestler "The Body."

Women's wrestling biggie Chyna says she's proud of the hard body she reveals in its entirety in the November Playboy.

"A body like mine has been rejected for so many years: 'Not the ideal beauty. Ugly. Masculine,'" she tells TV Guide. "But doing Playboy for me is the pinnacle. And I'm very proud. It wasn't a sexual thing. It was, 'Look at me. Here I am.' Now people love the body. It's about damn time."


And if you don't find her physique attractive, I just dare you to tell her to her face.

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Somebody stalk him!

"I've been just unsuccessful enough in my career not to have attracted any obsessive fans. The most I ever get is: 'Hey aren't you Jack Nicholson's gay neighbor?' That's as bad as it gets."


-- Greg Kinnear on his stalker-free life.

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Juicy bits

Let the games pause before they begin? Psychic Uri Geller told London's Sunday Mail that he made the Olympic flame appear to stall as it made its way to the top of the stadium during the opening ceremony last week. Seated comfily in his home in England, Geller says he reached out across the world and held the flaming cauldron by focusing his mind on it. Well, that's a mighty big spoon.


Their eyes may have met across a crowded room, but it wasn't love at first sight for Jennifer Lopez and the Daddy of Puff. When she first met Puffy, Lopez tells the U.K. Sun, she didn't really like him, finding him a bit too flashy. But after the jiggy rapper flashed his vulnerability, Lopez was all his. "When I saw him insecure, when I saw little bits of him under all the bullshit," she says, "that's when I fell for him." No ifs, ands or, well, you know ...

Hello ... Newman. Wayne Knight, of "Seinfeld" fame, will greet the likes of Whoopi Goldberg, John Cleese, Rowan Atkinson, Seth Green and fellow Seinfeldian Jason Alexander in the ensemble comedy "Rat Race," reports the Hollywood Reporter. Jerry Zucker, of "Airplane!" and "Naked Gun" fame, will direct. What do you make of that?

At last, an antidote to all that reality TV. David Mamet is set to pen a new series about a cop who ditches the big city to serve and protect the folks in his small hometown. Rob Morrow, who played a doctor who made a similar journey in "Northern Exposure," will star in the drama, tentatively titled "Bradford." Who knows, by the time the censors are through with Mamet's dialogue, we may be in for TV's first mime show!

Is Mick Jagger going bubble-gum pop? Rolling Stone reports that the lippy rocker was so impressed with Britney Spears' cover of "Satisfaction," he's hired the song's producer to work on his new solo album. Just so long as he doesn't start baring his navel and claiming to be a virgin.

Amy Reiter

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