Liz Hurley talks sex -- again and again and ...

Hugh Grant's ex discusses sucking, blowing and terrible noises; former "Family Ties" star joining "The Sopranos" mob. Plus: Yanni on love, conception and childbirth.

By Amy Reiter

Published October 18, 2000 4:13PM (EDT)

Yet another reason to look forward to the upcoming "The Sopranos" season: Tina Yothers, splattered on the wall.

Next season, thanks to the kitsch-o-philes at HBO, the erstwhile "Family Ties" star will make her way from the "where are they now?" files and into the "what is she doing there?" files. Well, at least her face will.

The former child star now fronts a seven-piece band, Jaded, which will be featured on the mob drama. And while Yothers and band mates won't actually perform on the show, their mugs will be plastered on posters and fliers all over Janice Soprano's apartment.

"People can think what they want," Yothers, 27, recently said of her singing career. "I'm used to it. But when they come and listen to our band play, it doesn't take long for them to realize it's for real, that I'm very passionate about what I'm doing."

Hey, if it's good enough for Janice Soprano ...

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Some people take bubble baths ...

"I reach high speeds. I especially love driving down a hill directly at a tree and swerving to one side at the last moment. That's my way to relax."

-- Boris Yeltsin on the joys of driving his golf buggy.

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Terrible noises

Note to Elizabeth Hurley's people: For God's sake, tell her to can the gab about her sex life already, will you?

Hugh Grant's ex has now revealed that while she was a late bloomer -- "the last girl to wear a bra, to kiss a boy" -- she did engage in friendly lip play with her sister Katie.

"We used to kiss each other," Hurley tells the U.K. Sun. "Her friend had said one person needed to blow and the other needed to suck. We practiced in our room. We used to make terrible noises."

So I guess Hugh shouldn't feel too bad about Liz's recent comment, "Not talking to Hugh would be like not talking to my sister." Right?

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Juicy bits

Eject the Barry White CD, and pop in the ... Yanni? The New Age "musician" says many couples use his "music" to enhance the making of love. He also claims to have received countless letters from fans who've conceived children while grooving to his synth sounds -- and that some women even use his music to calm them down during childbirth. Forget the epidural!

Just when you'd stopped wondering if Xena and that sidekick of hers were engaged in a little friendly swordplay of their own, "Xena: Warrior Princess" is turning in her weapon. The show that made Lucy Lawless famous will cease production after its sixth season. The last new episode will air next summer.

Scooby-dooby-doo, where are you? Galloping toward a multiplex, that's where. Warner Bros. has announced that a live-action film based on the cartoon adventures of Scooby, Shaggy and the gang will begin shooting in Australia in February. According to Variety, Raja Gosnell has been hired to direct. No word yet on whether Scrappy-Doo will make an appearance.

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Gotta have more? Read yesterday's Nothing Personal.

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