Ewan what army

McGregor didn't break up Tom and Nicole, no matter what they say; PETA sticks it to Sharon Stone's "tired old beaver." Plus: Aniston and Winona to lock lips, while Elton hocks cars.

By Amy Reiter
Published April 20, 2001 4:34PM (EDT)

Heard the rumor about Ewan McGregor being the one to come between Nicole and Tom? Well, me neither. But the actor would like to clear it up anyway.

"I didn't have an affair with Nicole Kidman," McGregor tells Details. "It was nothing to do with me."

In fact, even though he and Kidman were working closely together on the film "Moulin Rouge" while her marriage was going straight down the terlet, McGregor insists he had "no idea" -- no idea whatsoever -- that anything was the least bit troubled in her private life.

"And I haven't spoken to her since," he says, "so I don't know anything about it. It wasn't anything to do with me, though."

What, you want him to say it again?

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Bond, blinking Bond

"I don't like guns. I blink, and part of acting is trying not to blink when guns go off."

-- Roger Moore on the challenges of playing 007, a role he says he now regrets because it glamorizes violence, in the U.K. Daily Mail.

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Furbidden talk

Move over, Mr. Blackwell. The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has just issued its first annual Worst-Dressed List -- and those people are even meaner than you.

Of Jennifer Lopez's penchant for the fuzzy stuff, the PETA wags quip, "If you want people to notice your eyes, J. Lo, you don't need to wear lashes made of fox fur. Just cover up your breasts."

And -- just like the olden days -- Sean "P. Diddy" Combs is right behind Lopez on the list. Snarks PETA, "When you walk around New York dressed like a giant bear, you really can't blame people for shooting at you."


And as if their swipe at Lil' Kim -- "Her fur coats are nothing but dead wrappers. Hasn't she had enough of those in her life?" -- weren't punishment enough for the rest of us, they really push the bounds of good taste when it comes to Sharon Stone: "Put your fur coat away, Sharon. We saw enough of that tired old beaver in 'Basic Instinct.'"

I don't know about you, but I have a gnawing suspicion that slogan's never gonna end up on a sandwich board.

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A "loser" speaks

"He seems to have a personality very similar to mine where when someone tells you you can't do something, you tend to rebel, and you may not do it, but you'll do something else and you'll do it your way. So I never took that personal."

-- "Survivor" rice princess Jerri Manthey on how she and David Letterman are soul mates, despite the fact that he made her stand in a corner just like everyone else in what he'd dubbed "Survivor's" "Parade of Losers."

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Juicy bits

Wanted: One slim, shady home ... not too far from Elton John. Eminem says he's fixing to make like Madonna and score a home in London in August. "I love Britain and, all in all, spent a lot of time there last year," Em told the U.K. Sun. "I plan to look for an apartment while I'm over, but don't know what area to look in. I've got people scouting for me." Because, lord knows, those nasty lyrics will sound ever so much more refined with a lovely British accent. Yes, quite.

As good as it gets not good enough? Word is that odd couple Lara Flynn Boyle and Jack Nicholson have gone their separate ways -- and that it was she who dumped him. Superskinny star of "The Practice" is apparently dating up a storm -- and has been publicly pawing actor Eric Dane. Heeere's someone else!

Apparently the impressive list of what NBC'll do to try to grab the "Friends" spotlight (and ratings) back from CBS's "Survivor" includes having Jennifer Aniston make out with Winona Ryder. Yep, the two skinny ladies will lock lips on April 27, in an episode in which Rachel bumps into a sorority sister and wonders "whether she should confront her old chum about a boozy incident from their college days when their friendship unexpectedly took a dramatic turn." That smell on the coeds' breath may have been booze, but that stench wafting from the suits at NBC is desperation.

Supernatural slingbacks: Carlos Santana has just launched a new line of women's shoes that, he says, "radiate rhythm, passion and energy." They're part of his "Carlos" line, some of the proceeds from which will go to charity.

He may not be cutting back on the flowers, but legal-bill-plagued Elton John is trying to raise a little cash. On June 5, Christie's will auction off 20 of the singer's cars -- Aston Martins, Rolls Royces, Bentleys ... "Once you've driven a great car, you never want to go back," John said. Oh, we know, Elton. We know.

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He didn't dis Dylan

Bob Dylan biographer Howard Sounes would like you all to know that he never indicated in his upcoming book, "Down the Highway: The Life of Bob Dylan," that the legendary musician was a "shame-faced, absentee pops" as I recently reported in my column.

"This is in fact the exact opposite of what I write in the book where I make it most clear that Dylan has been a good and loving father to his children," Sounes tells me.

True, he says, "Mr. Dylan went to some lengths to keep the facts of his second wife, and child, from the media -- swearing friends to secrecy among other measures -- but it is made clear in the book that he very much acknowledged his family in private. This is an important difference."

And now -- in private and public -- the distinction has been acknowledged.

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