Loose lips

Liz Hurley, Nicole Kidman deny love interests; Puff Daddy keeps it real for plus-sized; 'N Sync's future: More friendship, less dancing. Plus: "Gilligan's" Ginger does complicated art!

Published October 18, 2001 4:14PM (EDT)

Deny, deny, deny ...

That's the mantra of the day for certain celebrities swamped by scurrilous rumors.

For starters, Liz Hurley's people say she's absolutely, positively not with child, despite what you may (or may not) have heard. And furthermore, she has no immediate plans to marry film producer Steve Bing, with whom she's been linked -- or anyone else for that matter.

"I've spoken to Elizabeth about it and she said it was just gossips spreading rumors for the past month," Hurley spokeswoman Karin Smith told the press this week.

And now that we've gotten that cleared up, Nicole Kidman would also like to get something off her chest. That Us Weekly report that she's hot and heavy with Counting Crows singer Adam Duritz?

Not true, the actress' spokeswoman, Catherine Olim, insists. In fact, she says, Kidman is not dating anyone at the moment and "has never even in her entire life met Adam Duritz."

But not everyone in Nicole's camp is issuing such a vehement denial. One "pal" has apparently blabbed to the New York Daily News that though Nicole is "saying it's not serious" and has no intention of going public just now, she and Duritz are "definitely dating."

Bless their shy little hearts ...

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What years of wearing platform heels will do

"It became apparent that increasing pain and the possibility of further damage would not allow him to meet the intense physical demands of a Kiss performance."

-- A statement from Kiss explaining that the band has had to pull out of a benefit concert this weekend because Paul Stanley needs ... hip surgery.

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Big guys need duds too

Puff Daddy/P. Diddly is reaching out to the fat man.

The hip-hop mogul is set to launch the big and tall division of his Sean John clothing line. And the skinny star has even enlisted the perfect front man: Heavy D, who played Peaches in "The Cider House Rules."

"I've always been a guy that liked to dress," Heavy D tells Launch magazine. "Puff has always been impressed with my style of dress as a big person. So he offered me a consultant [position] at first, and that went well. He was like, 'Yo, do you want to come run the whole thing, doing the big and tall side?'"

And what can the world expect from the large line? Pretty much more of the same.

"A big [guy] wants to dress the way a little [guy] wants to dress," Heavy says.


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Gotta take care of those hips

"We'll be in 'N Sync forever. We're very close, and there are no signs of us slowing down. The Bee Gees, Rolling Stones and Bon Jovi are still going. Why not us? But there will definitely be less dancing."

-- Lance Bass of 'N Sync on the band's 'Nsinkable spirit.

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Ginger gets arty

If you were wondering where Tina Louise was in last week's "Surviving Gilligan's Island" special, the answer is at hand. The actress who played Ginger in the original TV show was too busy for nostalgic looks back; she had abstract painting to do.

"I'm having my first one-woman painting show ever at the Stendahl gallery in Soho in December and I'm really excited about it," Louise told New York gossipist Baird Jones at the opening of the film "Amelie" the other night. "

"The show is going to be titled 'The It Question,'" she says, adding that the name is simply too complicated to explain.

Unless you have time for a three-hour tour of the artist's brain.

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