They always start to crack

J.Lo complains about nickname; Zeta-Jones hallucinates voices during birth; Eminem disses Moby. Plus: Kato Kaelin -- don't let him in!

By Amy Reiter
May 13, 2002 8:52PM (UTC)
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Still J.Lo after all these years? Jennifer Lopez thinks that's crazy.

The singer/actress has started to gripe about the sticking power of her nickname. In fact, it seems she's almost as irritated by its ubiquity as the rest of us.

"It's kind of crazy because people actually call me J.Lo now and it wasn't my intention," Lopez whines to the British magazine OK!


It also wasn't her fault, she insists.

"The reason I called the album 'J.Lo' was because music fans used to call me that when I'd be someplace, like 'Jenny Lo' and 'Jennifer Lo.' It was just kind of a nickname, a shorter name and I liked it," she says. "And because of the success of the first album, which really had to do with the fans, it was really a kind of homage to them. So when I made the [second] album, ["J.Lo,"] it seemed like a really cool thing to do."

Now, however, she's feeling rather nostalgic for her old moniker.


"I miss 'Jennifer,' you know," she says.

Yeah, I'm sure it's tough making millions off three little letters and a dot.

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Quick, hand her a pair of undies!!

"I had Tom Jones playing when I gave birth. I had this surreal moment I thought my doctor was singing 'Pussycat, pussycat, I love you.'"


-- Catherine Zeta Jones on baby Dylan's musical birth, in Elle magazine.

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Dueling disses

Now is the time for all musical bad boys to denounce their pop rivals.

Ex Sex Pistol Johnny Rotten (aka John Lydon), for instance, says people who say Oasis' Liam Gallagher has picked up where he himself left off are just talking "nonsense."


"The boy brags and professes to be a professional drunk and basically does the Beatles songs -- how the f**k is that relative to me?" Rotten rants on

And Eminem, meanwhile, says he stands by the Moby diss he set to music.

"I don't give a f*** who gets mad at me, I hate techno music," the rapper said in an interview on the U.K.'s Radio 1. "Like, when I used to be on drugs it used to blow my high and like now that I can't be on drugs it blows my high even worse."


Anyone else want to jump in here?

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Depends on what your definition of "is" is?

"I don't think this is going to happen. I'd be surprised if this did."

-- Bill Clinton on the likelihood of his becoming a TV talk show host, during a radio interview last week.


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Juicy bits

Not only does Richard Gere have a new movie out, he's got an old stalker in. In jail, that is. Ursula Reichert-Habbishaw, a 51-year-old, German, divorced mother of four, was arrested in New York a few weeks ago for allegedly harassing the actor for the past year, leaving some 1,000 messages for him on his answering machine and showing up repeatedly at his New York office demanding to see him, the Associated Press reports. Reichert-Habbishaw is currently awaiting trial and faces one year in the clink if convicted.

Which leads us to believe that Kato Kaelin might want to rethink the premise of his new TV show. Kaelin, famous for being O.J. Simpson's wifty houseguest, has decided to make a career out of being an uninvited visitor. Kaelin recently told Barbara Walters that he's just completed filming the pilot for a show called "House Guest," in which he flings himself on unsuspecting families across the land. "It's a show where I go across America, I knock on doors of the unsuspecting and invite myself in to spend a weekend with the family," Kaelin explained to Walters during an appearance on ABC's "20/20." And if that doesn't win our hearts, he can always change his name to K.To.


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