Bass out of space race?

'N Sync-er might miss blastoff; Moby complains about presidential stalker; Schiffer goes prenup-less; Gene Simmons wows crowd with raunchy dental humor!


Amy Reiter
May 23, 2002 8:27PM (UTC)

You gotta feel a little sorry for Lance Bass.

Last week, the 23-year-old 'N Sync-er underwent a "surgical procedure" to correct an irregular heartbeat in order to make sure he'd be in shape to rocket into space.

This week, he's had to postpone his medical testing onaccounta he has ... a little sniffle.

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And if he doesn't stop sneezing and wheezing, he could lose the seat on the three-person Soyuz spacecraft he's vying for.

According to the Russian news Web site Gazeta.ru, Bass traveled all the way to Moscow to undergo extensive testing to gauge his body's reaction to a pressurized chamber and centrifugal force. But, since he's come down with a cold, he won't be able to be tested until next week, which is getting a little late to start training for his intended October liftoff.

Soon the countdown will begin 'N earnest.

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Boys will be boys

"I'm constantly playing with it and trying to find little different things to do with it. Ewan and I have made a pact to go out to Australia a couple of months before we start filming the next one and just get wicked with our light sabers, just so we can really have a go at each other -- and you know I get on really well with Ewan so I think we'll have some really good fun doing that."

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-- Hayden Christensen on his penchant for playing with his ... light saber, to ITV.

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Moby's new friend

Maybe it's because his face has been on the cover of more magazines than God's this month, but Moby's really beginning to sound a bit delusional.

He's come to the conclusion that George W. Bush is stalking him.

"I know, I can hear your questions already ... 'Why would the president of the United States be stalking Moby?', and so on and so forth," the quirky musician writes in his online journal. "Well, I don't know WHY he's stalking me. (Who knows, maybe he's just a fan? It's quite possible.)"

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As "evidence," he cites POTUS trips to Japan, California, Texas, D.C., New York and Germany that coincided with his own.

"I guess I should be flattered, but to be honest with you I think it's a little bit creepy ... pursuing me around the world is not the way ... to begin a friendship," says Moby.

I can't speak for Bush, but I'll be sure to keep that in mind.

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Festive and gay on Rosie's last day

"This is the biggest, gayest celebration since Liza's wedding."

-- Nathan Lane on Rosie O'Donnell's final show, on which Christine Ebersol and Tom Cruise also appeared.

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Look, ma, no prenup!

Who says trust and celebrity couplings don't mix?

Not Claudia Schiffer. The German supermodel wants the world to know that she and her film producer fiancé have decided to forego the prenup, in the name of love.

Instead, they've decided to rely on a "verbal" agreement not to make a play for each other's stuff, should the marriage they're set to enter this weekend end in split city.

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Their verbal agreement "is representative of the trust that both have in the strength and longevity of their relationship," the couple's spokespeople told the press, refuting rumors of a written contract. "Both, being independently wealthy, have agreed that, in the unlikely event of a split, neither will make a claim on the assets of the other."

Ah, romance.

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And they probe fewer cavities than he does, too

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"Dentists don't get [oral sex] ... unless they knock you out first."

-- KISS frontman Gene Simmons on why it's better to be a rock star instead of a dentist, during his keynote address at the New Music West Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, as noted in the Calgary Sun.

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Miss something? Read yesterday's Nothing Personal.

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