If you're going down, go down under

Mike Tyson wants Crocodile Dundee's house; reality TV to deliver pregnant Brandy. Plus: Cleese pans "Survivor" and Co.; Bowie scoffs at nuclear war!


Amy Reiter
June 12, 2002 8:38PM (UTC)

Mike Tyson Dundee?

The Sydney, Australia, papers are reporting that Mike Tyson is nursing hopes of moving to the land down under.

Specifically into a mansion owned by "Crocodile Dundee" star Paul Hogan.

"He's very keen on buying a property here," Australian boxer Jeff Fenech, a Tyson buddy, told the Herald Sun.

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In fact, Fenech says, recent injuries notwithstanding, Tyson is planning to fly over in the next few weeks to take a look around the $6.5 million mansion, which boasts a swimming pool, a guest wing, a gym and a rainforest.

Of course, in order to make his move, Tyson would have to argue his way around an Australian law banning the granting of visas to anyone who has spent a year or more in the clink.

Bummer, mate.

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Raisin d'etre

"I thought I'd end up being a grape in a Fruit of the Loom commercial, so I decided to go to college. I didn't know if I loved acting enough to become a grape."

-- Jodie Foster, explaining why she took time off acting to go to college, in the New York Daily News.

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Pregnant pause

If you're into gaping at pregnant women, this is your lucky month.

First, shortly before Web celeb Cindy Margolis gave birth to her baby boy this week, she saw fit to post on her site somewhat revealing photos of herself extremely ripe with child.

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Now, MTV is announcing its intention to provide viewers with an up-close view of preggers R&B singer Brandy "as she balances her marriage, career, family and impending motherhood."

Emphasis on the impending motherhood part.

"Diary Presents: Brandy -- Special Delivery," which will slip into the old "Osbournes" time slot on June 18, is expected to climax in the on-camera birth of Brandy's baby, Variety reports.

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Demi Moore, what hath you wrought?

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Mirror, mirror, on the wall

"Stubborn, kind, gullible, untrusting, trustworthy, hypocritical, humorous, confused, sometimes controlling. And I think Grumpy, Sneezy and Sleepy too."

-- Sandra Bullock, describing herself in the London Mail.

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Juicy bits

One person Brandy shouldn't expect to watch her show: John Cleese. The former Monty Pythoner says he's fairly repulsed by reality TV shows. "It's awful to watch when people are being humiliated," Cleese recently told the Calgary Sun. "Call me old-fashioned, but we are getting back to the arena, aren't we?"

Terrorist attacks? Dirty bombs? David Bowie's not too concerned. "I don't know what's going on, but I'm not afraid," he recently told the German magazine Der Spiegel. He has no intention of leaving his home in Manhattan, he says, onaccounta he likes the relative freedom New York brings. "I'd rather be bugged by plans for a nuclear attack than by paparazzi," he says. Well, that's certainly one perspective.

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