Who will save David Hasselhoff?

Former "Baywatch" hunk dries himself out; Ozzy admires the queen. Plus: Is Pamela Anderson preggers again?

By Amy Reiter
Published July 10, 2002 4:17PM (EDT)

Life isn't always full of Malibu sunrises once you hang up your red bathing suit.

Ex-"Baywatch" and "Knight Rider" star David Hasselhoff's latest rescue mission has taken him to the Betty Ford Center, where he recently checked himself in for treatment of alcoholism.

"He realized his social drinking had increased more than he was comfortable with," his publicist, Richard Hoffman, told the press, "and he decided to do something about it."

The actor headed to rehab on June 26, according to the Associated Press, though the National Enquirer reports that this was actually the actor's second attempt at sobriety that month.

Here's hoping that this time he succeeds in trading in his talking car for a steady wagon.

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Kid's kid?

Life after "Baywatch" has had its ups and downs for Pamela Anderson, too, and now there's talk that she might be preggers, which would certainly explain that baby-centric column she wrote for Jane magazine.

That's if a report about Aerosmith's Steven Tyler is to be believed.

According to the London Daily Star, Tyler recently announced that Anderson plans to accompany Kid Rock on tour "because she's pregnant."

Always knew that guy had a big mouth -- and loose lips.

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Royal flush

"One thing I noticed is that she's got the greatest skin for a woman of her age."

-- Ozzy Osbourne sharing his thoughts on the queen of England, in the London Mirror.

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Tasteful funeral

Ted Williams' heirs may be feuding over what to do with his body now that the legendary slugger has passed on to that field of dreams in the sky, but Larry Hagman, of dimly remembered "Dallas" and "I Dream of Jeannie" fame, is spelling out his last requests in no uncertain terms.

"When I die, I want my friends to eat me," Hagman told celebrity researcher Baird Jones the other day. "I want to be fed through a wood chipper, be spread over a wheat field, then have a cake baked from the crop for all my pals to munch on."

Don't think he hasn't contemplated the alternatives.

"Cremation's fine, but it uses an awful lot of energy," Hagman says. "Burying someone in a steel casket doesn't do any good. I want to return to the earth as soon as possible."

Thus, the cake plan.

"I want the cake to be made of half marijuana, which makes people so much less violent than booze, and people should learn to eat pot rather than smoke it because it damages the heart and lungs less that way," Hagman opines.

Shocked at the aging actor's drug endorsement? Hagman contends you shouldn't be, bleating, "It's high time someone my age talked this way."

High being the operative word.

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