Marriage, interrupted

Angelina and Billy Bob split (who gets custody of the tattoos?); Eminem's wet, naked girls problem. Plus: Gwyneth's new bed mate always hard!

By Amy Reiter
Published July 18, 2002 4:15PM (EDT)

Anyone in the market for a couple of blood-filled pendants?

The rumors that have been swirling around Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton for the last few weeks are apparently true. The couple has separated and looks to be headed for permanent splitsville.

After hinting the other week that she hadn't seen her husband of two years in quite some time, Jolie has explained to Us Weekly that she and Thornton have been living in separate hotel rooms for four months and haven't seen each other since June 3.

"I'm angry. I'm sad. It's a very difficult and sad time," Jolie tells the magazine in its upcoming issue. "It was a real deep connection, a deep marriage, so it's not that simple to say this or that one thing caused the problems."

Jolie, who has just adopted a little boy from Cambodia and was recently named a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, adds, "It's clear to me that our priorities shifted overnight."

What she'll do with that "Billy Bob" tattoo is anyone's guess ...

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Soul-searching and regret in unlikely places

"It's my own fault. I just shouldn't have bought a house on a main road."

-- Eminem, blaming himself for the fact that female fans keep breaking into his yard to swim naked in his pool, in the U.K. Sun.

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Look who's feeling blue

Regrets? David Caruso has a few.

For instance, he's still upset with himself for ditching "NYPD Blue" after one season -- nine years ago -- to launch his not particularly successful film career.

"I messed up on a great opportunity," the actor tells the Toronto Sun. "Having said that, if you're going to continue in the business and you're going to learn what your responsibilities are and find out what the job is as opposed to just your role or the indulgence of what your needs are -- especially if you're going to get the chance to be cast as a major character -- there are myriad responsibilities and needs that come before your needs."

Caruso says he's learned the hard way a lesson an "NYPD producer" tried to teach him lo those many years ago: that starring in a feature film is like dating, whereas starring on a TV series is like being married.

"I've had nine years to think about it," Caruso said during a press interview to promote his new show "CSI: Miami." "I don't think I could have helped but grow up since then."

Or at least older.

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Hold the dressing

"I'll do whatever I can to get the message across with PETA, including wearing a lettuce-leaf bikini."

-- Former "Baywatch" babe and devout vegetarian Traci Bingham on why she strutted through the streets of Paris this week wearing nothing but salad and a smile, to the Associated Press.

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Juicy bits

Sean "Puffy/P. Diddy" Combs is getting his own TV show -- and it's not a courtroom drama. MTV has announced that the music mogul will preside over "Making the Band II." "This show will be a wild ride. No tricks or gimmicks -- just P. Diddy reality," Combs told the press.

I cannot begin to imagine what that means.

More quality programming: ABC has announced plans to follow up its alarmingly popular reality TV show "The Bachelor" with ... "The Bachelorette." And don't think it'll all be unfamiliar faces, either. Nope. This time, the network will unleash "Bachelor" runner-up Trista Rehn on a whole pack of whiny, backbiting fellas. Here we go again ...

Speaking of bachelorettes, Gwyneth Paltrow insists she's in no hurry to get hitched. And she apparently has plenty of company in bed. Paltrow tells WENN she sleeps with her Oscar onaccounta "I might as well have some man there!" Oh, Gwyneth ...

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