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Nanny said no to Jude's three-way fantasy. Farrell wins XXX-tape restraining order. Plus: P. Diddy to change name.


Salon Staff
July 20, 2005 6:27PM (UTC)

Morning Briefing:
The latest on Law: If Jude Law was hoping that his public mea culpa would get him out of trouble with his now-former fiancée, Sienna Miller, things are not looking too good for him on that front. The U.K. Sun just rubbed a bit more salt in poor Sienna's wounds, airing allegations that the actor tried to get the nanny with whom he cheated to participate in a three-way with an American woman while they were traveling. The nanny reportedly said "'no' in no uncertain terms." Which seems to be what Miller's saying these days, too. She opted not to perform in the West End production of "As You Like It" on Tuesday night (she's slated to return to her role on Wednesday), is reportedly refusing to return Law's calls and is said by friends to have gone "nuclear" over the whole matter. Miller's mother has summed up her daughter's state of mind thusly: "Sienna is angry and wants to be alone." In fact, says the mom, "Sienna is probably too angry for tears at the moment." (Rush & Molloy, BBC News, N.Y. Post)

Farrell tape update: Your chances of seeing the sex tape Colin Farrell made with Playboy Playmate Nicole Narain just got that much more remote. A judge has granted Farrell a temporary restraining order against Narain, preventing her from selling, showing or distributing the 15-minute amateur-X video. A court hearing to hear the rest of Farrell's suit against Narain has been scheduled for Aug. 10. (BBC News)

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A Combs by any other name/P. Who? Sean "Puffy/Puff Daddy/P. Diddy" Combs says he's feelin' the old urge for a new nickname. "I'm about to change it again," he tells the upcoming issue of Us Weekly. Simply, he says, "because I can." (Us Weekly via Lloyd Grove's Lowdown)

Some men dream of greatness; others, shoes: Nelly has forged a deal with Reebok in which he'll develop and market a line of footwear, apparel and accessories. It's apparently the realization of a long-held dream of his. "I've always been into sneakers," the rapper told the press, "and throughout my career I've always wanted to have a signature pair of sneakers that truly reflect my personal style." (AllHipHop.com)

Also: Director David Lynch has announced his plans to establish and fund the David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace, through which he'll bankroll transcendental meditation classes in schools and underwrite research into TM's effect on the "brain and body." (Page Six) Al Pacino's latest conquest is rumored to be "Charmed" actress Rose McGowan. He's 65; she's 31. (Us Weekly via Page Six) Testifying in Roman Polanski's case against Condé Nast over a Vanity Fair article that claimed he tried to seduce a "Swedish beauty" on the way to his pregnant murdered wife's funeral in 1969, Mia Farrow insisted that the director was tremendously distraught at that time and "unable to talk about anything" other than his late wife's murder. (The Times of London) Fox has confirmed that Paula Abdul will be among the judges on its new show "So You Think You Can Dance," prompting some people to speculate that the network has renewed its faith in the "American Idol" judge and others to speculate that this new gig may indicate an ouster from her "American Idol" seat. The dance-competition show premieres tonight (see below), but Abdul won't appear on it for a few weeks. (E! Online)

Money Quote:
Porn star Corina Taylor on the impressively endowed Jared Leto, with whom she says she had a fling a few years ago: "I've been a porn actress for three years, and Jared was the most I ever had to work with. There's definitely a second career available for him if he ever runs out of mainstream work." (Radar.com via Page Six)

Turn On:
It's a grand night for TV watching. On Wednesday, ABC Family introduces its new tennis-white-clean reality TV show starring the court-loving Williams sisters, "Venus & Serena: For Real" (10 p.m. EDT), Fox airs the series premiere of "So You Think You Can Dance" (8 p.m. EDT), and PBS brings you "Bob Newhart: Unbuttoned" (check local listings). Also, FX airs the next installment of Morgan Spurlock's "30 Days" (10 p.m. EDT); in this episode a mother of a college freshman spends a month binge drinking to teach her daughter a lesson.

-- Amy Reiter

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