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The Kidman/Urban prenup gets finalized. Anderson Cooper gets paranoid. Plus: Has Timberlake dumped Diaz?


Salon Staff
June 23, 2006 5:30PM (UTC)

Morning Briefing:
Kidman/Urban prenup finalized; guests arrive: Saturday's the big day for Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban in Sydney, Australia, and Page Six reports that the couple's wedding guests have started flying in, a list that includes Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, Russell Crowe, Naomi Watts, Hugh Jackman and even exes Renée Zellweger and Kenny Chesney. But it wouldn't be a celebrity wedding without a celebrity prenup, and Page Six has the goods on that, too: Should the marriage tank, Urban will get $600,000 a year for every year they've been together. There's one loophole: Kidman has the right to leave him without paying a penny should Urban, once a cocaine addict, use drugs or start drinking heavily. Much less interesting is the description of Kidman's bachelorette party, or as they say down under, her hen's night: "Instead of male strippers and boozing, the girls each brought a favorite recipe to discuss." (Page Six)

Cooper suffers from fame: Out shilling for his bestselling book on Thursday in Manhattan, cable news anchor/budding media star Anderson Cooper said people have started recognizing him on the street. "It has transformed living in New York. Suddenly it's like living in Mayberry. Everyone's like, 'Hey Andy!'" He also said the sudden fame has made him paranoid in public, offering the tidbit, "Since I've written this book, I don't go to bookstores anymore, 'cause I'm afraid someone will see me loitering near my book and think: 'How pathetic!'" (Lowdown)

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Jolie-Pitt paparazzo arrested: Los Angeles photog Cliff Brewer was arrested yesterday in Malibu after reportedly hiding in the bushes outside Maddox Jolie-Pitt's day-care preschool in the hopes of getting a shot of the 4-year-old. School staff members spotted him and made a citizen's arrest, holding Brewer until police arrived. He was fined $1,000 and will appear in court on Friday to face a charge of misdemeanor trespassing. (E! Online)

CBS moves into movies? At a meeting on Wednesday, CBS president and CEO Leslie Moonves said the network is considering branching out into movies, possibly doing six to eight films a year. He said the idea actually came to him from Harvey Weinstein, who called about the possibility of creating a joint-release deal. Moonves also said the movies would likely be fairly small, in the $20 million to $50 million range, saying, "We are not looking to do 'Superman.' We could get in in a small way that is risk free." (Hollywood Reporter)

Also:
It's looking like the rumors about Justin Timberlake dumping Cameron Diaz are true -- while there's no official word yet, a source tells Perez Hilton, "Homegirl [Diaz] is blowing her lid, everyone [all of Justin's friends] knew what was gonna happen but her." (Perez Hilton) ... It's splitsville for Selma Blair and Ahmet Zappa -- the pair filed for divorce on Wednesday in Los Angeles after two years of marriage. (People) ... "American Idol" runner-up Katharine McPhee, 22, admits she has struggled with bulimia since she was 17, and finally sought help during the competition. She tells People: "When I made it onto 'American Idol,' I knew that food -- my eating disorder -- was the one thing really holding me back." (People) ... Philip Seymour Hoffman and his girlfriend, Mimi O'Donnell, have announced they're expecting their second child together in November. The couple already has a 3-year-old son, Cooper. (Us Online) ... Ex-Smashing Pumpkin frontman Billy Corgan is apparently shacking up with Courtney Love. "Not many people know this," says Love, "but Billy's been living with me for the last four months." (Fox 411) ... One of Andy Warhol's silver wigs, put up for auction on Thursday at Christie's in New York, sold for $10,800. (Associated Press via Yahoo! News) ... British singer Richard Ashcroft, formerly of the Verve, was arrested and fined after showing up drunk at a community youth center in the western England town of Melksham on Monday. (UPI via Post Chronicle)

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Money Quote:
Kate Beckinsale on her 7-year-old daughter's reaction to meeting "Click" costar Christopher Walken on the movie's set: "I remember my daughter running into him in his costume and running back with the whites of her eyes showing, saying, 'I've seen a man that I don't like!'" (ContactMusic)

-- Scott Lamb

Turn On:
Friday, "The Catherine Tate Show" (BBC America, 10:20 p.m. EDT) kicks off a new season and PBS debuts a new interview series, "Bill Moyers on Faith and Reason" (check local listings). Saturday, Spike TV presents the three-hour season finale of "The Ultimate Fighter" (9 p.m. EDT). Sunday, "Hogan Knows Best" (VH1, 9:30 p.m. EDT) and "Huff" (Showtime, 10 p.m. EDT) wrap up their seasons. Also, AMC presents Part 1 of its miniseries "Broken Trail" (8 p.m. EDT), with Robert Duvall and Thomas Haden Church, and TNT premieres "Half Light" (8 p.m. EDT), a TV movie starring Demi Moore.

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On the Talk Shows:
Larry King (CNN, 9 p.m. EDT): Regis Philbin
Charlie Rose (PBS, check local listings): Bill Buford
David Letterman (CBS, 11:30 p.m. EDT): Al Gore, Rock Kills Kid
Jay Leno (NBC, 11:35 p.m. EDT): Orlando Bloom, Chamillionaire
Conan O'Brien (NBC, 12:35 a.m. EDT): Bruce Springsteen
Craig Ferguson (CBS, 12:35 a.m. EDT): Tyrese Gibson, Def Leppard
Jimmy Kimmel (ABC, 12:05 a.m. EDT): Mariah Carey, Rob Zombie

-- Lamar Clarkson

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