We know you have questions. Here’s the lowdown on Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony’s hush-hush, rush-rush ceremony
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Though Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony married on June 5, the top-secret ceremony–and its haste, coming only five days after Anthony’s divorce from Dayanara Torres–left behind many questions for fans of the pop stars. What’s new? What’s true? Scoop inquired.
Is the marriage really legal?
British papers speculated that Anthony ignored a mandatory waiting period between the time of his divorce in the Dominican Republic from Torres and his marriage to Lopez. But under a Dominican law, nicknamed divorcio al vapor, either party can remarry 24 hours after the judge approves the split, as long as both agree to the divorce and the news is published in one of the country’s newspapers. Anthony met the 24-hour rule: the news appeared in the Dominican Republic’s El Nacional.
Who performed the wedding?
No one is saying. The two best bets: Beverly Hills Judge Richard Stone, a former assistant district attorney, and Barry Hirsch, Lopez’s lawyer. (He officiated at her wedding to Cris Judd.) Both declined comment.
Can Anthony and his ex-wife, Torres, speak freely about their past and future relationships?
Nope. According to divorce papers, Anthony and Torres face $10,000 fines for each time they speak disparagingly in public about each other, their families, friends or future spouses.
Will Lopez and Anthony costar in a film?
Not exactly. Despite the box office sting of Gigli, Lopez’s misguided project with then-boyfriend Ben Affleck, Lopez and Anthony may collaborate on the story of Puerto Rican singer Hector Lavoe. But only Anthony will be onscreen; Lopez will produce.
Is Lopez pregnant?
Ah, the $64,000 question. According to one friend, Lopez, who is currently shooting her next movie, Monster-in-Law, in L.A., wants to make one more film before becoming a mother. For their part, neither Lopez nor Anthony will answer.
WHAT ARE THE ODDS
DREW & FABRIZIO
After Drew Barrymore and Fabrizio Moretti were recently spotted shopping at Tiffany’s, marriage rumors kicked into gear. (After all, Tiffany’s means rings, right?) But, says a source, she and Fab were shopping for pens as gifts. There are no wedding plans. Still, the couple are rock solid after dating for two years. Barrymore accompanied Moretti to his Strokes concert on June 12, where she danced by the stage. Vegas oddsmaker Doug Castaneda says he’d bet on hearing wedding bells. “Drew tends to get married,” he says. Vegas odds on marriage: 25 to 1.
CAMERON & JUSTIN
Contrary to reports that their year-old romance had ended, Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake flew to Australia on June 7 for Timberlake’s week-long concert tour. Diaz was seen at his Melbourne concert, but the two kept a low profile elsewhere, rarely leaving their $l,000-a-night suite. Before the trip they dined with about 20 friends at the L.A. restaurant Chi. Dancing in the aisles, “they seemed happy,” says a source. But don’t bet on a wedding. “Cameron is the longest shot because of her history with men,” says Castaneda. Vegas odds: 500 to 1.
DEMI & ASHTON
For months, many have speculated that a wedding is imminent for Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher, who recently made it past the one-year mark. They have been steady fixtures at parties, premieres and Lakers games. After spending Memorial Day weekend in Idaho with Moore’s three daughters, the couple flew to L.A., where they attended a screening of Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11, smooched at an MTV Movie Awards afterparty and dropped in at a Kabbalah party. Will they get hitched? “Ashton’s wild oats may come into play,” Castaneda says. Vegas odds: 300 to 1.
REBECCA’S VEGAS FLING
Rebecca Romijn-Stamos isn’t wasting any time since her recent split from husband John Stamos. The actress hopped on a private jet to Las Vegas June 11 for a few days of partying before starting work on her next film, Alibi on July 1. About 1:30 a.m. on Saturday, she was seen kissing Dennis Publishing exec Andy Turnbull at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino’s Simon restaurant. They left together for a private cabana by the pool; that evening, they attended the Maxim Hot 100 party at the hotel’s Body English club. A source says he thinks “it was just a weekend thing.” Romijn-Stamos told Maxim partygoers that she would choreograph a new dancing fountain show at the Bellagio Hotel on the Vegas strip. As for gambling, “I would rather take that money and buy a pair of shoes,” Romijn-Stamos says, “because that is a sure thing.”
Just one week before the next court hearing in the Michael Jackson child-molestation case, court papers detailing his 1994 settlement on similar charges have surfaced. The 31-page document, obtained by Court TV reporter Diane Dimond (who declines to name her source), confirms long-rumored claims that Jackson paid his accuser, now 24, to drop a civil lawsuit alleging that the pop star molested him. According to the papers, Jackson paid $15.3 million to settle the case. Furthermore, according to Court TV, Jackson also paid the boy’s parents $1.5 million each and may have also given the boy an additional $7 million. Even the accuser’s lawyer, says Dimond, was to receive $5 million. “This settlement is mind-boggling,” says George Bisharat, a criminal law professor at UC Hastings. “[Jackson] is paying this money to avoid the possibility of being liable for more serious wrongs.”
Although it’s unlikely that the documents will be allowed into evidence at Jackson’s current molestation trial, the 1994 accuser could still decide to take the stand. “I don’t know if he is willing to testify,” says a source close to the accuser. “He’s keeping it a good secret.” Raymone Bain, Jackson’s spokeswoman, says, “Whoever leaked this is making a malicious and deliberate attempt to affect the outcome of the upcoming trial.”
TV’s New Hilton
Paris Hilton‘s mother, Kathy, embarked on reality stardom of her own June l2, interviewing hopefuls for her fall NBC series, The Good Life. On the show she’ll help transform 14 average Joes and Janes into well-bred society mavens. “I am a very good motivator and cheerleader,” says Hilton, 45, who wore diamond-and-sapphire earrings to the casting call. Paris has not offered advice, but “[Donald Trump] called and said he is very excited.”
Omarosa: Call Me!
Didn’t get enough of Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth on The Apprentice? Not to fear. The reality villainess has setup her own 1-900 number. “It’s called the Omarosa Diva line,” says Manigault-Stallworth, 30. “It’s for those who love me and love to hate me.” Intrepid callers who dial 1-900-945-9400 get recorded messages, updated weekly, where she dispels rumors and offers tips to get on reality shows. And all for just $3.95 per minute (no minimum charge).
Keeping up with Jones’s Wedding
Romance is a click away for fans of Star Jones. The View cohost has launched a Web site (www.starandal.com) to showcase her engagement to Wall Street banker Al Reynolds, 34. On the Site users can browse through photos of Star and Al falling in love, read about how Reynolds proposed and even donate money to charity as a wedding gift. Jones, 42,has received 15,000 e-mails since getting engaged, says her rep, and thought the site would be a good way to respond.
Not that you’d notice from the stunts he performs in Around the World in 80 Days, but Jackie Chan, 50, claims that age is finally catching up with him. “I am not so good at healing now,” he says. But as he tells Scoop, Chan still has enough energy to “spank the bad guy’s butt.” Some other Chan musings:
Why remake Around the World in 80 Days?
We need more movies for children that won’t ruin their brains or turn them mean and violent. And it’s a good way to show kids other cultures.
Any other family films you’d like to redo?
The Sound of Music. I’m serious. I love to sing. It helps my English.
Arnold Schwarzenegger plays a prince with seven wives in World. Is that bad for his gubernatorial image?
I don’t think he cares. He can make fun of himself. He’s very happy with his wife. This is just acting.
Did he mention running for governor while filming?
He talked about running. I thought it was a joke. But here he is, for real, in charge of California. He likes politics, and he is very smart, so why not?
Who would win in a fight, you or Arnold?
He is stronger, but I’m tricky and can run away very fast. But we would never fight because he’s my friend. And governors can’t behave badly like that.
Would you ever consider running for office?
No. I love the movies too much.
You apparently also love commerce. How many businesses do you own?
I started a restaurant [Jackie’s Kitchen in Honolulu] last year. People should order the chow fun. I also have a line of shoes, clothes, golf clubs and Ping-Pong balls.
In April you joined an international team to go dig up minefields in Cambodia. What motivated you?
I had seen a documentary about children hurt by land mines. So I called UNICEF, and they said go to Cambodia. I want children all over the world to know that there is somebody who cares for them.
ON THE BLOCK
JULIA’S VILLAGE PAD
PRICE: about $5 million
PLACE: New York City
SPECS: Julia Roberts has several homes in Manhattan, and with twins on the way, she’s looking to consolidate. Roberts and husband Danny Moder are selling the 3,500-sq.-ft. Greenwich Village apartment she bought in 1999, which features three bedrooms and a library.