March 22, 2005 08:00 AM

REVEALED: In her first interview since her January split from Brad Pitt after 4 1/2 years of marriage, Jennifer Aniston, 36, says she has managed to “tune out” the “tough and nasty” press coverage about them, saying: “There has been so much love and support. It feels real good.” So does her career. “I have got one good foot in there,” she tells TV’s Access Hollywood of making the leap from TV to film. “We’ll see if they still want me back.” As for the irony of her next movie being a romantic comedy called The Breakup, Aniston told Access host Billy Bush, who hovered on the sofa next her: “Well, you know. I just figured, seize the moment.”

CONFLICTED: Jude Law, 33, won’t be playing himself on Extras, a new British sitcom from Ricky Gervais, of The Office, the BBC reports. Law was to have done a guest spot on the series, on which Gervais plays a struggling actor. Law’s departure is being blamed on a scheduling conflict. He is in New Orleans shooting a remake of the 1949 Oscar winner All the King’s Men. “It’s a shame because Ricky and Jude wanted to work together,” said a BBC spokeswoman. “However, the script for that episode has been put on hold for now so they may still make it at some point in the future.” Other stars lined up as guests on the new show include Kate Winslet and Samuel L. Jackson.

PLACED: Monaco’s Prince Rainier, 81, who was hospitalized two weeks ago with “a recurring pulmonary infection,” has been transferred into an intensive care unit, the palace said in a statement Tuesday. Rainier, whose movie-star wife, Grace Kelly, died in a car crash in 1982, has a history of heart problems and has suffered from poor health in recent years. Rainier assumed the throne in 1949. His heir is Crown Prince Albert, who is unmarried and has no children. Rainer’s daughters are Princesses Caroline and Stephanie.

TARGETED: Rapper Nas (real name: Nasir Jones), 31, was interrupted in mid-rap on Monday when a gunman opened fire during a performance at Britain’s Brixton Academy, reports Reuters. “We believe two shots were fired shortly before 10 p.m. (on Monday). No one was injured, but the concert was canceled immediately,” a Metropolitan Police spokeswoman said. Nas, who married chart topping R&B star Kelis in January, was on the final leg of a British tour.

HONORED: The Contender cohost Sylvester Stallone, 58, will induct Hulk Hogan (real name: Terry Gene Bollea), 49, into the WWE Hall of Fame in a ceremony in Los Angeles on April 2, World Wrestling Entertainment has announced. Hogan played Thunderlips in 1982’s Rocky III, starring and directed by Stallone. The induction ceremony will be held at the Universal Amphitheatre as part of an official WrestleMania Week event in Southern California.

LOST: Harry Keane, a Texas man who claimed he created American Idol, lost his bid to claim a part of that show’s tremendous revenues in a decision by the federal 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which dismissed his claim, reports the Associated Press. Keane apparently so widely shopped around his idea, including posting it on a Web site, that he never properly protected it. To add injury to insult, Keane also has to pay FOX TV $130,000 – for its legal bill.

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