January 16, 2003 11:54 AM

ISSUED: A bench warrant in Decatur, Ga., is out for the arrest of singer Bobby Brown, 33, after he failed to appear in court earlier this week, the Associated Press reports. Brown was due to face six-year-old charges of driving under the influence and other driving charges, which were discovered after his Nov. 7 arrest on charges of marijuana possession, speeding and having no driver’s license or proof of insurance. Brown’s attorney, Xavier Dicks, says Brown will turn himself in on Friday.

SCHEDULED: Julianne Moore, 42, says she won’t marry director Bart Freundlich, 32, until after the Hollywood awards season ends, “when we come back to New York,” the star of “Far from Heaven” and “The Hours” tells USA Today. Moore sports a wide diamond ring which was designed by Freundlich and has “has my son’s name on it and my daughter’s. He said this is because the children came first.” Their kids are Cal, 5, and Liv, 9 months.

POSTED: “Love Rat” James Hewitt, 44, so nicknamed because he spilled the beans about his five-year affair with Princess Diana, may go to the Middle East as a war correspondent for FOX News Channel, say reports — including one in the New York Post, which, like FNC, is owned by Rupert Murdoch. Hewitt, who is facing bankruptcy, served in the 1991 Persian Gulf War. He reportedly would be paid about $150,000 for the on-air news assignment.

CAST: ‘N Sync singer Joey Fatone, 25, has agreed to appear in six episodes of the upcoming CBS sitcom based on the movie “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” reports MTV, based on Fatone’s backstage comments at this week’s American Music Awards. Fatone and Nia Vardalos, 40, who wrote and starred in the movie, will be joined by almost every actor from the film, except John Corbett, who had already signed on to star in FX’s “Lucky.” The show, to be called “My Big Fat Greek Life,” is due to debut on Feb. 24.

NOMINATED: Gwyneth Paltrow, 30, is up for one of Britain’s Laurence Olivier Awards — the London West End equivalent of Broadway’s Tony — for her acclaimed role in the hit play “Proof,” it was announced Thursday. The awards are next month. In other theater news, former “Phantom of the Opera” star Michael Crawford, 60, can remove the fangs, as the $12 million Broadway musical in which he stars, “Dance of the Vampires,” will close on Jan. 25 after only 56 performances — making it one of the most costly flops in New York theater history. In the words of practically every critic, the vampire spoof just sucked.

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