PASSAGES: Jude Law Skips London Critics
SKIPPED: Jude Law, 30, withdrew from Wednesday’s London Film Critics Awards ceremony, and some reports (including Australia’s Associated Press) speculated that he did so to avoid bumping into Nicole Kidman, 35. Tabloids previously linked Kidman to the trouble in Law’s marriage to actress Sadie Frost, 37. But Kidman and Law, who met while filming “Cold Mountain,” have denied any romance. Kidman’s L.A.-based publicist Catherine Olim tells PEOPLE.com that the reports were “hogwash, because Nicole RSVP’d weeks ago that she wasn’t going to go.”
CAST: Former “Spin City” leading man Charlie Sheen, 37, is due to star in “Scary Movie 3,” for director David Zucker (“Airplane!,” “Naked Gun”), reports Variety. “Charlie’s an accomplished actor who will bring his comedic sensibility to this project,” said Dimension Films co-chairman Bob Weinstein. The movie could be out by the end of the year, says the trade paper.
DELAYED: A hearing to determine if rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight should be sent back to prison for allegedly associating with gang members was postponed Tuesday because the California Board of Prison Terms “wanted to review our decision about whether he could have legal representation at the hearing,” a member of the panel tells the Los Angeles Times. A new date will be set within the next few weeks.
SWEETENED: Evelyn Robb, 75, owner of the tiny Evelyn’s Chocolates shop at 4 John Street, only two blocks from the World Trade Center Site in New York, is prepared for the first Valentine’s Day run on its sweets since the store reopened after 9/11. When asked how business was going, Robb (who was featured in PEOPLE last April when she reopened her business thanks to volunteer clean-up help) shrugged her shoulders and said, “It could be better.” Her hand-dipped chocolates, however, could not be better. Do your sweetheart — and sweet tooth — a favor. Go see Evelyn.