PASSAGES: Madonna Outraged at 'GMA'
OUTRAGED: Madonna, a prude? Earlier this week, the “Swept Away” star, 44, while appearing on Rick Dees’s KIIS-FM radio show in Los Angeles, got her hackles up over a “Good Morning America” report last July about a mother who continues to breast feed her 8-year-old son. “Why is there a tape of this?” Madonna said, according to the New York Post. “I tell you, the world is collapsing … How dare ‘Good Morning America’ play it. People have no morals, I swear to God.” Replied “GMA” in a statement: “We love Madonna, are happy she’s watching ‘GMA’ and welcome her on the show.”
COURTED: Pop singer and “A Walk to Remember” star Mandy Moore, 18, is being wooed to star in a remake of the 1959 Sandra Dee–Troy Donahue tale of puppy love, “A Summer Place,” according to the Hollywood Reporter. No word yet on who would assume the role played by Donahue, but a director is expected to be announced soon. The story concerns two teens who fall in love at a summer resort just as her married father and his married mother rekindle their past affair. Production could begin as early as later this year, says the trade paper.
TREATED: Veteran actor Robert Stack, 83, is undergoing outpatient radiation treatment for prostate cancer, his publicist tells the Associated Press. Stack, who started playing handsome teen boyfriend roles at MGM in the ’40s, rose to prominence in the ’60s when he played crimefighter Eliot Ness on TV’s “The Untouchables” and then, later, as host of NBC’s reality show “Unsolved Mysteries.”
WED: Hollywood producer (and subject of the recent documentary “The Kid Stays in the Picture”) Robert Evans, 72, married former Versace model Leslie Ann Woodward, 34, last weekend on a beach in Mexico, gossip columnist Liz Smith reports. The marriage is his sixth. Among his former wives: Ali MacGraw, Phyllis George and Catherine Oxenberg.
SHARED: Recent “Will & Grace” guest star Woody Harrelson, 41, is sharing the wealth after earning good reviews earlier this year for his London West End stage appearance in “On An Average Day,” which closed last Saturday. As soon as he stepped off the stage, reports Bryan Alexander in PEOPLE’s London bureau, he took his first night off to travel across town to see another American making her West End debut: Glenn Close as Tennessee Williams’s frail heroine Blanche du Bois in “A Streetcar Named Desire.” Harrelson hid demurely in a rain hat when spotted in the National Theatre foyer, but he was not shy about showing his appreciation for Close’s lauded performance — leading the theater audience in a standing ovation as Close took her bows.