August 18, 2004 09:00 AM

DENIED: A spokeswoman for Britney Spears has denied Tuesday’s report in the Australian tabloid NW that the pop princess and Kevin Federline called off their wedding, USA Today reports. The Down Under publication claimed that the decision occurred following an Aug. 5 fight between Spears and Federline in Los Angeles. Though no wedding date has been disclosed, the New York Post claims November is the month for the nuptials. There’s been no confirmation on that report.

ORDERED: Oprah Winfrey, now serving on a Chicago murder trial jury, declined a delivery of fried catfish platters intended for each member of the jury during Tuesday’s lunchtime break. An aide was reportedly sent out for a breadless turkey sandwich. As reporters raced after the media queen at the end of the court day, she told them after exiting the elevator: “Talk to you tomorrow.”

BORN: Actor Harvey Keitel, 65, and his wife, Daphna Kastner, welcomed a son Tuesday at a New York Hospital, the New York Post reports. The new arrival, named Roman, weighed in at 8 lbs., 2 oz. Keitel has an 18-year-old daughter, Stella, from his reportedly contentious former marriage to Sopranos actress Lorraine Bracco. He also has a son, Hudson, nearly 3, with Lisa Karmazin, a ceramic artist Keitel met in Israel.

DISCUSSED: Big Fish actor Billy Crudup is in talks to star as the leading man in the Broadway production of Martin McDonagh’s London dramatic hit The Pillowman, reports Variety. The plot concerns a writer in a totalitarian state who is questioned for writing short stories that bear a close resemblance to an actual child murder. Pillowman would be Crudup’s fifth Broadway role. His most recent was The Elephant Man in 2002.

DIED: Acquanetta, a famed B-movie actress best known for her role in the 1946 film Tarzan and the Leopard Woman, died Monday at an Alzheimer’s care center in Ahwatukee, Ariz., reports the Associated Press. The former New York model (born Burnu Acquanetta) also had roles in Arabian Nights, Captive Wild Woman and The Sword of Monte Cristo. She was 83.

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