WEEK IN REVIEW: Britney & Kevin's 'Ecstasy'
Plus: Cruise loves Katie, Apprentice and Survivor winners, and more
‘CHAOTIC’ DEBUT: Britney and Kevin: Chaotic, a six-episode reality series starring Britney Spears and husband Kevin Federline, held its much-ballyhooed premiere on UPN Tuesday night, allowing a public airing of Britney’s pores, lots of kissing and eerie green night-vision camerawork. Opening with Britney on tour (in London), the pop princess is shown on an emotional quest, which ends with her meeting Federline in an L.A. club and taking him back to England with her. Once there, Kevin goes shirtless, but before he knows it, Britney is grilling him on intimate matters and ultimately suggesting: “Let’s just screw all day.” “You know I’m down for that idea,” he responds (in subtitles, to clarify his speech), prompting Britney to boast later, while having her hair done: “Our sex is so good. … Ecstasy, ecstasy, ecstasy, ecstasy.”
CRUISE UNCONTROLLED: It’s the real thing for Tom Cruise as far as his new girlfriend Katie Holmes is concerned. “I love this woman. She’s magnificent,” Cruise tells TV’s Access Hollywood in an interview scheduled to air Monday. Asked by the show’s anchor, Billy Bush, why the normally private Cruise is suddenly trumpeting his love life, the smitten actor replies: “I’ve got to tell you something, I’m not going to hide it. I am so happy, and I am not going to pretend or hide it or be shy. This woman is magnificent. I’m having the best time, Billy, and I’m really, really happy and I can’t contain it.”
FITTING FINALES: Florida real-estate broker Kendra Todd, 27, edged out Tana Goertz, 37, a cosmetics salesperson from Iowa, to become Donald Trump‘s employment choice on Thursday’s third-season finale of NBC’s The Apprentice. “It just goes to show that the best person wins,” Kendra tells PEOPLE. “It can be male or female. Either way, I felt like a winner.” On Sunday night, New York City firefighter Tom Westman, 41, won $1 million on CBS’s Survivor: Palau. “It feels great to win in your hometown,” he said. “This morning with the nervous excitement, I woke up early and went for a run in Central Park and had city park workers yelling and cheering, ‘Hey, that’s Tom from Survivor!’ The emotional support from everybody, and the guys in the firehouse has been absolutely incredible.” Meanwhile, in other big reality TV news, American Idol, contestant Vonzell Solomon got cut from the talent show leaving Bo Bice and Carrie Underwood to duke it out for the top spot.
Actor Jason Priestley married his longtime girlfriend, PEOPLE confirmed. The former Beverly Hills, 90210 star, 35, wed British native Naomi Lowde on May 14 before 120 guests on Paradise Island in the Bahamas. The ceremony “was timeless and old school,” says the actor, 35, whose first marriage ended in 1999. It also marked the perfect occasion to reunite his former 90210 costars: Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Tiffani Thiessen and Tori Spelling were among the guests. The tropical nuptials took place after a four-year courtship between Priestley and Lowde who met in London and got engaged last May.
COMEDY BREAK: Comedian Dave Chappelle told Time magazine, “I’m not crazy, I’m not smoking crack,” in an interview more than a week after his hit Comedy Central series Chappelle’s Show was suspended and he disappeared, reportedly for parts unknown even to his agent and publicist. “I’m definitely stressed out,” said the 31-year-old comedian, who, in fact, escaped last month to Durbin, South Africa, for a “spiritual retreat,” as he called it. “You hear so many voices jockeying for position in your mind that you want to make sure that you hear your own voice,” he said. “So I figured, let me just cut myself off from everybody, take a minute and pull a Flintstone – stop a speeding car by using my bare feet as the brakes.”