WEEK IN REVIEW: Diana's DUI Report
SUPREME TEST: Diana Ross told police that she was trying to rent a video and got lost when she was stopped and arrested for drunk driving at 12:30 a.m. Monday, according to Tucson, Ariz., police. Officers stopped the former Supremes star, 58, after another driver called to report a swerving vehicle driving south in northbound lanes. At the time Officer Scott Sullivan confronted Ross, she allegedly had parked at the video store in a space for disabled drivers. Sullivan said Ross agreed to a sobriety test but fell down and laughed while trying to stand on one leg and count to 10. She is due to appear in court Jan. 13 on three misdemeanor charges for “extreme” DUI.
OSBOURNES RENEWED: New Year’s Eve brought renewed wedding vows for last year’s highest-profile couple, Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne. The MTV stars repeated their “I do’s” before hundreds of invited guests — including Justin Timberlake and Chris Rock — at the Beverly Hills Hotel. The Osbournes originally wed on July 4, 1982, but they delayed their 20th anniversary party this summer because of Sharon’s battle with colon cancer.
SHAQ ACTION: Los Angeles Lakers superstar center Shaquille O’Neal, 30, married his longtime girlfriend, Shaunie Nelson, at a top-secret ceremony Dec. 26 at the Beverly Hills Hotel. While security guards and dogs reportedly shooed away fans and press photographers from the hotel’s ballroom, the 7-ft., 330-lb. athlete wed the mother of his two children. (He has two other children from a previous relationship.) The new bride and groom are also expecting a boy in May.
STRANGE BEDFELLOWS: The most-admired man and woman in America are President Bush and New York’s U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, according to a year-end Gallup Poll. Bush, 56, was the runaway winner in the male category, marking the second year in a row he made the list, the Associated Press reported. The President received 28 percent of the vote, while another former Commander in Chief, Jimmy Carter, 78, who won the Nobel Peace Prize this year, ranked second. Former First Lady Clinton, 55, with 7 percent of the vote, was followed in the women’s category by current First Lady Laura Bush, 56, and Oprah Winfrey, 48, each with 6 percent.
RICH ROWLING: “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling’s 2002 earnings of $77 million were six times greater than the salary of Queen Elizabeth, according to an annual list of England’s top-earning women, published in the Mail on Sunday newspaper. Madonna, 44, came in second to Rowling, 37. Among other names familiar to Americans, Welsh-born “Chicago” star Catherine Zeta-Jones, 33, was No. 5 with $17 million, followed by author Jackie Collins ($16 million), Sharon Osbourne ($15.7 million) and “Frasier” costar Jane Leeves ($12.6 million).