May 22, 1997 |
"I'm just so damned good-looking. " - Roseanne, describing her credentials for hosting a new TV talk show Doesn't anybody send out wedding invitations anymore? This week's surprise nuptials took place in New York City, where longtime twosome Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker tied the knot Monday night. Taking a page from last week's stealth newlyweds, David Duchovny and Tea Leoni, Broderick denied his plans to wed right up until Saturday - when he told a New York Post columnist of wedding rumors that "I'd think people would be bored . . . by now. They're never true.
January 8, 1997 |
"I know some of you think I'm not an actress. But I've been playing a sort of cultural Ophelia for some time. " - Courtney Love, mystifying the N.Y. Film Critics Circle Sunday Bad news for any Philadelphia bachelorette who might still be hoping Monaco's eligible Prince Albert will sweep her away - as his dad, Prince Rainier, did once upon a time with another homegirl, Grace Kelly of East Falls. Albert, 38, said when and if he takes a bride, "I won't pick anybody that will resemble [Grace]
November 27, 1996 |
"I still love her. One of my dreams is to one day perhaps build again a family with Stephanie and my kids. " - Daniel Ducruet, Princess Stephanie's philandering ex, pining away OK, let's take it on faith that, as Michael Jackson insists, he and new bride Debbie Rowe made their expected baby the old-fashioned way. But tradition went out the window when the pair began their honeymoon, according to reports drifting in this week from Australia....
October 5, 1996 |
Princess Stephanie got her divorce yesterday, the same day that more scandalous pix of Daniel Ducruet surfaced, with yet another woman. Stephanie, 31, filed 18 days ago after Italian mags ran pix of Ducruet, 32, romping naked with the current Miss Nude Belgium, Fili Houteman. The new photos show him once-again in romp-mode with a bikini-clad woman identified only as Valerie, a water-ski instructor. The pix - in Paris-Match and VSD mags - have the added touch of being shot aboard Prince Rainier's yacht, Louise.
September 25, 1996 |
Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas, perpetually cooing and fussing over each other, obviously have lots of love to give. How nice that they can now lavish some of that attention on their new daughter, born yesterday in Marbella, Spain. The father gave the news to Spain's EFE news agency, saying, "The story of the pregnancy ended happily. The girl is very pretty. " (Well, we'll just assume something got lost in the translation.) Both mother and the baby, Estela del Carmen Banderas, are fine, Antonio said.
September 17, 1996 |
No couples counseling for Princess Stephanie. She's just throwing Daniel Ducruet out on his philandering butt. A lawyer for the Monaco princess said yesterday that Stephanie has begun proceedings for a speedy divorce from husband Ducruet, which a Monaco court could grant in three to five weeks. The couple have two children, Louis, 3, and Pauline, 2. Husband and wife met briefly Sunday to talk about reconciling, but it did not go well. Stephanie emerged and instructed her Monte Carlo lawyer, Thierry Lacoste, to get her out of her 14-month marriage.
September 17, 1996 |
Princess Stephanie filed for divorce yesterday from her husband of 14 months, Daniel Ducruet, and she's expected to be a single mom in about a month. A French radio show reported that Stephanie, 31; her father, Prince Rainier; and Ducruet, 32, met over the weekend, but a reconciliation attempt failed. The couple have two kids, Louis, 3, and Pauline, 2. Last month, two Italian mags ran 40 pages of pix of Ducruet making out with fellow nude Fili Houteman, 26, a Belgian stripper. The flap comes within months of Monaco's year-long 1997 celebration of 700 years of rule by the Grimaldi fam. Meanwhile, the palace issued an unsatisfying response to Princess Caroline pix showing her bald.
September 12, 1996 |
Nothing but bad news out of Monaco yesterday. Princess Stephanie says she wants to divorce husband of 14 months, Daniel Ducruet, and pix of Princess Caroline published in an Italian mag show her bald and looking poor of health. "Princess Stephanie . . . will very certainly move toward divorce," said her lawyer, Thierry Lacoste. But he added: "In a case like this, where feelings can fluctuate, the position of one day may not necessarily be that of the next. " Europe-1 radio reported that Steph is determined to dump Ducruet, caught in nude pix with Fili Houteman, 26 - Miss Bare Breasts of Belgium 1996 - and will meet with him next week to hammer out terms.
September 11, 1996 |
Here's the rumor update from Monaco, where the intrigue over Princess Stephanie and her philandering hubbo, Daniel Ducruet, has all the Monagasques' tongues wagging: You know, of course, that Steph is seeking solace at home with the royal family since Ducruet was pictured in various Euromags cavorting with Fili Houteman - last year's Miss Nude Belgium. The question remains, how did playboy Ducruet come to be photographed in semi-flagrante with Houteman? There are three schools of thought: He was set up - by Houteman's promoters.
September 4, 1996 |
Today's unhappy princess in the news: poor Princess Stephanie of Monaco. You'll recall it was all Steph could do last year to get family permission to marry Daniel Ducruet, the former bodyguard who'd kept an eye on her during her brief career as a Europop singer. And now it seems her folks were right about Ducruet all along. An Italian magazine recently ran scandalizing photos of a man identified as Ducruet captured sharing a poolside lounge chair with a Belgian cabaret singer.