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Posted on Wed, Apr. 09, 2003 story:PUB_DESC
Cele-bra-ty designs benefit charity

gensleh@phillynews.com

FORTY-NINE celebrity-designed bras are being auctioned off by sothebys.com and and "Take-a-Hike" to raise money for breast cancer research.

Styles include a hot pink guitar pick bra by Sheryl Crow, a rhinestone bra by Cindy Crawford, a battery-operated bee bra by Bette Midler and a sequined pink ribbon bra by Take-A-Hike Chairwoman Tea Leoni.

The bras were made by Frederick's of Hollywood, based on celeb sketches. Annette Bening, however, sewed her own - strapless with taupe ribbon.

Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt's also went strapless, with a scan of her hand on the right cup and his hand on the left. (No, gals, you can't just buy the left.)

The auction runs through April 18 and hopes to raise $100,000. Bids start at $500.

If the suit fits

Now that the Oscars are over, Tattle's Laura Randall reports that Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones are back to waiting for the birth of their second child and a ruling from the High Court of London on whether their privacy was invaded by the publication of unauthorized wedding photos.

"We'll probably know in the next couple of weeks," Douglas said of the couple's lawsuit against a British magazine. "We've already been instrumental in changing British privacy laws. If we win, I think we'll continue to change some of those laws."

Baby Douglas, meanwhile, is due April 25. After that, the duo plans to take the summer off and then begin work on their first on-screen pairing, "Monkeyface," directed by Stephen Frears.

Douglas says "Monkeyface" is a racetrack thriller "kind of in the Elmore Leonard, dark comedy spirit. We play adversaries and we're going at each other."

• It's not all good times for Douglas and Zeta-Jones. They topped a British poll Monday choosing which celebrities most deserved their comeuppance.

Tattbits

• War, shmore, the latest concern in Beverly Hills is what to do with the $5,500 worth of hot goods Winona Ryder lifted from Saks Fifth Avenue.

Ryder's lawyer Mark Geragos wants to auction them for charity. Saks wants to burn them.

The loot up for grabs includes a $760 Marc Jacobs cashmere thermal top, a $540 handbag, a $225 hat, and $300 Gucci shoes.

Geragos said Ryder "has no interest in the items whatsoever."

Maybe she should have realized that before she stole them.

• After MTV supposedly buried

her video, the Detroit News quoted Kelly Osbourne as saying "MTV makes me sick!" Now that MTV is airing the vid, Osbourne tells Us, "The writer changed my words around completely."

What Osbourne really said was "Sick, MTV makes me."

• Us also reports that 4-foot-11

rapper Lil' Kim may have gotten lil'er. An employee at the Minneapolis Marquette Hotel, says Kim was holed up there in February after liposuction.

• Nearly a decade ago, Luciano

Pavarotti and Bono teamed up in a benefit concert for the children of Bosnia. Now, they plan to perform together May 27 to raise money for Iraqi war refugees. The concert site is Pavarotti's home town of Modena, Italy.

• Hope Rodney Dangerfield

gets respect from his surgeon. The comedian underwent brain surgery yesterday to improve his body's blood flow in preparation for an upcoming heart valve replacement, his publicist said.

Dangerfield, 81, has appeared frail recently but he's remained active - the straight-to-video release of his new film, "The Fourth Tenor," took place yesterday.

"After this repair work, I'll be as good as new, but right now I know I'm in rough shape," Rodney said. "I joined a weightlifting class...they started me with helium balloons."

• Queen Latifah has another

gig - host of this year's "VH1 Divas," airing live from Las Vegas at 9 p.m. May 22, with Mary J. Blige, Jewel and Chaka Khan.

Jewel is a "diva" now? There once was a rule that anyone who yodeled couldn't be a diva.

• Following in the footsteps of

Lisa Marie Presley , another female singer with a famous last name is trying to launch a music career. She's Waffa Binladen, niece of you-know-who.

We understand family pride and all, but you might want to think about a stage name.


Daily News wire services contributed to this report.
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