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Not a real life job for Zeta-Jones



Catherine Zeta-Jones
Actor George Clooney and Catherine Zeta Jones attend a photo call to present their movie "Intolerable Cruelty," out of competition, at the 60th Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, this past Wednesday.
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UNBREAKABLE: Catherine Zeta-Jones may make a marvelous husband-hunter in the new screwball comedy "Intolerable Cruelty," but the actress says it's not a job she would warm to in real life.

"I don't want to be a serial divorcee. I don't want that job," she told Reuters during a trip to Venice for the premiere of the latest picture by the Coen brothers.

In "Intolerable Cruelty," Zeta-Jones portrays Marylin, a Beverly Hills socialite on the prowl for a rich spouse, while Hollywood heartthrob George Clooney is the high-powered divorce attorney who has thwarted her.

"I'm not getting divorced, never, never," said Zeta-Jones, who in real life is married to actor Michael Douglas.

Indeed, the couple, who have two children, have made their home in Bermuda, far from the madcap, revolving-door life in Hollywood.



YOU GO, GIRL: Four decades ago, Helen Gurley Brown made her mark with "Sex and the Single Girl." Now, at 81, she's still telling women how to flirt and have guilt-free sex.

The former editor-in-chief of the women's magazine Cosmopolitan said four decades of marriage have not mellowed her outlook on single women dating married men.

"You have to take what you need. You need a man. You need love. You need sex," Gurley Brown said in an interview to promote the republication by Barricade Books of her seminal tome, first published in 1962.

"Sometimes in your life a married man comes in very handy because ... he'll be nutty insane about you," she said.

But while Brown thinks women should date married men if they want, she's not worried about anyone snaring her husband of four decades, film producer David Brown.

"If you can get David to be your paramour on Thursday afternoons at the Plaza Athenee, that's your business. I don't think he'll do it, but I don't consider any man off-limits," Brown said.



STAYIN' PUT: Rapper Beanie Sigel's plan to leave jail for drug treatment was thrown into doubt Friday when a state judge revoked bail after an alleged victim testified about receiving threats.

The bail question was to return to federal court later Friday for a hearing before U.S. District Judge R. Barclay Surrick, who a day earlier had approved Sigel's request to undergo treatment.

Sigel, 29, a Philadelphia native, has a pending drug and gun case in federal court and two pending cases in state court, including an attempted murder charge.

Terrance Speller, who was allegedly shot by Sigel, testified Friday morning along with his girlfriend that they had received daily threats about the case. None came directly from Sigel, they said.

Sigel, who was born Dwight Grant, has been held in federal custody without bail since July 1, but Thursday won the right to attend a residential treatment program for drug and alcohol abuse and anger management.


WHAT WOULD YOU SAY? Dave Matthews as a politician?

The idea was tossed around Thursday night during the filming of an MTV2 special to promote Matthews' new solo album, "Some Devil," due out Sept. 23.

Matthews sang tunes from the upcoming album and, at one point, answered questions from the audience of about 200 at MTV's studios.

One fan asked if the 36-year-old musician would ever consider a career in politics.

"What a god-awful job that would be. I have far too much in my past," Matthews joked.



NEW STAGE: After having starred in two major productions, 1994's "Grease" and 2001's "Seussical," Rosie O'Donnell is headed back to Broadway, reports E!Online.

She'll relinquish the limelight, however, to produce "Taboo," Boy George's musical about the London club scene during the early '80s, which debuts in the United States Nov. 13.

But don't look for George (real name George O'Dowd) to play himself. That heavily made-up role's gone to 25-year-old actor Euan Morton; George stars alongside Morton as Leigh Bowery, an equally made-up transgendered performance artist and designer.

Dubbed "Hairspray" meets "Rent" by Rosie, the show had a successful 16-month run in London's West End. O'Donnell tapped her theater contacts to bring the show across the Atlantic, with some minor changes for American audiences.


See an archive of this week's gossip at STLtoday.com/people.




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