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Showbuzz with Dave Gardner

By Dave Gardner, PA Features in Los Angeles


As hard as it is to believe, JENNIFER LOPEZ is seriously thinking about having another stab at marriage. She was cuddling up to new boyfriend, singer MARC ANTHONY, in LA the other day after they bought a Magic 8 Ball fortune-telling toy.

It seems rather churlish to predict this relationship will end in tears, but you have got to give it to J-Lo, she’s not afraid to keep trying. Friends of the twice-married superstar insist an engagement is in the works and say the Latin beauty has much more in common with salsa singer Anthony than she ever did with BEN AFFLECK.

A judge in Puerto Rico cleared the runway for the nuptials by approving Anthony’s divorce from former Miss Universe DAYANARA TORRES. And just in case Lopez was wondering whether her new beau can keep up his end of the housekeeping, Anthony has been ordered to pay Torres £2,000 a month in alimony plus £8,000 a month in child support for their boys aged three and nine months. Torres gets to keep two of their homes and a BMW and a Lincoln Navigator jeep, while Anthony holds onto three other homes. Just as long as he’s not cleaned out...

On the subject of third-time lucky marriages, The Day After Tomorrow star DENNIS QUAID is heading up the aisle again to net a hat trick of weddings after proposing to girlfriend Kimberly Buffington.

He met the Texan estate agent at a concert he gave with his rock band, The Sharks. The former husband of MEG RYAN hasn’t named the date, but judging by the calamities foreseen by his hit disaster epic, he’d better not wait too long.

CATHERINE ZETA JONES is happy in her 34-year-old skin and she makes no apologies for the extravagant lifestyle she leads with husband MICHAEL DOUGLAS. She tells next month’s W fashion magazine: “If I look older, I’m so sorry. I’m not a klutzy, stupid woman. And you know, that comes with maturity. If people think I look old, there’s nothing I can do about it. I’m in a world where I get paid for my name and likeness. And I get compensated very well for it. Otherwise, get some other Catherine Jones to be the name on top!”

First PRINCE cleans up his act by becoming a Jehovah’s Witness and cutting all the bumping and grinding from his stage show. Now Kaballah devotee MADONNA has imposed a “swearing fine” on everyone on her tour, including the dancers and all the roadies. Liz Rosenberg, the Material Mum’s trusty publicist, confirmed the ban and said every curse word is costing £3.

“And by the way,” she added, “She has paid plenty herself.” Whatever next, CHRISTINA AGUILERA goes gospel?

JULIA ROBERTS please take note. Twin actresses MARY-KATE and ASHLEY OLSEN, now both 17, apparently pleaded for separate stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, but their appeals were over-ruled. It seems the hugely successful former child stars are tied together for life, whether they like it or not.


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