Buzz Briefs: Mario Lopez, Ivana Trump

Actor Mario Lopez leaves the Hyatt hotel on July 5, 2007, in Paris. He was in France for the weekend wedding of Eva Longoria and Tony Parker. AP


Mario Lopez To Host Miss America Pageant Again

Mario Lopez will again host the Miss America pageant.

TLC and the Miss America Organization announced Monday that the 35-year-old "Extra" host will serve as master of ceremonies for the live Jan. 24 ceremony in Las Vegas.

He previously hosted the pageant in 2007.

TLC's programming vice president, Brent Zacky, said: "Mario and the Miss America Organization's past relationship has proven beneficial and we look forward to having him in Vegas again this year."


Ivana Trump Hasn't Been Lucky In Love

Ivana Trump has issued a statement confirming reports of marital discord with Italian entrepreneur Rossano Rubicondi.

Trump, who married Rubicondi in April, says she filed a legal separation agreement three months ago. Trump says she kept quiet about it because she didn't want to ruin Rubicondi's chances as a contestant on the Italian edition of the reality TV show "Survivor."

Rubicondi is Trump's fourth husband. After about six years of dating, they tied the knot in a lavish ceremony at her ex-husband Donald Trump's estate in Palm Beach, Fla.

Says Trump: "Rossano wants to live in Miami and work in Milan. ... But, I am a New Yorker and my family, friends and businesses are here. As the beautiful song says, `Que sera sera!"'


Boy George: I Didn't Intend To Hurt Escort

Singer Boy George admits in a recording played in court that he restrained a male escort in handcuffs.

But the former Culture Club singer says he had no intention of hurting the man. He also denies he tried to assault the escort or that he swung a chain at him.

The singer with the real name of George O'Dowd is on trial in London for the false imprisonment of 29-year-old Audun Carlsen.

O'Dowd says in a police recording played Monday that he asked Carlsen to come to his apartment. O'Dowd says he wanted to ask Carlsen if he had tampered with his laptop.

The '80s pop icon has a history of drug abuse and served a community service sentence in 2006 in the United States after falsely reporting a burglary.


Twenty-eight Titles Chosen For Grammy Hall Of Fame

"For Once In My Life" by Stevie Wonder and "Sweet Home Alabama" by Lynyrd Skynyrd are getting special recognition from the Recording Academy.

They are among the 28 titles that will be inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame this year, which honors recordings of lasting significance.

Other songs that make the list include "Wooly Bully" by Sam the Sham and the Pharoahs, "We Are The Champions/We Will Rock You" by Queen and "Ohio" by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. Jimi Hendrix's rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" also makes the cut.


Tina Fey's Hubby Reveals Story Behind Her Facial Scar

Tina Fey's husband is talking about something the "30 Rock" actress would rather not discuss: the scar on her left cheek.

In an interview in Vanity Fair magazine, Jeff Richmond says a stranger slashed Fey's face when she was 5 years old. He says the incident occurred in the front yard of her house.

Says Richmond: "That scar was fascinating to me. This is somebody who, no matter what it was, has gone through something. And I think it really informs the way she thinks about her life."

Fey says talking about the attack would seem like exploiting it.

Says Fey: "It's really almost like I'm able to forget about it, until I was on-camera, and it became a thing of `Oh, I guess we should use this side' or whatever. Everybody's got a better side."


Vanessa Williams Kicks Off NY Cancer Fundraiser

"Ugly Betty" star Vanessa Williams has kicked off a breast cancer fundraiser by driving a pink fence post into the ground in suburban New York City.

Williams was in Mount Kisco on Sunday to mark the start of the Post for a Cure campaign for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life effort.

As part of the campaign, a Mahopac fencing company will donate $1 for every post put in the ground through April 18.

Campanella Fence Center owner Anthony Campanella says his friends and relatives have been affected by breast cancer this year.

He says posts are symbols of stability and strength and fences are symbols of security and safety.

"Ugly Betty" airs on ABC.


Producers Use L.A. Times Ad To Toss Salvo At SAG

Hollywood's studio heads, stuck in a standoff with the Screen Actors Guild, are making their plea to the rest of the industry in a full-page ad in the Los Angeles Times as the threat of a strike looms.

The "open letter" that appears in Monday's paper says the actors are jeopardizing the work of other unions that have already made deals with producers.

It says "SAG is demanding that the entire industry literally throw out all its hard work because it believes it deserves more than the 230,000 other people working in the industry."

The letter was signed by the chief executives of eight major Hollywood Studios including The Walt Disney Co. and Paramount Pictures.

A call to a SAG representative was not immediately returned.

The union is holding a strike vote next month.


"Without a Trace's" Roselyn Sanchez Gets Hitched In Puerto Rico

Roselyn Sanchez has gotten married at a historic San Juan fort in front of 250 guests that included Eva Longoria Parker.

Sanchez and actor Eric Winter arrived Saturday at the San Cristobal fort in a white Mercedes Benz. Guests also included actor Amaury Nolasco and Gov. Anibal Acevedo Vila and his family.

Sanchez wore a princess-style dress with hand-embroidered pearls and diamonds created by Venezuelan designer Angel Sanchez. Winter wore a Calvin Klein suit.

The 35-year-old Sanchez appears in the CBS series "Without a Trace" and produced the 2007 movie "Yellow." The 32-year-old Winter has appeared in the soap "Days of Our Lives."
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