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December 30, 2000

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Dick Clark still rockin'

Ringing in the New Year with Dick Clark has become a tradition for generations of TV viewers, and America's oldest teen-ager, now 71, will be in Times Square again Sunday night.

Clark is making his 29th consecutive trip from California to the Big Apple as host of ABC's "Dick Clark's Rockin' Eve."

"Anybody over 18 ought to have better sense than to go to Times Square on New Year's Eve, but I'm still there," said the former "American Bandstand" host.

The New Year's special began in 1972 as an answer to CBS' annual Guy Lombardo Orchestra show from the Waldorf Astoria "a bunch of staid people with funny hats sort of dancing cheek to cheek," as Clark recalled it.




Tritt impostor nabbed

Police arrested a man who allegedly pretended to be a cousin of country music star Travis Tritt.

Police got a tip from a businessman that George Shulkoff, 38, was telling people he was Tritt's cousin, Nash Tritt. Travis Tritt's manager told police that Tritt didn't know anyone named Nash Tritt.

Police discovered that Shulkoff was wanted in Pennsylvania on grand larceny charges and in Florida for allegedly violating parole.

Shulkoff was jailed Wednesday.




Madonna wedding details leaked

Stella McCartney was the maid of honor, not Gwyneth Paltrow. And the bride didn't wear diamond-encrusted cowboy boots, as had been rumored.

But Madonna was dripping with diamonds on loan from the jeweler Harry Winston when she married British film director Guy Ritchie under tight security in Scotland.

Those are some of the few details that have trickled out about the Dec. 22 nuptials. The details were reported in this week's People magazine.

Madonna, 42, wore a strapless silk ivory gown, designed by Stella McCartney, daughter of ex-Beatle Sir Paul McCartney. Paltrow, Rupert Everett, Donatella Versace and Sting were among the celebrities who witnessed the union at Skibo Castle.




Trafficking in children

Being six months pregnant during the making of "Traffic" didn't pose any problems for Catherine Zeta-Jones. When it comes to making babies, the newlywed wife of actor Michael Douglas who also appears in the Steven Soderbergh-directed film says she was "born to breed."

"I had a very easy pregnancy," the actress tells TV Guide Online. In fact, she says, being pregnant helped her prepare for her role as a protective mother caught in the world of drug trafficking.

"There is this profound instinct that kicks in when you're carrying a child," says Zeta-Jones, who gave birth to son Dylan four months ago. "You have this instinct to protect and preserve and nurture this little human being that is your life, and is part of you and is so dependent on you. I couldn't believe this instinct that just kicked in."

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