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August 5, 2001


TV viewers to find out 'weakest' Brady member

Tart-tongued "Weakest Link" host Anne Robinson will take on the sweethearts of "The Brady Bunch."

The six actors who played youngsters on the 1969-74 TV sitcom recently taped an appearance on the NBC quiz show along with TV mom Florence Henderson and Robbie Rist, who played cousin Oliver.

The episode will air sometime in the fall.

Robinson didn't go easy on the group, said Phil Gurin, the show's executive producer.

The Brady crew, including Maureen McCormick, Eve Plumb, Susan Olsen, Barry Williams, Christopher Knight and Mike Lookinland, played for charity.

Material girl has laryngitis

Madonna canceled her sold-out concert at the Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, N.J., because she has laryngitis.

No rain date was scheduled for the Friday night "Drowned World Tour" show, but the approximately 20,000 ticket holders will receive a refund, her publicist's office said.

Madonna's next show, scheduled for Aug. 7 in Boston, was still on, officials said.

Rachel Keenan cried outside the arena Friday after finding out the show was canceled. She and her friend Katie Cortese drove to New Jersey from Pittsburgh after buying tickets on an Internet auction site.

Modeling agency suing high-dollar Evangelista

Supermodel Linda Evangelista, who once said she doesn't get out of bed for less than $10,000 a day, and her agent have been sued by the Wilhelmina modeling agency for allegedly scheming to defraud the company.

The suit, filed Thursday, alleges Evangelista, 36, and her agent, Didier Fernandez, conspired to withhold the agency's cut from lucrative modeling assignments worth tens of thousands of dollars.

Governors fishing to draw attention to lake

Govs. George Pataki, left, and Jesse Ventura, right, helped highlight efforts to clean up one of the nation's foulest lakes as they joined thousands of anglers in a $5 million bass derby.

While the fishermen were trying to snag prizes that included cash, cars and trips, the governors said they wanted to use Friday's event to focus attention on Onondaga Lake.

"This contest is not about money or fishing," Pataki said after spending nearly two hours fishing from a pontoon with his Minnesota counterpart. Neither Pataki nor Ventura caught any fish.

Onondaga Lake was sacred water to the Iroquois and the site of one of the first French Jesuit missions in the New World. Before the 20th century it was a popular tourist destination.

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