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August 5, 2003

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Prince Harry -- Lord of the Ladies

Prince William is heir to the British throne, but it's his 17-year-old brother, Prince Harry, who is Lord of the Ladies, reports The New York Post.

September's Vanity Fair reports that Harry has been entertaining legions of "long-stemmed blondes" whom he entices with the simple but effective pick-up line: "Do you want to come back to my palace for a drink?"

If the lady accepts, Harry takes her back to "Club H" -- Harry's basement "den of debauchery" at dad Prince Charles' estate in Highgrove, Scotland, The Post says.

"He has had this long succession of girlfriends," a Highgrove neighbor says. "Harry's is the best of both worlds. He has all the fun -- all the privilege and the pleasure -- with none of the hassles. William is not so fortunate."

Meg Ryan ditches the good girl

Talk about shedding one's skin. Meg Ryan has blown her good-girl image to smithereens with her latest role, reports BBC Online.

Ryan stars in the racy new sex thriller "In the Cut" as an English professor who falls for a homicide detective investigating a series of murders in her neighborhood.

The "Sleepless in Seattle" and "When Harry Met Sally" star, 41, appears naked in the film, said to be sexually explicit and violent. Ryan's role led to one critic describing the performance as "the most astounding change of image by a leading Hollywood actress in recent times."

"In the Cut," co-stars Jennifer Jason Leigh and Kevin Bacon, and is co-produced by Nicole Kidman.

Leno to get 'Queer Eye' makeover

The "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" crew has lined up its next style-challenged hetero: Jay Leno.

The Fab Five will work their makeover magic on Leno, the Tonight Show band and the show's set on the Aug. 14 and 15 episodes of NBC's late-night show, reports TV Guide Online.

"Queer Eye" is hotter than ever: Audience numbers for the July 29 show, in its fourth airing on Bravo, shot up 62 percent from the prior week, according to Nielsen Media Research, earning the cable network its highest-ever rating.

Eminem's had it with bullying

Detroit -- Eminem wants a Macomb County judge to dismiss a $1 million lawsuit that a former schoolmate filed against him.

DeAngelo Bailey of Roseville sued Eminem in 2001. He claimed the 30-year-old rapper's song "Brain Damage," which named Bailey as a bully, damaged his reputation.

Eminem's lawyer, Peter Peacock, filed a motion for dismissal last week, claiming Bailey is trying to cash in on his client's fame. Peacock also said the song is true because Bailey beat up Eminem when they were in the fourth and sixth grades.

Eminem's mother sued the Roseville school district in 1982, claiming school-day beatings left her son with headaches, nausea and a tendency toward anti-social behavior. The lawsuit was dismissed.

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