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FAMILY FEUD: Models! Catfights! Cool! But alas, the hissing match between MTV and its House of Style cohosts, Amber Valletta and Shalom Harlow, is turning out to be little more than a fur ball. The leggy duo reportedly had their claws out over not being asked to present an award, as Claudia Schiffer did, at last month’s MTV Video Music Awards, and over more mundane things, such as the lack of toilet paper in their trailers during a recent shoot. Style executive producer Alisa Bellettini says Amber and Shalom weren’t dissed by the awards telecast, claiming ”We don’t usually put our own on-air people on the [show]” — though she acknowledges that exceptions were made this year for Jenny McCarthy and in past years for former Style hostess Cindy Crawford, who had worked for MTV for four years before she was asked to participate. As for the TP incident, Bellettini believes it could have been avoided if the video vixens had been more vocal. ”I really didn’t have time to go to the bathroom all day, so I didn’t know about it,” she says, ”but if they had asked we would have had it for them in five minutes.” The models, who have more than a year to go on their MTV contracts, have apparently been appeased. ”They have no complaints,” says Hubert Woroniecki of Elite, the duo’s agency. ”They’re very happy.”

WHAT’S UP WITH THAT? Sarah Jessica Parker, get thee to Jose Eber. Or at least Supercuts. The actress admired for her lustrous mane has hit a follicle funk of late. In the past few weeks, Parker has made a hair-raising transformation. First, she donned a very odd two-tone overgrown perm for her role in Extreme Measures; then she appeared frizzed out on Late Show With David Letterman and Late Night With Conan O’Brien. What gives? ”The thing that people don’t know is that for most of her roles she’s wearing wigs,” says Parker’s publicist, who adds that her hair was au naturel for the talk shows. ”This was just a special look as one of the many faces of Sarah Jessica Parker.”

GUYS AND GUY: Being a guy in the credits of a movie, as in ”guy at bar,” used to mean one thing — anonymity. But with four new movies featuring full-fledged characters called Guy, this regular-Joe name is taking its biggest star turn since Muppet Guy Smiley lit up Sesame Street. Hugh Grant scrubs up as Dr. Guy Luthan in Extreme Measures, Tom Everett Scott is drummer Guy Patterson in That Thing You Do!, and Viggo Mortenson plays Guy (pronounced en francais), a shady Canadian in Kevin Spacey’s November directing debut, Albino Alligator. But none can top Vincent D’Onofrio, who plays a guy named Guy in Guy, due in ’97. ”It was specifically picked for its generic quality,” says director Michael Lindsay-Hogg, ”the idea that the character could be any guy.” So what’s a real guy to do? Says Guy Flatley, Cosmopolitan‘s film critic, ”Now that it’s becoming common, I don’t think I like being just another guy.”

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