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Sylvester Stallone: Worst actor of the century?

Plus, Marc Anthony, David Letterman, Christina Ricci, Eddie Murphy, Spike Lee, and more

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THE ANTI-OSCARS The Golden Raspberry Awards, a.k.a. the Razzies, which recognize the worst in cinema, have created a few special millennial categories: Worst Movie, Worst Actor, and Worst Actress of the 20th Century. Announced yesterday to coincide with today’s Oscar nominations, the Razzie nominees for Worst Actor of the Century are: Sylvester Stallone, Kevin Costner, William Shatner, Pauly Shore, and The Artist; Worst Actress nominees are Pia Zadora, Bo Derek, Brooke Shields, Madonna, and Elizabeth Berkley. As for 1999’s worst nominees, they include Robin Williams (”Bicentennial Man” and ”Jakob the Liar”); Arnold Schwarzenegger (”The End of Days”); Milla Jovovich (”The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc”); and Melanie Griffith (”Crazy in Alabama”). Winners, who are voted upon by a 450-member ”academy,” receive a plaque of a gold, spray-painted raspberry and a twisted film reel.

AWARD ALERT Marc Anthony, Sting, and Ibrahim Ferrer (Buena Vista Social Club) are the latest musicians added to the lineup of Grammy performers. Elton John, who will receive the Legend Award for career achievement, will also perform at the 42nd Annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 23 in L.A. John’s friend and occasional concert partner Billy Joel will narrate the all-star tribute to him.

‘LATE NIGHT’ UPDATE It’s official: David Letterman will return to his CBS show on Monday, Feb. 21, albeit part time. Letterman, who is still recuperating from open-heart surgery on Jan. 14, has enlisted pals Bill Cosby and Regis Philbin to guest-host the show. Cosby and Philbin will fill in two or three days a week until Letterman is ready to host full-time again.

CASTING Christina Ricci is set to star in ”Prozac Nation,” the film adaptation of Elizabeth Wurtzel’s best-selling memoir chronicling her bouts with severe depression. Norwegian director Erik Skjoldbjaerg will begin production on the independent film, which Ricci is coproducing, this May.

REEL DEAL Eddie Murphy is in final negotiations with Twentieth Century Fox to star in a ”Dr. Dolittle” sequel for $20 million dollars plus 20 percent of the film’s gross. The 1998 original gave Murphy, who is currently working on a ”Nutty Professor” sequel, his biggest opening weeked ($29 million) and grossed more than $240 million in domestic and worldwide box office.

TUBE WATCH Director Spike Lee has agreed to helm the comic documentary ”Kings of Comedy” for MTV. ”Kings” is based on an African-American comedy tour that will feature comics Steve Harvey, D.L. Hughley, and Bernie Mac. The tour documentary will start shooting in Charlotte, N.C., and will mix in backstage antics, outtakes, and actual gigs from the different comic’s performances…. John Goodman has signed on to shoot 22 episodes of a new Fox sitcom for the fall season. Goodman, who will receive $200,000 a show — about $4.4 million for the season — will star in the unnamed series about two single dads who live together with their teenagers. The multiple Emmy nominee will return to a regular TV role for the first time since ”Roseanne” ended in 1997.

TRIBUTE NASA’s mission control in Cape Canaveral, Fla., paid tribute to Charles M. Schulz yesterday by playing the theme song from ”A Charlie Brown Christmas” to wake up the astronauts on the space shuttle Endeavor. NASA has always had a special relationship with Schulz: In 1960, the Apollo 10 mission’s lunar lander, the first to orbit the moon, was named Snoopy and the command module was named Charlie Brown.

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