Move over, Tom Cruise and Elmo. Comedian Caroline Rhea, set to take over Rosie O’Donnell’s talk show next year, plans to retain the departing diva’s set and bandleader John McDaniel — but she will be making a few changes. ”I’m going to gradually fill the desk with Godiva chocolates and small pictures of Benicio Del Toro,” says the Hollywood Squares staple, ”although I’m currently experiencing a Mel Gibson resurgence.” Rhea, who’ll ease into her new role by guest-hosting for O’Donnell once a week, is getting ready for the switch. She says she’s slimming down with Weight Watchers, tightening up with Botox, and planning her exit from The WB’s Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: ”It may be like the two Darrins on Bewitched, with Aunt Hilda going into a closet and then another witch coming out.” Paging Shannen Doherty.
”The biggest crime I ever committed was streaking in ’74, back when streaking was big. If you do a little homework, you can find the photos.” — Bandits’ BRUCE WILLIS, on his real-life criminal record