The Queen's Consent?
Despite speculation that Prince Charles will walk down the aisle with Camilla Parker Bowles (not another public kiss!), royal watchers insist such a move is unlikely, if not impossible. The Spectator, known for its accuracy in royal reporting, claims the queen has "grudgingly" approved the match. But the traditionalist Queen Mum--who, though 101, is still going strong--would never consent, sources say. Furthermore, Charles can't marry his divorced lady friend within the Church of England. And, as future head of the C.O.E., it wouldn't look good for Charles to wed outside it. "Nothing's changed," Daily Mail reporter Richard Kay tells NEWSWEEK. "You can just forget about it." A rep at St. James's Palace also denounced the report as "total speculation." Still, it's been 20 years since we had a wedding of the century. So don't expect the guessing to stop any time soon.
If you can't trust the woman who brings you lattes, who can you trust? It's getting harder to find good help in Hollywood these days. Just ask Kate Hudson--whose personal assistant allegedly took her, not her clothes, to the cleaners. The actress filed suit against Margaret Miller, claiming her former gofer secretly charged $63,000 to the star's credit cards, including a $4,347 plane-ticket upgrade and a $12.95 car wash. This after David Spade was stunned, quite literally, when his aide attacked him and Princess Diana's former butler was busted for hoarding 342 royal artifacts (like the David Hasselhoff autograph given to Prince William). It's always tragic when a good assistant goes bad. Or likes Baywatch.
Little Debbie Grows Up
At the ripe old age of 30, Deborah (I'm So Sick of Being Called Debbie) Gibson has gone from teen queen to "Where Are They Now?" and back again. The singer--who's opening for 'N Sync to hype her new album "M.Y.O.B."--has advice for stressed stars tempted by drugs or alcohol: "Don't be afraid to stop and rest if you need to." When all else fails, do what Deborah did: musical theater.1 Sheep, 2 Sheep, 3 Sheep... Fore! Most golfers try to stay calm on the course. Nicole Jeray just tries to stay awake. Narcolepsy knocked her off the LPGA tour in '96, but she dreams of a comeback at this week's tour qualifying school. Like a sleepwalker, Jeray was a sleep-golfer who played holes in a daze and, whenever she made a great shot, would "get paralyzed and fall over." A new narcolepsy drug Provigil has perked her up and her stroke average is lower than ever--"now that I'm awake and all." Competition's fierce for the LPGA. Here's hoping Jerayh has lots to fall down about.