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Anne Heche engaged to cameraman

LOS ANGELES, California -- Anne Heche is expected to tie the knot.

The actress who once made headlines for her out-of-the-closet relationship with comedian-actress Ellen DeGeneres is engaged to cameraman Coleman Laffoon, according to her management company, Lloyd Entertainment.

No wedding date has been set.

Heche and Laffoon are said to have met last summer while working on a documentary about DeGeneres' return to standup comedy after the cancellation of her ABC sitcom, "Ellen." Heche and DeGeneres announced their separation in August.

Heche, 32, who recently appeared on Fox's "Ally McBeal," has starred in films including "Wag the Dog" (1997) and "Six Days, Seven Nights" (1998).

DeGeneres, 43, is to star in a new CBS sitcom and host the Emmy Awards in September.



Durst to be a daddy again

NEW YORK -- Limp Bizkit lead singer Fred Durst has announced he's going to be the father of a baby boy.

Durst says in a message posted Wednesday on the band's Web site that the child's mother is a Minnesota woman he met last year during the Anger Management Tour, according to The Associated Press.

"It was not planned but is still a blessing," says Durst. "I'm not getting married or anything like that, but I am going to support the child."

Durst has a daughter named Adriana in Florida. The boy is due in late August or early September. Durst says he'll name the child Dallas.

"So be happy for me if you can because life is full of surprises and Dallas is one," Durst says.

The band's latest album, "Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water" (2000) has sold more than 5 million copies.



Connery art on display

ROME, Italy -- Sean Connery's wife, Micheline Roquebrune Connery, has an art exhibit on display in Rome.

The Tunisian-born French artist specializes in bright colorful seascapes and portraits, including many of her famous husband, the first 007 in the "James Bond" film series. One work features Connery in a yellow bathrobe.

Micheline Roquebrune Connery's art went on display Wednesday, where it's to stay through June 10. Los Angeles is the next stop for the exhibit.



Sequel to 'Get Shorty' in the works

HOLLYWOOD, California -- Get Shorty, again.

According to Variety, MGM has exercised its option on the Elmore Leonard novel "Be Cool," the sequel to "Get Shorty," which was turned into the 1995 movie starring John Travolta as mobster-turned-producer Chili Palmer.

The studio says it's working to get Travolta back in the starring role for the sequel.

"We've had only preliminary discussions with Travolta's agent, but we want to have him back," says MGM vice chairman and COO Chris McGurk. "We know John's very interested.

"He was incredible as Chili Palmer, and if you've read the second book, you know it's about Chili getting into the music business," McGurk says. "There's no reason to think he won't be in it."

"Get Shorty" grossed $72 million in the United States.








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