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Jim Mullen's Hot Sheet for the week of April 9, 2004

The 10 hottest topics of the week of April 9, 2004

Jim Mullen’s Hot Sheet for the week of April 9, 2004

1 CRUISE MINUS CRUZ If history tells us anything, it’s that Tom and Penelope will both move on to happy, lifelong, monogamous relationships with other people in show business.

2 WALKING TALL The Rock returns to his small town and starts cleaning out the bad guys. Bringing all the high standards of professional wrestling to law enforcement.

3 WHAM! There’s talk of making a musical based on their hits. The good news is the show is only 15 minutes long.

4 PASSOVER The eight-day remembrance of the Jews’ deliverance from Egypt. And from Mel Gibson fans.

5 RICHARD SIMMONS The exercise guru is accused of slapping a 255-pound Harley salesman at an airport. Who knew David Gest started selling Hogs?

6 THE OTHER MAN A book by former underwear model Michael Bergin, who claims he had an affair with JFK Jr.’s wife. And the thing she loved about him was his discretion.

7 THE PRINCE & ME Julia Stiles falls for a classmate who is secretly a real Royal Highness. What a funny idea. Why doesn’t Eddie Murphy do something like this?

8 DISNEY They raised the children’s admission at theme parks to around $50 a day. Some people complained, but I’ve paid more for day care, and their only ride was a plastic turtle.

9 FINAL FOUR NCAA teams play for big cash and huge prizes. Whoops! That would be unethical. I meant alumni endowments and scholarships.

10 HOME ON THE RANGE Animated barnyard animals try to save their owner’s farm. Then they plan to raise free-range organic humans for Las Vegas tiger acts.

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