”Tonight is more surreal than being cast away on an island in Palau,” said the latest Survivor winner, Tom Westman, of the May 15 season finale/reunion show in NYC. ”It’s like you’re on Fantasy Island and asked to be a celebrity for a day.”
The latest pop hunk (following Nick Lachey) to get Charmed? Mark McGrath. The WB announced May 17 that the Sugar Ray singer will join the cast next season. What about his day job hosting Extra? New York Post columnist Cindy Adams reported May 13 that he’s leaving the celeb newsmagazine in August, but McGrath, who couldn’t be reached for comment, appears to be staying put — for now. ”Mark has a long-term deal,” says the show’s rep. ”You’ll see him hosting next season.”
Auf Wiedersehen, single-dom! Project Runway host Heidi Klum, 31, wed singer Seal, 42, May 10 in Mexico. This is her second marriage, his first. . . . Growing Pains pop Alan Thicke, 58, also went south of the border for his third trip to the altar May 7, with fiancée Tanya Callau. . . .Jason Priestley, 35, wed girlfriend Naomi Lowde May 14 in the Bahamas. It’s the ex-90210er’s second marriage.
Citing irreconcilable differences, Mena Suvari (Beauty Shop), 26, filed for divorce May 10 from cinematographer Robert Brinkmann, 43, her husband of five years.
On May 14, reps for Sharon Stone, 47, announced the actress had adopted her second child, Laird Vonne Stone, born May 7. He joins brother Roan, 5.
Warren Beatty, 68, filed a $30 million breach-of-contract suit against Tribune Media Services over ownership of the Dick Tracy franchise. According to the suit, Beatty bought the rights to Tracy for his 1990 film but was required to return them at the company’s request under several conditions, which the actor claims were not met. Beatty is asking the court to confirm that he has the right to make another Tracy movie. Tribune reps declined to comment. . . .On May 13, a Springfield, Mass., judge agreed to drop assault charges filed after rapper 50 Cent (né Curtis Jackson), 29, leaped into a concert audience last May, if he submits to random drug tests and stays out of legal trouble for the next two years. . . .Merrimack Mutual Fire Insurance of Massachusetts filed suit against Tatum O’Neal, 41, on May 16. In the suit, the company claims the Oscar winner’s ”negligence” led to an April 2004 fire that caused $75,000 in damage to her NYC apartment. O’Neal’s reps could not be reached for comment.
Kylie Minogue, 37, has postponed her Australian tour, scheduled to launch May 19, after being diagnosed with breast cancer. Her management says she will undergo immediate treatment. . . .On May 24, red-carpet rabble-rouser Kathy Griffin, 43, will have a second surgery to treat a rare condition that threatens her eyesight. The star of Bravo’s upcoming My Life on the D-List has an epithelial ingrowth in her right eye, which she developed in 2003. . . .Oh, Lando! Billy Dee Williams, 68, has pulled out of the Broadway-bound musical The Mambo Kings due to an aggravated hip injury. Kings is set to open in August with In Living Color vet David Alan Grier, 49, in Williams’ role.