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1 DAVID BLAINE The stuntster will hole up in a seven-foot box for 44 days doing absolutely nothing. He's prepping to become a college roommate.

2 CARSON DALY The MTV host is starting a record label. With any luck, maybe his artists can get some exposure on TRL.

3 RICKI LAKE The gab-show host is separating from her husband of nine years. She came home one afternoon and caught him watching Jerry Springer.

4 THE WORM Good news! It was plain old hackers who crashed your computer, not terrorists. And the difference would be...?

5 SCHWARZENEGGER The action star has taken a sudden dip in the California polls. It finally hit people -- what if he governs as well as he acts?

6 THIRTEEN Some critics say parents should watch this movie to find out what their kids are up to. If that makes them a parent, does going to a cowboy movie make me a cowboy?

7 THE LORD OF THE RINGS Extended versions of the first two films will be rereleased right before the release of No. 3. The most powerful ring in the theater will be a hemorrhoid cushion.

8 K STREET The new HBO show about Washington politics will mix reality and fiction. Based on an idea from the President's State of the Union address.

9 RED RED WINE Scientists say it's rich in a chemical that could add years to our lives. So you can be a miserable, lonely, drunken loser years longer than you expected.

10 HILARY DUFF The 15-year-old actress-singer hit No. 1 on the U.S. singles' chart. The years of paying her musical dues in sleazy juke joints and seedy bars have finally paid off.

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''It's fun playing somebody who has a boob job.'' -- Kelly Ripa on her character, Faith, an out-of-work soap actress, from her forthcoming ABC sitcom Hope & Faith

Winona hosts Sept. 6 art show to raise awareness for death-row inmate ... Mel Brooks goes Brit! Producers to play London

''To me, this film is like a silent movie,'' says Bellucci. ''The images are very strong.''

Originally posted Sep 05, 2003 Published in issue #726 Sep 05, 2003 Order article reprints