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MOVIES Here's to you, Mrs. Robinson -- you might just be Jennifer Aniston's grandma! The TV superstar's first post-Friends movie gig has her playing the suspected love child of the fictional folks said to have inspired Dustin Hoffman's and Katharine Ross' characters in 1967's The Graduate. (Got that? It's tricky!) It's the untitled directorial debut of Ocean's Eleven screenwriter Ted Griffin.... Fresh from the spotlight, Justin Timberlake will make his feature-film acting debut as a journalist uncovering a nest of dirty cops alongside Morgan Freeman and Kevin Spacey in Edison.

TELEVISION Vanessa Redgrave -- who knocked the Deal Report's socks off last year on Broadway in Long Day's Journey Into Night -- will play the face-lift -- seeking mother of her real-life daughter Joely Richardson in a three-episode arc on FX's Nip/Tuck, beginning with the second-season premiere on June 22.... Heather Locklear -- who knocked the Deal Report's socks off a while back as Officer Stacy Sheridan on T.J. Hooker -- is captaining a planned NBC drama called HUB, set around a bustling airport.

BOOKS Paris Hilton has a book coming out in September called Confessions of an Heiress: Tongue-in-Chic, A Peek Behind the Pose. According to the proposal that was leaked on The Smoking Gun, here's Paris! On beverages: ''Diet Coke is for fat people.'' On personal hygiene: ''I only take baths.'' On romance: ''I like all kinds of guys, they just have to be hot!!!''

Originally posted Feb 20, 2004 Published in issue #752 Feb 20, 2004 Order article reprints
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