AND THEN THERE WERE FOUR UPN's America's Next Top Model is the surprise reality hit of the summer. Here's the skinny (get it?) on the finalists:
MODEL Elyse THE GOOD She has that Shalom Harlow thing THE BAD Has trouble filling out her Wonderbra THE ODDS Yes, she's hot. Say shalom to your front runner. 1-1
MODEL Adrianne THE GOOD She's motivated and uninhibited THE BAD Her nails are more polished than she is THE ODDS Not bad. If she can mind her manners, she'll be serious competition. 2-1
MODEL Shannon THE GOOD Blond, sweet. Guys like that, right? THE BAD Her teeth are a bit too prominent THE ODDS Toothy smile, lack of any detectable personality--the odds are long. 5-1
MODEL Robin THE GOOD She has all kinds of attitude THE BAD She has all kinds of attitude THE ODDS They will keep her around for her drama value, but that's all. 8-1
Q&A WITH CLAIRE DANES
Claire Danes (The Hours) stars with Arnold Schwarzenegger in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, which opens this Wednesday.
You kick some butt in this movie. I know! I rock a little bit, don't I?
You also scream a lot. A lot. I had quite a collection of screams by the end. Oh, you want scream No. 472? No problem.
Wild guess: this was your first time working with Arnold. It was just so surreal to develop a relationship with him. I didn't know how to process him at first, because he's as iconic as one can possibly be. And he plays robots. Quite often. And very persuasively. So it was a bit jarring to realize that he was a guy, an actual human being.
I'll bet you do a killer Arnold impression. Oh, not at all killer. It's pretty bad. I don't think you really want me to go there.
You spent two years at Yale. Are you ever going back? I guess that possibility is becoming increasingly remote. But I had a wonderful time there. I met my best friends. I had a few epiphanies, drank too much beer, ate a lot of junk food. But it had been three years since I had acted, and I wanted to return to it. I kind of needed to.
So is this a comeback? (In an Arnold voice) I'm back.
You're right. That was terrible.
LEE JEANS HAD BETTER HAVE A GOOD LAWYER
That SPIKE LEE--everybody wants a piece of him. First the cable channel TNN tried to change its name to Spike TV. Lee (actual first name: Shelton) saw that as an infringement on his personal Spikeness and slapped TNN with a lawsuit. A judge has agreed to hear the case, but Lee has to post $2.5 million to cover the cable channel's losses if the verdict doesn't go his way. (Spike Jones Jr., son of the famous bandleader, is taking TNN's side in the case.) But the madness did not stop there: there's a canine conspiracy at work. The dog Bruce Willis plays in Rugrats Go Wild? Spike. Luke Wilson's dog in Charlie's Angels Full Throttle? Also named Spike. The dog in Sinbad Legend of the Seven Seas? Spike three! Lee's legal team is gonna have a field day--although for some reason, none of this summer's movies feature dogs named Shelton.
WHO WAS THAT MASKED MAN?