GLAMOUR MAGAZINE’S Cindi Leive is publishing Mariane Pearl’s coming book, “In Search of Hope: The Global Diaries of Mariane Pearl.” Angelina Jolie, who portrays Mariane in the current “A Mighty Heart” movie, wrote the foreword. (The book is based on Mariane’s reporting for Glamour, telling tales of heroic women around the world who make a difference.) “In Search of Hope” is due in the fall, and all the proceeds go to the charities of the women profiled.
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE is no. 68 on Entertainment Weekly’s Top 100 list of “The Stars We Love Right Now.” (Very clever of EW, that “right now” bit. Never before has popularity shifted so swiftly and seismically as it does today.) Justin is busy collaborating with Madonna for her next album, which arrives late this year.
BEFORE MADONNA, before Debbie Harry, before Gwen Stefani, there was — Nancy Sinatra. With her frosted lips, frosted tips, miniskirts and iconic go-go boots, Nancy was — and remains — hot stuff. But the legend is lying low right now. Perhaps she is devoting herself to work on that big CD box set of all her hits, which is supposed to include a lot of “rarities.” And there’s also talk of a new album of soft romantic ballads, with piano man Paul Cavanaugh. I’d love to have seen Nancy as part of the gay-positive “True Colors” concert tour with Cindy Lauper, Harry, Erasure and Margaret Cho. Ever since she snarled, “Boots, start walking” in her first hit, she’s been a goddess to the gays. (Nancy was the original take-no-prisoners blonde bombshell of rock n’ pop.) Anyway, it’s time for Sinatra to get her touring hair teased up again. She puts on one hell of a show.
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