October 23, 2020

2001-01-22 – The Courier Journal

2001 01 22 The_Courier_Journal_Mon__Jan_22__2001_

' The Buzz

NEWS & NONSENSE/ DAVID WALTON

Downtown fantasy

It might look like a scene out of Studio 54
when partygoers converge on the historic
Seelbach
Hilton
hotel
Saturday
forthe
Crystal
Ball Ill.

Muscly
men, wild
outfits,
trendy
hairstyles
andthe
latest
under-

round
music will be in evidence at the hote and at
the Connection nightclub, 130 S. F loyd St.

N Rlck Mltchell of South Beach, Fla., and
Louisville‘s Ben Leglman will provide the
music during the Seelbach’s all-night “Space
Fantas "-themed circuit party.

The otel will reserve rooms for serious
partiers, including WAVE TV personalit
Derrick Jones; mvitation-only pre-bal revel-
ry will include many of Louisville’s pany elite.

T ickets to the Seelbach event are $35; it’s
for those 21 and older. Other events (with vari-
ous ticket prices) will take place from mid-
night F riday through Sunday evening at the
Connection.

For information on the ball. call (877) 528-
3233 or log on to www.thecrystalball.net. For
special room rates. call (502) 585-3200.

For Barnstable Brown,
it’s ‘Cinderella’s Ball’

Partygoers will feel like belles and beaux of
the ball at the annual Barnstable Brown
Celebrity Gala on May 4. “Cinderella’s Ball" is
the romantic theme for this year’s Kentucky
Derby Eve party, which is a fund-raiser for
diabetes research.

The “honorary Chairpersons“ of the gala
will be country-music star George Stralt and
his wife. Norma, who have attended the party
and the Derby for 14 years.

Stay tuned for the celebrity guest list, which
in past years has included such luminaries as
Rod Stewart, Kid Rock and members of the
Backstreet Boys.

—- Arlene Jacobson, The CourierJoumal

Tinseltown
breakups/linkups

I It’s official. Russell Crowe and Meg
Ryan are no longer an item. The “Gladiator”
hunk reportedly ended the relationshi in
mid-December and has hooked up wit “La
Femme Nikita” star Peta Wllson.

I Shock rocker
Marllyn Manson
and his longtime
fiancee, actress Rose
McGowan, have
split, according to a
publicist for the cou-
ple.

I Oscar-winner
Ben Mfleck is dat-
ing Bond babe
Famke Janssen,
who starred in 1995’s
007 flick

“Goldenlflye.” McGowan and
I Actor-dlrector Manson
Ed Bums has

popped the question to his girlfriend of only
four months, super-model hrlsty
Turllngton, or so reports US Weekly, with a
fall wedding in the works.

Briefly

I Destiny’s
Child babe '
Beyonce
Knowles will
make her act-
ing debut in an
MTV remake of
“Carmen," to
be directed by , ,‘
Pete f1
Townshenq_._ Knowles