NEW YORK (AP) – Surf’s up! “Good Vibrations,” a new musical using more than 30 Beach Boys songs, will open on Broadway in January.

The show, which doesn’t tell the story of the famous ‘60s singing group, will begin preview performances in early December at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre. An opening date will be announced shortly.

“Good Vibrations” has a book by Richard Dresser and concerns a group of small-town teens who come to Southern California. It will be directed and choreographed by John Carrafa, who created the dance sequences for “Urinetown” and the Vanessa Williams revival of “Into the Woods.”

Among the songs expected to be used in the show are Beach Boys classics such as “Good Vibrations,” “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “California Girls,” “Help Me, Rhonda,” “Surf City,” “Surfer Girl” and “Surfin’ Safari.”

The show had a recent workshop production at a summer festival on the campus of Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

Nicky Hilton marries in Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Hotel heiress Nicky Hilton married a New York money manager before dawn Sunday in an impromptu ceremony, according to court filings obtained by The Associated Press.

Hilton, 20, married Todd Andrew Meister, 33, at the Las Vegas Wedding Chapel, according a Clark County marriage license. A woman who answered the phone at the chapel declined comment.

“Access Hollywood,” which first reported the wedding, said older sister Paris Hilton and actress Bijou Phillips were present during the 2:30 a.m. ceremony.

The Hilton sisters were in town for a Stuff magazine party at the Palms Casino Resort, where they were joined by Meister and Nicole Richie for dinner late Saturday, resort owner George Maloof Jr. said.

Maloof, who confirmed the ceremony had taken place, said the couple gave no indication of their plans.

Nicky Hilton, younger sister of “The Simple Life 2” star Paris Hilton, has dabbled in acting, appearing in “Wishman” in 1991 and presenting at MTV award shows.

Ex-model: Hefner has “slave bunnies”

Is Hugh Hefner a cuddly, sweet septuagenarian or an evil slave master?

The New York Post reports that professional poker player Jill Ann Spaulding claims in a self-published book that the Playboy caliph keeps a dozen “slave bunnies” who are ordered to have sex with him for $2,000 a week.

“Jill Ann: Upstairs,” which details the former Playboy model’s brief time behind Playboy Mansion doors, also says the mansion “isn’t Barbie’s Dreamhouse, but a brokerage house where dangerous sex is traded for stardom.” A brokerage house?

Hefner, who has gotten a pass from the media for decades, shrugged it all off, saying “it’s a silly book.” He added that Spaulding is disgruntled because he rejected her request to live at the mansion.

Dr. Phil show is sued

A mental health activist has sued the Dr. Phil talk show, claiming it violated the Americans with Disabilities Act in its treatment of him.

Neal David Sutz of Mesa, Ariz., filed a lawsuit in federal court in Phoenix last week in connection with his effort to attend a taping of psychologist Phil McGraw’s syndicated series in 2003.

Sutz, a paralegal student, and other prospective audience members were asked to sign a waiver attesting that they didn’t suffer a mental illness and weren’t under psychiatric care, according to the lawsuit.

Sutz, who’s been treated for bipolar (affective) disorder, informed a show representative of his condition and was told that he could watch the taping if he didn’t talk to McGraw or participate in the program. He declined.

In his lawsuit against McGraw and producer Paramount Domestic Television, Sutz alleges that their actions “clearly and brazenly disregarded” the section of the federal disabilities act banning discrimination on the basis of disability.

While acknowledging the studio told him it had changed the waiver’s language, Sutz contended he suffered mental and emotional anguish and sought an injunction to “permanently assure no further such discrimination targeted at the disabled.”

Sutz noted in the complaint that a plaintiff’s filing under the federal disabilities act, such as his federal lawsuit in Phoenix, is ineligible for financial compensation.

Pregnant pose upsets Vatican

Italian screen siren Monica Bellucci’s naked and pregnant pose on her country’s edition of Vanity Fair magazine has infuriated The Vatican. The “Passion of The Christ” beauty and her French husband Vincent Cassel are expecting their first child in the autumn.

Bellucci decided to strip off as a protest against a new Italian law that allows only married couples to use in vitro fertilization and prohibits the use of donor sperm. In the magazine, Bellucci rages, “Over here, if you aren’t married with all the proper rubber stamps, they stop you from using science to have a child.”

The Holy State’s newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano, fumes, “The unborn child is no longer a human being to protect in the womb, but becomes the unwitting accomplice of a sad game.”

Demi Moore started the Vanity Fair tradition when she bared her pregnant body on the cover of a 1991 issue.

Brokaw threatened

Someone doesn’t like Tom Brokaw. That would be Steven Koplan, 46, of Staten Island, N.Y., who has been charged with second-degree aggravated harassment after sending 3,500 e-mails to MSNBC over two months last year, including 13 that threatened Brokaw.

According to the Staten Island Advance newspaper, a 66-count indictment alleges that Koplan sent the messages with the “intent to harass, annoy, threaten and alarm” Brokaw.

Koplan, who will be arraigned Wednesday, comes off as a bit off-kilter. “Tom is just trying to help me,” he told the Advance.

So maybe he doesn’t dislike Brokaw, after all. “I indicated to the staff at MSNBC I would never act out on any of that,” he said. No word on what Koplan’s 3,487 other e-mails said.

Rosie goes documentary on her cruise

NEW YORK (AP) – Rosie O’Donnell is producing an HBO documentary on her R Family Vacations, a cruise catering to gay and lesbian families.

O’Donnell and her partner, Kelli Carpenter O’Donnell, went on the cruise in July for a week on the Norwegian Dawn, traveling from New York to the Bahamas with 500 other gay and lesbian families.

The documentary will debut on HBO in 2005, the cable channel said Friday.

The couple were married in a civil ceremony Feb. 26 in San Francisco. They are raising four children together and are strong advocates of gay marriage and adoption.


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