LONDON (AP) – A security guard at the London theater where Christian Slater had been performing was involved in a knife attack last week, a spokesman for Slater’s play said.

Slater had already left the West End theater when the attack occurred Friday, said Tom Coupe, a spokesman for “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” which ended its successful five-month run Saturday. The theater security guard wasn’t injured, Coupe said.

The 35-year-old actor “wasn’t nearby, he didn’t see this person (the attacker). He had already left the theater,” Coupe said Tuesday.

“Christian wasn’t directly involved,” Anna Arthur, Slater’s publicist, told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

British media had reported that a man tried to stab Slater as he left the theater. The Daily Telegraph quoted a witness as saying that Slater’s bodyguard moved in front of the actor to block an attack.

London’s Metropolitan Police said a 44-year-old man was attacked with a knife, which penetrated only his clothing. The Metropolitan Police refused to name the victim and said no arrests had been made.

The knife has been retrieved and the investigation is continuing.

Do we hear wedding bells?

Today’s totally unsubstantiated wedding rumor arrives courtesy of Star mag, which reports that things are heating up between Tom Cruise’s ex-squeeze Penelope Cruz and her new beau Matthew McConaughey. Don’t be surprised by a July wedding in lovely Madrid, the mag says.

Meanwhile, the New York tabs are all hot “n’ bothered by the comings and goings of Tommy Lee’s ex, Pamela Anderson, and her new boy toy, B-list actor Stephen Dorff. The pair were spotted at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah over the weekend, either canoodling with such brio you’d think there’s no tomorrow (New York Daily News) or fighting with each other like there’s no today (New York Post). It’s good to know we live in such a passionate age, but couldn’t they just sit quietly and watch the flicks?

Looks as if Christina Aguilera is not going to let her once fast friend and now arch-nemesis Britney Spears get a leg up when it comes to wedded bliss. The body-pierced would-be wild child may be walking down the aisle in the near future.

According to the New York Post, the singer’s boyfriend, Jordan Bratman, 25, has been spotted inquiring about wedding rings.

Bratman, who’s graced 24-year-old Christina’s life for two years, is said to be the force behind her image transformation from dirty girl to classy siren: Since seeing him, C.A. has ditched 10 of her 11 body piercings and is sporting clothing worthy of a screen starlet. Her reps deny an engagement.


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