02/15/2005 AT 8:00 AM ET
PICKED: With two more shows to go, Jen Schefft narrowed the competition on ABC’s The Bachelorette down to two on Monday night: John Paul, with whom Jen went to Bermuda, and Jerry, who had a romantic getaway in Hilton Head, S.C. Ryan, who traipsed to Cape Cod with the bachelorette, went home alone. His lack, according to Jen, despite her admission that he was easy to talk to: “He doesn’t have that intangible quality.”
ENGAGED: 24 actress Sarah Wynter, who turns 33 on Tuesday, and Details magazine editor in chief Dan Peres, were engaged to be married on Monday night, Valentine’s Day, PEOPLE has learned. She previously had been linked to Bad Boys actor Emmanuel Xuereb.
CAST: It’s official: Jamie Foxx and Colin Farrell will headline the movie version of the 1984-89 cop series Miami Vice, to be written and directed by Michael Mann, an executive producer of the original show, the Associated Press reports. Shooting is scheduled to begin this spring, with the movie tentatively due in theaters July 28, 2006. Foxx, expected to collect a Best Actor Oscar for Ray on Feb. 27, will play Detective Ricardo Tubbs, a role originated for TV by Philip Michael Thomas. Farrell is playing Detective Sonny Crockett, the part created by Don Johnson. Meanwhile, Foxx, along with Desperate Housewives star Teri Hatcher and Will Ferrell will be interviewed by Barbara Walters on Oscar night, in the journalist’s annual TV special.
CELEBRATED: Prince Charles, 57, and fiancée Camilla Parker Bowles, 58, marked Valentine’s Day in private at his Highgrove country estate Monday night after the heir to the throne reportedly spent the day at work, meeting staff and students at Reaseheath College in Nantwich. When asked by two students what Camilla had bought him for Valentine’s Day, he replied: “I’m not letting on.”
FLOPPED: Despite the star power of Jennifer Lopez, James Brown, Usher, U2 and others, only an estimated 18.8 million people watched Sunday night’s Grammy Awards, a startling 28 percent drop from the 2004 Grammys and the lowest numbers for the show since 1995, according to Nielsen Media Research. CBS spokesman Chris Ender noted that, since controversy sells, last year’s show benefited from Janet Jackson’s Super Bowl fallout. Still, this year’s numbers may be an ominous sign for the granddaddy of awards shows, the Academy Awards, Feb. 27 on ABC.
WELCOMED: The Apprentice runner-up Kwame Jackson will be the first African-American to be hosted by the Student Union Business Society in a speech at the London School of Economics and Political Science, it was announced Monday. The former investment manager, who quit his job at Goldman Sachs to pursue Trump’s apprenticeship, will speak Tuesday, then meet with members of the British Parliament. Jackson, who lost to Bill Rancic, recently completed a $3.8 billion real estate deal in Maryland involving homes, offices, restaurants and stores.
SELECTED: Blue-eyed blonde runway model Carolyn Murphy, 31, of Panama City, Fla., who succeeded Elizabeth Hurley as the face of Estée Lauder, has been named the 2005 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue cover model. Others to be found inside the issue include tennis star Venus Williams, Olympians Jennie Finch and Amanda Beard and 19-year-old Alicia Hall, winner of NBC’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model Search series.
SURVIVED: Doonesbury creator Garry Trudeau, 56, didn’t let a skiing accident and a broken collar bone, sustained Thursday on the slopes of Aspen, stop him from picking up a U.S. Comedy Arts Festival Freedom of Speech Award – though he did accept with emergency medical technicians carrying him in on a gurney, AP reports. “He did it lying down, in the gurney, it worked out great,” said the event’s executive producer, Pat Tourk Lee.