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CATHERINE ZETA JONES : THE NEWS ARCHIVES

Welcome to the News Archives! If you happened to have missed all the stuff that's been happening to Catherine, then this is the place to catch up!

The Wedding! : Straight from Douglas's Official Website, and possibly the only reliable source of information.

Ending months of speculation, Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones will marry on November 18th in New York City.
It was previously reported by various news agencies that the wedding would take place in Scotland, Mallorca and Santa Barbara on September 25th, Michael and Catherine's shared birthday. All those reports were merely unconfirmed rumors; the wedding has been in the works for sometime now, and the event has always been planned for New York.

25 Oct 2000.

Watch out for Traffic! : Catherine and Michael are both starring in Traffic, the latest movie to be directed by acclaimed director Steven Soderbergh (Out of Sight, Erin Brokovich ). Like Traffik, the British miniseries on which it is based, Soderbergh's Traffic is a ensemble piece that will attempt to offer a look beyond addiction toward the business and politics of drug trafficking in America.

Catherine plays Helena Ayala, a woman whose life falls apart when she discovers her husband is a notorious drug kingpin. Her husband is arrested, and she is forced to carry on the family business. Meanwhile, Michael will play the role of a judge who is appointed by the President to become the US drug czar. His hardline stance on drug abuse is tested when he discovers his own teenage daughter is a crack addict and has become a captive to the lowest elements of the drug business.

Dennis Quaid, Don Cheadle, Benicio Del Toro and Erika Christensen round off this excellent cast.

26 March 2000.

Catherine Tidbits : Just a few things to tide fans over - it's been a slow few months while we wait for the wedding, and for Traffic!

  • Catherine was ranked number 14 in this year's FHM World's Sexiest Women 2000 survey ( Britney Spears was number 2... ewwww! ). Surprisingly, the separate poll done by female voters placed her at number 4!
  • Catherine won the BlockBuster award for Favorite Action Actress, for her part in Entrapment. The Sixth Annual Blockbuster Entertainment Awards was held in May.
  • Michael Douglas and Catherine are teaming up again in Smoke and Mirrors. The film is based on the true story of 19th-century illusionist Jean Robert-Houdin and his pretty, young sidekick, Colette, who were sent to Algeria by the French government to expose a religious sorcerer inciting revolution. The pic is expected to go into production by year's end.

26 June 2000.

Catch Catherine and Michael Douglas on TV! : Even though neither are nominated or presenting at this year's Academy Awards, Catherine and Douglas will be talking to Barbara Walter on the Oscar-night edition of the Barbara Walters Special. As she put it "We deliberately looked not for Academy Award nominees but for superstars of this past year.".

Walters also adds that "Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones are interviewed together for the first time and share their intimate feelings about their upcoming marriage and pending parenthood."

Watch the Oscar-night edition of the Barbara Walters Special on Sunday, MARCH 26 (7:00-8:00 p.m., ET); and immediately following the Academy Awards on the West Coast (check local listings) on the ABC Television Network.

26 March 2000.

FHM 100 Sexiest Women! and InStyle magazine! : Every year, FHM magazine publishes its list of 100 Sexiest Women - and you get to tell them who to put on top! Go to their website and vote Catherine! Tell them that even though she's engaged and pregnant, she is still the most desirable woman around!

Also, look out for the latest issue of InStyle magazine - Catherine is on the cover!

26 March 2000.
Don't Marry Michael, Marry Me! Contest

Does this describe your feelings? ;)

Now, however, everything is falling apart. The very fabric of space and time is unraveling while we watch. What am I talking about? Catherine is about to marry Michael Douglas! Noooooo!

If news of Catherine's impending nuptuals shattered your world, then the people at IGN for Men have the perfect contest for you. In a letter of 100 words or less, tell Catherine why she should marry you instead of Michael Douglas, and win yourself a whole basket of Catherine's movies!

Check it out the details at IGN for Men, and take a look at their ode to Catherine here.

26 Jan 2000. Thanks to Rob for the tip!
Double Happiness - Catherine Pregnant!

Catherine is now 3 months pregnant! Michael Douglas announced this on his Official Website shortly after rumours appeared in the British tabloids.
First, I am happy to announce that Catherine Zeta-Jones and I are expecting a child later this year. As you may already know, we became engaged on New Year's Eve. I met Catherine at the Deauville Film Festival in August of 1998, and we have been dating since March of 1999. We plan to marry sometime this year, however, no date has been set.

The happy couple are thrilled by the unexpected news, coming on the heels of their engagement earlier this year. Again, I wish them all the best in their new life together!

30 Jan 2000.

Wedding Bells for Catherine!

For some time now, Catherine's relationship with actor Michael Douglas has been the subject of much public scrutiny and speculation. For the most part, I have stayed away from commenting on her private life, knowing that Catherine once suffered greatly under such rumours ( you can read about it here. )

However, I could not help but reprint the following words, taken from Douglas's Official Website.
I am very happy to announce that I am engaged to Catherine Zeta Jones. I proposed to Catherine on New Year's Eve, at my house in Aspen. I met Catherine at the Deauville Film Festival in August of 1998, and we have been dating since March of 1999. We plan to marry sometime this year, however, no date has been set. Check my web site in the future and you'll be among the first to know.

Now that Douglas has finally ( and personally ) announced that he and Catherine will be wed later this year, I would like to be one of the first to congratulate the happy couple, and wish them all the best in their future together!

    For more on news on this, try out the following links :
  • Mr ShowBiz

9 Jan 2000.
More Pics! Tidbits and Movie News! Singapore FHM!

Just an update or two on Catherine's career.
  • Rearranged and Added to the Misc : Good catagory!
  • Not content with movie-stardom, Catherine will be setting up her own production company with her two brothers. Her company, Zeta Films, plans to produce between two and six movies annually, with budgets ranging from $5 million to $50 million, reports Variety. The projects will be financed by Initial Entertainment Group (IEG), an independent production and distribution company based in Beverly Hills.
  • Catherine has also dropped out of Oliver Stone's love story Beyond Borders, in which she was to have starred with Kevin Costner. The likely reason is that the overseas shoots would have left her little time to prepare for her 25th Sept wedding.
  • Well, if you happen to be in Singapore, please get a copy of the January issue of FHM Singapore. It comes with a calender of beautiful women - and Catherine is the March pin-up! Photo comes from the same photoshoot featured in their August 99 issue.

26 Jan 2000.
Tidbits and Movie News!

Well, since things are moving a little slowly here at CZJ:tG, I'd thought I'd just post a few tidbits.
    Upcoming Movie Projects
  • Well, a movie on UN Relief Efforts might sound a tad boring, even if it were an Oliver Stone film. But now that Catherine has signed on to play the female lead as a British relief worker, opposite Kevin Costner's American doctor... look for sparks to fly! ;)
  • Catherine will be the female lead in the romantic sci-fi thriller The Tenth Victim, a remake of the 1965 Italian film, "La Decima Vittima" that will be directed by Lee Tamahori. The story will be based around a future utopia where man's need for violence is focused on organized killing games. Catherine and another rival male contestant will play love interests as they rebel against the system.
  • Catherine will also have a cameo role in High Fidelity, a comedy by Stephen Frears' based on a novel by Nick Hornsby. The movie will star John Cusack as a record store owner wants to get back together with his latest ex-girlfriend, despite the various diversions he tries to engage himself in.

26 Oct 1999.
Blast from the Past

For those of you who only discovered Catherine after her appearance in The Mask of Zorro or Entrapment, then it is time to complete your education!
And the place to do it is the JSR Pages - Catherine has her own section there, featuring .avi clips of her earlier work, such as The Darling Buds of May and The Cinder Path. The clips are big, but the quality is excellent, and well worth the download times! So check it out... and tell them who sent you, yes? ;)

1 Nov 1999.
Shop - And do it for Charity!

The more perceptive amongst you would have noticed that the pop-up window from Tripod has vanished. This is all due to the kind sponsorship of Shop4Charities.com. This excellent site allows you to purchase stuff on-line, just like the many e-malls out on the Internet - except that with every purchase, a small amount of the puchase price will go to a charitable organisation! And the amazing thing is that it is at no extra cost to you - the prices of the stuff here are as competitive as any other on-line shop! So take a look at his site, and maybe you'll be able to help someone out today!

6 Oct 1999.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY CATHERINE!

Well, if you didn't know already, Catherine celebrated her 30th Birthday on 25 Sept 1999! Congratulations to the birthday girl, and many happy returns!

Updated 25 Sept 1999.

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