Burt Reynolds' Slap; Stewart's Baby
May 26, 2005
Thursday morning, "Good Morning America" replayed
the tape of Burt Reynolds slapping an uninformed
producer. The incident has been raising eyebrows
and stirring comments around Hollywood, but the question
remains: was Burt really angry with the guy?
No -- Burt explained himself to Diane Sawyer, saying,
"I've been doing this for 40 years with people
where you have fun with them and go, 'Come on!' -- like
that. That was it. I'm dumb, but I'm not crazy. I wouldn't
slap a guy on national TV."
Meanwhile, Diane Sawyer is at the center
of another rumor. Did she just take an overseas trip
with Brad Pitt?
Yes -- The two went to Africa as part of a June 7th
"Primetime Live" special. Diane followed Pitt
as he took a first-hand look at the problems of AIDS
and poverty on the continent.
And from sexy actors to hot rockers, is 60-year-old
Rod Stewart about to become a dad once
Yes -- According to British newspapers, Stewart's 34-year-old
fianc»e Penny Lancaster is reportedly
pregnant with their first child. Stewart has six other
kids, including two with his ex, Rachel Hunter.
But Stewart's people on this side of the Atlantic told
"Extra" they know nothing about the story.
And finally, is actor Steven Culp,
who played Rex on "Desperate Housewives,"
upset about being killed off?
No -- Culp visited our studio and told us he's used
to it after being killed off of "JAG" last
year. "If you want a good May sweeps, call Steven
Culp on your show and he'll give you a good death,"