Jewish World Review Dec. 10, 2003 / 15 Kislev, 5764
Man & wife, interruptus; pepperoni has feelings, too; more
NEW YORK Andrew Firestone and Jennifer Schefft, who were engaged to be married on the third edition of "The Bachelor," are the only latest couple from the ABC reality show to implode on their way to the altar.
Reading between the tear-streaks, it appears that the 28-year-old Firestone Tires heir pulled the plug last week on the 27-year-old account executive. Last season's lovebirds, Andrew and Jen, thus join the abortive ranks of Alex Michel and Amanda Marsh from the first season and Aaron Buerge and Helene Eksterowicz from the second. Meanwhile, the current season's couple, Bob Guiney and Estella Gardinier, don't look all that happy together, either.
Why can't these ne'er-do-well bachelors ever commit? Why, why, why?
Us Weekly quotes Andrew's mother, Kate, as saying that the bride-to-be just didn't mesh in her job at the Firestone Family Estates vineyard outside San Francisco. "When Andrew had to go somewhere, Jen would be by herself here. We tried to make her feel like this was her home but it's not."
And Andrew's brother, Adam Firestone, tells the mag: "It was a slow separation over time. It was a mutual thing. It's not like he ran off with a Playboy bunny."
Buerge did that.
GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
: The Queen Mum lived well beyond her sell-by date, to the ripe old age of 101 in spite of, or maybe because of, her avid consumption of gin. On Tuesday, nearly two years after her expiration, her third cousin David Bowes-Lyon was in New York, talking up The Queen Mother's Memorial Fund for Scotland, which is trying to raise $1.7 million to build a statue, a garden and other monuments to the old girl.
"I'm in New York on my own business," Edinburgh resident Bowes-Lyon told us. "We just took the opportunity to talk to a few people about the fund. . . . The Queen Mother was a very popular figure, not just at home. Anyone she met was touched by her wonderful smile."
As for the Queen Mum's love of spirits, "I don't think that anyone would deny she had a twinkle in her eye," Bowes-Lyon said.
"She certainly enjoyed horse racing and a little drink from time to time. I think a little glass of gin and Dubonnet was really her tipple."
What about the spot of bother concerning her grandson, Prince Charles? "Anyone who knows the prince would do nothing else than laugh at those sort of allegations," Bowes-Lyon said about those gay-sex rumors.
"To make that sort of allegation is completely mad. Certainly before he was married, and since, he's always been extremely well thought of by the majority of people who ever met him."
PEPPERONI HAS FEELINGS, TOO
Many are the reasons that Moby is a vegan. "I love animals, and I believe that a vegan diet causes less suffering than a diet centered around animals products," he wrote in the liner notes to his 1999 album, "Play." "Animals are sentient creatures with their own wills, and it seems wrong to force our will onto another creature." Then there's "a great deal of medical evidence (that) points to the fact that a diet centered around animal products is terrible for you." So it was an impressive display of tact and diplomacy when the techno-music star, a host of a Sunday night party for the online liberal-activist group MoveOn.org, kept his own counsel when meat-topped pizza was served.
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