' The Buzz
NEWS & NONSENSE/ DAVID WALTON
It might look like a scene out of Studio 54
when partygoers converge on the historic
music will be in evidence at the hote and at
the Connection nightclub, 130 S. F loyd St.
N Rlck Mltchell of South Beach, Fla., and
Louisville‘s Ben Leglman will provide the
music during the Seelbach’s all-night “Space
Fantas "-themed circuit party.
The otel will reserve rooms for serious
partiers, including WAVE TV personalit
Derrick Jones; mvitation-only pre-bal revel-
ry will include many of Louisville’s pany elite.
T ickets to the Seelbach event are $35; it’s
for those 21 and older. Other events (with vari-
ous ticket prices) will take place from mid-
night F riday through Sunday evening at the
For information on the ball. call (877) 528-
3233 or log on to www.thecrystalball.net. For
special room rates. call (502) 585-3200.
For Barnstable Brown,
it’s ‘Cinderella’s Ball’
Partygoers will feel like belles and beaux of
the ball at the annual Barnstable Brown
Celebrity Gala on May 4. “Cinderella’s Ball" is
the romantic theme for this year’s Kentucky
Derby Eve party, which is a fund-raiser for
The “honorary Chairpersons“ of the gala
will be country-music star George Stralt and
his wife. Norma, who have attended the party
and the Derby for 14 years.
Stay tuned for the celebrity guest list, which
in past years has included such luminaries as
Rod Stewart, Kid Rock and members of the
—- Arlene Jacobson, The CourierJoumal
I It’s official. Russell Crowe and Meg
Ryan are no longer an item. The “Gladiator”
hunk reportedly ended the relationshi in
mid-December and has hooked up wit “La
Femme Nikita” star Peta Wllson.
I Shock rocker
and his longtime
fiancee, actress Rose
split, according to a
publicist for the cou-
Ben Mﬂeck is dat-
ing Bond babe
who starred in 1995’s
“Goldenlﬂye.” McGowan and
I Actor-dlrector Manson
Ed Bums has
popped the question to his girlfriend of only
four months, super-model hrlsty
Turllngton, or so reports US Weekly, with a
fall wedding in the works.
Child babe '
make her act-
ing debut in an
MTV remake of
be directed by , ,‘