Byline: Robyn-Denise Yourse, THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Singer Enrique Iglesias, whose relationship with tennis player Anna Kournikova is constant tabloid fodder, has entered into another pairing: a professional one with Tommy Hilfiger.
Mr. Iglesias signed a multiyear deal to be the face of True Star Men, a new fragrance from Tommy Hilfiger Toiletries. It's the male counterpart to Mr. Hilfiger's True Star, which features Beyonce as its spokeswoman.
Terms of the deal weren't disclosed.
"Enrique is an extremely talented and passionate artist with an engaging, charismatic presence. People around the world are instinctively drawn to him and moved by his music," Mr. Hilfiger, honorary chairman and principal designer of Tommy Hilfiger U.S.A., said in a statement Tuesday.
"Creating a fragrance will be an exciting way to reach new fans while connecting with those people who already enjoy my music," the 29-year-old singer said.
True Star Men will be in stores this fall.
Up for bids
Guest books signed by Johnny Carson's famous visitors to "The Tonight Show" and rescued from the trash in the 1960s may turn into treasure for their owner.
The three books, containing the signatures of Groucho Marx, Paul Newman, William Saroyan, Arnold Palmer and other celebrities, are being auctioned online by Steve North, whose father, Jules, worked for NBC's "Tonight" show.
From 1963-65, the books contain more than 400 signatures and notes and drawings some visitors made for Mr. Carson, Mr. North said. The book-signing tradition fell off in the third season.
As a youngster, Mr. North said, he became a familiar face collecting autographs backstage at "Tonight," where his father was unit manager. When the guest books were about to be tossed out during a 1967 closet-cleaning, a program executive recalled the younger North's interest and suggested he might like them.
"I was only 14 years old, and Carson was not yet a legend, but even then I knew that we had rescued a treasure from the trash," Steve North said. …