In Brief

In Brief

Burns credits friend

for saving her life

NEW YORK, New York

Former "Baywatch" star Brooke Burns, who broke her neck last month after diving into her backyard pool, credited a friend - a paramedic firefighter - With saving her life.

"I literally broke my neck. It's a classic neck break from chin to chest," the actress told "Access Hollywood" in an interview. "If I had been alone, I would probably be dead."

Burns said her friend "saw me dive in, and he wrapped a wet towel around my neck and basically immobilized me and floated me in the pool until the paramedics came, so he saved my life."

Burns said that since her November 10 accident, she has been closer to ex-husband Julian McMahon, star of "Nip/Tuck." The couple, who divorced in 2001, have a 5-year-old daughter.

"I think he was the first one at the hospital," she said of McMahon. "He just really came through for me, and we really had a great talk. Family is family, and a piece of paper means nothing ... that is what we kind of came down to."

Tommy knows better

NEW YORK, New York

The New York Post's Page 6 reports that salespeople in a high-end sporting shop in Aspen, Colorado, were overheard talking about how sweet Renee Zellweger was compared with Mariah Carey.

"She's always with a huge entourage. ... She demands the store be shut down for her," they griped.

Then an older gentleman purchasing an orange ski jacket unexpectedly chimed in with, "Yeah ... that girl will really make your head spin!"

One staffer did a double take and recognized the man as Carey's ex, Tommy Mottola.

Updated : 2021-02-28 17:58 GMT+08:00