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Published January 19, 1999
LEONARDO DICAPRIO was sporting a Lakers home jersey in a REUTERS photo that showed him on the site of his new film in Southern Thailand (USA TODAY, 1/18)...."VARSITY BLUES," the first motion picture produced by MARQUEE TOLLIN/ROBBINS -- a division of The Marquee Group -- was the number one box-office draw over the three-day weekend, with an estimated gross of $14.8M (THE DAILY)....Red Wings C SERGEI FEDOROV reiterated that he and ANNA KOURNIKOVA are just "friends," and said his leaving IMG for Advantage Int'l had nothing to do with her similar move. Fedorov, on IMG: "I didn't like the feeling of limbo -- I want my feet on the ground, you know? I just want to know where I'm coming from with (my) company" (DETROIT NEWS, 1/19)....Twins Owner CARL POHLAD's wife, ELOISE, "is recovering after having knee- replacement surgery" on both legs at MN's Mayo Clinic (Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE, 1/17)....Winston Cup team Owner RICK HENDRICK talked to the media Friday for the first time since his sentencing for mail fraud more than a year ago. In Greensboro, Dustin Long wrote that Hendrick, who is also battling leukemia, looked "strong" (NEWS & RECORD, 1/16).