Date: 18th June 2001
Sexy actress eLIZabeth HURLEY has swopped foppish FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL (1994) star ex-boyfriend HUGH GRANT for an American gangster.
The BEDAZZLED (2000) beauty's relationship with DONNIE SHACKS - who has served an eleven year jail sentence - has shocked Hollywood.
A friend of hers has said that "She must be insane". Shacks, real name DOMINIC MONTEMARANO, was a former captain of New York's COLOMBO family, and was jailed in 1987 for demanding protection money.
Grant, of course, had his own brush with the law in 1995, after being caught in Los Angeles with prostitute DIVINE BROWN. The final irony is that Hurley and Shacks met on the set of Grant's Mob movie MICKEY BLUE EYES (1999), which she produced. (ACW/WNTSU/MCM)