Date: 20th June 2001
LATEST: Welsh beauty CATHERINE ZETA JONES has been banned from her grandmother's funeral because of the media attention she will attract.
The wife of MICHAEL DOUGLAS and star of movies like ENTRAPMENT (1999) was planning to jet over from Los Angeles to say goodbye to grandmother CATH FAIR in Swansea, Wales, on Friday (22JUN01).
Family members decided to ask her not to come because they feared that her presence with Douglas would turn a deeply private moment into a media circus.
Jones was said to be devastated when she heard the news of her grandmother's death. A friend of the actress said, "Some family members have told Catherine she must stay away. They just want a quiet family funeral. " (ACW/WNTSU/PDD)