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June 30, 2003
Here's a sign that Derek Jeter and Mariah Carey are still on pretty good terms five years after their public breakup: The diva donated a pair of her cutoff denim shorts to an auction benefiting the shortstop's charity. On June 16, some 600 guests at The Regent Wall Street hotel raised more than $800,000 for Jeter's Turn 2 Foundation, which provides guidance to kids. In keeping with the evening's theme, "Never stop short of your dreams," several former major league shortstops, including Ozzie Smith and Phil Rizzuto, donated memorabilia to the auction. But Carey's well-broken-in short shorts, which came in a frame, were the evening's conversation piece. Even Jeter's mom got a laugh out of the racy donation. "It was really neat," said Dot Jeter, the foundation's executive director.
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June 30, 2003

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Here's a sign that Derek Jeter and Mariah Carey are still on pretty good terms five years after their public breakup: The diva donated a pair of her cutoff denim shorts to an auction benefiting the shortstop's charity. On June 16, some 600 guests at The Regent Wall Street hotel raised more than $800,000 for Jeter's Turn 2 Foundation, which provides guidance to kids. In keeping with the evening's theme, "Never stop short of your dreams," several former major league shortstops, including Ozzie Smith and Phil Rizzuto, donated memorabilia to the auction. But Carey's well-broken-in short shorts, which came in a frame, were the evening's conversation piece. Even Jeter's mom got a laugh out of the racy donation. "It was really neat," said Dot Jeter, the foundation's executive director.

?Monica Ambrose, 29, wife of Saints cornerback Ashley Ambrose, and Sheree Buchanan, 31, wife of Falcons corner-back Ray Buchanan, are going all out to supplement their husbands' incomes. The best friends are competing for the $1 million prize on CBS's The Amazing Race. That means they do things such as rappeling off cliffs and bungee jumping off a 460-foot-high tower. "I thought she'd lost her mind," Ray says. "I've always talked about doing those types of things. I was like, Whoa! You beat me to it!' " For the wives, the toughest part has been keeping mum on how they did in the competition. The show was shot over six weeks last winter, and the participants were sworn to secrecy. Says Ray, "I'm watching the show, and she's just sitting there with a little smile on her face not telling me nothing! The adrenaline is pumping, my heart is pounding. I just really want to see them do well: Getting thrown off is like losing a playoff game."

?Four-time world surfing champ Lisa Andersen, 34, is no longer a regular on tour, but she still pays the bills with her board. The blonde Floridian was Cameron Diaz's stunt double for surfing scenes in Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle....

Don't make Warren Sapp angry. You won't like him when he's angry. Last Thursday the Bucs behemoth entertained 150 kids at Universal Studios in Orlando by allowing himself to be painted green as part of a campaign for the release of The Hulk....

Magic Johnson and Fab Five Freddy were among the partyers at the grand opening of Jay-Z's Manhattan club, 40/40 (named for baseball's 40-homer/40-steals fraternity), on June 18. Guests didn't go home blingless—gift bags included $3,000 Grimaldi watches and bottles of R�my Martin. Giants tight end Jeremy Shockey also won a trip to Barbados....

Forbes's latest Celebrity 100, a ranking of worldwide celebrity power, includes 25 athletes, with Tiger Woods checking in at No. 3 behind No. 1 Jennifer Aniston, and Eminem and Dr. Dre, at No. 2. The list reflects more than just earnings or professional success—which explains Anna Kournikova's spot at No. 70. Soccer god David Beckham (No. 56) made the list for the first time....

To honor U.S. troops, President George W. Bush hosted a T-ball game between kids who live at the Norfolk Naval Base and those from Fort Belvoir, Va., on the White House's South Lawn. No score was kept, but the young prospects were seen by an influential big league contact: Cal Ripken Jr. was on hand.

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