The kind people who bring us the Women in Waders calendar—basically a year of fly models fly-fishing—have just released their newest calendar, Beauty and the Bass. Melinda Hoeyne and Gary Garrison, a married couple from Eugene, Ore., have built a thriving business out of a boot fetish. "We'd go fishing and he'd like to see me in waders," says Hoeyne. "Gary's buddies always kidded him about his woman in waders. It was such a catchy tide we decided to make a calendar out of it." After their debut offering sold 5,000 copies in Oregon tackle-and-bait shops three years ago, they quit their jobs running a recording studio and devoted themselves full time to their booty call. Garrison, 51, does the camera work and helps Hoeyne, 28, manage their company. Thanks to the Internet (womeninwaders.com), they sell more than 20,000 calendars a year for $12.95 each.
?If sportsniks who watch CBS's hit legal drama The Guardian notice some familiar names popping up, they can thank staff writer Nick Santora, 31, who last summer quit his job as a lawyer in New York to work on the show. In L.A., Santora experienced Big Apple sports withdrawal: "I miss my Islanders, Giants and Yankees. It drives me nuts." He copes by sticking references to his favorite players into scripts. A new defense attorney, Clay Simms, is named for former Giants quarterback Phil Simms. Santora's favorite moment was when a character received a page from someone named Wayne Merrick—also the name of an obscure Islanders forward who scored the Stanley Cup-winning goal in 1981. "My friends at home laughed their asses off because I used to try to convince them that Wayne Merrick was better than Wayne Gretzky," says Santora, who's getting used to life in Tinseltown. "I just saw Jack Nicholson the other day, and I was like, big deal. But if I saw Wayne Merrick, I'd crap myself."
?William (the Refrigerator) Perry, who weighs in at about 400 pounds, put away 12 dogs in 12 minutes to qualify for Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest on Coney Island on July 4. The 40-year-old former Bears defensive lineman knows he's up against a master in defending champion Takeru Kobayashi, the 130-pounder who knocked back 50� franks last year. But he doesn't seem fazed. "I just plan on eating them one at a time," says Perry. "Ain't nothing hard about eating."
? Marion Jones even has quick pregnancies. The world's fastest woman gave birth to a healthy son named Tim on Sunday, three weeks before her due date. Papa Tim Montgomery was in Scotland—where he finished second in a 100-meter race on one hour of sleep—when the child was born. "I knew we'd have a fast baby," he said, "but I didn't expect him to be this fast." ... Titans running back Eddie George recently proposed to girlfriend Tamara Johnson (of the R&B band SWV) while the couple was standing on the Brooklyn Bridge. Like any normal person, he had the five-carat ring delivered by an English bulldog. The wedding's next June.