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THE SHAPE OF HEART: If you saw the Heart concert at Ruth Eckerd Hall this month and thought Ann Wilson, the usually saftig sister, looked thinner, you're right.

If you didn't and are wondering what you missed, read on.

Wilson has lost 50 pounds since January, when a "Lap-Band" was placed around her stomach to reduce her food intake, her doctor tells Reuters.

The Lap-Band, inserted in a "minimally invasive" procedure, limits the stomach's capacity and produces an early feeling of fullness, says Brian B. Quebbemann, who did the surgery.

The surgery is for people who are at least 100 pounds overweight or are 75 pounds overweight with serious medical conditions attributed to obesity. Quebbemann wouldn't say how much Wilson, 52, weighed before the surgery or give any other details. He did say Wilson is expected to lose most of her "excess weight."

THE SHAPE OF SHAPE: Few things sum up the complicated relationship women have with their bodies better than the results of Shape magazine's survey asking readers who their fitness role model is. Of the five finalists from votes by 5,000 readers, Madonna was No. 1 and Oprah Winfrey was No. 5.

WHAT? NO JOHN CAFFERTY AND THE BEAVER BROWN BAND? Bruce Springsteen will be on tour. So will the Rolling Stones. Bob Dylan will be doing . . . whatever he wants to do. With any luck, Lance Bass will be in space, never to return. So for its second rock 'n' roll fantasy camp in November, VH1 is left with Sheila E., Motley Crue's Vince Neil, Poison's Brett Michaels and Styx's Tommy Shaw.

NOW THIS IS A FANTASY CAMP: Luciano Pavarotti says that after he retires from performing in 2005, he'd like to teach voice. To anyone. For free.

"I will teach young singers _ not just young singers but people who have problems," he tells Reuters Television. "I would try to be helpful, and I hope I don't need to be paid."

THERE'S ALWAYS SPACE IN THE FASHION EMERGENCY ROOM: First lady Laura Bush has approval ratings as high as her husband's, but she, too, has her vulnerable points, particularly clothes. Fashionistas get snarky over her allegiance to stodgy Dallas-based designer Michael Faircloth and roll their eyes when she chooses outfits by Arnold Scaasi, who has been dressing her mother-in-law for years.

Bush has taken note and apparently thinks she has a problem to fix. She was seen recently zipping into the New York showroom of chic, stylish, internationally respected Carolina Herrera, the New York Post says. She was there for 2{ hours.

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