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GUCCI GOO-GOO?: Are those hot-and-heavy vixens in the Gucci campaign turning over a new leaf? Sources said the cast for the upcoming fall ads included — surprise — a crib full of babies, along with fresh-faced adult models posing for photographer Mario Testino. Gucci declined all comment.

This story first appeared in the April 17, 2003 issue of WWD.  Subscribe Today.

GOING FOR THE GOLD: As runners chugged along the Central Park reservoir Tuesday night in the 75-degree heat, most paid no mind to the Academy Award-winning actress in the Adidas warm-up suit and Yankees baseball cap. By the time Nicole Kidman was halfway around the 1.6 mile loop grooving to her Walkman, she had outpaced her bodyguard. Maybe his denim jacket slowed him down. But when she opted for a second loop, he gave up altogether.

Her handler wasn’t the only one keeping an eye on her. One local running coach observed, “It is her, but she is a very ugly runner — horrible form. I cannot look.

“That’s OK. People are good at different things. She is a very good actress,” he said.