Anderson auctions car for PETA cause

LOS ANGELES - Pamela Anderson has auctioned her sporty 2000 Dodge Viper for $65,000 as a donation to animal-rights activists to run an anti-snake slaughter campaign.

Michael McGraw, a spokesman for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, said the group will use the cash to raise awareness about the cruel methods used to skin animals such as snakes and crocodiles, particularly in India.

According to PETA, these animals, whose exotic skins are popularly used in handbags and shoes, are often skinned alive, and suffer for hours or even days before dying.

Bon Jovi to give free NYC concert

NEW YORK - Bon Jovi will perform a free concert July 12 in Central Park.

It's billed as a prelude to the July 15 All-Star baseball game, which will highlight the final season at Yankee Stadium.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Bon Jovi will help ensure it goes out in a blaze of glory, hopefully a blaze in late October at the World Series.

Bon Jovi's hits include 'Livin' on a Prayer,' 'Bad Medicine' and 'Blaze of Glory.' Lead singer Jon Bon Jovi said playing Central Park is a dream come true.

'SNL' alum Chris Kattan gets married

NEW YORK - Mango got married.

Chris Kattan, a former cast member of NBC's 'Saturday Night Live,' tied the knot with model Sunshine Tutt in Yosemite Valley, Calif., his publicist, Jill Fritzo, confirmed Monday.

The couple became engaged on Christmas Eve, when Kattan proposed to Tutt at her grandparents' home in Gainesville, Texas. They had been dating since spring 2005.

Kattan, 37, appeared on 'SNL' from 1996 to 2003, during which he introduced the recurring character of Mango, a hyperactive exotic dancer.

He has starred in the in the comedies 'Corky Romano' and 'A Night at the Roxbury.'