LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Amy Fisher is out and Paula Jones is
in as Tonya Harding's "Celebrity Boxing" opponent, Fox has
Network spokesman Joe Earley declined to comment on why
the "Long Island Lolita" is being replaced by one of former
President Clinton's earliest accusers.
"Paula is eager to participate in the special, which
certainly will make for a lively match against Tonya,"
Earley said. The program will air March 13.
Jones, who lives in Cabot, Ark., told the Arkansas
Democrat-Gazette she's not concerned about the notorious
skater. Her only fear: the safety of her new nose job.
"Of course, that's my first concern as a woman, messing
my face up," she said. "I just got my nose done, and I don't
want to mess it up."
Also on the special, former "Brady Bunch" star Barry
Williams will be pitted against Danny Bonaduce, once part
of TV's "Partridge Family."
The network said the fights will be real, each lasting
Harding gained notoriety when, in January 1994, the
figure-skating champ was involved in a bungled plot hatched
by her ex-husband to disable her rival Nancy Kerrigan.
Kerrigan took the silver medal while Harding, who
finished eighth in the Winter Olympics, later pleaded
guilty to conspiracy.
Jones filed a lawsuit against Clinton, claiming he made
an unwelcome sexual advance in 1991 in a Little Rock hotel
room while he was Arkansas governor and she was a state
employee. A federal judge dismissed the lawsuit.
Fisher made headlines as "the Long Island Lolita" when, as
a teen-ager having an affair with auto mechanic Joey
Buttafuoco, she shot and wounded his wife in 1992. Fisher
served almost seven years in prison.