Former ER star Maria Bello is preparing to quit Hollywood and move to New York, after eight years in the Californian city.

Bello, her TV executive beau DAN McDEMOTT and their two-year-old son JACKSON will head for the Big Apple as soon as they find somewhere to their liking - possibly before she attends the upcoming Golden GlobeS and SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS, where she's nominated for honours for her role in The Cooler.

She says, "We decided over the holidays to move. After eight years away, it'll be so good to get back.

"I would like to do some theatre if it's the right play."

22/01/2004 21:28