Former CHEERS star Ted Danson had his wedding anniversary saved by comedienne ELLEN DeGENERES, after he ran out of ideas on how to celebrate it.

The actor and his wife Mary Steenburgen celebrated their eighth anniversary yesterday (07OCT03), but their traditional way of marking the occasion was hampered by their heavy workloads.

During an appearance on DeGeneres' chat show ELLEN, Danson explained, "I'm in a jam. We fell in love on a river, so every year on our anniversary we try to get on a river. We've been on Colorado, San Juan, and this year I don't know what to do. We're both working so I'm desperately trying to figure out how to celebrate our anniversary."

DeGeneres stepped in to save the day by handing him a bundle of items related to bodies of water: a pair of tickets to go and see Mystic River, Justin Timberlake's CRY ME A RIVER CD, DVDs of RIVER WILD and A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT, a picture of Melissa Rivers, and a picture of Gene Hackman "just for the hell of it".

08/10/2003 09:06