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Rivers Cuomo discovered alive and studying at Harvard

Highlights from Joan Anderman's scoop on Rivers Cuomo -- and it is a scoop, everyone we know was digging for this story -- are these:

1. Rivers' secrets to success: carbs and soft rock:

He eats breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the Cabot House cafeteria, and after class on a recent weekday Cuomo exits the buffet with falafel, potatoes, quiche, carrots, and milk. It will be followed shortly by a plate filled with numerous desserts. When he was on the road last year touring behind Weezer's fifth album, the Rick Rubin-produced ''Make Believe," Cuomo worked out every day on a treadmill, fully-loaded iPod in hand. Now he's forsaken all physical activity and listens to piped-in Doobie Brothers.

2. Oh, and also: no sex.

Since discovering meditation several years ago Cuomo has become a devout practitioner, so devout that in 2004 the musician took a vow of celibacy, which will be ceremoniously broken on June 18, Cuomo's wedding day.

3. That stuff about Rivers and Asian girls: true?:

''I definitely want to stop swinging from one life to another. I want to be stable, and I think having a family will help me with that," says Cuomo, who met his bride to be, a Tokyo-based translator for a web magazine, in 1997 after a show.

4. Prior to getting married, he's getting back in the game by taking a Harvard class called "Sex and Sensibility in the Enlightenment":

Newly grounded and thoroughly inspired, the musician headed back to his love and back to campus. The irony of a celibate man finding his mate -- not to mention spending countless classroom hours contemplating the invention of pornography and the discipline of desire -- is not lost on Cuomo.

''It's funny, I know," he says, chuckling. ''What a Fool Believes" is wafting out of the speakers. ''And it was an elective."

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