. . . So, he's been lying about his age: The Motion Pic Academy sent out a press release with the headline, "Paul Newman to Make 60th Oscar Show Appearance."
. . . Rating Oscar contenders in his subscription newsletter, the Hollywood Reporter's Martin Grove included France's "Jean de Florette," Italy's "Dark Eyes" and Japan's "Tampopo" as favorites in the Foreign Language category--and Italy's "The Family" as a dark horse. We're betting on the latter--the official Italian entry--since the others aren't eligible in the category.
. . . KABC TalkRadio gabber Tom Snyder has apparently made the full swing from newsman to "personality"--he's plugging a local toy train store in a radio spot.
. . . What Vanna hath wrought: A recent Daily Variety carried an ad announcing a syndicated game show based on the Yahtzee dice game ("First the game . . . now the TV comedy game-show!"). And elsewhere in the same issue, we find "Yahtzee" dice roller Kelly Grant seeking representation--highlighting in her career description . . . "Dice girl/co-host."