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August 17, 1994|SHAUNA SNOW | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press


Country Nominees: Reba McEntire was the top nominee for the 28th Annual Country Music Assn. Awards, receiving six nods Tuesday including entertainer of the year, best female vocalist, album of the year (as part of the all-star "Rhythm, Country & Blues") and top single, music video and vocal event (all for "Does He Love You," a duet with Linda Davis). Other entertainer of the year nominees are Vince Gill and Alan Jackson, with five nods each; the duo Brooks & Dunn, with four nods, and triple nominee Garth Brooks. Male vocal nominees are Gill, Jackson, John Anderson, George Strait and Dwight Yoakam; the remaining female vocal nominees are Mary-Chapin Carpenter, Pam Tillis, Wynonna Judd and Trisha Yearwood. The awards air on CBS Oct. 5.


Country TV: In other country music news, McEntire will star in "Reba!," a one-hour TV special scheduled to air on NBC during the November ratings sweeps. The special includes recent concert footage as well as glimpses of her 20-year career. . . . And Billy Ray Cyrus, Clint Black, Vince Gill, Tanya Tucker, Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith are among the country stars donning cleats for charity in the City of Hope Celebrity Softball Challenge '94, airing at 5 tonight on cable's The Nashville Network.

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Continuing role-- Doug Davidson will continue to appear in ABC's "The Young and the Restless" while hosting "The Price Is Right With Doug Davidson," a new night-time version of the game show that premieres Sept. 12. Wednesday's Morning Report incorrectly identified Davidson's daytime status.


Late-Night Previews: CBS will preview several of its new series, including "Chicago Hope," "The Boys Are Back," "Daddy's Girls," "Due South," "The Five Mrs. Buchanans," "Touched by an Angel" and "Under Suspicion," in the half-hour late-night slot following "Late Show With David Letterman," from 12:37 to 1:07 a.m., on Sept. 12 through 15. Segments of "CBS Sneak Peek," the first such network preview to air in late night, includes cast interviews and visits to the new series' sets.


Channel 4 Lineup: KNBC-TV announced its new weekday fall lineup on Tuesday, including "Marilu," a new talk show hosted by actress Marilu Henner, airing from 9 to 10 a.m. starting Sept. 12. Also premiering Sept. 12 is "The Price Is Right With Doug Davidson," a night-time version of the long-running game show, starring former soap actor Davidson. As expected, the station has slotted "Extra," a new entertainment news program, at 7 p.m., the spot formerly occupied by "Entertainment Tonight," which moves to Channel 2 at 7:30 p.m. "Extra," which will also air on Sundays at 6 p.m., premieres Sept. 5.


Filming in Paris: 20th Century Fox will release Polygram Filmed Entertainment and director Lawrence Kasdan's ("Wyatt Earp") romantic comedy "Paris Match," starring Meg Ryan, Kevin Kline and Timothy Hutton, in the United States next summer. The film, which begins shooting in Paris next month, is about a couple whose marriage has lost its spark. After the husband falls for another woman on a business trip to Paris, his wife ventures after him and finds another, highly unlikely love on the way.


Haring Jewelry Battle: Keith Haring's estate has filed a copyright infringement suit against Hawaiian manufacturer Acme Studios Inc. for allegedly selling counterfeit copies of the late artist's contemporary jewelry. The Manhattan suit seeks an order stopping sale of the jewelry, plus $250,000 in damages.

Broken Deals: Oscar-winning actor Jon Voight ("Coming Home") has sued New York millionairess Laura Pels, alleging she reneged on business commitments after he rejected her romantic advances. According to the Los Angeles suit, Pels invested $2.5 million and became a partner in Jon Voight Productions, which then entered into a deal with Crystal Sky Communications Inc. to make films of two Hans Christian Andersen stories. The deal later fell apart, Voight alleges, because Pels did not fulfill financial obligations. Voight's suit is the latest in the ensuing legal battle over the broken deal. Crystal Sky has since filed a breach of contract lawsuit against Jon Voight Productions, and Pels in May filed her own racketeering suit against Crystal Sky, claiming individuals at the company embezzled $4 million from her.


Miramax Films has received an R-rating for its medieval courtroom thriller "The Advocate" after trimming 12 seconds of sexually graphic footage from the movie, which opens Aug. 24. Miramax had threatened to file suit after the Motion Picture Assn. of America ratings board initially gave the film an NC-17 rating. . . . Actor-turned-boxer Mickey Rourke, 44, is scheduled for arraignment in Hollywood on Friday on misdemeanor spousal battery charges for allegedly slapping and kicking his wife, Carre Otis, with whom he co-starred in the movie "Wild Orchid." Rourke faces up to a year in jail if convicted. . . . Los Angeles violinist Sheryl Staples, 25, will become concertmaster of Orange County's Pacific Symphony on Oct. 1. Staples, who teaches violin at USC, replaces Endre Granat, who resigned last year after 10 seasons.

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