ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
'Eyes' to See Summer: Warner Bros. has finally announced a release date for Stanley Kubrick's "Eyes Wide Shut": July 16, 1999. The Tom Cruise-Nicole Kidman film, which had been expected for this Christmas, has been in production for a year and a half, and will mark Cruise's first movie since the 1996 hit "Jerry Maguire." Warner Bros. said Wednesday: "The film will be ready for release in early 1999, but we don't want to go out with it until summer, when we can globally position it in the period of maximum admissions."
Top of the Hill: Lauryn Hill's "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" continues to be the nation's best-selling album, but the "Titanic" bandwagon is again picking up steam. Hill held onto the No. 1 spot for the second straight week by selling 265,000 copies, according to SoundScan. Meanwhile, "Back to Titanic," the follow-up to the hugely successful "Titanic" soundtrack, jumped from seventh to second place in its second week, selling 164,000 copies. Hoopla over the home video release of "Titanic" also helped the original soundtrack rebound from No. 43 to No. 25, with sales of approximately 49,000 last week (with more than 10 million copies sold since its release last year).