July 5, 1987
. . . An ABC sports announcer praised basketball star Michael Jordan last weekend for being "a credit to his society." We wonder how often he ventures such a comment about a white player. . . . What a coincidence! Donna Dixon and hubby Dan Aykroyd are making another movie together--Orion's "Couch Trip." A Dixon rep said her client was signed to the project before Dan: "They came to Donna first. They didn't even call Dan's agent until after they'd contacted hers."
May 16, 1993 |
The Salvation Army's "Happy Trails to You" benefit gala honoring Roy Rogers and Dale Evans on April 29 at the Universal Hilton netted $150,000. Proceeds will go to the new Hollywood Youth Shelter and Youth Center. (Groundbreaking is scheduled for July 15.) In addition, the Weingart Foundation has donated $2 million to the project.
November 12, 2004 |
Michael Moore plans a follow-up to "Fahrenheit 9/11," his hit documentary that assails President Bush over the handling of the Sept. 11 attacks and the war on terrorism. Moore told Daily Variety columnist Army Archerd that he and Harvey Weinstein, the Miramax boss who produced the film, hope to have "Fahrenheit 9/11 1/2 " ready in two to three years.
August 5, 2000
It's a shame that such a prestigious newspaper should suffer the embarrassment of Brian Lowry, a columnist who uses the widely read Calendar section to air his petty, acrimonious attacks on someone who is beloved by the public at large ("The Trouble With Synergy: A Media Family Feud," Aug. 1). Lowry launched his second attack of the year on Sam Rubin, a television entertainment reporter for "The KTLA Morning News." His onslaught impugned the entire morning newscast, calling it "Los Angeles' foremost clown college," and accused Rubin of "pretty much lift[ing]
December 31, 1986 |
Resolutions of an irresolute party-goer: 1. I will not use the word glitzy more than once a week. 2. I will make sure that this year I cover the March of Dimes Gourmet Gala, any luncheon given by Judy Henning, Contessa Cohn's Valentine Party, the Amanda Foundation Fashion Show, the Robinson Garden's August Moon Party, and (if I get invited this time) any wedding of Zsa Zsa Gabor. (None of these were covered by me this year, and they all turned out to be wonderful, friends say.) 3.
October 18, 1991 |
Henry Rogers is a man of his word. When the public relations pioneer was honored Wednesday by the Music Center at a black-tie dinner, he promised the 350 guests gathered in the Beverly Hills Grand Ballroom that the evening would end by 9:30. This would be no easy promise to fulfill. There was a cocktail party to move through, a three-course dinner to consume, speeches, toasts, musical tributes and, for Rogers, 350 hands to shake as he moved about the room.
July 7, 1991 |
Bruce Willis may be off the "Hook" cast list, but he isn't off the hook with Hollywood's stage craft unions. Willis recently visited the Columbia Studios set of "Hook," Steven Spielberg's extravagant version of the "Peter Pan" story. Willis was reportedly considering doing a cameo in the movie--joining Glenn Close, Quincy Jones and Michael Jackson.
April 28, 1991 |
How do you define glamour in 1991? Madeleine Gallay, owner, Madeleine Gallay boutique on Sunset Boulevard: "Glamour is a car that doesn't break down. It's the new chic. I've been to the auto mechanic twice this week. I have a '71 Mercedes. I hate my car wildly. It's much more glamorous to be selfish and just have to take care of yourself. Oh--but I'm a retailer. I should say that Manolo Blahnik shoes are glamorous."
October 12, 1986 |
Could Cannon really be shooting a movie in the land of apartheid? When we were first tipped about it, Cannon denied that parts of "My African Adventure" (now retitled "Ben, Bonzo and Big Bad Joe") were filming (with some black actors) in South Africa. Asked a Canon P.R. rep, "Why would you even think we'd film over there?" She insisted that it was Zimbabwe where they were filming--"the same sets we used for the two Allan Quartermain films."