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March 29, 1992 | BEN DI PIETRO, ASSOCIATED PRESS
The ancient Hawaiians were svelte and strong. Many of their descendants are obese and prone to heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes. What happened? Two Hawaiian nutritionists set out to answer that question, and the result is a diet that is low in fat, high in complex carbohydrates and based on the eating habits of the ancient islanders--on the breadfruit, poi and other fruits that were the staples of their lives. Richard Donner Sr. says it works.
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ENTERTAINMENT
August 20, 2004
(Un)finished business "Exorcist: The Beginning" takes possession of theaters today after a rewrite, recast, reshoot by a different director (Renny Harlin) than an earlier finished version (Paul Schrader). Harlin stepped in after the late John Frankenheimer dropped out because of his health. Another high-profile project based on an idea that sprang from "The Graduate" recently replaced director Ted Griffin with Rob Reiner.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 5, 1992 | Andy Marx
In Hollywood, nothing much gets done the last few weeks of December. Ordinarily, if Christmas and New Year's fall on a Monday or Friday, executives take a three-day weekend. If the holidays fall on a Tuesday or Thursday, make it a four-day weekend. But as the holidays fall on a Wednesday this year, hey, there's no point in coming to work Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday. And that's for two weeks. So, if they're not at the studio, where is everybody?
ENTERTAINMENT
May 14, 1989 | Leonard Klady \f7
Will Irish eyes be smiling when a crop of Irish-American-themed pictures arrive at movie theaters in the next year or so? A handful of titles that touch on NYC dockside gangs and Irish Republican Army gun-running are currently in development or preproduction, not necessarily casting those of Irish ancestry in the most positive light. First up is Orion's "State of Grace," to film in June, with Sean Penn as an undercover cop infiltrating Irish gangs of NYC's Hell's Kitchen. Dennis McIntire wrote the script, which Phil Joanou directs.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 4, 1988
The Fabulous Baker Boys (Gladden/Mirage). Shooting in L.A. Ivory-tinkling lounge musicians Jeff Bridges and bro' Beau perform the title roles with Michelle Pfeiffer tagging along for the fun. Director/screenwriter Steve Kloves. Distributor Fox. Summer release. Lethal Weapon 2 (Silver). Shooting in L.A. Richard Donner directs wacko cop/title character Mel Gibson and cautious partner Danny Glover in this sequel set three years later.
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