The Hollywood Minute
December 5, 1996
Web posted at: 8:15 p.m. EST
From Correspondent Dennis Michael
Cronkite goes into orbit
Walter Cronkite isn't only a star, he's also an asteroid.
The veteran newsman recently spoke at Cal Tech Institute and
appreciative astronomers thanked him by naming an asteroid
after him. Asteroid 6318, discovered six years ago, is now
Linda Fiorentino is getting ready to team up again with her
"Jade" co-star David Caruso. Daily Variety reports the
actress has taken the female lead role in "The Split," about
an art robbery that goes wrong.
Laurence Fishburne is in London shooting the science fiction
thriller "Event Horizon" with Sam Neil, Kathleen Quinlan and
Joely Richardson. Look for the movie next summer.
Louise Mandrell has decided that Dolly Parton isn't going to
have Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, all to herself. The country
singer is set to develop her own theater there to open next
fall. It'll be located right next door to the Alabama Grill,
owned by the band Alabama, and right down the road from
Dolly's theme park Dollywood.
Tori Amos is using her status as a rape survivor to assist
other rape survivors. Amos will work with the Rape Abuse and
Incest National Network as a part of "Unlock the Silence," a
program that sponsors a 24-hour rape victim hot line. Amos
will do a fund-raising concert for the program.
David Copperfield is going the celebrity restaurant route.
The millionaire magician has signed a deal with the Walt
Disney World Resort in Orlando to open "Copperfield Magic
Underground." The night spot is targeted to open in early
||Carla Gugino is moving out of "Spin City." Daily Variety
reports the actress, who has received good reviews for her
work as Michael J. Fox's love interest, will be seen through
December and a storyline will be written to explain her
departure. Her exit from the show is reportedly a mutual
"Space Jam" has been knocked out of the top spot at the box
office, but it's doing just dandy at the toy store.
Playmates Toys reports that all $50 million worth of "Space
Jam" toys will be sold by Christmas.
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