The Hollywood Minute
December 12, 1996
From Correspondent Dennis Michael
Web posted at: 7:00 p.m. EST
|A fourth volume of "The Land Before Time" saga is being
released this week by Universal Home Video with an extra
bonus inside for hearing-impaired viewers. A special version
of "The Land Before Time IV" features an inset translating
the dialogue into American Sign Language. Actress Marlee
Matlin, who is deaf, attended the kickoff party for the video
with the special feature.
|Not everyone is excited about the upcoming release of
"Evita". The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
plan to protest the film's weekend premiere in Los Angeles.
They oppose the decision to dress Madonna's Eva Perron
character in real furs, claiming fake fur would have worked
just as well.
|The "hip hop cop" is headed to a record store near you.
Officer Roderick Green, lead singer for Solar System, can be
heard in a new release from Sonic Images Records. The band's
self-titled new album will be released this week.
Steven Spielberg will produce the animated adventure
"Invasion America" for the WB Network under the Dreamworks
banner, Daily Variety reports. Leonard Nimoy will provide
one of the leading voices in the cast.
||Harry Connick Jr. is this week's host of "Mad TV." The
singer and actor will sing and participate in a sketch on the
late-night Saturday comedy show.
TBS will be taking a closer look at one of the most popular
U.S. magazines. "Behind the Scenes at People Magazine" is
this weekend's "Destination Sunday" special.
|The American Music Awards may be a big party for Mariah
Carey. The singer is nominated for five awards, the most of
any nominee. Carey could use a big night, after leaving the
Grammy Awards empty-handed earlier this year.
Actor Tom Hanks may be returning to outer space. He will be
executive producer for "From the Earth to the Moon," a
13-hour film series about the Apollo space program. Watch
for the series late next year on HBO. Hanks plans to produce
and direct the first episode and write the final episode. He
says he's too busy to act in it, too.
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