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The Hollywood Minute

December 12, 1996
Web posted at: 7:00 p.m. EST

From Correspondent Dennis Michael
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. The Land Before Time

Madonna 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. Green

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.


Connick 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. Carey

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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