The Hollywood Minute
Spice Girls, Rob Lowe to appear on "SNL"
April 9, 1997
Web posted at: 5:52 p.m. EDT (2152 GMT)
From Correspondent Dennis Michael
The British pop music sensation The Spice Girls are staying
up late this weekend. The group will appear on "Saturday
Night Live" on NBC. Actor Rob Lowe will make his second
appearance as host.
The curtain is falling on "Martin." The Fox comedy series,
which stars comedian Martin Lawrence, will cease production
at the end of the month, winding up five seasons.
Celebrity Scientologists, including John Travolta and Kirstie
Alley, attended ceremonies in Hollywood over the weekend that
officially renamed a side street for the church's founder, L.
Ron Hubbard. Berendo Street was renamed Hubbard Way after the
science fiction writer-turned-religious leader.
Roseanne's struggle to find a network for her new show
continues. The Hollywood Reporter trade paper indicates CBS
has turned down Roseanne and Carsey-Warner. The actress is
trying to sell a revamped version of her 9-year-old situation
comedy with the Roseanne character heading a new cast. ABC
turned it down on the grounds that it would be unprofitable.
Scott Hicks is working on a new film. The director of the
Oscar-nominated movie "Shine," will make "Snow Falling on
Cedars," according to Daily Variety. The film is based on a
novel about a Japanese-American man on trial for murder.
Crosby, Stills and Nash will kick off their 1997 concert tour
at the Fargo Civic Center in Fargo, North Dakota, later this
month. The tour will continue through more major U.S. cities,
winding up in late September in Los Angeles. The band will
take off a few days to be inducted into the Rock and Roll
Hall of Fame.
Once again, "Star Wars" is the champ of the overseas movie
market. The science fiction classic is No. 1 in Australia,
Brazil, Spain, Germany and the United Kingdom. "101
Dalmatians" is tops in Italy, Japan and France, and in
Sweden, audiences are lining up for "The Devil's Own."
Tom Selleck fans will have to wait a while to see the actor's
new TV series. Daily Variety reports Selleck and the
producers of his Paramount-based sitcom are working the bugs
out of his show, but there's a delay involved. Selleck's
situation comedy will reportedly debut mid-season 1998.
"Liar, Liar" has already become the newest blockbuster of
1997. The Jim Carrey comedy has officially gone over the $100
million mark at the box office. The movie has been in
theaters all of three weeks.
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