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Bowie is the richest rocker

October 30, 1997
Web posted at: 5:23 p.m. EST (2223 GMT)

From Correspondent Dennis Michael

Who is the richest British rock star? Business Age magazine says David Bowie holds the title with a fortune worth $917 million. Paul McCartney is second at $867 million, and Tom Jones holds the third spot.

David Bowie

Steven Seagal is doing an independent art house movie, not as a star but as a director. Daily Variety reports Seagal Nasso, the action star's production company, is financing "Not Even the Trees," a drama set in the modeling world that began shooting this week in New York. Seagal does not appear in the film.

Spike Lee

Spike Lee may be doing ads for the Los Angeles Lakers, but that doesn't mean he's become a traitor to his beloved New York Knicks. Lee's company is doing ads for the Fox Sports Network and the director tells Daily Variety he's in the process of doing one for the Lakers.

One of the smallest budget films of the year is creeping out into theaters around the country. Jon Cryer stars in "Plan B," a romantic comedy about a group of people whose lives aren't working out as they expected. The film, by the aptly named Puny But Loud Productions, cost a minuscule $300,000 to make.

Adrienne Barbeau is about to return to the acting business. Columnist Army Archerd reports the actress has been taking a break since giving birth to twins back in March, but the show must go on. She'll appear in an episode of "Sliders" on the Sci-Fi Channel.

Mark Hamil's novel "The Black Pearl" looks like it's going to get it s promotion to bigscreen movie status. Daily Variety reports producer Robert Rehme, who is also president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, will bring the adventure satire to the screen.

If you've ever wondered what happened to Paula Adbul, wonder no longer. The singer has abandoned Virgin Records for a new multi-year pact at Mercury and is about to re-emerge. The Hollywood Reporter Trade Paper indicates the singer's first album in two years is now being recorded. It may be out in the spring of 1998.

Paula Abdul

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