September 27, 1995
Pound for pound it isn't much ... but it is movie memorabilia. Actress Elizabeth Berkeley has donated one of her costumes from "Showgirls" to the "Planet Hollywood" collection. The presentation was made by Berkeley and the controversial film's director, Paul Verhoeven. It will be displayed at the new Beverly Hills location.
"Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher" may be getting a new home on a new network. The Comedy Central satire show is being considered seriously for ABC, to take on the late night slot after "Nightline." ABC is looking to put Maher on the schedule sometime in 1997.
The disease film "Outbreak" is enjoying a healthy run at the top of the Billboard Magazine home video rentals chart. "Just Cause" is hanging on in second place. "The Quick and the Dead" has moved into third, followed by "Nobody's Fool" and "Circle of Friends."
"Waterworld" is making a splash abroad. The controversial and expensive action flick debuted in first place in Australia, Italy and Spain last week, and it is holding on to first place in Japan for a second week. "Apollo 13" is tops in Hong Kong and the U.K.; "The Bridges of Madison County" is number one in France; and in Sweden, "Under Siege Two" is boffo.
Chynna Phillips is about to go solo. Formerly of "Wilson Phillips," the singer is set to release her first album alone, "Naked and Scared," on November 7. The single will pave the way: it's coming out in early October.
Tom Hanks has his producer hat out again. The two-time Oscar winner is teaming up with director Jonathan Demme to produce "Lonely Hearts of the Cosmos." The Hollywood Reporter e-mail column reports the script is under way for 20th Century Fox. Tom Hanks the director is about to go to work as well: his film "That Thing You Do" goes before the cameras in late November.
Ground control to David Bowie fans. Bowie has his address on the Internet. A World Wide Web page has been established to reach out to fans and promote Bowie's new "Outside" tour. Web surfers, note the listing: www.davidbowie.com.
It's back to work for Sylvester Stallone. The actor begins shooting this week on "Daylight," a suspense thriller filming in Rome and New York.
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