September 28, 1995
Web posted at: 10 p.m. EDT
From Showbiz Correspondent Dennis Michael
Arsenio Hall still exists. The low profile the talk show host has maintained since his show was canceled in 1994 is about to end, according to columnists Marilyn Beck and Stacy Jenel Smith. The comic is set to appear on the Soul Train 25th anniversary hall of fame special on CBS in November, and he's developing "Senior Year," the first film of a three- picture deal at Sony Pictures.
Robin Williams is the genie one more time. The comic will provide the voice of Aladdin's bottled-up sidekick in a made for video sequel to the hit animated comedy.
Jay Leno had a heck of a week between September 11 and 17. The late night talk show host beat rival David Letterman four times in a row that week, according to the A.C. Nielsen company.
The artist formerly known as Prince is now the artist formerly booked on "Saturday Night Live." The musician canceled. The Hollywood Reporter quotes sources as saying the dropout was part of his ongoing battle with his label, Warner Brothers. Blues Traveller is set to play instead on the first "Saturday Night Live" broadcast of the season.
Pocahontas' path to home video is being charted. The Hollywood Reporter trade paper indicates the animated film will go to home video on March 6, 1996, duplicating the release strategy used for "The Lion King."
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