October 12, 1995
Web posted at: 10:30 p.m. EDT
Cagney and Lacey are back. Sharon Gless and Tyne Daly will appear in "Cagney and Lacey 3: The View Through the Glass Ceiling" on CBS on October 25.
Jay Leno is taking "The Tonight Show" to Las Vegas. The NBC late-night staple will broadcast from the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Vegas in mid-November. Robin Williams will be among the guests that week.
Farm Aid 10 was a big success. The fund-raiser netted nearly a million dollars to aid family farmers. The concert, headlined by Farm Aid founders Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young, earned twice as much as any of the last three Farm Aid benefits.
Michael York is up for honors from the French government. The actor will visit the French embassy in London to accept a knighthood of arts and letters.
Matthew Perry of "Friends" is going big-screen for big bucks. Daily Variety reports the actor will get seven figures to star in the Columbia Pictures film "Fools Rush In."
Actress Rosie O'Donnell and filmmaker Penny Marshall are the blue light special. O'Donnell and Marshall will appear in a series of commercials for the Kmart discount chain beginning mid-November. According to Daily Variety, the campaign bases itself on the pair's perceived "blue collar appeal."
Casting news: Robert Downey Jr. is going to work on "Ransom," based on the Jay MacInerney novel. The Hollywood Reporter trade paper reports the movie will begin shooting in January.
Just in case you're wondering -- the Fox series "Nowhere Man" owes some of its look to Portland, Oregon. The series is being shot in the city, in Willamette Valley, and in the Columbia River gorge areas. Fox has ordered 12 episodes of the series so far.
Elton John, REM, and the reunion tour of Jimmy Page and Robert Plant are the top-grossing touring acts in the country right now, according to Amusement Business magazine. The piano hero takes the top slot with a $1.2 million gross for two shows in California last month. REM took in a million for two shows in Missouri, and two dates in Mexico City last month brought in the equivalent of $800,000 for Page and Plant.
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