October 13, 1995
Web posted at: 11:50 p.m. EDT
From Showbiz Correspondent Dennis Michael
Penelope Ann Miller is headed for Chicago. The actress is set to begin shooting "Relic" for Paramount Pictures. The Hollywood Reporter indicates the thriller about strange goings on at a natural history museum begins shooting on Monday.
A live, acoustic concert by The Pretenders is going to work for public television. Recorded last spring in London, the concert will air as part of the PBS fall pledge drive. The show, called "The Isle of View," will also be released on videotape and laser video.
The axe has fallen at CBS. The network has cancelled the situation comedy "If Not for You." It was the first new show of the season to bite the dust. Daily Variety reports the show has aired four times, and seven episodes have been completed.
Mariah Carey is the new queen of the charts. The singer's new album "Daydream" is number one on the pop albums chart in its first week of sales. The track "Fantasy" is the top- selling single.
"New York Undercover" is on for the season. Fox TV has ordered up 13 more episodes of the cop show, assuring the show's run for the rest of its second year.
Julia Roberts may be headed to Gotham City. The Hollywood Reporter e-mail column reports the actress has expressed interest in working opposite Val Kilmer in the next Batman film -- possibly playing a villain named Poison Ivy. The fourth Batman adventure is still in development; no script is final.
Eagles founder Don Henley is trying his hand with a standard. The rocker will sing the Johnny Mercer and Harold Arlen song "Come Rain or Come Shine" for the soundtrack of the movie "Leaving Las Vegas." Sting also makes a guest appearance on the soundtrack. The film is due at the end of October.
Hertz is not about to put O.J. Simpson back in the driver's seat. The Hollywood Reporter trade paper notes the company has firmly denied reports that the company was considering rehiring Simpson as a pitchman for the company. Hertz says the story is absolutely false and without a shred of foundation.
"Charlie Grace" and "The Monroes" are coming off the ABC prime-time schedule -- at least for November. The Hollywood Reporter trade paper notes both shows are struggling in the ratings, and will go on hiatus during the sweeps ratings period.
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