October 25, 1995
Web posted at: 11:10 p.m. EDT
From Correspondent Sherri Sylvester
"ER" doc George Clooney may be swapping his green scrubs for the mask of the Green Hornet. Daily Variety reports the actor is close to sealing a $3 million deal with Universal to play the Green Hornet. Jason Scott Lee is in the running to play his sidekick, Kato.
Sean Connery may be moving to Disney. The actor's production company is located on the 20th Century Fox lot, but Disney executives are said to be wooing the actor with a two-year contract.
"Assassins" seems to be hitting its mark in overseas box office. The Sylvester Stallone/Antonio Banderas action film is number one in Australia, after a disappointing performance in the United States. "Apollo 13" is still soaring high abroad, with solid openings in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, and South Africa.
The king of the cowboys and the queen of the West are riding into the computer age. Roy Rogers and Dale Evans will have their own Internet site on the World Wide Web. Cyber fans can reach them beginning Friday at www.royrogers.com.
The comedy of Richard Pryor will be celebrated by the American Cinematheque in a tribute next month. A retrospective of Pryor's films will be included in "Mojo Man: A Weekend with Richard Pryor."
Only about 1,500 fans will get to cheer on Michael Jackson as he tapes his concert special for HBO. That's the capacity for New York's Beacon Theater, which has been chosen as the setting for the performance. "Michael Jackson: King of Pop -- One Night Only" airs December 10.
South African President Nelson Mandela spoke before Hollywood and Washington leaders at the world premier of "Cry, the Beloved Country." The film is the first feature originating from the democratic South Africa. Denzel Washington and Whoopi Goldberg helped chair the event, as did first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton.
British fans may be divided on their views of actor Hugh Grant, but they are unanimous in their opinion of his film, "Four Weddings and a Funeral." The comedy is the most rented video of all time. So far, the feature has been screened in U.K. living rooms 6 million times.
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