November 2, 1995
From Entertainment Correspondent Dennis Michael
"Strange Days" is headed for London. The dystopic New Year's Eve action thriller will be the opening attraction at the 39th annual London Film Festival. There will be 192 feature films in the fest, but no winners. The London festival features no jury and no prizes.
The team up of Pearl Jam and Neil Young is yielding more product. Two unreleased tracks from the "Mirror Ball" sessions recorded last spring will be released as a single in December. The tracks are called "I Got I-D" and "Long Road." Young plays guitar, and Pearl Jam lead singer Eddie Vedder is the vocalist.
Television veteran Jean Stapleton visits "Caroline in the City" during the sweeps rating period. Stapleton, who played Edith Bunker on the critically acclaimed "All in the Family" series, guests as Caroline's aunt in the episode that airs on November 9.
It's another sweeps stunt. John Ritter will guest star on an episode of "News Radio" next week. Ritter will play a psychologist that's brought in to raise the morale of the station's personnel. Ritter's appearance will take place on November 7 on the peacock network.
Charles Bronson says he's getting ready to retire from acting. Columnist Army Archerd reports the actor says he's got one more commitment to fulfill, and then he's calling it quits.
Hootie and the Blowfish's first album is in some pretty rare company. The album "Cracked Rear View" has now sold more than 10 million copies -- putting it in the top five debut albums in history.
The Eagles are going to donate a portion of their Honolulu concert take to a local community radio station. The band will give $1.50 from each ticket sold to the station in order to help get it on the air. The Eagles' concert there on November 6 will be the band's first appearance on the island in 16 years.
The top-grossing concert in October was "Farm Aid." Amusement Business magazine reports that the fund-raiser, headlined by Willie Nelson, took in $1.25 million.
Another platinum single for Michael Jackson. The Recording Industry Association of America certified his single "You are not Alone" as both gold, for sales of more than 100 thousand units, and platinum, for sales of more than a million.
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