November 9, 1995
Web posted at: 10:15 p.m. EST
From Entertainment Correspondent Jim Moret
The book written by former O.J. Simpson prosecutor Marcia Clark went up for auction Wednesday in New York. And despite adamant denials, speculation about a romantic involvement between Clark and colleague Christopher Darden continue. Daily Variety's Army Archerd quotes Clark as saying she hopes to one day dance at his wedding.
Actor Ed Begley Jr., one of Hollywood's leading environmentalists, resigned Monday from two environmental posts. Begley is quoted by the Associated Press as saying "I've become my own worst nightmare, a petty bureaucrat shuffling papers as the ancient forests are destroyed, the frogs perish and the coral reefs die off."
"The Late Show with David Letterman" bested "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" Monday in 33 markets across the country, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Letterman took his program to Los Angeles for the November sweeps and won the overnight ratings in that city for the first time since last June.
According to the San Francisco Chronicle, rapper Tupac Shakur reached a settlement with the parents of 6-year-old boy who was killed by a stray bullet during a scuffle at an outdoor festival in 1992. The paper reported the confidential settlement provides for Shakur's record company to pay the parents between $300,000 and $500,000.
Superman vs. Spiderman! For the first time, the world's two largest comic book publishers are allowing fans to vote for their favorite superheroes beginning November 8, when free previews of DC vs. Marvel will be in stores. The four-issue series will pit the world's most famous super heroes against each other.
The film "Blood and Wine," starring Jack Nicholson, Judy Davis, and Michael Caine, is set to begin shooting November 27. The story is about a thief and his stepson, who fight over stolen jewels and the affection of a woman.
Syndicated columnist Liz Smith reports that young actor Leonardo di Caprio will not play screen legend James Dean anytime soon. He reportedly told a friend he fears being typecast as a Dean clone and wants to avoid the inevitable comparisons.
Radio shock jock Howard Stern has released his second book. Fans lined up around the block to buy a copy at a Los Angeles bookstore. The tome entitled "Miss America" has already angered the beauty pageant's officials. The book will go on sale nationally next week.
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