The Hollywood Minute
March 28, 1996
Web posted at: 6:30 p.m. EST
From Entertainment Correspondent Dennis Michael
Actor Tim Roth may have gone home empty-handed after Monday's Academy Awards, but he's hardly sitting at home. Roth, who was nominated for best supporting actor for his work in "Rob Roy," is set to star in "Gridlock", a dark comedy for Miramax Pictures. The Hollywood Reporter says Roth will co-star with rapper Tupac Shakur.
The Eagles may still be looking for a record company, but the Hollywood Reporter says singer Don Henley has landed a deal with Warner Brothers records. The singer and songwriter got the contract for his solo performance. He previously was with Geffen Records.
The long-running hit "Murder She Wrote" will end after this season, its 12th, CBS has announced. As super-sleuth Jessica Fletcher, Angela Lansbury has investigated 264 homicides. The final episode will air this May.
"Jumanji" will be available on home video May 14 from Columbia-Tristar. The studio expects the release to be a big seller.
Christopher Reeve's appearance at the Academy Awards Monday night isn't the last we'll be seeing of him. Columnist Army Archerd reports Reeve will do one of the voices for "The Quest for Camelot," an animated feature film from Warner Brothers. In addition, Rysher Entertainment is keeping its promise to let Reeve direct a movie, a deal that was in the works before the riding accident that paralyzed the actor from the neck down.
"Mighty Aphrodite" is taking its turn on the video racks. The Woody Allen film starring Oscar winner Mira Sorvino will be available on home video in mid-June.
Shooting is under way again on "Evita." The production company has moved to its new location -- Budapest, Hungary. Stars Madonna and Antonio Banderas and the cast and crew are shooting there because parts of the ancient city resemble Buenos Aires, at least when plastic palm trees are added.
Piano man Billy Joel has a new venue. He's taking a temporary break from the stage to tour college classrooms where he will teach music students the business of entertaining. He'll share his knowledge of writing, recording and networking with the right people in the industry.
Singer Mariah Carey turns 26 this week. As one present, her latest album, "Daydream," is riding high on the charts.
Previous Hollywood Minutes
- March 27:"Pocahontas" tops video sales, "Dangerous Minds" leads rentals, "Toy Story" plays in the U.K.
- March 26:"Showgirls" shatters Razzy record
- March 25:Tomorrow's Tomorrowland will oust "EO," shrink the audience
- March 22:CBS pits journey to the planets against Oscar's night of stars
- March 21:"Natural Born Killers", naturally not on British shelves
- March 20:Lois and Clark, Hootie and the Blowfish will be back; the Fresh Prince abdicates
- March 19:Thomson's "Sensibility" rewarded
- March 19: No change in the schedule for "Seinfeld"
- March 15: The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino celebrates its first year of operation
- March 14: Mel Gibson is on the mend
- March 13:101 Dalmatians head to television
- March 12:The return of the muppets, Radio One snubs the Fab Three, and more
- March 11: Ted Danson and Mary Steenbergen are going to work together again
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