General News

News Roundup: July 10

By:
Jul 10, 2001 | 11:38am EDT

Weddings

Officially married since last year, Tom Green and Drew Barrymore tied the knot again this past weekend in a private, formal ceremony for friends and family in Malibu, according to Variety.

Awards

Hollywood icons Uma Thurman (Actor Award) and Robert De Niro (Bravo Lifetime Achievement Award) will receive "Gothams" at October's 2001 Independent Feature Project's Gotham Awards in Manhattan.

Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and longtime CMA critic Waylon Jennings will lead a lengthy list of inductees this fall into the Country Music Association Hall of Fame.

In Court

The Sopranos co-star Robert Iler, 16, has agreed to testify before a grand jury in regard to charges that he and two friends mugged two teenage Brazilian tourists, according to The Associated Press.

In General

Dennis Hopper has agreed to star in TV's Flatland, which the Hollywood Reporter describes as The Matrix meets Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.

Australia's animal rights group is seeking footage of last year's Survivor incident where a wild pig was killed to see if the event constituted a crime, reports The Associated Press.

Happy Trails: The Roy Rogers-Dale Evans museum will have to move from its California home due to tax assessments. The likely landing spot is Branson, Mo., according to The Associated Press.

Canadian secretary Sera Kirk won San Jose State's annual Bulwer-Lytton contest for the worst opening sentence of a novel with "A small assortment of astonishingly loud brass instruments raced each other lustily to the respective ends of their distinct musical choices as the gates flew open to release a torrent of tawny fur comprised of angry yapping bullets that nipped at Desdemona's ankles, causing her to reflect once again (as blood filled her sneakers and she fought her way through the panicking crowd) that the annual Running of the Pomeranians in Liechtenstein was a stupid idea."

NBC will proceed with plans to syndicate a daily version of the hit game show The Weakest Link starting in January, now that the show has been sold in the top five media markets--clearing Los Angeles Monday--Variety reports.

More General News
 
comments powered by Disqus