December 2, 1995
Web posted at: 8:16 a.m. EST
From Entertainment Correspondent Dennis Michael
Sandra Bullock has broken the $10 million mark. The Hollywood Reporter indicates the popular young actress will be paid $10.5 million to co-star with Chris O'Donnell in the upcoming Richard Attenborough movie "In Love and War."
The Beatles can still set records, and sell them. "The Beatles Anthology, Part One" has sold 855,000 copies in its first week of release. That's easily a record for sales of a double disc. The previous record-holder was Michael Jackson's "History," which sold 391,000 copies.
Mandy Patinkin is taking another exit. Daily Variety's "Dish" column reports the actor has been excused from his role in "The First Wives Club." The actor was set to play a supporting role in the film, but now wants to tour and promote his CD "Oscar and Steve." Producers are looking at Steven Collins to replace Patinkin in "First Wives." The actor is also set to appear in two more episodes of "Chicago Hope" later this year.
Alec Baldwin is bowing out of "Incognito." The Hollywood Reporter "E-Mail" column reports the actor has reached an agreement with Morgan Creek to exit the cast of the film. The movie itself will be the directorial debut of actor Peter Weller. The Hollywood Reporter indicates Baldwin will have to compensate Morgan Creek for pulling out, either in cash, or with a commitment for a future project.
"Apollo 13" has inspired a series. Actor Tom Hanks, director Ron Howard, and producer Brian Grazer have agreed to create a series of docudramas for HBO to be called "From the Earth to the Moon." The series will follow the saga of the American Apollo space program. Production on the series will begin in late 1996.
LeVar Burton is ready for a feature. According to Daily Variety, the actor is set to direct his first big screen film tentatively titled "Double Dutch." Among other projects, Burton has directed several episodes of "Star Trek, The Next Generation' and "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine."
It looks like Courtney Love will co-star in the movie about porn publisher Larry Flynt. Daily Variety reports the singer will play Althea Leisure Flynt, opposite Woody Harrelson playing Larry Flynt. Milos Foreman is set to direct the movie, and Oliver Stone will produce.
HBO is expecting a big audience for a live Michael Jackson concert next month. The performance will be from a small New York theater. According to HBO, the show will be broadcast worldwide, and be seen by more than 250 million people.
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