updated 05/27/1985 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 05/27/1985 AT 01:00 AM EDT
Alexander Godunov, who normally dances to the music, will conduct it in the next Steven Spielberg movie, The Money Pit, co-starring Tom Hanks, Shelley Long and Maureen Stapleton. After three weeks of conducting lessons with Samuel Karch-malnick at UCLA, Godunov successfully led a 55-piece orchestra through Haydn's Symphony No. 94. Now he wants to try his baton as a guest conductor for symphony orchestras....
All the world's a rink for Olympic figure skaters Scott Hamilton and Dorothy Hamill. Each hopes to stage a theatrical production on ice about a storybook character: Hamilton will play Peter Pan and Hamill Mary Poppins....
Gene Hackman, who's now filming a feature called Power with Richard Gere and Julie Christie, plans to bow on Broadway later this year in a drama titled Precious Sons.
As everyone knows, professional wrestling has all the elements of a great cartoon except one, animation. Cleverly grasping that paradox—in a half nelson, perhaps—CBS has scheduled a fall Saturday morning kiddie show starring the likes and likenesses of Hulk Hogan, Andre the Giant and Rowdy Roddy Piper. "The show will feature cartoon adventure segments followed by real wrestlers offering advice to kids—from a very positive standpoint, of course," says World Wrestling Federation ringleader Vince McMahon. "It will show the charismatic things that happen to wrestlers outside the ring." And what is the charismatic Hogan's favorite cartoon? "Oh man, let me think," he replied when asked that question. "Oh, well, Heckle and Jeckle. Yeah, man."