Jamie Lee Curtis has just optioned the film and TV rights to bestselling children's author Leah Komaiko's nonfiction memoir Am I Old Yet? Komaiko, 46, writes that she "was not aging graciously" until she volunteered with an eldercare organization and met Adele, a 93-year-old blind woman living alone and forgotten in a nursing home in L.A. Curtis, 40, wants to play Komaiko in the story about the special friendship that developed between the two women.
Mary Tyler Moore, who is in New York City with Valerie Harper filming their TV reunion movie Mary and Rhoda, took that old advice to "break a leg" a little too seriously. While shooting a scene in which she chases a dog down the street, Moore fell while jumping over some rolled-up carpet and broke a bone in her wrist. "I ended up on my knees and hands, spread-eagle," she says, "And they got it on film!" We'll all get to see this new side of Mary when the movie airs on ABC early next year. "They hired a stuntwoman to do this, but they're using [my take]," Moore says. "I'd like some recognition from the stuntmen association for this."
Aussie husband and wife team Rachel Ward and Bryan Brown will reunite in their first U.S. project since 1983's The Thorn Birds in the remake of 1959's On the Beach, which starred Ava Gardner (Ward), Fred Astaire (Brown) and Gregory Peck (Armand Assante). In Showtime's four-hour mini-series, airing next year, a Chinese blockade of Taiwan escalates into nuclear war, destroying all civilization except for parts of Australia. Coincidentally, the current lord mayor of Melbourne, Peter Costigan, was a journalist in that city in 1959 and covered the making of the original film.
I have learned that Jennifer Love Hewitt is now dating Rich Cronin, a member of the pop group LFO. Hewitt appears in the band's video for their song "Girl on TV."...
Performing at the Universal Amphitheatre in L.A., Sting told the audience he was on the 38th floor of the Four Seasons in Las Vegas when a recent 7.1 earthquake struck in the Mojave Desert at 2:46 a.m. His impulse was to leave the hotel but he was stopped by the thought: "What does one wear?"
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