PASSAGES: Romy and Michele to Reunite
REUNITED: ABC has given the green light to a two-hour TV movie prequel to the 1997 feature film comedy "Romy and Michele's High School Reunion," reports Variety. The project, tentatively titled "Romy and Michele: Behind the Velvet Rope," will be set in the early 1990s, prior to the events depicted in the original film, which starred Lisa Kudrow and Mira Sorvino. ... INJURED: "Superman" star Margot Kidder, 53, is recuperating from a broken pelvis she sustained Sunday in Maine when her GMC Yukon hit a raised pavement and rolled over several times, the Associated Press reports. A friend of the actress told the news service that Kidder was in a lot of pain, but she's not expected to need surgery and she's "in good spirits." ... HOSPITALIZED: Country legend Johnny Cash, 70, who has been plagued by bad health the past few years, checked into Nashville's Baptist Hospital Monday for an overnight stay after suffering an allergic reaction to either food or medicine, his manager tells the Associated Press. Cash suffers from autonomic neuropathy, a disease of the nervous system that makes him susceptible to pneumonia. ... JOINED: Rapper Coolio and former pop idol Tiffany have signed on to participate in the two-hour Fox special "Celebrity Boot Camp," which will air Sept. 30, Variety reports. Other cast members will include former O.J. houseguest Kato Kaelin; "Married ...With Children's" David Faustino; surviving ex-Milli Vanilli member Fabrice Morvan; former "Baywatch" babe Traci Bingham; singer Vitamin C; "Renegade" star Lorenzo Lamas; "Brady Bunch" star Barry Williams and "Price Is Right" spokesmodel Nikki Schieler Ziering. ... MOURNED: William Warfield, the acclaimed bass-baritone known best for his rendition of "Ol' Man River" in the 1951 musical "Show Boat," died Sunday at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, where he had been recovering from a fall late last month, his brother Thaddeus Warfield tells the AP. He was 82. Warfield had most recently served as a professor of music at Northwestern University. ... OPINED: Former teen idol Leif Garrett, 40, whose own life rolled for the cameras in an episode of VH1's "Behind the Music," doesn't understand the appeal of "The Anna Nicole Show" on E! Entertainment Television, the actor tells AP. "Does she have any talent? I can't see it, I don't know what it is," he said. As for his own moment in the reality-TV sun, Garrett said: "People want to see you crashing your car on Quaaludes, not helping the March of Dimes."
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