In their first 60 Minutes showdown last night, Bill Clinton and Bob Dole sparred over President Bush's tax cut. In case you missed it, Clinton is against it and Dole is for it and the name Frenchie Davis never came up.
Rocker Fred Durst apparently has a firmer grasp of the English language than many of us gave him credit for. The Limp Bizkit frontman got a tongue-lashing from scholars for using the word "agreeance" during an anti-war tirade at last month's Grammys. But according to the North American editor of the Oxford English Dictionary, "agreeance" is, in fact, a word. Britney Spears, meanwhile, still wants nothing to do with him.
Broadway is on a freakin' roll! Actually, it's not, I just wanted to see what it was like to lead off three consecutive news stories the same way. The fact of the matter is, Broadway is in freakin' trouble. A strike by Great White Way musicians which left most Broadway theaters dark over the weekend continues into its fourth day today. The dispute centers around producers' desire to cut the minimum size of orchestras from 26 to 15 players. The good news? The hysterical Off Broadway farce Zanna, Don't! is not affected by all this. The bad news? Neither is the dreadful (and disturbingly overrated) gay baseball satire Take Me Out.
Most Mob bosses would sooner slit their throats than break into song. But now that NBC's edgy miniseries Kingpin has put its lead tough guy, Yancey Arias, on Hollywood's Most Wanted list, he hopes to use his raised profile to cut in on the movie-musical movement that has filmgoers
humming all the way to the popcorn stand.
"I'd love to do a remake of West Side Story in which a Latino is [the traditionally white-bread] Tony," says the native New Yorker, a veteran of Broadway's The Wild Party, with Toni Collette and Eartha Kitt. "That would be quite an event, making it with a different racial background."
Forget going for the gold; when it comes to the Academy Awards, comedian Wanda Sykes prefers to go for broke. That's why the funny lady, a pivotal part of the 2002 telecast's writing team, won't be returning to add punch to host Steve Martin's lines at this year's 75th annual
ceremony. In her estimation, the kind of humor that really draws a crowd is the sort that also draws blood.
"The Oscars are very networky," she groans to TV Guide Online. "I loved working with [former emcee] Whoopi Goldberg, but everyone's a little too sensitive for me. I like a little edge."
And how. The onetime Chris Rock Show regular can say with great authority that, at the movie biz's black-tie back-slap, a little goe
American Idol finalist Corey Clark the dude Simon lambasted for partying the night before a pivotal qualifying round has no plans to tame his wild image should he ultimately be crowned the champ. At the very least, he tells TV Guide Online, "I'm definitely going to be a little more fun than [AI's inaugural winner] Kelly Clarkson." (Justin, are you going to let him diss your woman like that?) We have to wonder whether the 22-year-old Nashville native was busy raising the roof the day Fox asked him to fill out its online profile, because he left half the form blank! What gives? "I didn't leave it [empty]," he insists. "I was never asked those questions." Well, we can fix that...
TV Guide Online: If you don't make it on American Idol, what will you do?
Corey Clark: I will continue to try and record a demo.
TVGO: What are your goals in li