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Published August 9, 1995
VARIETY features MAGIC JOHNSON's new movie theater in Baldwin Hills, CA. Johnson is a "regular customer" at the theater, showing up several times a week, shaking hands, signing autographs and seeing movies....VARIETY also reports that HBO is among "several" studios interested in making a movie on MICKEY MANTLE's life. Universal is also rumored to have offered a "seven-figure" bid, although the company denies it (VARIETY, 8/13 issue)....JOHN DALY was on the "Tonight Show" last night. Daly, dressed in a leopard skin suit jacket, shaved a guest's hair to make it look like his. Daly then hit donut holes with his driver into the audience ("Tonight Show," NBC, 8/8).....JOHN KRUK was guest on David Letterman last night. Kruk on how he is now living his "life of leisure": "I get up early every morning and lay on the couch. I watch a lot of talk shows -- Montel Williams, Jenny Jones, Ricki Lake, but she's got a lot of sick people on there. I thought I met a lot of sick people playing ball, but my God, you can't hold a candle to those people" ("Late Show," CBS, 8/8)....Several NBA Players will star in the comedy movie "Eddie" with Whoopi Goldberg and Frank Langella. Among the players: JOHN SALLEY, MALIK SEALY, RICK FOX, GARY PAYTON, DWAYNE SCHINTZIUS and GREG OSTERTAG. The movie is about a basketball fan who is made head coach of a team in a publicity stunt (N.Y. POST, 8/9).