NAMES IN THE NEWS
Published August 16, 1996
NORMAN TWAIN, who produced "Lean on Me," will co-produce a new Warner Bros. film about DWIGHT GOODEN. At a news conference in New York's All-Star cafe, Twain commented, "I don't think it's a drugs movie. It's more about life and people's problems. It's a story of redemption between a man, his family and his friends" (NEWSDAY, 8/16)....Tennis star VENUS WILLIAMS'S father, RICHARD WILLIAMS, is profiled in today's NEW YORK TIMES. In a piece entitled, "Does Venus's Father Know Best," he states: "I want my daughter out of tennis by 23, 24 years old...actually, I prefer retirement at 19, but she says, no, daddy, 23, 24" (N.Y. TIMES, 8/16)...."ET" was on the scene of "Beverly Hills 90210" as KERRI STRUG made her acting debut. The episode airs Sept. 18 on Fox ("Entertainment Tonight," 8/15)....MICHAEL JOHNSON appeared on the "Tonight Show." After being asked by Jay Leno if showbiz was in his future, Johnson said, "I don't know if they're ready for me yet" ("Tonight Show," NBC, 8/15).