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Published March 19, 1997
DENNIS RODMAN "has been asked to appear on Monday's Academy Awards telecast." Rodman: "I did something for the Oscars. That's all. That's it. No big deal. ... But you know, I might go to the Oscars" (CHICAGO SUN-TIMES, 3/19). ...MICHAEL BUFFER, the boxing ring announcer known for his phrase "Let's Get Ready To Rumble," is charging Columbia Pictures with copyright infringement because his trademarked phrase is being used in promotions and in the movie "Booty Call." Buffer wants the ads pulled and unspecified damages over $50,000 (N.Y. POST, 3/19)....WAYNE HUIZENGA pulled his sponsorship of a Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce event promoting "Miami Pride" over the weekend that was held at Pro Player Stadium. Huizenga pulled his sponsorship after Miami Mayor, and Huizenga "adversary," JOE CAROLLO was named as one of the speakers (MIAMI HERALD, 3/18)....This year's British Open in Troon, Scotland, will admit anyone under 18 free of charge (ESPN, 3/18).