NAMES IN THE NEWS
Published September 18, 1998
SEAN "PUFFY" COMBS will not make his acting debut in OLIVER STONE's film, "On Any Given Sunday." A spokesperson for Combs said that he quit the production because Stone "changed the shooting schedule too many times" (PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS, 9/18). In Denver, Norm Clarke reports that Stone, AL PACINO and an associate watched Sunday's Broncos- Cowboys game in a private box at Mile High Stadium. A source close to the film said that the league "may fine the Broncos if they were too hospitable." The league has reportedly asked teams not to cooperate on the project. Broncos Senior Dir of Media Relations JIM SACCOMANO said that someone in the team's front office was "aware of the presence of Stone and Pacino" but that he didn't know how they got their tickets (ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS, 9/18). ....An upcoming two-hour episode of "Walker, Texas Ranger," will use video from Saturday's Z-MAX 250 ARCA race at TX Motor Speedway. Actor CHUCK NORRIS' son, ERIC NORRIS, is currently running a full season in the NASCAR Winston West division and his car will be filmed for the episode. Dr Pepper has joined Norris' regular sponsor, ProLong, on the side of his car to get exposure on the TV episode, due out in January. Norris "is still looking for more financial backing" (DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 9/18)....CNN's Vince Cellini reported that at Wednesday's White House gala to honor Czech Republic President VACLAV HAVEL, Penguins' LW JAROMIR JAGR left feeling "unfulfilled" because he did not ask U.S. First Lady HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON to dance. Jagr: "Hillary was dancing like nobody else. I walked over halfway, but I changed my mind at the last minute" (CNN, 9/17).