SBD/18/Sports Industrialists

NAMES IN THE NEWS

          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).  

Return to top
Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug