Finally, a pundit with the answer to the Michael Jordan question: Ronald McDonald. In a McDonald's commercial set to air April 1, Jordan -- wearing a baseball uniform -- looks at Jordan -- wearing a basketball uniform -- and asks, ""I thought you retired?'' To which basketball Jordan slyly cocks his eyebrow.
Jerry Lewis's first stab at broadway was such a bomb, it's amazing he's trying again. The 1976 revival of "Hellzapoppin" was one of those virtually plotless musicals where the good stuff happens behind the scenes: a fired director; backstage romances; fights between Lewis and costar Lynn Redgrave, with whom he ultimately refused to rehearse.
BELIEVE IT OR NOT, PEOPLE ONCE LITerally sang the praises of those sticky-floored, claustrophobic bunkers called movie theaters. Of course, theaters were a bit different in 1994, when Cole Porter in-eluded "the pants on a Roxy usher" in that divine song of superlatives "You're The Top." The Roxy, which sprinkled three organs, a miniature golf course and the world's largest oval rug around its 6,214 seats, was a theater that could make customers-not to mention the pre-Rockette troupe the...
Denver's tattered cover book-store is not a superstore in the espresso bar/faux mahogany/20 Percent Off Every Day! mode, but it's certainly super. The furnishings are used and user-friendly: a leather couch in the psychology section, a church pew by religion, a '50s Frigidaire door where cookbook gourmands can post recipes.
FIRST IT WAS MEDIocre British musicals. Then it was tiramisu. Japan's latest obsession with things foreign has migrated to France's Provence region. The trend was kicked off by Peter Mayle, whose book "A Year in Provence" and its sequels have sold almost a million copies in Japan.
Is it possible that time is standing still even more than usual at the post office? It may seem that way in Boston, Van Nuys, Calif., and Kansas City, Mo., where the U.S. Postal Service has removed clocks and other ""non-user-friendly items'' such as bulletin boards and calendars from 30 lobbies.
"CLERKS," AN AWARD-WINning black-and-white movie about two convenience-store clerks, features not one iota of sex or violence. But the Motion Picture Association of America gave it an NC-17 anyway because of its graphic discussions of sex, making "Clerks" the first narrative film to get the MPA's most restrictive rating solely because of dialogue.
THE LATEST MEDIA STUNT TO whet the public's appetite for coverage of the O. J. Simpson trial: a shadow jury. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram is running ads for a "readers' panel" that will watch the trial every day on Court TV at the newspaper office, comment daily on the proceedings-and finally render a verdict.