Reynolds joins fight against bone loss
Debbie Reynolds has a new cause: osteoporosis.The 67-year-old actress was diagnosed this year with the bone-thinning disease that caused her grandmother to become stooped and weakened.
"I don't want the same thing to happen to me. Nowadays, with all we know about detecting and preventing osteoporosis, there's little reason I, or any other woman, should not take steps to blunt the impact of bone loss," she said.
Reynolds has joined a campaign to urge older women to get a bone-mineral density test.
She said she is happy she took the test. "Otherwise, I would be finding out by falling on the floor with a bone collapse," she said.
Ex-governor joins pro wrestling board
Former Gov. Lowell P. Weicker Jr. opted out of the rough-and-tumble world of politics and landed in the body-slamming business of pro wrestling.
Weicker, 68, was appointed Monday to the board of directors of Stamford-based World Wrestling Federation Entertainment, the parent company of cable television's World Wrestling Federation. The position pays more than $25,000 a year and includes options to buy 25,000 shares of the newly issued WWFE stock.
The WWF's Monday night program, "RAW is WAR," draws about 6 million viewers each week. Millions more tune in to monthly pay-per-view matches.
Weicker was Connecticut's governor from 1990 to 1994, and a U.S. senator before that.
'Ally McBeal' star lands Angels role
Charlie has landed his third angel.
Lucy Liu of "Ally McBeal" has signed on to join Drew Barrymore and Cameron Diaz in a big-screen version of the old television hit "Charlie's Angels."
Columbia Pictures said Monday that Liu had joined the cast, ending months of Hollywood speculation about who would star as angel No. 3.
Though based on the ABC detective series that ran from 1976-81, the movie will change the names and personality traits of the original angels played by Farrah Fawcett, Jaclyn Smith and Kate Jackson.
The movie is to begin production Dec. 6 and is scheduled for release in November 2000.
Disneyland turns brighter with Hope
With Mickey Mouse at his side, Bob Hope lit up Disneyland with Christmas decorations. The 96-year-old entertainer took a swing with a golf club and the lights came on Monday. He and his wife, Dolores, were guests of the park.