SINGING STEVEN SEAGAL JOINS LINEUP AT CONCERT
"Under Siege" star Steven Seagal, whose little-known music career includes performances with Leon Russell and Vince Gill, is joining the lineup for Michael Jackson's benefit concert in South Korea.Seagal is in the final stages of his own debut album, his publicist Paul Bloch said Wednesday in announcing the actor will perform Friday as part of the concert to raise money for needy children.
Mariah Carey, Boyz II Men and Elizabeth Taylor also are to join the pop star for the four-hour show in Seoul. Tickets are selling for up to $250 each.
HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME TO INCLUDE CARREY, KNOTTS
Jim Carrey, Don Knotts, Roberta Flack and Sting will get spots on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next year.
They and 15 other stars were picked from hundreds of nominations, said Johnny Grant, Hollywood's honorary mayor.
The others include the rock groups Kiss and Aerosmith, Siegfried & Roy, Jodie Foster, Peter O'Toole, Rob Reiner, director Irwin Winkler, Ted Danson and Kevin Spacey.
The board of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce approved the list June 10. Sponsors pay $15,000 and, with the exception of posthumous stars, promise that the celebrity will appear for the curbside ceremony.
DISNEY LANDS DREAM JOB AS ROSE PARADE MARSHAL
Described as a visionary who fits the "Celebration 2000: Visions of the Future" parade theme, Walt Disney Co. vice chairman Roy E. Disney was named the next Rose Parade grand marshal.
Disney will lead the 111th Tournament of Roses on New Year's Day, joining a distinguished list of past grand marshals that include his uncle, Walt Disney, Bob Hope, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Jimmy Stewart and Shirley Temple.
"For my entire life I've been associated with a company that makes dreams come true and now I get to be on the receiving end," Disney said Wednesday. "I think every kid that grows up in Southern California dreams of being in the Rose Parade."
JESSE VENTURA VIDEO, CD SET FOR NATIONAL RELEASE
Now there's more of The Body for everyone.
A videotape of Gov. Jesse Ventura's election and a CD of his memorable comments and speeches have been added to a list of memorabilia that includes action figures, T-shirts, coffee mugs and bumper stickers.
The video and CD are available only at Best Buy stores in Minnesota and North Dakota. They will soon be available nationwide.