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Various stars to narrate 'Rocky'



Published: Sun, November 18, 2001 @ 12:00 a.m.



Various starsto narrate 'Rocky'

What do Jerry Springer, Sally Jessy Raphael, Penn and Teller, Dave Holmes, Cindy Adams, Gilbert Gottfried and Robin Leach all have in common?

Over the next two months, each will step into a Broadway theater to temporarily replace Dick Cavett as the narrator of "The Rocky Horror Show," the raucous musical based on the cult movie.

While the narrator is the only member of the show who doesn't end up in drag, the role isn't without its hazards: Things are thrown, crazed fans constantly interrupt, and you can quickly become a target for barbs.

Cavett's advice to his successors? "See if there are any other jobs open."

Much of the show's success since its debut a year ago has been Cavett's unique skill of heckling latecomers, riffing on the news, or sparring verbally with audience members.

"It goes all over the place in terms of what we call taste," he said, diplomatically. "Sometimes, it's completely off the wall."

Wife of Dutch princeexpecting baby

The wife of Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands is expected to deliver the first royal grandchild in June, the palace announced.

The 32-year old prince, who is the youngest son of Queen Beatrix, married Laurentien Brinkhorst, 35, in May. The couple live in London.

The grandchild will be fourth in line for succession to the throne after Beatrix's three sons -- Crown Prince Willem Alexander, Prince Johan Friso and Constantijn.

Brosnan is chosen'Sexiest Man Alive'

Brosnan -- Pierce Brosnan -- is "The Sexiest Man Alive" according to People magazine.

The James Bond star is the 15th person to receive the title, which the magazine has bestowed previously on Brad Pitt, George Clooney and the original Bond, Sean Connery.

"We thought that people really wanted to escape this year and who better than James Bond?" People editor Liz Sporkin told ABC News Radio. "Pierce Brosnan, of course, carries on a tradition. He's intelligent, captivating and his real beauty emanates from the soul. And, like a fine wine, he's aging beautifully. You can't find a flaw in this guy and yet he's modest. He's perfect and yet there's nothing annoying about him."

Jennings' surgerypostpones concerts

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Waylon Jennings postponed two Arizona concerts this week after undergoing leg surgery in Phoenix on Nov. 8, a spokesman said.

The surgery was to improve circulation in one of the 64-year-old country singer's legs, spokeswoman Schatzi Hageman said Wednesday.

She didn't know which leg, and said the family didn't want to release the name of the hospital.

Jennings suffers from peripheral vascular disease that has made it difficult for him to walk in recent years. He also underwent surgery in April.

His concerts had been scheduled for Friday in Phoenix and Saturday in Tucson. He moved from Nashville to Arizona last year.

Seeing himself in film amazes 'Potter' star

LONDON -- Daniel Radcliffe says he was "weak at the knees" after seeing himself in "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone."

"I thought it was really weird seeing my face up on the screen," said 12-year-old Daniel, who plays the boy wizard with the round spectacles and lightning-bolt scar in the Chris Columbus-directed film.

Today's birthdays

Olympian-turned-politician Bob Mathias is 71. Singer Gordon Lightfoot is 63. Movie director Martin Scorsese is 59. Actress Lauren Hutton is 58. Actor-director Danny DeVito is 57. "Saturday Night Live" producer Lorne Michaels is 57. Baseball Hall-of-Famer Tom Seaver is 57. Movie director Roland Joffe is 56. Vermont Gov. Howard Dean is 53. Actor Stephen Root is 50. Actress-producer-director Yolanda King is 46. Actress Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio is 43. Actor William Moses is 42. Entertainer RuPaul is 41. Actor Dylan Walsh is 38.




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