GOOD MORNING: So now the question in Hollywood is, “Who’s going to the inaugural?” Will it be the star lineup that turned out at Ted Field’s–plus the Hollywood heavy-hitters who coughed up for the million-$ -plus evening? And the Lew Wassermans’ party? … Linda Bloodworth-Thomason and Harry Thomason have already discussed inaugural party production participation–depending on their availability in view of their three series … After all the hoopla was over early yesterday ayem in Little Rock, Chelsea, Hillary and Bill Clinton and Tipper and Al Gore spent a half-hour in the kitchen of the Excelsior hotel talking with Pat and Mike Medavoy. Latter was at his desk here at 9:30 yesterday ayem, having flown back with the Peter Gubers, Richard Dreyfuss (who’s got a January start skedded for “Stakeout 2” at Touchstone) and Woody Harrelson … Barbra Streisand, who performed for Clinton at the gala BevHills fundraiser, is a recipient, along with Anita Hill, of the 1992 Bill of Rights Award from the ACLU of So. Calif. The presentation will be at a Sheraton U dinner, Dec. 11 … And Warren Beatty, another who appeared for Clinton at the Ted Field gala, took another meeting with Rob Reiner, this time at Toscana to talk the (untitled) astronaut movie–in which Beatty, as an ex-moonwalker, takes off again for outer space. But, as these talks continue, Reiner’s decided to first direct “North” about a 9-year-old who wants to divorce his parents. The story has a unique twist and the pic would hopefully star Billy Crystal as a sort-of guardian angel and Jon Lovitz as the boy’s attorney … Rodney Dangerfield told me he’ll tackle the bigscreen again next February in a project called–“Meet Wally Sparks”… Carol Burnett today launches a workshop for a new CBSitcom, “Reel Life,” with Adam West as her romantic interest, Eileen Brennan as her mother … Brooke Shields stars in the true-life “Laura Black Story” CBS telepic as a sexually harassed secretary. Richard Thomas does the harassing–and more–of Shields. Len Hill produces, Michael Switzer directs.ROSS PEROT JR. called Dana Carvey’s manager Brad Grey, asked if Carvey would appear with Perot pere at Tuesday’s Dallas grand finale–“for the acceptance speech.” Wait, there’s more. Grey says he also got calls for Carvey to appear with George Bush (whom Carvey also devastates on “SNL”) in Houston. And further–Carvey was asked by the Demo camp to make the intro of Clinton at the Meadowlands, Sunday p.m. They’ll all have to wait to see Carvey Saturday night, live. Carvey, by the way, was here in L.A. in meetings about the “Bad Boys” start for Simpson-Bruckheimer-Grey followed by “Wayne’s World II” in late spring. And then, the “Hans and Franz” feature with Kevin Nealon for Columbia … Mace Neufeld and Bob Rehme have added to their hefty development sked at Par with Nelson DeMille’s “The General’s Daughter” (Warner Books), a contemporary thriller at an Army base. And Robert Reiss’ “The Last Spy,” which Allan Scott will script … Dick Donner and wife Lauren Shuler-Donner follow “Witching Hour” with “Friendly Voices” at WB with Jon Avnet directing. Then, the co-production with Geena Davis at Col on “Love in the Attic” with Alphonso Caron directing, plus “The Mick” at Fox … Jack Lemmon will narrate the “Wild West” 10-hour mini via WB and the PrimeTime Entertainment Network for producers Doug Netter, John Copeland and Fabian Fortee and Rattlesnake Prods. The series, a la “Civil War,” will boast voices of Richard Crenna as Bat Masterson and Fredd Wayne as Teddy Roosevelt. … How’s this for a casting switch? Jayne Meadows plays the intimidating grandma in Neil Simon’s “Lost in Yonkers” at La Mirada Theater for the Performing Arts, Feb.16-March 7. HAPPY TRAILS TO ROY ROGERS, celebrating his 81st birthday today as he wraps AMC’s special, “Roy Rogers: King of the Cowboys” to air Dec. 3 … The Beverly Hills Hotel officially closes Dec. 30 for “an approximate two-year renovation.” General manager & CEO Kerman Beriker tells me the hotel’s familiar facade will remain the same (and always pink) but, inside, the hotel will be brought up to five-star status … Nov. 19, Kelly (Mrs. Calvin) Klein and her book, “Pools” (Knopf), will be partied poolside at the BevHills hotel by Barry Diller, Sandy Gallin and David Geffen. All proceeds from the book go to AIDS research … Charity event fundraiser Judy Levy will be the honoree with the Lymphosa Foundation’s “Lifesaver Award” at the BevHilton Nov. 12 and next day Judy undergoes back surgery … The AFI Associates’ preem of “Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula’ ” Nov. 10 segues from the Chinese to–“the house of Dracula” for a post-preem party. Fangs for the invite … On hand to help the North Hollywood Women’s Care Cottage for homeless women and children’s Open House: Meredith MacRae, Barbara Rush and Warren Cowan, Joan Van Ark, Elizabeth Forsyth Hailey, Marcia Wallace, Leonard Stern, Ellen Travolta and Jack Bannon … And on hand for the “Homeless Outreach Program” at the Santa Monica Place Mall were: Milton Berle, Sally Kirkland, Clarence Gilyard, Renee Taylor, Joe Bologna, etc.
2016-2017 Oscar Predictions
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