Tickets for two Barbra Streisand concerts at Vegas’ new MGM Grand Hotel were snapped up within hours of going on sale. Ticket prices for the New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day concerts, at the 15,200-seat MGM Grand Garden, range from $ 50 to $ 1,000.
Union officials have urged Streisand to cancel her shows, saying she should back Culinary Local 226 in its efforts to organize hotel workers. The unions have vowed to picket and wage a campaign to get Streisand to change her mind.
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Tony Danza, Susan Dey, Phil Donahue, Mel Harris, Amy Irving, Joey Lawrence, Sinbad, Harry Smith, Marlo Thomas, Lindsay Wagner and Bill Nye the Science Guy are presenters on the fourth annual American Teacher Awards, a Walt Disney Co. presentation that will air on the Disney Channel Nov. 19. The event will be telecast live from Epcot Center in Orlando.
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Rand Morrison has been named a senior producer on “Eye to Eye With Connie Chung,” shifting from producer on the sister CBS News magazine “48 Hours.” Morrison replaces Michael Rubin, who is developing a new CBS News mag.
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Principal photography has wrapped on New Line Cinema’s comic-book fantasy “The Mask,” helmed by Chuck Russell (“The Blob,””Nightmare on Elm Street 3”) and starring Jim Carrey (“In Living Color”). The pic, shot entirely in L.A., is skedded for release next August. Also, Don Ameche has joined Whoopi Goldberg and Ray Liotta in New Line’s “Corrina, Corrina.” Jessie Nelson is writer/director and Steve Tisch and Paula Mazur are producing.