Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Anna FRIEL....Breakfast at Tiffany's.....
Anna Friel is set to transform the role of Holly Golightly in an adaptation of Breakfast at Tiffanys at Londons Theatre Royal Haymarket.....
***Viacom, Time Warner and Disney are expected to issue lackluster June-quarter earnings reports this week.
Investors will be watching to see what's in store for Time Warner magazine publisher Time Inc., as it seems to be the next major company asset with "limited upside potential."
***While Playboy magazine is losing readers, the company's licensing business is exploding, taking in $40.4 million last year according to media expert and author Michael Levine.
The Playboy bunny icon, which company execs describe as "like the Ralph Lauren polo pony," appears on products including shoes, fragrances and sunglasses.
***Bertelsmann's Random House is buying the rights to reprint Michael Jackson's best-selling 1988 autobiography, "Moonwalk," The new edition of late pop icon's book will be released in October with an introduction written by a yet-to-be-named entertainment figure.
MERCE CUNNINGHAM, INFLUENTIAL CHOREOGRAPHER,
DIES AT 90:
Merce Cunningham, the American choreographer who was among a handful of 20th-century figures to make dance a major art and a major form of theater, died Sunday night.
He was 90 and lived in Manhattan.
LBN-OVERHEARD: ***She may have left the mansion, but
Holly Madison is still one of Hugh Hefner's girls.
"They remain close," a friend of the former couple says.
Hef recently went to Vegas to watch Madison perform in her new act, "Peepshow," and one source told us the former Playmate picked up sweets from the Sugarfactory candy store in the Mirage hotel as a thank-you.
"She spent 30 minutes putting together a package of his favorite candies . . . chocolate-covered raisins."