Monday, April 2, 2001
'Dr. Quinn,' humanitarian woman
Actress Jane Seymour has received the 2001 Humanitarian Award from the American Red Cross for her starring role on TV's "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" and for her commitment to philanthropic causes. The show, about the challenges faced by a 19th century frontier doctor, originally aired from 1993 to 1998 on CBS and is now in syndication.
Seymour, who has appeared in dozens of television series and made-for-TV movies, also starred in the 1973 James Bond film "Live and Let Die."
The actress has been an international ambassador for Childhelp USA, an organization that seeks to protect children and prevent child abuse. She has served as honorary president of City Hearts, a program which helps disadvantaged children through the arts.
Pee-wee makes friends easily
Paul Reubens, who became famous as Pee-wee Herman on "Pee-wee's Playhouse" and later infamous for his arrest at an adult theater, isn't willing to act his age.
The actor, who has a role in the upcoming film "Blow" starring Johnny Depp, is 48 but off-screen he mixes with a younger crowd.
During filming of the movie in Acapulco, Mexico, a group of drunken college students invited Reubens to their hotel party, Time magazine reports in its April 9 editions.
"It's like if I were loaded out of my mind on spring break and saw Captain Kangaroo," Reubens told Time.
He spent about three hours at the party.
Brian gets some good vibrations
Mozart, Bach, Brian Wilson? The script visible on the teleprompter at the TNT Network's tribute concert for Brian Wilson, filmed on Thursday before a live audience at Radio City Music Hall, ranked the Beach Boys leader with Mozart and Bach.
Wilson, looking rather scared but in control, was the star of his own fete, frequently emerging to play keyboards or guitar and sing with a group of studio musicians. Actor Chazz Palminteri served as host, with appearances by Cameron Crowe, Sir George Martin and Dennis Hopper.
Steal these socks
Wanna check out what's among the Abbie Hoffman memorabilia ï¿½ including unwashed socks? The University of Connecticut is displaying about 100 pieces of doodads belonging to the 1960s activist.
The items, including declassified FBI documents related to his arrest at the violent Democratic National Convention in Chicago in 1968, will be exhibited through May 25. In 1968, Hoffman started the Yippie movement, or Youth International Party, to bring together radicals to protest the Vietnam War.
He gained fame as one of the Chicago Seven, the group of radicals tried on charges of conspiring to disrupt the Democratic Convention.
Hoffman's family donated the collection to the university after his 1989 suicide at the age of 52.