Saturday, January 12, 2002
Latest 007 sees end near
Pierce Brosnan said he plans to make two more James Bond films, but worries he may be too old to carry on after that.
The 48-year-old said his contract expires after the next Bond film, his fourth outing as Agent 007. Filming on the as-yet untitled movie begins Monday at Pinewood Studios north of London.
"I am honoring my contract here, but it would be wonderful to do another one. After that, I do not know," Brosnan said.
Brosnan has starred in the last three Bond movies.
The upcoming adventure stars Halle Berry and British newcomer Rosamund Pike as Bond's female sparring partners. It's scheduled for release late in 2002.
'ER' actor a fan of 'Scrubs'
"ER" isn't the only doctor show that star Noah Wyle watches. He thinks "Scrubs" is very funny.
"They've got the great benefit of having eight years of our storytelling to make fun of," Wyle said. "I wish that I could sort of slip them some story lines because I know I've got some good ones for them."
Wyle, the drama's Dr. John Carter, said he appreciates that producers are exploring his character's upbringing this season.
"The writing and the actors that are coming on the show still give me plenty of reasons to come to work every day," he said.
Wobegon Weekend roster full
Some 300 visitors from around the country will experience an above-average weekend, thanks to Garrison Keillor and Minnesota Public Radio.
On a Dec. 15 broadcast of "A Prairie Home Companion," Keillor invited fans outside Minnesota to spend a Wobegon Weekend in St. Paul in February.
Participation was limited to 300 people ï¿½ 100 from the East, West and South. Packages, from $350 per person plus airfare, were gone in two days.
Keillor wants to show the rest of the country that Minnesotans don't fear winter, but revel in it.
The Wobegon Weekend kicks off with a Feb. 8 supper hosted by Keillor in a church basement on Friday, Feb. 8. The menu includes Minnesota's favorite food, hotdish.
No bones about lifestyle change
Former Texas Gov. Ann Richards said she's made some sweeping lifestyle changes since being diagnosed with osteoporosis.
Richards, whose mother also suffered from osteoporosis, said she's taking on the incurable bone-weakening disease.
"I did not want my children to remember my last years the way I remember Mama's," the 68-year-old told People magazine for its Jan. 21 issue.
Richards said she's taking medication, walking three times a week and going to the gym twice a week. She also has changed her diet and started getting at least eight hours of sleep every night.