Tuesday, January 22, 2002
Glover upholds King's message
Modesto, Calif. ï¿½ Danny Glover says the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. would have endorsed the actor's anti-death penalty message.
The civil rights leader is a man "who died committed to defending the principles of nonviolence," Glover told a congregation at Christ Unity Baptist Church on Saturday.
Glover, who starred in "The Color Purple" and the "Lethal Weapon" series, also clarified remarks made during a November speech at Princeton University in which he was quoted as saying that Osama bin Laden should not be executed, even if he is found guilty of being involved in terrorist acts.
Someone asked Glover, 54, if he would favor the execution of bin Laden during a question-and-answer session. The actor said he repeated his opposition to the death penalty, without referring to the prime suspect in the Sept. 11 attacks.
Giuliani plans a book
New Yorkï¿½ Former mayor Rudolph Giuliani's first book is due out this summer, and he's scheduled to appear in a Super Bowl television ad.
Giuliani's book, titled "Leadership" and focusing on management principles, will be published June 5.
"The book is essentially the principles Giuliani has worked through, and how he has adhered to them through his career, and how they came into play in the aftermath of the World Trade Center," said Jonathan Burnham, president of Talk Miramax Books.
During the Super Bowl, Monster.com will pay for a 30-second commercial in which Giuliani is expected to thank Americans for helping New York after the terrorist attacks.
My son, the director
New York ï¿½ Golden Globe-winning actress Jennifer Connelly has been getting the best reviews of her career for her work as a long-suffering wife in "A Beautiful Mind."
But Ron Howard isn't the only important director in her life.
Connelly says her 4-year-old son, Kai, has a "theatrical, exuberant personality," but she sees him more as a director than the actor type.
"We've already done plays together. Very short plays. He dictates them to me. Sometimes he casts me, sometimes he doesn't," Connelly said in an interview with Newsday published Sunday.
Harrison's hit is No. 1 again
London ï¿½ George Harrison's single "My Sweet Lord" has returned to the top of the British pop charts 31 years after its first release.
The song, reissued after Harrison's Nov. 29 death from cancer at age 58, is raising funds for charities around the world. Harrison first released the song in January 1971.
Harrison's widow, Olivia, and son, Dhani, agreed to the re-release of the single by EMI after strong public demand, providing the cash went to a fund administered by the Material World Charitable Foundation, which Harrison established in 1973.