Friday, March 1, 2002
Lawsuit defense group's destiny
Houston ï¿½ Two former Destiny's Child members filed a federal lawsuit against the group, contending the hit song "Survivor" made derisive comments about them.
"Survivor" won a Grammy for R&B; performance by a duo or group on Wednesday night.
LeToya Luckett and LaTavia Roberson contend the song is in violation of a previous settlement, which precludes either party from making "any public comment of a disparaging nature concerning one another."
A line in the song, quoted in the lawsuit filed in a Houston federal court Wednesday, states: "You thought I wouldn't sell without you, sold 9 million."
Tom Fulkerson, an attorney for Destiny's Child, called the lawsuit "ridiculous."
A steal at $6.5 million
New Orleans ï¿½ Novelist Anne Rice's mansion and the thousand dolls it holds are for sale ï¿½ separately.
St. Elizabeth's, a former orphanage that takes up a full block in the Garden District, is being sold furnished ï¿½ antique beds, tables, sideboards and all.
"Priced to sell at $6.5 million. A sacrifice after years of loving renovation by Anne Rice," proclaims Rice's Web site, www.annerice.com.
The dolls, ranging from $10 to $3,500, are being sold individually.
Dylan to trade stage for screen
Los Angeles ï¿½ Bob Dylan is in talks to take on his first major film role in 15 years, a producer on the project said.
The musician could star in an Intermedia Films project tentatively titled, "Masked and Anonymous," said Nigel Sinclair, one of the film's producers.
"He is very interested in the project," Sinclair said. "We're working out some of the details with him."
A spokesman for Dylan did not return a call seeking comment.
The film, which has been in development for about a year, would feature Dylan in the role of Jack Fate, a troubadour who is brought out of prison by his former manager for one last concert.
Dylan's last starring role was in 1987's "Hearts of Fire." He also appeared in Sam Peckinpah's 1973 Western, "Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid."
Pasedena, Calif. ï¿½ Luke Perry's new Showtime series, "Jeremiah," takes place in a raw world of the future ï¿½ a world where many survivors are on the move, scrounging for whatever they can get.
Shot in Vancouver, British Columbia, the show is physically demanding, said Perry, former star of Fox's "Beverly Hills, 90210."
"We're always going to a new place. The characters are in perpetual motion, therefore we are constantly in perpetual motion," he told reporters.
"Jeremiah," will premiere on Sunday.