Thursday, November 6, 2003

'Producers' ticket gets hotter

New York -- Broadway's original Bialystock and Bloom -- Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick -- will return to "The Producers" next month in New York.

The two will join the Mel Brooks musical on Dec. 30 through April 4. Tickets, priced from $30 to $100, go on sale at noon Nov. 16 at the St. James Theatre, through Telecharge (212-239-6200) or at

Sizzling holiday special

Mount Clemens, Mich. -- Screeching guitars, thumping beats, barely dressed women and even an R-rated version of "Frosty the Snowman."

Only Kid Rock could put on a Christmas show like this.

The Detroit-based rap-rocker taped a concert Tuesday night for a 90-minute holiday-themed television special.

"A Kid Rock Christmas," to air Dec. 14 on VH1, will include clips from Tuesday's show, an animated short that features Kid Rock doing his own version of "The Twelve Days of Christmas" and video excerpts of him eating Christmas dinner with his family and friends.

Medical marijuana fine

Romulus, Mich. -- Television talk show host Montel Williams was fined $100 after authorities at Detroit Metropolitan Airport found him with marijuana paraphernalia.

Williams, who has multiple sclerosis, has been prescribed medicinal marijuana to treat the disease, The Detroit News reported. The 47-year-old paid the fine Monday night, boarded a flight and left Michigan.

"He has prescriptions for many different medications for MS," a statement on his behalf read. "One of the medications he has been prescribed to alleviate his chronic pain is medical marijuana."