Friday, October 24, 2003

Another Fonda earns a star

Los Angeles -- Peter Fonda has lived up to another of his famous father's honors: a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Fonda, who's promoting the DVD release of his 1971 directorial debut "The Hired Hand," accepted the star Wednesday and paid tribute to his place in an acting dynasty.

He's the son of Henry Fonda, who died in 1982, and the brother of Jane Fonda -- both Oscar winners. His daughter is actress Bridget Fonda and his son is Justin Fonda, a cameraman on films such as "Vertical Limit" and "The Last Ride."

"This is great for me to be able to join my father. I certainly hope my daughter and my son, who is a cameraman, can join me soon," Peter Fonda said at the ceremony.

His father's star is on Vine Street, while the younger Fonda's star is on Hollywood Boulevard in front of the historic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.

Fonda got much of his early training in TV in the 1960s in series including "Wagon Train" and "The Alfred Hitchcock Hour."

Moore shakes things up

Phnom Penh, Cambodia -- Roger Moore was shaken and stirred Thursday to call for greater production of iodized salt in Cambodia to prevent diseases caused by a lack of the nutrient.

"This is a serious problem, although it's not as dramatic as sort of an epidemic," said the 76-year-old former James Bond star, a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF who arrived Wednesday in Cambodia to campaign for iodized salt.

According to the United Nations, the percentage of households in the developing world using iodized salt surged from less than 20 percent in 1990 to 70 percent in 2000. But in Cambodia, only 12 percent of households consume iodized salt.

Last year, 46 million children were born without protection from iodine deficiency, the world's greatest cause of preventable mental retardation, according to UNICEF. More than half the children born in Cambodia each year are at risk of developing iodine deficiency disorders.

Carrey gets $6 million role

New York -- Jim Carrey will star in a film based on the '70s TV series "The Six Million Dollar Man," to be written and directed by Todd Phillips, Dimension Films announced.

Lee Majors starred as Col. Steve Austin in the action-adventure television series, which ran from 1974-78.

Phillips directed "Old School" and "Road Trip," and is working on the movie version of "Starsky & Hutch."

Carrey's films include "Bruce Almighty," "The Truman Show" and "Man on the Moon."