Tuesday, May 18, 2004
MTV lands superheroes
Los Angeles -- Catwoman and Spider-Man will present awards at the upcoming MTV Movie Awards -- or, at least, their real-life alter-egos, Halle Berry and Tobey Maguire, will.
Other presenters at the irreverent ceremony will include Snoop Dogg, Dave Chappelle, Kirsten Dunst, Eve, Jimmy Fallon, Kate Hudson and Scarlett Johannson, the cable channel announced Monday.
Lindsay Lohan, the 17-year-old star of "Mean Girls," is set to host the show, which will be broadcast June 10.
Fallon signs off from 'SNL'
New York -- Say goodbye to Jimmy Fallon on "Saturday Night Live." Fallon announced that he was leaving the comedy show at the end of his "Weekend Update" segment with Tina Fey on Saturday, the show's last original episode of the season.
It was no surprise to NBC executives. "He had made it clear that he wanted to move on and we wish him all the best," Jeff Zucker, president of the NBC Universal Television Group, said Monday.
"Saturday Night Live" gave Fallon a fond send-off, with a long skit featuring one of his signature characters, a nasally voiced and obnoxious radio disc jockey.
Fallon, 29, joined "SNL" in 1998.
Williamsburg, Va. -- Jon Stewart, host of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show," told graduates at his alma mater they have a chance to become the new greatest generation by winning the war on terror.
"Even if you don't, you won't have trouble surpassing my generation," he told the 2,033 graduates at the College of William and Mary. "If you end up getting your picture taken next to a naked pile of enemy prisoners and don't give the thumbs up, you outdid us."
Stewart told the graduates their help was needed in "the real world." "I know we were supposed to bequeath to the next generation a world better than the one we were handed, so sorry," he said. "But here's the good news, you fix this thing, you're the new greatest generation, people."
Stewart, a 1984 W&M; graduate, got lots of laughs and an honorary doctorate Sunday from the school.
James Dean museum moves
Gas City, Ind. -- A museum chronicling the short life of actor James Dean has opened along Interstate 69 in a spot its curator hopes can attract more fans of the "Rebel Without a Cause" star.
The entrance of the art deco-style gallery is a gift shop stocked with postcards, coffee mugs, dolls and T-shirts featuring images of Dean, who died at 24 in a 1955 car crash. Other rooms showcase magazine covers, newspaper clippings, books, paintings, movie posters and collectibles featuring the actor.
The gallery was moved to Gas City from the movie star's hometown of Fairmount. Curator David Loehr has said he expected as many as 50,000 visitors each year.