Tuesday, September 21, 2004

Pearls of ketchup

Pittsburgh - What do Mia Hamm, Terry Bradshaw, William Shatner and Lindsay Lohan have in common?

The answer: ketchup.

They have signed on with Heinz to "Say Something Ketchuppy" on limited-edition bottles of the condiment. The bottles will feature labels with quotes from each celebrity.

Lohan's take is simple. "Burger-licious," the 18-year-old actress says on the label. Hamm, just back from the Olympic games, says the ketchup is "Worthy as Gold." And former "Star Trek" star Shatner says Heinz "Fixes Burgers at Warp Speed."

Bradshaw, former quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers, has a label saying "Served at the Immaculate Reception," a reference to his 1972 pass to Franco Harris.

Kudrow 'Comeback' planned

Los Angeles - At a pre-Emmy party Friday night, "Sex and the City" executive producer Michael Patrick King told TV Guide Online the title of the HBO comedy he's developing for former "Friends" star Lisa Kudrow.

"It's called 'The Comeback,'" he said. "We start filming next month."

King declined to provide further details, except to say that Kudrow "would not be playing herself" and that the show would be set in Los Angeles.

But the Hollywood Reporter says Kudrow will play a former sitcom star staging a comeback.

Rodney Dangerfield in coma

Los Angeles - Rodney Dangerfield has been in a coma for a couple of weeks after undergoing heart surgery, but has begun to show some awareness, his wife said Monday.

The 82-year-old comedian was stable and had been breathing on his own for 24 hours, Joan Dangerfield said in a statement released by the comic's publicist, Kevin Sasaki.

Dangerfield had a heart valve replaced Aug. 25 at the University of California-Los Angeles Medical Center.

There was no mention of a coma in a condition update from the publicist last week.