People in the News
LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Caley Leigh Chase is actor-comedian Chevy Chase’s daughter - and you’re not.
Caley Leigh was born Saturday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, said publicist Pat Kingsley. Chase, 41, and his wife Jayni, 27, who live in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles, also have a 2-year-old daughter.
″Everything is fine,″ Ms. Kingsley said. ″It was a normal delivery.″
Chase, who gained fame as one of the original cast members of television’s ″Saturday Night Live,″ has just completed a new movie called ″Vacation II,″ and has another, ″Fletch,″ coming out in about three months, she said.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Cable television maverick Ted Turner has agreed to a joint venture with a Hollywood producer that may give Turner his first taste of movie-making.
Turner Broadcasting Systems reached a tentative agreement with producer Ray Stark of Rastar Productions for feature films and pay-television productions that must be approved by Turner and Stark, according to Robert Wussler, executive vice president of Turner Broadcasting.
Discussions began last spring as Rastar was filming ″The Slugger’s Wife″ in the home stadium of the Atlanta Braves, the professional baseball team Turner owns, Wussler said.
No details were given on the types of films to be produced, but Wussler indicated projects likely will shy away from the violent and negative themes for which Turner has criticized network TV programmers.
″We’ve discussed types of films, and suffice to say they’re not going to be Santa Claus slashing people or ‘Halloween’ the fourth time around,″ he said.
NEWCASTLE, England (AP) - Rock star Meat Loaf collapsed on stage after suffering food poisoning over the weekend, his manager says.
Meat Loaf, whose hits include the top-selling album ″Bat Out of Hell,″ was in the midst of his energetic act at Newcastle City Hall when he passed out. He was taken by ambulance to the Royal Victoria Infirmary, where he was released after an examination, a spokesman said.
Manager Robbie Johnstone said Meat Loaf’s problems resulted from ″food poisoning contracted the previous evening, leaving his system completely dehydrated. This illness combined with the heat on stage caused his collapse.″
Johnstone said no concert cancellations were expected.