People in the News
NEWARK, Calif. (AP) _ Tough-guy film star Arnold Schwarzenegger got mixed reviews on a tour of a suburban shopping mall during a break from filming ″Terminator II.″
″He’s a lot more sexy in person than he is on screen,″ said Jackie Johnson, 20, of Hayward, after catching a glimpse of the muscular star in the NewPark Mall in this San Francisco Bay city on Friday.
Another woman wasn’t happy with his manners.
″You could at least say ’hi,‴ she called to Schwarzenegger, who didn’t respond.
Schwarzenegger squeezed a couple of tennis shoes and tried on cowboy hats before security guards escorted him past a group of waving women and out of the mall.
Schwarzenegger was filming scenes in nearby Fremont.
HAMTRAMCK, Mich. (AP) - MTV video jockey ″Downtown″ Julie Brown pranced, prowled and even pilfered her way through the Cadillac assembly plant in this Detroit enclave while filming segments for her cable TV music show.
Cheered on like a USO entertainer visiting battle-weary troops, Brown and her camera crews had the run of the General Motors Corp. facility Friday.
She chatted with workers and test-drove several Cadillac models.
″Too bad I don’t know how to drive,″ she said while rolling off the line in a midnight blue Seville. ″But they’ve got lots of these suckers back there so they don’t care.″
Brown, 28, even found wardrobe accessories in the plant. But the cache of parts she stashed in her jumpsuit were confiscated when she was frisked by a security guard.
″I was going to make earrings out of them,″ Brown said of the foiled theft.
BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) - Actress Audrey Hepburn, fresh from a U.N. projects tour in Vietnam, said Saturday that officials are working hard to ensure the children of that impoverished nation grow up healthy and well educated.
″People-wise, they are doing things right,″ the goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Children’s Fund said.
Hepburn said she was once on the receiving end of such projects.
As a teenager in Holland at the end of World War II, she said she learned firsthand about foraging for food and the difference international help can make.
″I was one of the thousands of kids who got packages of food and medicine to take home from the Red Cross, UNICEF, CARE - the three names I remember so vividly,″ she said.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Actor Lou Gossett Jr. says he grew up in an integrated New York City neighborhood where black families were as proud of their heritage as Italian, Irish and Jewish families.
Now, he says black people need to continue celebrating their heritage.
Gossett was the guest speaker Friday at Huston-Tillotson College’s 38th annual charter day anniversary. The day commemorates the merging of Huston and Tillotson, two predominately black schools.
″It is vitally necessary to celebrate our heritage in the United States today,″ Gossett told students.
He also urged the audience to help America’s poor and homeless. Gossett grew up in New York’s Brooklyn borough.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Entertainer Wayne Newton’s organization has signed a two-year contract to manage a $1.4 million Indian bingo hall that’s been closed for six months.
Wayne Newton Gaming Inc. has agreed to manage a bingo hall operated by the Seneca-Cayuga tribe in far northeastern Oklahoma, said Sandra Hoy, Newton’s director of marketing.
The hall will open Nov. 16, but a grand opening ceremony, at which Newton will appear, is scheduled for January, Hoy said.
Newton already operates a bingo hall in Santa Ynez, Calif.