Names in the News
SAN DIEGO (AP) _ Clint Eastwood took over where the Marines got off and is setting up a benefit showing of his new movie ″Heartbreak Ridge″ to raise money for the county Armed Forces YMCA.
Receipts from the Dec. 4 showing in Oceanside near Camp Pendleton, where much of the film was shot, will go to the YMCA, which serves up to 25,000 people a month, said Alan Amman, a spokesman for Eastwood and Warner Bros.
The Defense Department ordered Marine commands to withdraw support for the movie because of Eastwood’s portrayal as a hard-drinking and violent sergeant.
YMCA spokesman Mark Moore said the YMCA lost money because it had promoted a benefit and that he hopes to balance the books with the fundraiser.
″If we had the premiere, we figure we would have made $20,000, but that’s the way it goes. That’s showbiz,″ Moore said Tuesday.
HONOLULU (AP) - Stevie Wonder is giving a concert Feb. 7 at Aloha Stadium to benefit the handicapped and says he’s asking other entertainers to join him during ″Wonder Week.″
″I believe in the inner sight and vision in all of us,″ Wonder said at a news conference Tuesday with officials of the Honolulu-based TEACH (Teaching Each Other About Conquering Handicaps), a non-profit organization to inform people about the needs and capabilities of the handicapped.
Wonder, who has been blind since birth, said other musicians asked to join the concert include Whitney Houston and members of the Beach Boys. ″We’re asking everybody,″ he said.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Christina Ferrare, the ex-wife of automaker John Z. De Lorean, is on a diet after giving birth to a daughter in her second marriage and wants to break into comedy, her manager says.
Ms. Ferrare is married to Anthony Thomopoulos, a former ABC television executive, and had their first child, Alexandra, an 8-pound, 16-ounce girl, on Nov. 25.
She was host of ″AM Los Angeles″ but ended her contract with KABC-TV, said Arthur Gregory of the William Morris Agency.
″She would like to do a half-hour taped comedy show. That’s what she’s going to pursue now,″ said Gregory.
Ms. Ferrare, 36, put herself on a diet after the birth, he said, and ″is feeling absolutely terrific.″