Names in the News
Mar. 27, 1995
RADNOR, Pa. (AP) _ Bo doesn't know the meaning of ``off-season.''
Two-sport star Bo Jackson has signed up with the William Morris Agency and is open for business, he says in the April 1 issue of TV Guide.
Jackson, a free agent with the California Angels, is turning his sights toward Hollywood because he's tired of waiting for the baseball strike to end.
The former Los Angeles Raider, who had a TV role as a nanny on ``Diagnosis Murder,'' says he isn't kidding himself about his talent off the playing fields.
``Bo doesn't know acting,'' Jackson said, ``but he's learning.''
RADNOR, Pa. (AP) _ Fed up with sex and violence on the TV talk shows? How about ``Teenagers Who Die for Love'' and ``What to do When Your Uncle Kills Your Dad and Marries Your Mom?''
Tabloid television doesn't have anything on William Shakespeare and his works, such as ``Romeo and Juliet'' and ``Hamlet,'' Maury Povich says.
``Shakespeare used all the themes tabloid TV touches,'' the talk show host tells TV Guide in its April 1 issue. ``Shakespeare might have been thought of as the Ricki Lake of his era.''
LONDON (AP) _ Hey Mr. Tambourine Man, play a song for me _ or just sing it.
Bob Dylan abandoned his guitar on Sunday night when he launched a British tour in Brighton, on the southeastern English coast.
Dylan, rarely seen on stage guitarless, opened the concert warbling ``Mama You're Gonna Miss Your Best Friend Now'' and ``I Want You'' crooner style _ just him, the mike, and his band.
He picked up his guitar for the third number, ``All Along the Watchtower,'' and kept hold of it for the rest of the show.
POWDER SPRINGS, Ga. (AP) _ Newt Gingrich went from House Speaker to house shoveler, breaking ground for a Habitat for Humanity home.
But he quickly turned over shoveling duties to a nearby youngster along with a civics lesson: ``It's good for you. It's good practice. This is how you build communities.''
Pounding laws through Congress is apparently easier than pounding nails for Gingrich, R-Ga., who didn't try to exaggerate his carpentry skills.
``I'm good at getting in the way,'' he quipped Sunday. ``I am pretty good at carrying things.''
JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) _ Even after years of successful acting, black actors are still limited in the roles they are offered on television, says actor Tim Reid.
``I'm still stereotyped,'' said Reid, who plays the single father of twins in the ABC sitcom, ``Sister, Sister.''
Reid, 50, said his success with roles in ``WKRP in Cincinnati,'' and ``Simon & Simon,'' have helped him overcome roadblocks set up by TV executives.
``Now, I have a little more to do with my destiny,'' Reid said Saturday at a banquet to raise scholarship money for minority students in West Tennessee.