Entertainment Today: Show-biz news

By United Press International   |   Oct. 10, 2001 at 4:45 AM
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According to a report in the New York Daily News, director Steven Soderbergh is making some changes in his upcoming movie, "Ocean's Eleven" -- reshooting a scene that depicts an explosion at the New York New York hotel and casino in Las Vegas.

The location features a replica of the World Trade Center, which was destroyed in the Sept. 11 terrorist attack.

The explosion in the movie was not an act of terrorism -- rather, it was part of the story of a major casino heist. Still, the newspaper said Warner Bros. confirmed that the Oscar-winning director of "Erin Brockovich" will replace the New York New York location with a fictional casino.

"Ocean's Eleven" -- with an all-star cast that includes George Clooney, Julia Roberts and Brad Pitt -- is scheduled to have its world premiere Dec. 7 at the Bellagio in Las Vegas.


Jay Leno's 2001 Harley-Davidson -- festooned with autographs from the likes of Tom Cruise, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Denzel Washington, John Travolta, Nicolas Cage and Nicole Kidman -- is on the eBay auction block to raise money for The Twin Towers Fund.

Between now and Oct. 17, visitors to eBay's Auction for America (ebay.com/jayleno) can bid on the bike, which Leno just bought in July. It's black, with a custom black leather seat, has only about 200 miles on it, and is described as "in perfect condition."

Leno has also collected signatures on the bike from Sylvester Stallone, Cuba Gooding Jr., Salma Hayek, Pamela Anderson, Magic Johnson, Terry Bradshaw and other celebrities. A publicist for NBC said that, by the time the bidding ends, Drew Carey, Billy Bob Thornton, Britney Spears and others are expected to sign the bike.

(The above two items thanks to UPI Hollywood Reporter Pat Nason)


Shannon Doherty, famous for dishing the dirt, will now get a chance to do it properly. A California court has sentenced the 30-year-old former star of "Beverly Hills 90210" and "Charmed" to five days of picking up garbage and pulling weeds.

Court records show that Doherty's sentence stems from arrests on charges of driving while drunk. Nearly a year ago, she received a reduced sentence after an initial arrest. At that time, the judge warned the actress about future drinking. In June, Doherty was sentenced to three years of probation and fined $1,500 on a second DUI charge.

(Thanks to UPI Feature Reporter Dennis Daily)

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