Another Willis-Moore production
Keep your eyes on the newsstand. Demi Moore is pregnant again. It will be the third child for Moore, 30, and husband Bruce Willis, 38. The due date wasn't announced. During Moore's last pregnancy, she appeared, very pregnant and very nude, in a portrait on the August 1991 cover of Vanity Fair. The couple have two daughters, Rumer Glenn, who turns 5 in August, and Scout LaRue, who turns 2 next month.
Goulet returns to "Camelot'
After more than three decades, Robert Goulet has graduated from amorous knight to aging king in a revival of Camelot at Broadway's Gershwin Theater. In the 1960 Alan Jay Lerner-Frederick Loewe musical, Richard Burton was Arthur, and Goulet played Lancelot, the handsome young nobleman who steals the monarch's wife, Queen Guenevere, played by Julie Andrews. This time around, Goulet is the monarch. What the critics are saying: "I had the curious sensation of missing Robert Goulet. He was of course very much in evidence, having ascended to the throne of King Arthur. What was absent was Mr. Goulet as Lancelot. . . . In his place in the revival is Steve Blanchard, who may be the Jean-Claude Van Damme of musical actors," said Mel Gussow of the New York Times. "This revival of Camelot . . . may be the first time Arthurian legend has been presented as a lounge act . . . (Goulet) saunters about the stage without much determination or spunk. It's not hard to see why his knights _ and his queen _ lost interest in him," said Howard Kissel, New York Daily News.
Depardieu son admits drug charges
The son of French film star Gerard Depardieu Wednesday admitted to drug charges in court in the Paris suburb of Versailles. Guillaume Depardieu, 22, faces a maximum of 20 years in prison for buying heroin in the Netherlands and reselling it in Paris. He told the court he needed the money to repay a loan but had given up drugs and now worked on musical versions of children's stories. Depardieu's father was filming abroad, but his mother was in court. She said her son was troubled by family problems at the time of the alleged offenses. The court was due to hand down its judgment Thursday.
"French Elvis' in trouble
A magistrate placed rock singer Johnny Hallyday _ the French Elvis Prsley _ under investigation Wednesday for suspected fraud and misappropriation of funds. Hallyday, whose three 50th-birthday concerts drew 180,000 to a Paris sports stadium last weekend, is accused of using a 3-million franc ($525,000) loan contracted by a company for personal use, justice sources said. The singer _ whose real name is Jean-Philippe Smet _ stuck his tongue out at a television crew as he arrived at the Paris courthouse. The loan was granted in 1988 to the Station Cafe company, of which Hallyday was a director, to open a restaurant in Paris. The company's manager filed a civil suit claiming the money was borrowed in his name without his knowledge, leading to the investigation against Hallyday.
Be free little ants
About 5,000 ants on display at the Venice Biennale, one of the world's top art exhibitions, were set free after protests by animal rights activists, an exhibition spokeswoman said last week. The insects were housed in plastic tubes and transparent boxes in a design by Japanese artist Yukinori Yanagi. The exhibit was completed by colored sand depicting national flags and was part of a section entitled "Can Art Change the World?" The work angered Italian animal rights groups, which started legal action against the Biennale. Yanagi freed the ants himself.
Tina Turner coming to Orlando
Entertainer Tina Turner, whose film autobiography, What's Love Got to Do With It?, opens in theaters Friday, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 20 at the Orlando Arena. Tickets are $25 and $35 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday through Ticketmaster. Opening for Turner will be the sultry-voiced Chris Isaak (Wicked Game).
IN THE ARTS
Attention, all artists
A new program, Pernod Liquid Art, which seeks to identify, exhibit and reward the work of new artists, has been announced by the French aperitif. The program is open to artists creating original wall-based art that have never had a one-person show at an established commercial gallery. Entries in the form of 35mm slides only will be accepted through Oct. 1. A panel of independent judges drawn from the New York art community will review submissions and select one artist whose work, in the opinion of the judges, is most original in vision. This artist will receive a $5,000 grant from Pernod. The winning artist's work, together with the work of nine semifinalists, will be featured early next year in a New York Pernod Liquid Art Exhibit. Thereafter, the exhibit will tour major markets around the country. For complete rules, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope (29 cents) to Pernod Liquid Art, Robert E. Griffin Inc., 133 W 19th St. Seventh Floor, New York, NY 10011.