Comedian Garrett Morris was in serious but stable condition in a hospital Friday after being shot during a botched robbery 24 hours before. Morris, 57, best known as one of the original cast members of Saturday Night Live, was held up by two men in south central Los Angeles as he visited a friend who did paint work on his car. Officials said Morris was expected to survive.
Disney to drop Jackson exhibit
Capt. Eo's days of saving the world with song and dance are numbered at Walt Disney World's Epcot Center. Disney is dropping Michael Jackson's 3-D spectacular at the Florida park, said Judson Green, president of Disney Attractions. But officials said the decision had nothing to do with claims that the performer sexually molested a teenage boy. "We have to keep offering something new," said David Herbst, a Disney spokesman. "We may have gotten some complaints. But that's not why we're replacing the film." Capt. Eo will be replaced this fall at Epcot by Honey I Shrunk the Audience.
Actor-singer Jim Nabors is recuperating from a successful liver transplant, a UCLA Medical Center spokeswoman reported Thursday. Television's Gomer Pyle underwent the operation on Feb. 14. He was expected to remain hospitalized for about a month, but as released Monday. . . Martha Raye's $5-million lawsuit against Bette Midler and makers of the film For the Boys is for the birds, a judge ruled. In dismissing the breach of contract lawsuit, Superior Court Judge Jerry Fields concluded Wednesday that Midler, 20th Century Fox and others did not base the 1991 movie on a screen treatment of Raye's life.
The Bobby Bland concert set for today at the Ritz Theater in Tampa has been postponed, due to an illness suffered by the world-famous blues singer. Tickets can be redeemed at the point of purchase, or honored at the rescheduled show.