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In film, these were worst of 1996

(ran SS edition of Metro & State)

Demi Moore and her revealing Striptease led annual Oscar eve dishonors Sunday, capturing six Razzie Awards for the worst in Hollywood movies in 1996. The Golden Raspberry Foundation declared it: "Demi Does Dullest" at the 17th annual spoof of the Academy Awards. Striptease won Razzies for worst picture, actress (Moore), screen couple (Moore and Burt Reynolds), director (Andrew Bergman), screenplay (Bergman) and song. Moore's "bumbling and grinding" role actually tied in the worst actress category _ with herself. In addition to Striptease, she got a Razzie for her work in The Juror. Other Razzie "winners" included: worst actor (tie): Tom Arnold for Big Bully and Pauly Shore for Bio-Dome. Worst supporting actor: Marlon Brando for Island of Dr. Moreau. Worst supporting actress: Melanie Griffith for Mulholland Falls. Worst written film grossing over $100-million: Twister. Worst new star: Pamela Anderson Lee for Barb Wire.

Oscar security sniffs out crasher

A man who wrote a how-to book on crashing big events was jailed Sunday for trying to sneak into the site of the Academy Awards. Scott Kerman, 30, of Los Angeles, author of All Sold Out! How to Sneak Into Sporting Events and Concerts, allegedly was caught in the Shrine Auditorium lobby while a rehearsal was under way. Kerman, a comedian, had predicted in a news release earlier this month that he would infiltrate the Oscars. He boasted that he had sneaked into 300 sporting events, including 25 World Series games. He was booked for trespassing and held in lieu of $250 bail. "People should not attempt to sneak into the Academy Awards. We have increasing amounts of security here," said Dereck Andrade, a spokesman for Pinkerton's Inc., the security firm for the Oscars. "And we will catch you."

Actor talks up reading's wonders

You likely wouldn't recognize her without the metallic blue eye shadow, hubcap-sized fake eyelashes and mustard yellow jumpsuits, but actor Kathy Kinney, who portrays fashion victim/secretary from hell Mimi Bobeck on ABC's The Drew Carey Show, hopes to bring the character's burgeoning popularity to bear on issues that mean the most in her life. "I really want to use this alleged celebrity to do something about books and learning and kids," says Kinney, relaxing in a conference room at WFTS-Ch. 28 Monday, hours before hosting the Tampa station's Oscar party at Frankie's Patio in Ybor City _ which doubled as a fund-raiser for the Children's Home Inc. "Because books are where I got most of my ideas, even beyond any kind of formal education."