The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on May 24, 1998 · Page 42
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Q Queen Latifah, first lady of rap and star of the former Fox show IJring Single, Is known as a smart businesswoman who manages other acts as well. What plans does she have for herself these days? Tiffany Jackson La Marque, Texas With her fourth album, Order in the Court, about to hit stores, Latifah, 28, might feel entitled to take more time for things she loves: motorcycling, impromptu softball games, cookouts. But she has Lilith Fair dates coming up next month, a book to write (on self-esteem for young women), a company to run (Flavor Unit Management) and promotional duties for a fall romantic comedy, in which she plays a jazz singer. (She had a small part in the spring flop Sphere, too.) By most accounts, the East Orange, N.J., native is as savvy at the business of entertainment as she is the show. She sees Flavor Unit as a way to keep her hand in it if all outlets for her own talent suddenly disappear. At our Web site Classic TV Showdown: Round 2 begins Vote for your favorite! Past '80s winners Family Ties (left) and Cheers compete for your vote in Round 2 of Who's News ^ ft ft r ft the Classic TV Showdown, the weekly battle of hits of yesteryear. Series of the '60s that will face off in Round 2 in coming weeks: The Andy Griffith Show, Bewitched, Bonanza, The Beverly Hillbillies. Students' best stories Click on TEENS to read stories D by this year's Student Fiction Contest finalists. And educators, 3 use online guides to help your m students enter next year. By Lorrie Lynch BIRTH DAYS MAY 24 Rosanne Cash, 43; Priscilla Presley, 53; Patti LaBeile, 54; Bob Dylan, 57 MAY 25 Justin Henry, 27; Connie Sellecca, 43; Dixie Carter, 59; Beverly Sills, 69 MAY 26 Helena Bonham Carter, 32; Lenny Kravitz, 34; Stevie Nicks, 50 MAY 27 Louis Gossett Jr., 62; Henry Kissinger, 75 MAY 28 Gladys Knight, 54 MAY 29 Melissa Etheridge, 37; Annette Bening, 40; At Unser, 59 MAY 30 Wynonna Judd, 34 Have a question or comment about people In the news? CALL 1-800-255-5463, Sundays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. E-mail: whosnews@usaweekend.com. n The allegations about Monica Lewinsky y and President Clinton got me thinking about Donna Rice, whose affair with Gary Hart ended his 1988 presidential hopes. Where Is she now? Caroline Shephard, Aurora, Colo. Though she thought she'd never again have a normal life, Donna Rice Hughes has found . one as an anti-porn ! crusader. Hughes, 40 ( and married almost [ four years, says her I work as communi- | cations director at Enough is Enough, a Virginia organization that seeks to protect The former kids from Internet Donna Rice: smut, has let her Nc ™rried, Nantz at home in Connecticut with wife Lorrie. CBS' Winter Olympics anchor next tackles the NFL Where has sportscaster Jim Nantz been since his high-visibility assignment anchoring the Winter Olympics in Japan? Nancy Schrader, Sayre, Pa. Nantz, 38, took a lot of hits on his well-chiseled chin for Nagano. But he's been a staple of CBS' sports stable since 1985, and his schedule was so booked with covering college basketball's "March Madness" and the Master's golf tournament that he made it home to his wife and daughter only one day in the three months post- Olympics. Come fall, he has a plum new assignment anchoring The NFL Today. "I dreamed of that when I was a boy, when I played Pee Wee football." Of the Monday-morning quarterbacking on the Olympics, Nantz, who counts pro golfer Fred Couples among his ex-University of Houston roommates, tells us: "Television- bashing has become a favorite Olympic sport. A lot of people who criticized didn't have a good idea of what it was like out there." heal at a different with two level: "I used to run ste P chil *en. from the media; now I talk to them all the time." She won't comment on the Lewinsky matter but tells us it takes a while to get over the "pain and devastation" of sudden notoriety. Rice! has four movies due, starting with this weekend's The Opposite of Sex. ft Teen actress Christina Ricci has played y dark roles in so many movies, from The Addams Family to the more recent 70s period drama The Ice Storm. I wonder If she's like that in real life. Maybe she should do a comedy. Jonathan Cano, Gering, Neb. Ricci, 17, is the first to admit she's strange; she's been acting since she was 7 and has said she was considered a weird kid. But while offscreen she had maturity beyond her years and quiet self-confidence, she too often was offered pap like the 1996 remake of That Dam Cat. With four new movies coming this summer, you'll see her play lots of different roles, including a comic one in The Opposite of Sex, opening this weekend. She's already earned good reviews for that movie, and loved the attention it brought her at winter's Sundance film fest. More proof that Ricci is taken seriously: She was on the cover of Vanity Fair's annual young-Hollywood issue. n Jacqueline Onassis' New York y apartment was sold after her death in 1994. What happened to her homes in Massachusetts and New Jersey? Do her children use them? Joseph C. Palmer, Lexington, Ohio At the tune of Onassis' death, her children, Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg, now 40, and John || Kennedy Jr., 37, owned two Smart mom Onassis with her children in 1991. properties: a 10-acre estate in New Jersey hunt country (which they've since sold) and a Hyannis Port, Mfss., home, part of the Kennedy "compound." Jackie deeded them to her children years before her death; that way, they avoided paying inheritance taxes on them. John and Caroline also inherited their mother's elegant home on Martha's Vineyard. C3 Contributing: Andrea Croot, Jennifer Mendelsohn, Jeanne Wright

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