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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 53

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Tuesday, March 23, 2004
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The Palm Beach Post 02S. A fresh and funny 'Fair Lady' at Maltz Jupiter Theatre. Review, 4D TUESDAY, MARCH 23, 2004 Have your photo taken with Burt! 0K, so it's only a life-size cutout that greets you at the Burt Reynolds and Friends museum. Thorn Smith n A ri n n it U ufl I I i n nil I I F ; ; J - " '! - Marathon will pour Trump Ice After hearing the pitch from organizers of the Marathon of the Palm Beaches, Donald Trump had a new response: "You're hired." The Donald agreed to provide the official water for the Nov. 14 race. You guessed it. Trump Ice. If you thought Trump Ice was a onetime thing to test candidates on The Apprentice, you don't know Trump. His Ice is chilling customers at his resorts, gamblers at his casinos and golfers at his courses, and now he's planning to put it on the market. He reportedly has ordered more than 100,000 cases of bottles in four sizes from Three Springs Water Co. in Laurel Run, Pa. Trump says it's better because it's low in sodium, plus his face and coat of arms grace the label, which, unlike most bottled waters, is not blue but red. Marathoners will pass Trump Plaza which Trump no longer owns but not Mar-a-Lago or Trump International Golf Course. As usual, Palm Beach was a problem. The town wanted to re-su-ict entries to 3,000 runners. "They also wanted us to go down the bike path," organizing committee chairman Iva Grady said. "We could have 10,000 runners in this race in a few years. Can you See SMITH, 4D THE American Idol BOOT CAMP Our weekly pick for the next contestant to be shown the door! iJ MATT ROGERS Former college football player Matt Rogers wasn't moving me last week during his take on Otis Redding's Hard To Handle. But apparently America didn't agree, nearly kicking off the scandalously talented Jennifer Hudson. Bad America! This week, I'm hoping that Matt goes bye-bye. He's got a pleasant enough voice and a huggable ex-jock thing happening. But he's dare I say it? boring. So long, Matt! We barely knew ye. Leslie Gray Streeter -vTku's MISS INDEPENDENT! Which singer is Kelly Clarkson rooting for on American Idol? "This is awful, but I have not even watched it. Not that I don't like it, but I just don't have time to watch TV. I'm not really big on reality TV, anyway. Plus, I've already been through it, so who wants to watch that again?" I .i - American Idol, Fox, 8 p.m. today f- that greets you at the Burt ,- s. , I f l 1 Reynolds and Friends museum. j mLJ ' I f jP W : ; I VTi! T THE J S T7.7f k V- little n .V f STR0KER ACES! The best of Burt's stuff 2W II fi y H w . . . ..WW a . i "t. I I 1 V IS 1 0 An autographed Russell Crowe photo from Mystery, Alaska: Burt's spiritual son in hairy, burly manliness, Crowe signed a picture to his Mystery costar: 'Burt, you're the real thing, man.' The macho torch is summarily passed. Burt's Hollywood hosannas: Hey, where else in South Florida can you see an Emmy and a Golden Globe? We sent our Flick Chick on a cannonball run to the Bandit's house - the Burt Reynolds museum - and she loved it! Where else can you see a chair made of hockey sticks and the bill of sale for Roy Rogers' horse? ntil very recently, my favorite cultural sites were the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, for its stunning collection of First Ladies' gowns, and the tres ornate Chateau de Versailles, the French monarchy's glittering monument to its own fabulousness. Of course, that was before I was introduced to the glorious kingdom of pop culture that is n I ( u n u ! n u u u n,, Dnnnu., a iLiufv union nit: jcni-um uui i y iikjiuzi aiiu Friends Museum in Jupiter. Although the former bank site didn't host the signing of a war-ending treaty and does not have Nancy Reagan's dress, it does feature the infamous canoe from Deliverance, a chair made completely of hockey sticks and the boots Burt wore while half-nekkid in a cowboy Leslie Gray hat in Tfie Best Little Whorehouse Streeter in Texas. Filled with photos and memorabilia from Burt's movies, TV shows and life, as well as those of his friends, the museum has a cool, Dean Martin Celebrity Roast vibe to it. (Note to self. There should be a Celebrity Roast museum where Don Rickles jovially insults tour groups and Ruth Buzzi slaps stragglers with her purse.) Speaking of 1970s TV shows, this very evening, accomplished actor and Match Game perennial Charles Nelson Reilly is conducting a three-hour acting seminar to benefit the museum's educational programs. Can you imagine how much cooler the Oscars would be if every speech included the line, "And I must thank my guru Charles Nelson Reilly"? But I digress. See MUSEUM, 4D Staff photos by GREG L0VETT I! i V- 'if" J tf9i: if r " I .1 r, . j, .. ,,-, - -nil UMiilni'iln iiiiiiiiliiliiilniirliin J The canoe from Deliverance: Remember the vessel that earned him and his movie pals to a watery backwoods doom? There it is, all restored and ready for another trip into the wilderness. Any takers? Authentic Dollywood carriage: Dolly Parton, Burt's Best Little Whorehouse in Texas costar, had a pretty little surrey with much fringe on top, just like the ones at her Pigeon Forge, Tenn., theme park, made especially for Burt. Because nothing says Burt Reynolds like lacy lady things. PLUS: THE MANY MOVIE MOODS OF BURT! 4D THE MAN WHO LOVED WOMEN On display at the museum are some artifacts tied to his lady loves: Sally Field: A pocket watch she gave to her Smokey and the Bandit costar. Chris Evert: A Virginia Slims tennis trophy that Evert inscribed: 'I won it for you.' Tammy Wynette: A gold record for her greatest hits collection, which she gave to his parents as a gift. Dinah Shore: A big picture of Burt's mature lady love, whom he dated for six years. The ex-wives: Conspicuously absent are many pictures of ex-wives Judy Came and Loni Anderson, although I did spy a group photo featuring Loni's fabulously blond head. Leslie Gray Streeter Field Wynette WOULD YOU WANT AT YOUR PROM? TELL US! Students, see and click on our 'prom' link. Parents, go there, too, and let us know what you think. The Palm Beach Post will print your answers in a future issue. Thanks a lot, Janet Jackson. Your boob mined prom! OK, maybe not ruined it, but stole its extreme potential for cool. Because you acted like such a hootch during the MTV-produced Super Bowl halftime show, Palm Beach County Schools Super intendent Art Jackson Johnson said no to MTV coming to the Lake Worth High School prom. He said he didn't want the students to be exploited by MTV and the network's proposed Prom Date, a reality show in which 10 guys would vie to be the prom date of one girl. MTV folks said they wouldn't be all nasty like that halftime show. They promised to provide a nice-nice musical act for the prom. Still no. Johnson went on WIRK-FM 107.9 radio Thursday to defend his decision: "I don't think the core mission of MTV and the public school system have much in common." It's not the kids he doesn't trust, Johnson said. It's MTV! Many students are not pleased. They think, for exam ple, that "It sucks," said Nick Mull-ings, 16, a freshman. That's not right. They shouldn't be teasing us like that." "Everyone in the halls was talking about (MTV coming), saying, 'Oh, I want to try out' or Wouldn't it be funny if this person tried out?' " said Eloise Wex-ler, 18, a senior. "A lot of groups of students are putting out petitions, and I think someone suggested going to (Johnson's) office and talking to him. We're still going to have prom, just not with MTV, I guess." "It's not cool," said Diana FJores, 17, a junior. "Everyone was excited, and now we don't get it? That's not cool. Maybe some kids would act different (in front of TV cameras), but that probably would be OK" "There's a lot of disappointment about it," said Denise Lamarre, 18, a senior. The seniors wanted to do a rally. They felt really strongly about it" She did agree with Johnson's contention that students would act differently around cameras, adding that there also would be the possibility of prom-crashers from other schools. "But everybody still wanted MTV there. Though I guess we're supposed to have a special, guest (at prom). The rumor is OutKast" . Rachel Sauer

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