The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on May 6, 2001 · Page 56
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Who's News OLMOS '"I A> ^ A Q . I enjoyed seeing Edward James Oimos play a • Supreme Court candidate on The West Wing last year. What else is he working on? Olmos plays a different officer of the court Sunday night. He's the main character in the.NBC miniseries The Judge, from the Steve Martini novel of the same title. The actoi and political activist says. "In a good story. Ill play anything from the doorstop to the lead,' but he tells us meaty parts are harder to find as he gets older. So Olmos. 54 and married to Sopranos actress Lorraine Bracco, spends much of his time criss crossing the country speaking to young people on social justice issues. "We re heading into real strong change," he says of the new decade, "and politically the change is as opposite as it could be. More so than anybody anticipated.' Q . Claire Danes was impressive in the little-seen ' 1999 film Brokedown Palace. Why haven't I seen her in anything lately? DENISE STEVENS, PUtsbu^yh Because Danes, 22, is a full-time student at Yale. The talented, wispy actress, known for her roles in Little Women, Romeo + Juliet and TVs M ^j So-Called Life, is now a junior m£g'oring in English literature. Not only did her friend and mentor Jodie Foster encourage her to go to Yale (Foster is an alum), Danes' grandfather was once dean of the Yale architecture school. Though she deferred enrollment for a year, college was never a question. She promised her parents she'd go, and she's doing well, all A's and B's. That said, she took off the spring semester to appear in an off-Broadway production in New Yoi'k and act in her next two iilms. The Hours and Igby Goes Down. She's now in Copenhagen fihning a | romantic drama. It's AU Ahowt Love, with Joaquin Phoenix. I Q , Who is taking care of the two young children ' OJ.Simpson had with his murdered wife, Nicole Brown Simpson? SHIRLEY BARNES, Dottier Sydney and Justin Simpson live in Miami with their father, who continues to try to overturn a civil comt i-uling that found him liable for the 1994 mm-ders of Nicole and her fiiend Ron Goldman. Simpson's latest lawyer, Yale Galanter, paints us a rosy pictui'e of his client as "Mr. Mom" — earpooling the kids to their pinvate school, attending basketball games and dance recitals — and says the children talk daily to theu- gi*and- parents and see them whenever they like because relations between Simpson and Nicole's parents are now cordial. Nicole's sister, Denise Brown, however, tells us she still hates Simpson, who recently had a brush with the law in Florida. He is chai-ged with felony burglai-y and simple battery in a road-rage case but denies the allegations. SIMPSON'S KIDS: SYDNEY, 15, AND JUSTIN, 12 THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS 5.6.01 George Clooney 40 Roma Downey 41 Tony Blair 48 Willie Mays 70 5.7.01 Tim Russert SI 5.8.01 Enrique Iglesias 26 Melissa Gilbert 37 5.9.01 Billy Joel 52 Candice Bergen SS James L. Brooks 61 Albert Finney 65 Mike Wallace 83 5.10.01 Bono (of U2) 41 5.11.01 Tim McGraw 35 Natasha Richardson 38 Louis Farrakhan 68 5.12.01 Kim Fields 32 Stephen Baldwin 35 Emilio Estevez 38 George Carlln 64 Burt Bacharach 72 Yogi Berra 76 J Lewis, sitcom comedienne, takes to the stage at New York's Carnegie IHall this weekend to sing her heart out. Who knew? The reality is Lewis, 41, had a 13-year New York stage career before she made Hollywood take notice in NBC's NewiRadlo. Although she never had a singing lesson and avoided singing for a long time, Lewis tells us she's grown comfortable with it. At Carnegie Hall, she'll perform four standards as well as a piece she wrote herself; she's recording an album of her own songs, too. "I've sung [at Carnegie Hall] before," she says, buf'it's always daunting. It's not so much that it's a stage with a huge auditorium. Ifs the name that goes with it." The 5-foot-1 redhead from Cincinnati, whose sardonic delivery is the best reason to watch NBC's new sitcom Three Sisters, is finally putting down roots in Los Angeles."it's time,'she tells us."I can't believe I'm in this ridiculous bidding war on a house." Q . Actor Patrick Dempsey has turned up * in Will & Grace and Once and Again this season. Those are terrific TV shows, but what happened to his movie career? NANCY NORDHEIMER, Monroeville, Pa. We're told the phone in his Beverly Hills home is ringing with movie offers again, thanks to those high-profile TV jobs that have earned Dempsey high praise. But it's too early to say whether they'll lead to a script that will jump- stai-t a flagging movie career. A teen heart- ^ throb after his star turn in 198Ts Can't Buy s Me Love, Dempsey, now 35 and manned to | makeup artist Jillian Fink, has grown into i his rugged good looks; that was clear when a he played a closeted sports reporter inter- 1 ested in Will. Yet more eye-catching is his i multilayered performance as Aaron, Lily's i mentally ill brother on Once and Again. | Who needs movie offers? He's likely to get I an Emmy nomination for that role, ca \ Contributing: EVELYN POITEVENT, FRAPPA STOUT. % JEANNE WRIGHT = PRESIDENT, CEO & EDITOR: MarclaBullard • PUBLISHER: Charles Gabrielson VICE PRESIDENTS: Dave Barber, Bill Coakley, Jim Hackett, Thomas Melsel Tavis5miley,TeftyStld(els,;eflreyZaslow Art Director Pamela Smith DerignDirKtorUonUwrencelll AsUstantArtDireetonDianHolton C3i™ctor of Photognvhy: Matt Mendelsohn D«*t» Photo Edhor Rebecca Roth OMnrl^^t ^ci^ (reneRadakewych 0,fic. Staff: Stephanie Kete Advertising Office: 535 Madison Ave. New York, N.Y.I 0022 Edltori.lOfflc.:1000Wil5OnBlvd.,Arlinglon,Va.22229 >hon.:l-80(M87 .2in ^El.lh^ Printed in the USA © Copyright 2001 USA WEEKEND, a division of Gannett Co. Inc. Since 1953, your Family Weekly. THE MACHINE TOAT JMKK A D^^ <;USA WEEKE^aD 4 USAWEEKEND-May 4-6,2001

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