The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on May 4, 1997 · Page 47
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 47

Salina, Kansas
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Sunday, May 4, 1997
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Who's News Bullock, McConaughey: How close are they? • Is Matthew McConaughey, one of Hollywood's most talked-about new actors, dating anyone? I hear Sandra Bullock. Sylvia Burgett-Herrin, El Paso The handsome Texan, whose role in last summer's A Time to Kill made him an overnight star, and Bullock, the Speed sweetheart (her sequel is due July 2), are seen all over the place holding hands and looking very cozy. But their reps continue to insist that nothing more than a close friendship is going on. • Where is Tina Majorino, the cute kid star whose last splash was WaterWorld? Joseph Alarcon West Covina, Calif. Look for her looking very grown up May 18 and 20 in the CBS miniseries True Women; ultimately, she'd like to both act and direct. "My thoughts on different things progress as I go along," the articulate 12-year-old tells us. She already knows: "I'm going to be an actress the rest of my life. I want to be a mother, have a family." Until then, "I have chores. I live in a regular house. I go to my brother's hockey games. I do karate, I roller- blade, I like basketball. I love soccer. I just hang out with my friends." Majorino: "My real life is like everybody else's." By Lorrie Lynch BIRTHDAYS MAY 4 Randy Travis, 38; George Will, 56; William Bennett, 59 MAY 5 Sage Stallone, 21; Tina Yothers, 24; Tammy Wynette, 55 MAY 6 Bob Seger, 52 MAY 7 Robbie Knievel, 35; Darren McGavin, 75 MAY 8 Enrique Iglesias, 22; Toni Tennille, 54; Peter Benchley, 57; Thomas Pynchon, 60; Don Rickles, 71 MAY 9 Billy Joel, 48; Candice Bergen, 51; James Brooks, 57; Mike Wallace, 79 MAY 10 Hilary LJndh, 28; Bono, 37; Dave Mason, 51; Taurean Blacque, 56; Pat Summerall, 67; I Berry Brazelton, 79 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: • Will there be no end to books by people affiliated with the OJ. Simpson trials? The latest to sign a deal is Oenise Brown, Nicole Simpson's sister. Will she share the money with Nicole's kids? Suzanne Paulsen Laurel, Miss. Brown isn't saying whether Justin and Sydney Simpson will get any of the $1 million she was paid to write Nicole's Story from her sister's journals. And it's Denise Brown will unlock Nicole's diaries. not certain the book will be a best- selling money-maker; plenty of O.J.-related books haven't sold well. Brown's book, due this fall, is certain to be a damning look at the Simpsons' relationship. (After the civil trial verdict, Brown was heard to say in court: "Let me get out of here, or I'm gonna kill him.") The latest writer is prosecutor Marcia Clark, who was unable to win conviction of Simpson in the murders of Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman; her book, Without a Doubt, is officially released this week. Others with deals or working books: novelist Dominick Dunne; O.J. ex- girlfriend Paula Barbieri; and civil trial lawyer Daniel Petroceili. •The syndicated sd-fl adventure Babylon 5 may have a cult following, but some of us have followed its star, Bruce Boxleitner, since his days in The Scarecrow and Mrs. King. Tell us about his family with Melissa Gilbert Helen Melton, Cleveland,Tenn. They have a combined family of four boys, 16 months to 16 years. "All want to go into acting," Boxleitner tells us. Gilbert — former child star of Little House on the Prairie, who turns 33 Thursday — has more experience with that, says Boxleitner, 46. "I wasn't raised anywhere near show business." But together they've decided the business "is no place to be a child." Boxleitner, who soon starts filming two Babylon 5 movies, says blending a family isn't always easy. "We're really trying to be the best family we can. We want to give them a good base to fly from." Limbaugh remains radio's Mr. Right. • I no longer can find talk show host Rush Umbaugh on my TV or radio dial. I didn't always agree with him, but I was interested in his views. What happened to him? Ada Taylor, Walla Walla, Wash. His TV show was canceled in 1996, but the proudly conservative talker, once as much a part of the nation's political discourse as the president, is still yakking on 650 radio stations nationwide, albeit with less clout than in his heyday. Local station managers decide whether Limbaugh, who has seen new competition from syndicated shrinks, remains a good fit for their cities; Limbaugh's folks say they are holding steady. Fugees Lauryn Hill, left, Pras and Wyclef. • How did Lauryn Hill, of the "positive rap" group The Fugees, hook up with her bandmates? These Grammy winners are going places, and I wonder how they got Started. Dean Tafoya, Battle Mountain, Nev. When Prakazrel "Pras" Michel was in search of a female lead for an R&B band he was devising in 1988, he was introduced to Hill, a fellow student at his New Jersey high school. Michel's cousin Wyclef, son of a Haitian preacher, dropped by a studio one day while Pras and Hill were working. Two albums into | it, they top hip-hop, the only living rappers to sell 6 million-plus records, ca N LUGGAGE.

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