People in the News
NEW YORK (AP) _ Madonna hasn’t lost her taste for discipline.
More than 1,000 people showed up for a party at a Greenwich Village nightclub to promote her new video, ``Bedtime Story.″ The crowd was rowdy by the time she took to the stage to lounge on a brass bed and read ``Miss Spider’s Tea Party.″
``I’ll just wait till you shut up,″ she told the crowd late Saturday. ``Show some respect.″
LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Professional house guest Brian ``Kato″ Kaelin wants to stretch his 15 minutes of fame.
Hollywood publicist Lee Solters, who has represented Barbra Streisand, Frank Sinatra and Michael Jackson, said he was hired to promote the career of the B-movie actor best known as a guest at O.J. Simpson’s estate.
``I told him I was interested in only one thing _ career publicity _ and not using O.J. Simpson as a device,″ Solters said.
Solters said Monday that Kaelin has lost some potential movie roles because he has to be available to testify at Simpson’s trial.
One of Kaelin’s confirmed projects is a movie titled ``The 16th Minute.″ The title stems from Andy Warhol’s quip about everyone someday achieving 15 minutes of fame.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) _ Country star Suzy Bogguss has given birth to her first child, a son.
Benton Charles Crider, 8 pounds, 12 ounces, was born Friday at a Nashville hospital.
Bogguss, 38, is married to songwriter Doug Crider. She recently released the album ``Simpatico″ with guitarist Chet Atkins and sang ``Take It to the Limit″ on the tribute album ``Common Thread: The Songs of the Eagles.″
PARIS (AP) _ Brigitte Bardot joined hundreds of animal-rights activists outside the Norwegian Embassy on Monday to protest the Oslo government’s decision to allow hunting of baby seals on arctic ice floes to resume.
``As the ice melts, we have to make preparations this year so that it stops and is not started again next year,″ the former screen star said.
Norway had banned hunting of baby seals since 1989 but recently voted to resume the practice, saying the animals are used for scientific research.
MOSCOW (AP) _ Boris Yeltsin sent 80th birthday congratulations Monday to pianist Svyatoslav Richter.
The Russian president called Richter’s musical interpretations ``a source of inspiration and love of beauty,″ and wished the maestro ``many more years of creative work,″ the ITAR-TASS news agency reported.
Richter was traveling abroad, the agency said. But friends and admirers organized a music party in his honor.
Richter became the Soviet Union’s leading pianist in the 1940s and toured the world’s stages in the 1950s. He has toured rarely in recent years.