BARBARA STREISAND APPROVES OF “A STAR IS BORN” REMAKE
MALIBU, Calif. (AP) – Barbra Streisand hopes the new version of “A Star Is Born” is as big a hit as the ones before it. Streisand says it’s the power of a good story. She says even with stories like “Romeo and Juliet,” where everyone knows how it ends, people still want to see how it gets there.
ARNOLD KOPELSON, ‘PLATOON’ PRODUCER, DIES AT 83
NEW YORK (AP) – The producer of the Oscar-winning “Platoon” has died. Arnold Kopelson was 83. CBS, of which Kopelson was a board member for more than a decade, confirmed to The Associated Press that Kopelson died Monday. Details were not available. Kopelson produced the Oliver Stone film about the Vietnam War that came out in 1986 and won four Academy Awards, including one for Kopelson for best picture. His other credits include such 1990s hits as “The Fugitive,” a best picture nominee, and “A Perfect Murder.” Kopelson was in the news this summer when a video he shot of media mogul Sumner Redstone became part of a lawsuit involving CBS and whether the 95-year-old Redstone was still able to make decisions.
“THE WORLD’S BEST” COMING NEXT YEAR
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Drew Barrymore, RuPaul and Faith Hill will be the American judges for a competition show looking for talent around the world. “The World’s Best” will consider entertainers from all genres and from all countries. The contestants will have to impress not only the American judges, but the “wall of the world”: 50 experts from around the world and from all aspects of entertainment. James Corden will host. The show will premiere on CBS next year.