Ron Meyer was appointed president and chief operating officer of MCA Inc., the entertainment conglomerate recently acquired by Seagram Co. Ltd. for $7.7 billion. Meyer, 50, will replace Sidney Sheinberg, 60, who has run MCA since 1973, on Aug. 1.
SENTENCED: Actor Hugh Grant, 34, to pay a $1,600 fine and serve two years’ probation, including taking an AIDS education program; after pleading no contest to a charge of lewd conduct, in Los Angeles city court. Grant, who did not appear for the sentencing, later escorted his longtime girlfriend, model Elizabeth Hurley, 29, to the première of his new movie, Nine Months.
She looks like any other kid hanging around Yonge Street in downtown Toronto—T-shirt, green army pants cut down into shorts, ankle-high Doc Martens. Her long, fake fingernails are painted black, and chipped. Like any other kid, that is, until she plops down on the sidewalk and starts asking passers-by for change.By CAREY DU GRAY3 min
Doing time. Thanks to countless prison movies, the phrase conjures up all sorts of images of what life must be like behind bars: hard labor, mind-numbing tedium, brutal guards and crazed cell mates. But Marilyn Tan, the Edmonton socialite who was the star of a sensational sex trial in May, encountered only the tedium during her own brief stay in jail.By BARBARA WICKENS6 min
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