NEWS LITE\Dixon went 2 for 100 in '95.Jeane Dixon's predictions for 1996 are out this week. But perhaps it's more instructive to review her predictions for 1995. Among the misses:
"A guilty verdict or hung jury will keep O.J. Simpson in jail through most of the year;" Michael Jackson Noun 1. Michael Jackson - United States singer who began singing with his four brothers and later became a highly successful star during the 1980s (born in 1958)
Michael Joe Jackson, Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley Lisa Marie Presley (born February 1, 1968) is an American singer/songwriter, who is the only daughter of Elvis Presley and Priscilla Beaulieu Presley. Presley heritage
As Elvis' only child, Lisa Marie eventually inherited his estate at the age of 30. will end their marriage; Princess Diana Noun 1. Princess Diana - English aristocrat who was the first wife of Prince Charles; her death in an automobile accident in Paris produced intense national mourning (1961-1997)
Diana, Lady Diana Frances Spencer, Princess of Wales reveals she'll remarry remarry
[-ries, -rying, -ried] to marry again following a divorce or the death of one's previous spouse
Verb 1. and move to New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of ; a member of Brit royalty will change religions (the Duchess of Kent converted to Catholicism in 1994); Richie Sambora and Heather Locklear will have a kid; Jodie Foster will have a kid; a sex scandal involving Andre Agassi and a pre-Brooke Shields squeeze will surface; "Pope John Paul II Pope John Paul II (Latin: Ioannes Paulus PP. II, Italian: Giovanni Paolo II, Polish: Jan Paweł II) born will have a hand in liberating Cuba from Castro;" deep troubles for Alan Jackson (he only won the Entertainer of the Year award from the Country Music Association); Ashley Judd will get engaged; Jason Priestley "will be hotter than ever;" Tom Brokaw will announce new plans involving "two women in his life"; Prince Charles will prove to be a cover for Barbra Streisand's real love, "a man of substantial power in another kingdom."
Dixon's two hits (out of 100): Nancy Kerrigan's nups and the Elizabeth Taylor-Larry Fortensky split. One near-miss: a health problem for Candice Bergen. Her husband, Louis Malle, died after a lingering illness.
Among her 1996 predictions:
More medical problems for Michael Jackson; Alec Baldwin begins a political career; financial problems for John Kennedy Jr.; a new love for Oprah Winfrey; bad marital news for Katie Couric; trouble in March for Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise; Sharon Stone and Lisa Kudrow will have kids; Kathie Lee Gifford "drops a bombshell on Regis Philbin in the spring"; George Clooney weds; and Julia Roberts falls in love yet again "later in the year."
Winnie the who? Nelson a hunk?
Nelson Mandela, who'll turn 78 this year, tops a list of South Africa's most eligible and sexy unmarried men in the country's edition of Cosmo. The mag noted that the South African president is "mega-powerful, kind, modest, considerate and with a great sense of humor Noun 1. sense of humor - the trait of appreciating (and being able to express) the humorous; "she didn't appreciate my humor"; "you can't survive in the army without a sense of humor"
sense of humour, humor, humour . Not to mention the cutest dimples, the world's most winning smile and funky dress sense." That's winning, not Winnie
Juror juror n. any person who actually serves on a jury. Lists of potential jurors are chosen from various sources such as registered voters, automobile registration or telephone directories. baring up after O.J. trial
Americans who watched the O.J. Simpson trial on television may have wished they could see more of the jurors. Now they can see a lot more of juror Tracy Hampton.
Playboy magazine promises "a not-so-innocent pictorial" of Hampton, who served as a juror until she complained of stress and was dismissed May 1.
Playboy spokeswoman Elizabeth Norris said Wednesday that at least one of the photos in the March issue will show the 26-year-old flight attendant in a mock courtroom. Norris declined to confirm reports that the photos show full frontal nudity The term "full frontal nudity" may refer to:
Depardieu wants roles of classic vintage
Like the Loire valley wines that he produces, Gerard Depardieu mellowed with age. He no longer wants the tough guy roles that started his career.
"I don't like to see movies with guts and blood," he said Wednesday. "I prefer romance, comedy and historical roles."
Asked by a woman reporter when he planned to next play a romantic lead, the star of "Green Card" and "The Return of Martin Guerre" cracked: "Romantic? Whenever you want!"
Depardieu, who starred in "The Last Metro" and "Cyrano de Bergerac Cy·ra·no de Ber·ge·rac , Savinien de 1619-1655.
French satirist and duelist whose works include the spirited drama The Pedant Imitated (1654). ," was in London to promote exports from the Chateau de Tigne vineyards he bought in 1989.
Depardieu gave Harrods department store rights to sell his cabernet, called Cuve Cyrano and his chenin blanc in exchange for a $50,000 contribution to a Paris drug rehabilitation center.
Parade watchers tons less messy
Rose Parade spectators generated less trash this year compared to last year, but it was still a whopping amount, a city spokeswoman said Wednesday.
It took 75 city workers seven hours to clean up the 66.56 tons of debris on the parade route along Orange Grove, Colorado and Sierra Madre boulevards, said Cynthia Kurtz, director of Pasadena's Public Works and Transportation Department.
That's "just slightly less than last year," Kurtz said, when workers picked up about 69 tons of trash.
She said the lower number is the result of "a really aggressive job at recycling."
New stamp going for 'Rebel' look
The Postal Service is memorializing leather jackets, drive-ins and "living on the edge."
Postmaster General POSTMASTER GENERAL. The chief officer of the post office department of the United States. Various duties are imposed upon this officer by the acts of congress of March 3, 1825, and July 2, 1836, which will be found under the articles Mail; Post Office and Postage. Marvin Runyon unveiled the new James Dean stamp at a ceremony Wednesday at the Planet Hollywood restaurant.
The stamp, which goes on sale in June, is the second in the Postal Service's "Legends of Hollywood" series. The first was 1995's Marilyn Monroe stamp.
The new stamp depicts a somber Dean with his trademark tousled hair and sideburns side·burns
Growths of hair down the sides of a man's face in front of the ears, especially when worn with the rest of the beard shaved off.
[Alteration of burnsides. .
Dean appeared in "East of Eden East of Eden is a novel by Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck, published in September 1952.
Often described as Steinbeck's most ambitious novel, East of Eden " (1955) and "Giant" (1956) but his image was set with his portrayal of the brooding teen-ager Jim Stark in 1955's "Rebel Without a Cause."
"Even today, his very name stirs up powerful memories of leather jackets, diners and drive-ins, and living on the edge," Runyon said.
(1) George Clooney Wedding in '96? (2) Tracy Hampton Model juror