NEWS LITE : BAKKERS' SON QUITS DRINKING TO PREACH.
But Jay Bakker does not rely on television and a theme park like his father. Instead, he said he reaches out to the ``skateboard, hippie, punk rock, hard-core crowd, gay kids and anyone who doesn't fit into the churchgoing stereotype.''
After his televangelist father went to prison and his mother filed for divorce, Bakker quit school and turned to drugs and alcohol, he said.
He sports a tattoo of a sun with ``Revolution'' in the center, the name of his Atlanta-based ministry.
His father helps, too.
``We're different people than we were a decade ago,'' said Jim Bakker, in town to help his son promote a music festival. ``We identify with hurting people.''
Turner wants howling ranch
Ted Turner plans to breed endangered Mexican gray wolves on a ranch he owns outside Truth Or Consequences, N.M.
Mike Phillips, executive director of the Turner Endangered Species Fund, said three to five pens could be completed on the Ladder Ranch by the end of the year.
The pens, each one-third to one-half acre, would be designed to breed wolves for possible release into the wild or to house wolves that have been recaptured for some reason.
Turner hired Phillips to promote conservation on the media mogul's properties, which include three ranches in New Mexico. Phillips oversaw the release of Canadian gray wolves in Yellowstone National Park during the past 2-1/2 years.
Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt earlier this year approved the eventual reintroduction of the Mexican gray wolf on public land in Arizona and New Mexico.
Presley, Jackson hold hands again
They split last year, but Michael Jackson and former wife Lisa Marie Presley were hand-in-hand Tuesday night returning to his hotel after his sell-out London concert.
Presley stood at the edge of the stage through the show at Wembley stadium. Afterward, the two returned to the Carlton Towers hotel and Jackson waved to fans.
Elvis' daughter divorced the King of Pop last year after a 20-month marriage.
In November, Jackson married Deborah Rowe, a nurse who worked with his plastic surgeon. She gave birth to a son, Prince, in February.
Chelsea's beau not student at Stanford
Chelsea Clinton has a boyfriend. White House spokesman Mike McCurry this week told the D.C. Institute for Political Journalism that the unnamed guy goes to one of the schools Chelsea applied to, ``but not Stanford.''
Clinton takes quite a fancy to
`Air Force One'
President Clinton is giving the thrill flick ``Air Force One'' a big thumbs up.
In it, Harrison Ford does a star turn as a president who does away with bad guys during a hijacking of his presidential plane.
But the heroic chief executive isn't the only reason why Clinton digs the script.
Clinton was sitting next to Glenn Close at a dinner in Jackson, Wyo., last year when Ford asked her if she would like to play the vice president in the film, a role she accepted.
``I feel like I was present at the creation,'' Clinton told Newsweek. He said he seconded Ford's idea: ``I'm probably the only president who got to pick two vice presidents.''
Laughing all the way to the bank; Scary-rap pair gets
Island Records has reportedly paid $1 million to Disney's Hollywood record label to acquire the rights to release the recently recalled album by horror-rap duo Insane Clown Posse.
Hollywood originally shipped 100,000 copies of ICP's ``The Great Milenko'' album June 24, but abruptly pulled it from stores the same day, claiming the lyrics were ``inappropriate'' after Southern Baptists threatened to boycott the entertainment company.
But some record stores ignored the recall and 43,000 copies of the CD were sold, enough for the disc to enter the Billboard albums chart two weeks ago at No. 63. It dropped to No. 92 last week.
PolyGram-owned Island, home to U2, the Cranberries and Melissa Etheridge, will re-release ``The Great Milenko'' on Aug. 12 complete with three songs Hollywood had previously removed from its version because of concerns over lyrics.
Insane Clown Posse is a white hip-hop act composed of rappers Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope, who wear white-face clown makeup and try to be as offensive as possible, which is something of a rock 'n' roll tradition. They have a fanatical following in the Detroit area but were practically unheard of until Disney's recall last month.
PHOTO (1) President Clinton
Digs Ford flick
(2) Rappers Violent J, left, and Shaggy 2 Dope of Insane Clown Posse.
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|Publication:||Daily News (Los Angeles, CA)|
|Date:||Jul 17, 1997|
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