October 28, 2020

2006-01-30 – The Cincinnati Enquirer

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Choosing the next American
Idol can wreak havoc on the so-
cial life. J ust ask Paula Abdul.

The former dancer—singer—
cheerleader will
team with Dr.
Phil Mch to
find a beau on
“Love Smart,” a
CBS prime-time
special scheduled
for Valentine’s
Day.

Dr. Phil and
Abdul will “explore the life of an
unmarried international celebrity
who is looking for love.”

Hopefully, they won‘t find it
among the wannabe Idols sing-
ing for. Abdul, Randy Jackson
and Simon Cowell. Last year,
the talent show judge faced alle-
gations she had an inappropriate
relationship with contestant Co-
rey Clark; she was later cleared.

I The Dayton Ballet will tilt in
an unprecedented direction next
- season with a new two-act dance
production of the Who’s legend-
ary rock opera “Tommy.”

“It’s a real coup and we’re ex-
cited about it,”'said Dayton Ballet
director Dermot Burke.

He added "Tommy” to the
company’s 69th season as soon
as he won approval from the
Who’s representatives to use the

original 1969 recording of the

Abdul

Pete Townshend rock narrative
about a deaf. blind and mute pin-
ball wizard.

“I’m not one of those who be-
lieve it can’t be a ballet unless
there are three layers of dust on
it,” said Burke.

“Tommy” will be presented in
April 2007 at the Victoria The-
atre.

I Matthew Perry is about to
make some new TV buddies.

The former co—star of
“Friends” is retuming to N BC to
star in a still-untitled series from

“W est Wing” creator Aaron Sor-

kin about the behind-the—scenes
life at a sketcheomedy show.

The series will also star Ste-
ven Weber (“Wings”) and co-
median D.L. Hughley.

I “Baby Jessica,” whose
dramatic rescue from an aban-
doned Texas well was televised
across the country 18 years ago,
got married in a private ceremo-
ny, People magazine reported on
its Web site.

Crews struggled for 58 hours
to rescue J essica McClure after
she fell into an 8-inch-wide pipe
in 0ctober1987.

The magazine reported that
McClure, now19, married Dan-
iel Morales, 32, at a rural

church outside Midland. Texas,
on Saturday.

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