Entertainment Briefs from the Canadian Press

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Entertainment Briefs from the Canadian Press


Canadian Press Entertainment briefs

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Wednesday, Oct. 24

Producing team win rights to stage 'Rear Window'

NEW YORK

-- A producing team has won the theatrical stage rights to "Rear Window," the noir tale that Alfred Hitchcock made into a classic film.

Producer Charlie Lyons, director Jay Russell and actor Tim Guinee announced Wednesday that their two-year hunt for the rights have been successful and they're hoping to mount the show on Broadway.

"Rear Window" is based on a Cornell Woolrich short story, "It Had to Be Murder," that was first published in February 1942 in Dime Detective Magazine.

The film version, starring Jimmy Stewart and Grace Kelly, tells the story of a wheelchair-bound witness to a possible murder.

Literary agent Sheldon Abend in 1971 purchased a copyright to the short story on which "Rear Window" was based. The new producing team bought the first stage option ever granted.

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Singer Bobby Brown arrested in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- Singer Bobby Brown has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving for the second time this year.

Los Angeles police spokeswoman Venus Hall says Brown was stopped in his car shortly after midnight Wednesday.

Police say he was booked on suspicion of driving under the influence and was later released.

A representative for Brown could not immediately be contacted.

The 43-year-old pleaded no contest to driving under the influence earlier this year following a March arrest in Los Angeles. Under a plea agreement, Brown checked himself into a rehabilitation centre in August. …

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