73RD OSCAR AWARDS
The 73rd annual Academy Awards were presented March 25 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Here are the winners:
Supporting Actor: Benicio Del Toro, "Traffic"
Supporting Actress: Marcia Gay Harden, "Pollock"
Screenplay Adaptation: Stephen Gaghan, "Traffic"
Original Screenplay: Cameron Crowe, "Almost Famous"
Foreign-Language Film: "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon"
Original Score: "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon"
Original Song: "Things Have Changed" from "Wonder Boys," Bob Dylan
Art Direction: "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon"
Film Editing: "Traffic"
Live-Action Short Subject: "Quiero Ser (I want to be)."
Animated Short Subject: "Father and Daughter"
Costume Design: "Gladiator"
Sound Editing: "U-571"
Cinematography: "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon"
Make-up: "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas"
Documentary Short: "Big Mama"
Documentary Feature: "Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport"
Visual Effects: "Gladiator"
NO LOVE MATCH
MIAMI Lindsay Davenport and Venus and Serena Williams have been subpoenaed to testify at the trial of a man accused of stalking tennis-star Martina Hingis at a tournament last year.
Dubravko Rajcevic, a Croatian-born engineer who is now an Australian citizen, is charged with one count of stalking and three counts of trespassing, all misdemeanors.
Jury selection began Wednesday and is expected to run about five days. Hingis is expected to testify April 2, one day after this year's Ericsson Open ends.
Rajcevic's lawyer, Frank A. Abrams, said Monday he issued subpoenas for Davenport and the Williams sisters but didn't know whether they had been served. The players are in South Florida to compete in the Ericsson, which is on Key Biscayne.
Rajcevic, 45, was arrested at last year's Ericsson after security asked him to leave the tournament following a complaint by Hingis' mother.
He returned the next day, was arrested on stalking charges and released on $1,000 bond. Two days later, he was arrested again after showing up at the tournament. His bail increased to $2 million and he has been in custody ever since, refusing offers of release in exchange for promising to stay away from Hingis.
Abrams argues Rajcevic made no threats against the 20-year-old athlete. He said Rajcevic sent her love letters and flowers and only wants a romantic relationship with her. (AP)
EASTWOOD LIGHTENS UP
CARMEL, California Clint Eastwood wants Gov. Gray Davis to make his day by promoting solar energy as the answer to California's power crisis.
Eastwood's Tehama Golf and Country Club has 242 photovoltaic panels powering everything from the clubhouse to the golf carts, with the system producing 32 kilowatt-hours a day. Eastwood sends thousands of surplus kilowatt-hours to Pacific Gas & Electric Co. each year, but so far he's never received financial credit.
A bill working its way through the Legislature would change that, allowing schools, nonprofits and businesses like Eastwood's to receive credit for the wind and solar energy they've added to the state's power grid.
Eastwood visited Davis' office recently to endorse the bill.
"Clint wanted to spur the legislation needed to help make free energy from the sun make economic sense," said Michael Waxer, vice president of Carmel Development Co., which built Eastwood's golf course.
The state Assembly voted 75-1 Thursday to pass the bill. The Senate is expected to pass similar legislation in a few weeks. (AP)
SLOVAKIA BACK ON THE BIG SCREEN
Hollywood arrived in Slovakia Tuesday with the start of filming of "Uprising," a U.S. movie starring Donald Sutherland and David Schwimmer.
The story-line centers around the lives of Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II.
Sets representing the Polish city have been constructed in Bratislava's old town, and a "ghetto" has also been built near the Danube River.
Filming is scheduled to last 70 days, the state-run TASR news agency reported.
Some 50 Slovak actors and approximately 6,500 extras have been hired.
"The Peacemaker," starring George Clooney and Nicole Kidman, was also partly filmed on location in the country. (AP)
THE FAMILY BUSINESS
NEW YORK Madonna and film-director husband Guy Ritchie, who collaborated on the pop icon's video for "What It Feels Like for a Girl," are making another team effort.
The couple plan to do a commercial for BMW, Time magazine reports.
The commercial will likely be less controversial than the video, which aired only once late at night on MTV and VH1.
The video, directed by Ritchie, featured Madonna setting fire to a gas station, running over street hockey players and crashing a yellow Camaro.
Of her character in the video, Madonna says she's "acting out a fantasy and doing things girls are not supposed to do."
It's not the first time a Madonna video has run afoul of MTV censors. But this time it was because of violence, not sexual content.
In 1990, MTV refused to air "Justify My Love" because of its sexual content. And in 1992 it decided to show "Erotica" only in the wee hours of the morning. (AP)