Johansson back on Broadway, Redford opens Sundance
Friday, January 18, 2013 - 01:16
Jan 18 - The day's top showbiz news and headlines including Scarlett Johansson returns to Broadway, Robert Redford launches the 35th annual Sundance Film Festival, and the original Batmobile goes up for auction. Bob Mezan reports.
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Scarlett Johansson is back on Broadway. The actress is starring in a revival of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof." It's her first return to the Great White Way since 2010 when she scored a Tony for her part in "A View from the Bridge." Johansson will star in the show for 15 weeks, until March 30.
Movie makers descended on Park City, Utah for the start of the 35th annual Sundance Film Festival. Co-founder Robert Redford officially opened the fest, which will run for 10 days and feature 119 films. Highlights this year include a biopic about Apple founder Steve Jobs and a movie about porn star Linda Lovelace, starring Amanda Seyfried.
John Galliano may have a second chance. The ousted head of Christian Dior has been invited to work in the New York studio of Oscar de la Renta for three weeks. Galliano was dismissed as creative director of Dior after an anti-Semitic rant at a Paris cafe was captured on video. No word if the de la Renta job could turn into a permanent position.
Finally, want to own your very own Batmobile? Now's your chance. The original car from the "Batman" television series is going up for auction on Saturday (January 19) and is expected to fetch a seven-figure sum. The two-seater car was featured in the live-action "Batman" show starring Adam West that aired from 1966 to 1968.
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