Friday, September 10, 2004

Pacino denied seat for own film



Actor Al Pacino was denied a seat at his The Merchant of Venice at the Venice Film Festival, after organizers issued too many tickets.

Screening was delayed 70 minutes while folks scrambled and failed to find a place for Pacino, who plays Shylock.

The incident pushed the screening of Finding Neverland, starring Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet, to 2 a.m. "Welcome to the breakfast screening," quipped Miramax honcho Harvey Weinstein, adding that the festival director "will be serving croissants and I'll be teaching him the meaning of timing."



TEMPO HEADLINES
Beware: Bullies at work
Office bully can be beaten
Mother's big helper
ENTERTAINMENT
Fans still pant for 'Scooby-Doo'
Pacino denied seat for own film
PEOPLE
Nick and Jessica will be 'Newlyweds'
Soccer and rock stars leading Chicken Dances
Carmen Electra looking for male supermodel
Birthdays
RELATIONSHIPS
On the fridge
For many adults, tears too precious to shed
SHOPPING
The Insatiable Shopper
THEATRE REVIEWS
Twelfth Night
'Exonerated' lacks punch
Voltage flickers in 'Power Failure'
Everything works in 'Love's Labour's'
VIDEO GAMES
Atari plays nostalgia game
Machine plays politics
Big media shopping for game producers
PLANNING AHEAD
Get to it!
TV Best Bets