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GINSBURG: 'I'M THE MOST FAMOUS PERSON IN THE WORLD'; LEWINSKY WILLING TO
SUBMIT TO POLYGRAPH FOR FULL IMMUNITY!
Bob Woodward joins the pack in Monday's WASHINGTON POST with a piece
exploring Lewinsky's Ginsburg:
'"Call Mike Wallace," Ginsburg recited aloud [after a media interview last
week], referring to the 60 MINUTES correspondent. 'My new best friend,' he
observed. He looked up at a reporter and added, in all apparent
seriousness, "I'm the most famous person in the world."
William H. Ginsburg has swelled to "Cochranian" dimensions with lightning
speed, thanks largely to the marathon media tour he has undertaken, writes
"In Cochran's case, the outcome was a happy one -- his client got off and
the case made him not only a celebrity but the host of his own TV show. For
Ginsburg, the story has yet to play out, and many criminal defense lawyers
say his media strategy -- both his high profile and the particular comments
he has made that would appear to undermine his client's case and her
credibility -- is dangerously flawed... Interviews with more than a dozen
experienced former prosecutors and defense lawyers produced a consensus that
Ginsburg's tactics seem incomprehensible."
Elsewhere, leak-o-rama continues as Monica Lewinsky is willing to submit to
a polygraph exam in exchange for complete immunity from prosecution, reports
Don Van Natta and John Broder in Monday's NEW YORK TIMES...
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LORD TED TURNER
Ted Turner, it appears, still has a few goals left that he has not achieved.
The big man at the world's biggest media empire, also the nation's top
philanthropist, not to mention consort to every boomer's dreamgirl, Jane
Fonda [especially since Natalie Wood is dead], may have a plan to place his
personal imprimatur on the most prized symbol of modern capitalism -- the US
The DRUDGE REPORT is in possession of freshly minted -- excuse me, printed
-- CNNFN stationary that transforms the great seal on the back of the
dollar. Gone are the words "Novus Ordo Seclorum." Replacing them, on Ted's
new currency: "Societas Turner."
It is not known if Treasury Sec Robert Rubin has singed off, but rumor has
it: Murdoch has reserved the $5, Gates the $10. "In satellite dish we trust."
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PRELIMINARY BOXOFFICE REPORT
For Friday-Sunday, January 30-February 1, 1998
1. TITANIC $25.565 +1% $307.758
2. GREAT EXPECTATIONS $10.190 OPEN
3. GOOD WILL HUNTING $08.085 -05% $059.196
4. SPICE WORLD $06.435 -39% $018.410
5. AS GOOD AS IT GETS $06.410 -15% $085.372
6. DESPERATE MEASURES $05.790 OPEN
7. DEEP RISING $04.685 OPEN
8. WAG THE DOG $04.240 -03% $028.998
9. FALLEN $02.740 -45% $021.279
10.HARD RAIN $02.615 -29% $016.550
11.HALF BAKED $01.815 -41% $014.784
12.TOMORROW NEVER DIES $01.685 -49% $118.098
13.AMISTAD $01.370 -22% $039.459
Dollars are in millions
% change from last weekend
Numbers are moved for private recreational use
'TITANIC' HOLLYWOOD FIRST BILLION DOLLAR MOVIE?
LOS ANGELES -- 'TITANIC' will now likely end up becoming Hollywood's first
billion dollar boxoffice hit, according to industry estimates. "It's
looking like it's easily going to top JURASSIC," a studio source told the
DRUDGE REPORT late Sunday.
The film passed the $300 million mark domestic over the weekend and it has
taken in more than $225 million foreign. JURASSIC PARK, the all-time world
boxoffice champ, stands at $910 million.
TITANIC shows now signs of slowing; the film was up 1% at the box from the
previous weekend. Repeat business looks to be the key factor, with one
female teen bragging that she's seen the film 45 times since it opened.
"There's this girl that tells us the number of times she has seen the thing
every time she comes . . . she's up to 45 times," a ticket ripper at the
Mann's Chinese in Hollywood laughed to the DRUDGE REPORT. "And what's
really sick, man, is yesterday she told us that she's just getting started!"
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