Home

King-Riggs TV movie in works for next year

King-Riggs TV movie in works for next year

Published

Actress Holly Hunter will portray Billie Jean King in a made-for-TV movie on ABC next year. Production on the film, tentatively titled "Battle of the Sexes," will begin in November. The film will be about King's 1973 win over Bobby Riggs. Goldie Hawn's production company, Cherry Alley Productions, is involved in the project. No one has been signed to play Riggs yet. Variety reports that former tennis stars may be sought for cameo appearances.

  RIPKEN RESTAURANT: Cal Ripken Jr., the Orioles' third baseman, and Andrew Silverman, a restaurant operator, agreed to lease a 6,643-square-foot space in a Baltimore County retail center for a restaurant expected to open later this year. Silverman, a native of Baltimore, operates several restaurants in New York. This will be Ripken's first restaurant venture. Ripken's other business ventures include ownership of the Baltimore BayRunners IBL team.

  CHARITY GOLF SHOOTOUT: Celebrity athletes and TV and movie stars teamed up at the NFL Celebrity Golf Shootout to raise $350,000 for NFL Charities and Comic Relief. Fox will broadcast the event Aug. 26 at 4:30 p.m. ET. Players included Brett Favre, Warren Sapp, Tim Brown, Marcus Allen and Junior Seau, with such celebrities as Matthew McConaughey, Ray Romano, Meat Loaf and Richard Kind. For the shootout, changes were made in an otherwise normal golf game, including a regulation goal post on the fairway of the first hole and participants playing a timed two-minute hole.

  AHANOTU CAFÉ CLUB: Bucs defensive end Chidi Ahanotu has opened an upscale sports café and jazz club in Tampa's Westshore business district near the Interstate 275 bridge spanning Tampa Bay. The 4,500-square-foot restaurant, called Sacks Seafood Grill and House of Jazz, has seating for 165 and includes two bars, a cigar room and various sports memorabilia, and will have a dress code (unlike most Tampa sports bars). Ahanotu is entering his eighth season with the Bucs.

No Topic Name

Home