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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, February 7, 2002

Heads will roll again

Scoop: David Byrne, former Talking Heads frontman, told The Advertiser he will reunite with ex-bandmates Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth and Jerry Harrison for two songs at next month's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies.

The quartet —which broke up officially in 1991— has not performed live together since the late 1980s.

Byrne said: "We've talked about the logistics of performing. Our schedules. We're communicating by e-mail, which is less than perfect, but actually works pretty good." Talking Heads is being inducted March 18 along with The Ramones, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, and others.

Byrne's relationship with Frantz, Weymouth and Harrison grew especially tense in 1996 when Byrne filed suit to prevent the trio from touring and recording under the name Talking Heads.

— Derek Paiva, Advertiser staff writer

Spiritual deal

You'd think his spirit friends would have tipped him off: "Crossing Over" star John Edward has signed a deal with Studios USA to develop and star in a prime-time drama series targeted for later this year.

In the project, which is still untitled, Edward will play a man who wrestles with the ramifications of his psychic gift, leaving a career in medicine to examine his spirituality and how it intersects with the law. Edward is the co-creator of the series.

Studios USA also produces Edward's show for cable's Sci Fi Channel, "Crossing Over." In "Crossing Over," Edward supposedly uses his psychic abilities to receive messages from the dead and deliver them to the living.

— Advertiser staff and news services

Charitable hearts

To help raise money for charities they so "heartily" support, 22 celebrities worked with jewelry designers to create platinum heart pendant necklaces.

The Women With Heart program, organized by the Platinum Guild International USA, includes an online auction through Sotheby's (sothebys.com) and a live auction Tuesday in Los Angeles.

Necklaces were sketched by stars such as Courteney Cox Arquette (for The Friends of the Breast Cancer Program at UCLA) and Cameron Diaz (for Adopt-A-Classroom). Singer Faith Hill, for instance, designed a puffed heart with diamond pavé trim to benefit a family affected by Sept. 11.

The online auction runs through Feb. 15. The goal is to raise more than $250,000.

— Associated Press