THE LEFT LANE
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Aboard for the reunion movie: David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson, the series' original stars.
The production is expected to continue filming through Sept. 23, with Doug Schwartz, a co-producer, also directing. The hope is that the show will spin off into a network series, going full circle since it was an NBC series before turning into a syndicated program. In its most recent incarnation, it was "Baywatch Hawai'i."
Hasselhoff is re-enacting his role as Mitch opposite Anderson's character, C.J.
Hawai'i actors Jason Momoa, Stacy Kamano and Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa are in the film. Also on board: Yasmine Bleeth, Carmen Electra, Alexandra Paul, Donna D'Errico, Nicole Eggert, Michael Bergin, Jeremy Jackson, Gena Lee Nolin, Billy Warlock, John Allen Nelson, Angelica Bridges and Kelly Packard.
Anderson probably will receive the most media attention, with her recent engagement to Kid Rock. Nope, the wedding in the title doesn't apply to her off-screen honey.
Help kids learn the value of a buck
Kids and money can be a dangerous combination if parents don't set some rules. The Center for a New American Dream recommends the following ways to keep young spenders in check:
- Set limits and stick with them. You have to figure out what you can afford and what is reasonable.
- Don't give in to the nag factor. If you don't approve of a particular purchase, hold your ground and make your children understand that no means no.
- Talk to your kids about the advertising they see. The average kid sees 20,000 to 40,000 advertisements a year. Consider muting TV commercials.
- If your kids are working, get a sense of what their purpose is. Encourage them to pursue jobs that could contribute to a lifelong career or interest. If you can afford it, encourage them to volunteer instead of taking on a job.
- Teach your child the value of money by setting up a savings plan together.
Batman on Broadway
Taking a cue from Disney, which has turned its hot film titles such as "Beauty and the Beast" and "The Lion King" to hotter Broadway franchises, Warner Bros. has signed feature film director Tim Burton ("Beetlejuice," "Batman," "Edward Scissorhands," "Batman Returns," "Planet of the Apes,") to bring "Batman" to the stage, with Jim Steinman (he wrote most of the tunes for Meatloaf's "Bat Out of Hell") composing the score.