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Hollywood Wrap: Bleu on B'way, Opus unveiled

Hollywood Wrap with George Pennacchio
December 9, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
Entertainment Guru George Pennacchio runs down the latest news in Hollywood."The Official Michael Jackson Opus" comes inside a special red case. It's a 400-plus page book weighing in at some 26 pounds. It features previously unpublished photos along with personal stories written for the book by people who knew Michael.

Tuesday night in Brentwood stars came out for the book's unveiling.

I think the fact that some of those amazing photos that the world has not seen, I think that within itself makes it a treasure," said boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard.

"The book is his legacy, really. When you think about it, you know, his life was probably one of the more interesting lives in American history," said Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner. "I mean, what he went through as a young kid, how he grew up, and the entertainer that he was. The book puts it all in proper perspective, I think."

But the book will cost you. It's selling for $249.

In other news, "Daily Variety" reports Corbin Bleu of "High School Musical" is the first "HSM" alum to head to Broadway.

For a three-month run, he's taking over the lead role in the Tony Award-winning musical, "In the Heights."

He debuts January 25.

Also in "Variety" there is word of a new honor for Steven Spielberg.

Spielberg will be given the 2010 Filmmaker Award by the Motion Picture Sound Editors who say, by collaborating with sound and music editors, he's helped to shape new dimensions in sound.

He'll receive his honor in February.


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