- The Washington Times - Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Princely prize

The National Building Museum yesterday announced it will present the Vincent Scully Prize to Britain’s Prince Charles, recognizing the royal architecture buff’s commitment to “creating urban areas with human scale.”

The prince will be in town Nov. 3 with new wife Camilla Parker Bowles (aka the Duchess of Cornwall) to pick up the award.

“Through his speeches, publications and charitable foundations, the Prince of Wales has articulated the need for balanced growth of cities, promoted traditional town planning, and elevated public awareness of architecture,” says Scully Prize jury chairman David Schwarz.

Driving while DeVille

Look what the cat dragged in: Poison guitarist C.C. DeVille was sentenced to 80 days in jail after pleading no contest to driving while intoxicated.

Mr. DeVille (real name Bruce Johannesson) also was sentenced to five years’ probation, fined $1,000 and ordered to surrender his license for a year, Los Angeles city prosecutors said this week.

According to Associated Press, prosecutors said the 43-year-old rocker hit a parked vehicle Aug. 24 while he was backing out of the driveway of his girlfriend’s home. He reportedly rammed another parked car, deploying his vehicle’s air bags and injuring his girlfriend.

House of Stanley

The archives of the late auteur Stanley Kubrick will be housed in the University of the Arts’ London College of Communication for public viewing and student research, the college announced this week.

The archives “have a depth and breadth that we wanted to make available so that future generations have an understanding of the way that Stanley worked,” says Mr. Kubrick’s widow, Christiane Kubrick, according to Associated Press.

The London school was selected because Mr. Kubrick spent most of his life in Britain. It didn’t hurt, either, that Mrs. Kubrick, a painter, is an alumna of a branch of the university, St. Martin’s School of Art.

Fantasy now reality

John Fogerty is back on Fantasy Records, ending one of the most famously contentious artist-management relationships in music and freeing the former Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman to return to the company that distributed his most famous work.

Their first project together, “The Long Road Home: The Ultimate John Fogerty-Creedence Collection,” is a 25-song career retrospective that’s due Nov. 1.

“There’s no way to overstate how cool this is,” Mr. Fogerty tells Associated Press.

Going Postal

The controversial video game Postal, banned in 13 countries and publicly condemned by Sen. Joe Lieberman, Connecticut Democrat, is heading to the big screen.

Producer-director Uwe Boll plans to shoot the movie next year with a budget of up to $15 million. He’s eyeing a 2007 theatrical release, in time for the game’s 10th anniversary.

Mr. Boll tells the Hollywood Reporter that he sees the film as “Pulp Fiction” meets “Falling Down,” the Michael Douglas film about an angry white man.

“The film will have all the political incorrectness and American craziness from the game, wrapped around an action-thriller story line,” Mr. Boll says.

Actor and erstwhile California gubernatorial candidate Gary Coleman, who appears as himself in the video game, is expected to have a part in the movie.

Compiled by Scott Galupo from staff and wire reports.


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