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Buffett to play Tampa

By wire services
Published February 20, 2004

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band will bring their License to Chill Tour 2004 to the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa at 8 p.m. April 22. Tickets prices have not yet been announced go on sale at 10 a.m. Feb. 28 at the Forum box office or through Ticketmaster. Call (813) 287-8844 or (727) 898-2100, or go online at www.cc.com

Tampa's Snow to star in film

American Dreams star and Tampa native Brittany Snow will make her feature film debut opposite Vin Diesel in the Adam Shankman-directed The Pacifier for the Walt Disney Co. and Spyglass Entertainment.

Shooting is scheduled to start in mid April on the family film, in which Diesel stars as an undercover agent hired to protect a government scientist and his family. Snow will play the eldest daughter in the clan that Diesel is watching over.

Rosie, publisher get nothing

NEW YORK - The judge who heard the breach of contract trial between Rosie O'Donnell and the publisher of her now-defunct magazine said Thursday that both sides deserve each other, but they don't deserve money damages or legal fees.

In his ruling, State Supreme Court Justice Ira Gammerman found that Gruner & Jahr USA, Rosie's publisher until its last issue in December 2002, and O'Donnell, the magazine's editor-in-chief, had both violated their joint venture agreement.

"Sex' may live on in movie

NEW YORK - This weekend may not be the swan song for Sex and the City.

The series' top executive, Michael Patrick King, and the show's cast is in discussions with HBO about a movie that would continue the saga of the four New York City friends, HBO spokeswoman Tobe Becker said Thursday.

Becker would not comment specifically on a Variety report that HBO is trying to wrap up deals with series stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis to bring their roles to the big screen.

The final episode airs Sunday.

KidFlix submissions sought

Film submissions are being sought for KidFlix Florida International Children's Film Festival at Centro Ybor, June 17-20. The categories are Animation (Shorts and Features), Features, Shorts, Experimental/Non-Narrative, Television Series and Special Presentations, Documentaries and Youth Produced Films.

Although the family festival features works from all over the world, there will be a program dedicated to Florida filmmakers, which will include submissions in all categories. The submission deadline is April 2. For entry forms and more information, visit the Web site www.kidflixflorida.com or call Irene Pierpont at 813 242-4660.

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