STRIP TEASER: The long-awaited world premiere of local filmmaker Steve Yeager's first major feature, "On the Block," has been slated for early December at -- where else? -- the Senator Theatre. Baltimore-born actor Howard ("In the Heat of the Night") Rollins and former burlesque star Blaze Starr, who both appear in the film, will be attending the gala opening. A "Block" party will follow the screening and feature local bands. The R-rated movie about the Big Crab's infamous er, tenderloin district, took about four years to complete, and features many local actors and actresses. Sounds a-peeling. Stay tuned for the date.
SPEAKING OF MOVIES, we mentioned a while back that producers were scouting locations in town for the movie version of "The Addams Family," starring Raul Julia. Well, they still haven't decided on Baltimore (although we heard they did find a suitable house and thank all of you who called and volunteered your eerie looking digs). But listen to who's been cast as Morticia -- none other than Anjelica Huston! Any ideas on who would make a perfect Lurch? (And don't say Jack Nicholson -- she dumped him long ago!)
GUESS WHO'S THE newest member of the Centenarian Club, a club for those who vow to live to be 100 years old (or more) founded by social workers Suzanne Ricklin and Tamara Lubliner, of Columbia? None other than the spry 96-year old comedian-actor, George Burns, who took time to meet with the ladies when he was in town for the recent Lifesongs benefit. By the b'eye, CBS weatherman Willard Scott is honorary national chair of the organization.