MOVIE-ING ALONG: Joe Buccheri tells us production on the film "Streetfighting Man" (which he scripted) should begin in Baltimore after the first of the year.
Now in preproduction, the action drama will be directed by John Cardos and feature actors Ernest Borgnine and Stuart Whitman and wrestling commentator Missy Hyatt.
LOCAL FILM PRODUCERS, Clear Cast Productions, have pu together a 30-second spot promoting a new Hot-Line for motion picture news and employment. Videotaped on location on the Bay Lady, the commercial was directed by the aforementioned ZTC Joe Buccheri, produced by Ron Israel and features former Miss Maryland Teen Kim Suerth, as well as stunt actors Jeff Wielhelm and Mick Kipp.
Those wishing to call the Hot-Line (which costs $2 a minute), can call (900) 535-4200, Ext. 217.
SAD TO SAY, the location picked for the shooting of "Th Addams Family" -- the movie -- was not Baltimore but Roanoke, Va. Thanks for all who called with the perfect "Addams Family" houses anyway -- we'll keep your numbers for next Halloween.
ALTHOUGH IT'S BEING denied by station officials, dearest crablings, Eyes Only has been barraged by rumors that WLIF-AM/FM may soon be changing formats, which would include the addition of broadcast bad boy Howard Stern.
Stern, by the bye, is currently heard mornings on New York, Philly and D.C. stations, which are owned by Infinity Broadcasting -- owner of WLIF. According to WLIF program director Bob Moke, the rumors have been floating for a while. "There's no truth whatsoever," he said.
KUDOS TO Ellen Sue Levinson for running the New York City Marathon last Sunday in just over five hours. At the finish line, Levinson was met by parents Stanley and Celia (of Levinson Funeral Home) and sister Jamie.
AROUND TOWN: Event co-chairs Marci Abell and Georgie Smit are hosting a kickoff luncheon this week for board members of Advocates for Children and Youth and Maryland Friends of Foster Children Foundation to celebrate their coming fund-raiser, Evening With Gregory Hines."
Hines will perform Feb. 10 at the Meyerhoff to benefit both worthy causes. Corporate chair Leonard Attman has rallied major corporations in support of this event. For ticket info, call 547-9200.
IT'S NO JOKE: The Comedy Factory Outlet's Garth Jones tells us that it'll be taping its comedy shows this weekend to send to the troops inthe Middle East.
SPIED ON THE Regis and Kathy Lee show last Monday, Lo Roberts, the former half of the once popular "Louie and the Bear" radio show here in town. Roberts, who's now an air personality in Detroit, was one of the DJ's selected from around the country to try a new hair growth formula on the show.
THE KIDNEY FOUNDATION'S fifth annual Black Tie Ball will b held Saturday at the Central Enoch Pratt Library. Staged as a 35th anniversary tribute, the benefit will honor past presidents such as Sen. Julian Lapides and founder Dr. Jarriet Guild. Tickets are $125. Call 235-2526 for info.
Some of the Big Crab's more colorful citizens will be vying for tips Wednesday at the American Heart Association's "A La Heart" Celebrity Waiter bash at the Towson Sheraton. Some notables included in this fund-raising event are Garland's Gardens' Garland Williams, Micro Prose's Kathy Gilmore, O'Conor Piper & Flynn's Bill Cassidy and Pat Dyer of Dean Witter Reynolds. For info, call 661-8000.
AFOR ART'S SAKE: Art lovers, take note. A fund-raiser will be held Saturday at the Recreation Pier in Fells Point to benefit the neighborhood's Constellation Sculpture Park. The evening will be casual. There'll be beer, wine and music, and the price is an affordable $10. "That's so the artists can come," said an organizer. Call 771-4741 for tickets.
SCIENTIFIC APPROACH? A group of science teachers from are high schools were honored at a recent reception called "An Apple for the Teacher" at Villa Julie College. Each had been nominated by a science student as a "favorite teacher in high school."
Among the honorees on hand were Poly's Delores Biggs, Towson Senior's Edwin Gosnell, North Carroll's Kelly Baxter and Peg Pearce, Westminster Senior's Robert Repsher, Hammond High's Angela Parent, Chesapeake High's Marilyn Yaniger and Dulaney High's Mary Kirchner.