Events in Film & Television in December 1997

  • Dec 1 Westinghouse formally changes its name to CBS

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Dec 9 "Tomorrow Never Dies", 18th James Bond film starring Pierce Brosnan and Michelle Yeoh, premieres in London

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Dec 12 Fed judge sentences Autumn Jackson, who claims to be Bill Cosby's daughter, to 26 months for trying to extort $40 million from him

Actor/Comedian Bill Cosby
Actor/Comedian
Bill Cosby

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Dec 15 "Spice World" movie directed by Bob Spiers and starring girl group the Spice Girls premieres in the UK

Singer-Songwriter Mel C
Singer-Songwriter
Mel C
Pop Star Emma Bunton
Pop Star
Emma Bunton
Singer Geri Horner
Singer
Geri Horner
  • Dec 19 MTV drops video "Smack My Bitch Up" by Prodigy
  • Dec 22 Hunter Tylo awarded $4 million in Melrose Place breach of contract
  • Dec 25 For 1st time US movie box office receipts pass $6 billion

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Dec 25 Jerry Seinfeld says this is the final season of his TV show

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld
Comedian
Jerry Seinfeld