Events in Film & Television in May 1997

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May 2 Police arrest transsexual prostitute Atisone Seiuli with Eddie Murphy

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May 2 "Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery", starring Mike Myers and Elizabeth Hurley, is released

  • May 3 ABC Bud Light Masters Bowling Tournament won by Jason Queen
  • May 5 "Married With Children" final episode on Fox TV
  • May 15 ABC News & Starwave Corp launch
  • May 16 Brandi Sherwood (Idaho) replaces Brook Lee (Miss Universe) as Miss USA
  • May 16 Brook Mehealani Lee, 26, of US crowned 46th Miss Universe
  • May 18 50th Cannes Film Festival: "Taste of Cherry" directed by Abbas Kiarostami and "Unagi" directed by Shohei Imamura jointly awarded the Palme d'Or

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May 19 "The Lost World: Jurassic Park", directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Jeff Goldblum and Julianne Moore, premieres in the US

  • May 23 Mel Karmazin replaces Peter Lund as CEO of CBS TV

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May 24 Actor Tim Allen arrested for drunk driving in Michigan

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