Visitors to a new "Twilight Zone" exhibit opening in the creator's hometown will enter a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind — and they'll get to handle some of the original props from the TV series. An extensive Rod Serling archive is being unveiled Wednesday at the Bundy Museum of History and Art in Binghamton, N.Y., where Serling grew up.
The hundreds of items on display are from the collection of volunteer curator Mike Pipher, who has been collecting Serling memorabilia for 40 years. He says visitors to the museum will be allowed to hold many of the "Twilight Zone" props, including the "cobra" phone that appeared in several episodes during the show's run on CBS from 1959 to 1964. Other items include signed photos, movie posters, scripts, films, books and Serling letters.
Duff admits 'anxiety' about comeback
Though Hilary Duff is 27, when it comes to the music industry, she's first to admit she's trying to make up for lost time in the seven years since she last released an album. "Coming back into it for me has been a big learning experience and it's a lot of anxiety," Duff said. Duff was riding high a decade ago with Top 40 successes and platinum-plus albums on Disney's Hollywood Records. She's now signed to Sony's RCA Records — the home to Miley Cyrus, Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears — and she's slowly releasing new music, including the dance track "Sparks." Duff knows it will be hard to compete because she's juggling her music career with motherhood and her latest acting job on TV Land's "Younger."
hot seller: Harper Lee's agent says her hotly anticipated novel "Go Set a Watchman" has been sold in 25 territories, including South Korea, China and Turkey. The Guardian newspaper said agent Andrew Nurnberg told the London Book Fair that many more countries are interested in the book, due to be published in English on July 14.
sued: The co-founder of a famed Seattle recording studio is being sued to turn over the master recording tapes from a defining album of the grunge era — Temple of the Dog, which featured members of Pearl Jam and Soundgarden. A&M Records filed the lawsuit last week, the Seattle Times reported. The company said it bought the album from the supergroup in 1991, but Rajan Parashar, who launched London Bridge Studios with his brother, won't give up the master tapes. Temple of the Dog was founded in 1990 by Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell, who was joined by future members of Pearl Jam, including Eddie Vedder.