When you're trying to launch a summer blockbuster, the last thing you want to do is alienate two large segments of the international audience.
Thus moviegoers in Japan and Germany will get slightly different versions of Pearl Harbor. A Disney source says some dialogue has been changed to avoid offending audiences in the two nations. (Disney is the parent company of ABCNEWS.com.) The source refused to describe the changes, but said the tweaking was minor.
Pearl Harbor, starring Ben Affleck, opens this weekend in the United States. German audiences can see their version beginning June 7, while the Japanese version premieres July 14.
Star Trek: Voyager is sailing off the air tonight after seven seasons. Kate Mulgrew, who played Capt. Janeway, says the fourth installment in the TV franchise will take its rightful place in the Trek universe.
"It will have its own legacy. I will be, probably for some time, the only female captain. That was a great thing," Mulgrew said.
And while Trekkers, as the fans now prefer to be known ("Trekkies" sounds so geeky), are known for being very enthusiastic, Mulgrew says she's very impressed by the folks who tune in.
"There are very interesting people who watch Star Trek and who are so devoted to it," she said. "I have found them to be, upon my little amateur analysis, very intelligent, probably markedly intelligent."
Actor Whitman Mayo, best known for playing Grady on the TV series Sanford and Son, has died at the age of 70.
The death was announced by Turner South, a regional TV network that employed Mayo as a host of a weekly TV series called Liars and Legends. Mayo also served as an adjunct professor at Clark Atlanta University, where he taught a film and theater class.
Whitman's film and TV credits include Boyz in the Hood and ER. He played Fred Sanford's (Redd Foxx) buddy Grady Wilson on the '70s series Sanford and Son. In 1975, Mayo got his series, Grady, but it only lasted one season. He returned to TV in 1977 in a short-lived spinoff called Sanford Arms.
The Hollywood Reporter says Exorcist director William Friedkin and author William Peter Blatty are suing Warner Bros. over money they say they're owed from the studio's September 2000 re-release of the horror classic that made Linda Blair's head spin. … Alanta's royal couple is officially Gone With the Wind. Jane Fonda's divorce from CNN founder Ted Tuner is now final. The pair wed in December 1991, but separated last year. … Apparently Hollywood doesn't learn from its mistakes. A remake of Pyscho bombed a few years ago, but Dimension Films is going back to the Alfred Hitchcock well. The studio has announced plans to redo the 1941 thriller Suspicion, which starred Cary Grant and Joan Fontaine.
ABCNEWS Radio contributed to this report.