plus, Julia Roberts will guest star on 'Law and Order,' and Claire Danes eyes the runway

By Josh Wolk
Updated March 15, 1999 at 05:00 AM EST

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SHOCKED ROCKER Marilyn Manson‘s concert in Inglewood, Calif., ended early Sunday night when the rocker sprained his ankle jumping off a speaker. His doctor recommended five days of rest, and so Manson has canceled three upcoming concerts in San Diego, Las Vegas, and Phoenix. The singer earlier took another wallop when Courtney Love and her band pulled out of the current Manson/Hole tour, according to MTV Online. The vitriolic relationship between Love and Manson is being blamed. Manson, for his part, has pledged to recuperate and finish the tour.

RECOVERING Brian Dennehy, currently appearing on Broadway in an acclaimed revival of ”Death of a Salesman,” had to cancel a matinee performance on Sunday afternoon after being hospitalized early that morning for high blood pressure. Dennehy has no understudy, so the show was canceled and tickets were refunded. The actor, 59, wants to return to the show by tomorrow, but doctors are waiting to see if they’d recommend him returning to work so soon.

CASTING The couple that cameos together stays together: Julia Roberts will make a guest appearance on beau Benjamin Bratt’s series, “Law and Order,” on May 5. In the episode, Roberts will play a sex-crime suspect who makes a pass at Bratt’s character…. Claire Danes may engage in model behavior in ”Head Over Heels,” a comedy set in the runway world. Danes would play a woman who develops a strong crush on a man even though she thinks he’s a murderer…. Johnathon Schaech (”That Thing You Do!”) and Marg Helgenberger (”Species”) will star in CBS’ new cop drama ”Partners,” which concentrates more on the police’s home lives than their case-cracking. The show is developed by ”Party of Five” creators Christopher Keyser and Amy Lippman, and will be directed by film mainstay Carl Franklin (”One True Thing”).

OFF THE WEB Tom Petty has pulled his exclusive Web single, ”Free Girl Now,” under orders from his label, Warner Bros. Petty had originally posted the song — a sneak peek at his new album ”Echo,” on sale April 13 — on MP3 for free download as a thank-you to his fans, but it only lasted a few days before WB pulled the plug. Although not talking about Petty specifically, a label executive had once been quoted as calling MP3 releases ”a bad precedent.”

REEL DEAL Veteran director John Frankenheimer (”Ronin,” ”The Manchurian Candidate”) has signed an exclusive TV deal to direct movies for TNT. Frankenheimer, who won Emmys for his previous TNT projects ”Andersonville” and ”George Wallace,” is planning a biopic about Robert F. Kennedy and a drama about West Virginia coal miners struggling to put together a union.

LASTING REUNION Ozzy Osbourne will reconvene his Black Sabbath cohorts to headline his Ozzfest this year. The 25-date heavy-metal tour, which kicks off on May 28, will also feature Primus and Rob Zombie, among many others.

BEACH POLITICS ”Baywatch” is reportedly close to packing up its T&A and moving to Hawaii, angering Australian officials in the process. The show’s producers met with tourism officials Down Under this weekend to discuss incentives (such as free airfare and hotels) to bring ”Baywatch” to Queensland. However, upon receiving the news that the show will likely set up shop in Hawaii, Queensland tourism minister Bob Gibbs called the negotiations ”disgraceful” and guessed that they were only set up to increase the show’s bargaining strength with Hawaii. (Hawaiian officials have offered such perks as $1.7 million for studio improvements.) Gibbs also claims that he had a handshake agreement with the producers two weeks ago to film at least 22 episodes in Australia.

OBITUARY Garson Kanin, a favorite of stage and screen, died of heart failure at 86 on Saturday. His theater credits include writing and directing the stage version of ”Born Yesterday” (starring Judy Holliday in 1946) and directing Barbra Streisand in ”Funny Girl” on Broadway. He also cowrote the Spencer Tracy/Katherine Hepburn comedies ”Adam’s Rib” and ”Pat and Mike” with his wife, actress Ruth Gordon (”Harold and Maude”).

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