'Sopranos' star returns to HBO in sports film

n NEW YORK - From waste management to hoops.

James Gandolfini will follow up his role as fictitious mobster Tony Soprano by playing real-life corporate sports scout Sonny Vaccaro in an HBO film.

The movie, called 'ABCD Camp,' is a drama about the youth basketball camp established by Vaccaro, who's also known as the man who got Michael Jordan to sign the first million-dollar shoe deal at Nike.

Clooney involved with film about harrowing CIA rescue in Iran

n KNOXVILLE, Md. - George Clooney's production company is writing a script for a movie based on the true story of a CIA fake-identity expert who smuggled six Americans out of Iran while dozens of others were being held hostage there.

'Escape From Tehran' is in development but hasn't been approved for production, Stan Rosenfield, a spokesman for Smoke House productions, told The (Hagerstown) Herald-Mail for a story published Monday.

Tape of sitcom star assaulting video camera posted on TMZ

n LOS ANGELES - Brad Garrett is the latest celebrity to tangle with photographers.

Garrett, who stars in the Fox sitcom 'Til Death,' is shown slapping away a camera in a video posted online Monday.

The camera belonged to a photographer working for TMZ.com, which posted the video, TMZ Managing Editor Harvey Levin said Monday.

Stamp honoring Jimmy Stewart to be released

n INDIANA, Pa. - A stamp honoring Jimmy Stewart will be released Friday by the U.S. Postal Service at ceremonies in Indiana, Pa., and Hollywood, Calif.

Stewart, who died in 1997, starred in more than 80 movies.