JORDAN WATCH

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Michael's stats (as of May 25)

G AB H 2B 3B HR RBI AVG E SB

40 157 34 7 0 0 21 .217 5 12

Move over, Tom Cruise. The buzz in Hollywood and in sports marketing circles is that the basketball star-turned-baseball neophyte now wants to be in motion pictures. Advertising Age has learned that Mr. Jordan has been signed to a movie deal. Such minor and trivial details like name of movie, size of part, even the studio producing the film are still unknown, but Ad Age has heard that after years of sifting through scripts, Mr. Jordan has finally found the one that's right for him. Calls to Mr. Jordan's agent were not returned. To keep his on-camera talents sharp, meanwhile, Mr. Jordan will spend some off-field time this summer shooting a spot for Sara Lee Corp.'s Hanes brand.

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