Jam! Showbiz May 24 2001

Jam! Showbiz May 24 2001

Winnipeg R3J 3T8 is a long way from Beverly Hills 90210.

You don't have to tell that to Shannen Doherty, the former star of that long-gone prime time soap as she put in another day of work on the Alliance Atlantis-produced TV movie Another Day.

Casually clad in jeans and a lined windbreaker, the 30-year-old Doherty could be seen, cell-phone-to-ear, braving the elements of a windy Winnipeg spring as she walked through the oak-lined neighbourhood of Woodhaven yesterday. Shooting commenced on the film on May 14.

Beverly Hills Blase

Despite the presence of dozens of production vehicles and trailers, the location shoot is proceeding quietly, and locals are apparently handling it with a Beverly Hills-worthy blase attitude. This is in marked contrast to the crowds who amassed in a Southdale neighbourhood last week to catch a glimpse of Rob Lowe shooting a scene for his TV movie Framed.

Yesterday afternoon, the only onlookers in the vicinity of the Assiniboine Avenue shoot were a pair of St. James teens whose primary mission was to fish off the footbridge across Sturgeon Creek in Woodhaven Park.

"We were sitting their fishing and we just lucked out and saw her coming out of her trailer," said Tim Tasse, 19, who said he recognized her from her work in Beverly Hills 90210

. His fishing buddy, Danny Sutherland, also 19, said he didn't come to Woodhaven to see the actress.

"I just come here to fish," he said.

"She was in Maxim magazine too, eh?" added Tim.

In Another Day, Doherty plays a woman who travels back in time to investigate her lover's fiery death. The movie will be filming here for two more weeks. (More on Shannen Doherty)

Doherty joining 'Peg film shoot?

Shannen Doherty is the latest celebrity rumoured to be winging in to Winnipeg to shoot a movie.

The star of The WB's witchy series Charmed, Doherty has reportedly been cast in the Alliance Atlantis movie Another Day, which starts shooting next week.

The West Wing's Rob Lowe is also on the celebrity list. While TNT has yet to confirm it will shoot Lowe's TV thriller Framed in Winnipeg, film industry insiders say it's all systems go.

Doherty, 30, is best known for her role in the early '90s as Brenda Walsh on Fox-TV's Beverly Hills 90210 and for her Hollywood bad-girl image.

She was ordered to take anger management classes in 1997 following an incident in front of a Los Angeles nightclub when she reportedly smashed a car window with a beer bottle. Doherty pleaded not guilty last month to a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol in Los Angeles. The case is still before the courts.