Off The Record...
The Mighty King of Love
Releasing his debut album at 49, he's an inspiration to anyone who's ever
defiantly hung on to a rock 'n' roll dream through year after year of slugging
through four-set bar gigs for a few hundred bucks and some beer. Lee's songs
are wily, but they also carry some heft. They'll put you in a West Texas
honky-tonk with your best gal and somebody else buying or on the tailgate of
your S-10 with a six of Lone Star and a pack of Marlboros, wondering why other
folks don't just stop and smell the desert roses.
Dukes Of Hazzard
If I’ve ever seen a game intended to play on our nostalgic heartstrings, Dukes
of Hazzard from SouthPeak Interactive is it. What self respecting Gen X-er
could possibly pass this game up? Blowing a chance to drive the General Lee,
even virtually, wouldn’t cut it with any of the campy shows die-hard fans. You
need to complete a series of missions in order to get the money to pay off the
mortgage on Uncle Jesse’s farm. The graphics and sound are actually well done.
Visually the game is, well, Hazzard County, and a nice looking Hazzard County at
My Life So Far
A delightful tale of one year in the life of a 10-year-old boy growing up in the
misty Scottish Highlands in the 1930s, with an eccentric father, his mother,
grandmother, practical-minded uncle and the uncle's child bride. Dad is a
woebegone inventor and he leads his family in an idyllic lifestyle of benign,
fairy tale bedlam. When the uncle, a straitlaced businessman who wants to sell
the family estate and his new wife, arrive for a visit, their lives are changed
forever; as she takes the estate by storm and wins everyone's heart, including
Peanuts creator Charles
Schulz will be remembered as a genius who touched the lives of millions of
Americans. The House has adopted a resolution to award Schulz a Congressional
David Letterman will
return to television after heart surgery on Feb. 21 initially as a part-timer,
mixing in his own appearances with guest hosts as he continues to recover.
American Beauty, a black
comedy about suburbia run amok, came up roses in the Academy Award nominations
on Tuesday, earning the most with eight. The Cider House Rules, The Insider, and The Sixth Sense also blossomed as strong Oscar contenders.
Hasbro, the master toy licensee for NASCAR Racers, an animated
Fox Kids series revolving around fictious NASCAR drivers and their fantastic
cars, is unveiling its toy line tied in with the series this month.
Mick Jagger has sent an application into the Office of
Harmonisation in the Internal Market, the EU's patent office. So what is he
patenting? His own name. The singer is registering Mick Jagger as a trademark
for more than twenty beauty products, including perfume, eau de cologne,
shampoos and deodorants.
Actor/rapper Ice Cube is considering the role of Shadow Man in
a big screen adaptation of the Acclaim comic and video game. Reportedly, he
would have a role in the production of the film as well.
Universal Pictures is putting together a deal for David H. Steinberg to
write a sequel to the highly successful teen flick American Pie.
Dark Shadows, the
1960s horror soap opera that refuses to die, may once again rise from the grave
to stalk the night. This time around, the cult series’ upcoming revival will
not be on TV or the big screen but the stage. Dan Curtis is set to direct a
musical version of the series he created in 1966 and brought to primetime in a
DVD and VHS versions of the pilot episode of the cult Bruce Willis/Cybill
Shepard TV show Moonlighting have just started to appear in video
retail outlets. As an added feature, the special release contains Willis’
original screen test for the program.
Comedian Eddie Murphy is said to be considering starring in a remake of
the 1957 science fiction classic The Incredible Shrinking Man. The actor
is currently working on Nutty II: The Klumps, the sequel to his very successful
comedy feature The Nutty Professor.
has announced that it will produce over 100 new toys in 2000, based on
characters from the upcoming version of Shaft, characters from South
Park, more Movie Maniacs, including characters from The Fly and
Edward Scissorhands, as well as three new lines of Spawn-based toys.
Former Baywatch beauty Gena Lee Nolin may be swinging on a vine
near you. Columbia TriStar Television Distribution announced Wednesday that it
had cleared its new syndicated Sheena action series on 92 per cent of the
nation’s TV markets.
The History of Rock, a compilation of both early and new Kid Rock
material, will hit stores in March, according to reps at the Detroit superstar's