Off The Record...
A self-titled warp speed punk fest, the Distillers' career boasts the same kind
of punk brevity that informs their songs, having assembled in late '98. The
band's black heart and loud soul is guitarist/ frontchick Brody Armstrong, who
screams out her songs with car crash intensity and hoarse beauty. The
Distillers is a grrrl band that has no interest in that gender agenda and merely
wants to rock you down to the chromosomes, a mission that is most assuredly
Sandra Bullock plays party girl and NYC newspaper reporter Gwen Cummings, whose
taste for the high life abruptly ends when she gets a DUI and ends up in a
court-ordered rehab program. Gwen steps out of the fast lane into a world where
regulations matter and life's little lessons are best learned from her unique
and somewhat freaky fellow inmates. This is the kind of movie one hopes to root
for, especially given the plethora of movies that glorify being blasted.
End Of Days
Arnold Schwarzenegger plays an ex-cop turned security expert who must save the
world from the Devil himself, who has come to Earth in the last hours of 1999 to
sire the Antichrist. Taking the form of a Wall Street trader, the Devil travels
the streets of New York, seeking the woman born 20 years earlier to be his
bride. Standing in his way are a secret clique of priests sent by the Pope to
kill the woman before the Devil can get his do. Spectacular effects and action,
with an entertaining plot twist.
Felicity regular and former Pink
Power Ranger Amy Jo Johnson has signed on to star in the feature film
Pursuit of Happiness. Directed by John Putch, the movie will also star Alex
Hyde-White, Annabeth Gish, and Frank Whaley.
Whether it's a conspiracy or just dumb luck, it looks like the decision to move Roswell to Monday nights was a wise one. The WB teen alien series held
on to 81 per cent of its lead-in audience among adults 18 to 49. Eighty-nine
percent of adults between 18-34 stuck around as well. That's the best that any
WB series has done in that time slot all year.
Lawrence Broch, a former writer on the Ellen and Roseanne television
series, will write and produce S#!t Happens for the Voxxy.com website.
Described as an angst-filled animated soap, S#!t will spoof teen shows like
those seen on Fox and the WB.
Before accepting the role of Cyclops in the upcoming X-Men movie,
James Marsden admits to have never read an X-Men comic.
Rocker Rob Zombie will finally get his chance to make a film when he
directs House of 1,000 Corpses based on his own screenplay.
Former brat-packer Andrew McCarthy will star in FX's made for television
film Shadows. The film will also serve as a pilot for a possible series.
UPN is in early negotiations with 20th Century Fox Television to pick up
Family Guy for next season. There are two stumbling blocks at this point
that would keep the animated series from turning up on UPN. First, the Fox
Network has not actually cancelled the show yet. Second, Family Guy has a
relatively high pricetag.
Limp Bizkit will play free concerts in 10 major U.S. markets to usher in
the release of the band's forthcoming album Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog
Flavored Water, which is scheduled for release in August.
Tammy Wynette will be the first posthumous recipient of the
Academy of Country Music's Pioneer Award. Trisha Yearwood, The Judds, Patty
Loveless, Martina McBride and Dolly Parton will participate in the
tribute during the CBS broadcast May 3.
Enrique Iglesias has filed a lawsuit against Fonovisa, alleging that the
Latin record label owes him as much as $3 million. Iglesias, the son of Julio Iglesias, has released five albums on the label, dating back to his self-titled