Four new spins on the Fender Telecaster: The ritzy American Deluxe Telecaster
incorporates attractive designer details without sacrificing its aggressive
edge. The Deluxe Nashville Tele blends Stratocaster flavors with traditional
twang, the Tele-Sonic is an intriguing blend of Fender and Gibson/Guild
features, and the U.S. Fat Tele sports a neck-position humbucker for extra
wallop. Each introduces appealing new tones, but these guitars will appeal most
to players who want their Teles to look and sound like traditional Telecasters.
While many "improved" versions have compromised the blunt power of classic
models, these newcomers crackle with thundering immediacy.
The plot to Scooby-Doo begins with the Mystery, Inc. gang having gone their
separate ways after gaining celebrity in their adolescence as sleuths and
hoax-busters. Now in their twenties, the gang grudgingly reunites to solve the
disappearance of Shaggy's cousin Isabel. The story culminates with a very
special effects-heavy sequence on Spooky Island that recalls similar
supernatural showdowns in Blade, Ghostbusters, and even Raiders of the Lost Ark.
To reveal more about the plot would be to head deep into
spoiler country so we won't do that.
The Dead Zone
Filmed during winter in Ontario, The Dead Zone looks as barren and cold as
Johnny Smith (Christopher Walken) must feel after a car accident leaves him
injured, without his fiancé and five years older once he awakens from a long
coma. Literally adding insult to injury, he finds that he now has a
not-entirely-welcome new aptitude. When he touches someone who will soon be
brushed with tragedy, Johnny has shocking visions of what is to come. The Dead
Zone is solid entertainment and an excellent antidote to the brutality and self
referential silliness that have engulfed the horror-thriller genre in the years
since this 1983 production came to the screen. Thus is the reason the DVD
doesn't need 10hrs of added bonuses, just the trailer.
The Backstreet Boys
sold 1.6 million copies of their new CD in its first week, but failed to sink 'N
Stephen King says his
online serial novel The Plant will be put on hold for a while after the latest
installment appears next month.
Billy Joel and
Elton John are planning a tour that will kick off Jan. 19 in San Diego.
the CBS show Bette are shopping for a new husband for the small-screen
diva. Actor Kevin Dunn, who played husband Roy opposite Midler’s
character, has left the show as of last week
ABC is developing a TV
series based on the 1996 Arnold Schwarzenegger action flick, Eraser.
A film festival to honor the 60th anniversary of Bruce Lee's birth is
being held in Hong Kong. The festival will showcase 27 movies that span the late
martial artist's two-decade long film career. Included will be 25 minutes of
unreleased footage from Lee's final motion picture, The Game of Death.
Kristen Johnston, who plays the wacky alien-in-disguise Sally Solomon on
3rd Rock from the Sun, is being considered for the lead role in a Wonder Woman
Personal Friend Of Eddie Van Halen Dweezil Zappa said that he believes
there will be a new VH album featuring Diamond Dave on vocals.
Fans who want to pay
respects to the late Joe C. of Kid Rock's band are encouraged to
make donations in his name (Joseph Calleja) to: The Ronald McDonald House, 3911
Beaubien Blvd., Detroit, Michigan, 48201
A collection of Trent Reznor-picked
Nine Inch Nails remixes can be heard at Nothing Records newly launched
streaming radio station, RadioNothing.com.
New York Times
Television and National Geographic's new TV channel have agreed to a deal
for a science magazine show that will allow them to share information and
will join singers Marc Anthony, Patti LaBelle and Natalie Cole at
a star-studded fund-raising gala in New York City on Thursday that aims to raise
$4 million for a private cancer foundation.
The WB continues to move into the reality genre, proposing an instant
wedding gameshow special that could become a regular series. The deal is one of
a half-dozen nonfiction projects in the works at the WB as it looks to diversify
its drama-heavy schedule.