Caught in the Act...
Pledge of Allegiance
Featuring four of the most aggressive bands going,
the Xcel Energy Center in Minneapolis was witness to an amazing spectacle. Local
heroes American Head Charge set the pace, while Rammstein stunned their fans
with the best pyrotechnic show in the business. System of a Down, one of the
most controversial bands on the market today, nearly stole the show with a
multimedia backdrop showing everything from Japanese anime to old fifty's black
and white flicks of people dancing the jitterbug. Not to be outdone, the masked
men of Slipknot came out and nearly caused the building to be torn down to the
foundation. All and all an evening of extreme, kick you in your teeth, metal
At The Movies...
This is a remake of the 1960 horror film from the
king of horror gimmicks, director William Castle. When Dr. Zorba dies, he leaves
his house to his broke nephew, who moves in with his daughter. With the house
come two unexpected pluses, the house has 13 ghosts which can only be seen with
a special pair of glasses, and there's a fortune hidden somewhere in the
house... and someone wants it. Producer Joel Silver has confirmed that there
will be special glasses along with the film, but that they won't be 3-D, but a
different type of tint or filter. A great scare to get you ready for the
A romantic drama disguised as a cop suspenser, with
Jennifer Lopez as a beautiful and intelligent Chicago cop who likes to hang with
her male pals at restaurants and bars but has some difficulties with family
matters (an abusive father and brother) and affairs of the heart (her trysts
with civilian men leave her cold). Enter a strange man, Catch, played by Jim Caviezel, who comes to the policewoman's rescue when a thug almost kills her.
He's a child-like wanderer of the city, but the woman is oddly drawn to him.
What follows, then, is the story of their romance, told in a leisurely,
emotional way. Forget violence and explosions, this is lush tale of love.
The upcoming compilation album NASCAR/01 Full
Throttle features a demo of Metallicas Fuel, alongside songs by
Sammy Hagar, Creed, The Cult, and Motley Crue. The album is released
by Hybrid Recordings in association with NASCAR, Turner Broadcasting, and NBC
Nicole Kidman reportedly turned down a role
opposite George Clooney in Confessions of a Dangerous Mind because
she wanted to take a break from movies, with her role going to Drew Barrymore
instead. The actress will join forces with Anthony Hopkins and director
Robert Benton for a movie set against the backdrop of the 1998 Clinton
impeachment scandal as her next project.
BIG BUST 'GLITTER' DOESN'T KEEP
Carey, whose star vehicle Glitter was a resounding flop, will appear
in a guest shot on Fox's Ally McBeal. In an episode set to air Jan. 7,
Carey will play a central figure in a lawsuit filed by a woman (Jami Gertz)
annoyed by a matchmaking service that refunds her money and claims she's
unmatchable. Carey will perform her song Lead the Way, which is featured on the
Britney Spears is pairing up with media giant
AOL Time Warner Inc. to promote herself through America Online. As part
of the pact, AOL's 31 million members will get exclusive online activities such
as chats with the pop star, access to music and videos, and concert promotions
with Spears during the fall.
Organizers of the weekend's three all-star benefit
concerts said they should know by the end of this week how much money was raised
for the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. So far, the rough total is
The Internet's top three companies will start
encouraging other firms to adopt a system that will let parents restrict access
to Web sites with content they find objectionable. The companies hope the system
will ward off the threat of government regulation.
joint venture among software maker RealNetworks and three major record
labels, named MTV veteran Alan McGlade its new chief executive
ABC has canned The Runner, an eagerly
anticipated reality TV show that was being produced by actors Matt Damon
and Ben Affleck. The network said it was worried about how a series in
which people try to hunt down a citizen, the runner, as he travels across the
country would be received after the terrorist attacks.
has chosen recording artist Incubus and their anxiously awaited release Morning View for their premiere foray into advance album previewing with
online pre-order. Available now exclusively through Bestbuy.com, fans who
purchase Morning View are sent an e-mail with an account number which lets them
immediately access the album online, on demand and in its entirety, prior to the
album's arrival in stores on October 23rd. The album will be streamed in the
Windows Media format.
Online toy store eToys, who gave up its name
and Web site to KB Toys Inc. in bankruptcy proceedings in May, has been
quietly relaunched. The site, which went live two weeks ago, will continue to
focus on specialty learning toys, while kbtoys.com has a broader focus.
Apple Computer Inc. unveiled a portable
digital music device that is as big as a deck of cards, but holds 1,000
digitally recorded songs.
ABC has inked a $25 million deal to promote
the U.S. Military Academy at West Point through television specials and