Vol. 8 No. 35
Caught In the Act
Ozzfest 2002 - Somerset WI
If you had no way of seeing this show due to
circumstances (such as making excuses not to have a great time) then let us be
the next best thing to being there. 35,000 plus fans were treated to a barrage
of hard rock licks and kicks from Drowning Pool, P.O.D., Zakk
Wylde's Black Label Society, Rob Zombie, System of a Down and
of course Ozzy Osbourne. The Stage show was stripped down to the bare
minimum of amps and equipment due to high winds and wet weather during setup,
but this had little effect on the rabid fans who turned out in force early to
catch a stellar second stage lineup headed by Down. Somerset is always the best
venue to catch the Ozzfest, so mark it on your calendars for next year.
At the Movies
Fear Dot Com
Do you like to watch? Images flash across the screen
and her seductive tone summons you closer, inviting you in. If you want to see
more you'll be logged on to the internet site feardot.com, and the game begins.
What follows is a haze of hellish images that leave unsuspecting voyeurs
suffering from morbid hallucinations and unspeakable terror. A series of deaths
arouse the suspicion of a police detective and a health examiner, who suspect it
may all have to do with the victims' shared visits to feardotcom, run by a black
widow woman who may be playing a deadly game. Check out the official fear.com
website before seeing this fun filled fright fest, if you dare.
Queen of the Damned
Adapted from Anne Rice's series The Vampire
Chronicles, this hot-blooded rock-infused vampire tale focuses on Lestat who
becomes a pop star and plays up his heritage, violating the unspoken code that
states that vampires should keep away from the limelight. Throw in a paranormal
investigator and the centuries old queen of the vampires (Aaliyah) who
picks this time to wake up, and the rivers of blood flow from New Orleans to
Death Valley, where a climactic rock concert takes place. Cutting edge vamp
flick keeps your attention and, in particular, shows off Aaliyah and what she
might have become on screen if she hadn't passed.
AMERICAN IDOL SCORES CONTRACT
Despite being voted from American Idol, Tamyra
Gray is the first aspiring Idol to score a management contract. Tom Ennis,
producer of the Fox reality series, has picked up the option to manage the
career of the 23-year-old. Ennis' 19 Entertainment has contractual agreements
with the 10 finalists and he plans to sign others, including the eventual
winner. The agreements allow him up to three months after the final September 4
episode to make a decision.
LL Cool J is touring for the first time in
four years, previewing material from his forthcoming 10th album, slated for
release this fall.
Talent agent-turned-studio executive Ted Ashley,
who played a key role in shaping Warner Bros. into a modern movie powerhouse,
died in New York of acute leukemia following a long illness. He was 80.
XXX writer Rich Wilkes has been hired by
Sony's Columbia Pictures to adapt the computer game Return to Castle Wolfenstein
for the big screen. The project, optioned last month by the studio, is to be
based on the popular Castle Wolfenstein title for the PC by Activision.
On October 9th Marvel Comics will release the Marvel
Encyclopedia. This new volume will be a full color-guide to the Marvel Universe
with over 100 entries covering the most prominent characters in the Marvel
Nirvana's Greatest Hits is expected to hit
the shelves on October 22nd through Universal Music.
The release date for Pearl Jam's
as-yet-untitled seventh studio album has been bumped up one week to Nov. 12. I
Am Mine will be the disc's first single and is set to hit radio on Sept. 17.
Other cuts confirmed for the disc include Love Boat Captain and Bushleaguer.
Godsmack's Sully Erna is hoping to
jump-start a second career as an actor. He recently signed with the William
Morris talent agency and is reading a number of movie scripts.
MacGyver, the late-1980s television series that
featured a crafty secret agent played by Richard Dean Anderson, has
completed a plot for the big screen.
The Manhattan district attorney's office declined to
prosecute the son of former morning television host Bryant Gumbel who was
arrested on charges he snatched a purse from a woman walking on a Manhattan
Celine Dion's palatial Florida home is up for
sale, and will an equally impressive $20 million price tag.
After teaming with 20th Century Fox on the upcoming
romantic comedy Just Married, starring Ashton Kutcher and Brittany
Murphy, helmer Shawn Levy is in negotiations to direct another
romantic comedy for the studio, Fever Pitch.
Destiny's Child singer Kelly Rowland
will share screen time with a pair of Hollywood horror kingpins in her
big-screen debut, as the pop star has joined the cast of New Line Cinema's
Freddy vs. Jason.
Screenwriters Lauren Iungerich and Brad
Follmer have sold the pitch Superhero Summer Camp to Warner Bros. The duo
will pen a screenplay based on the material of a story line that follows a group
of misfit kids who go to summer camp and discover that it's a training ground
Jason Biggs has been added to the cast of
Miramax Films' Jersey Girl for filmmaker Kevin Smith. The project begins
shooting this week in Philadelphia and New Jersey.
Joe Satrianis chrome Ibanez guitar was
stolen at the Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, FL. Satriani is offering a $500
reward, no questions asked. Check out Satriani.com for more information.
Violence marred the end of England's Leeds Festival
when several hundred concertgoers set fires and clashed with police. Guns N'
Roses headlined the three-day event on Friday, while Foo Fighters
were among Sunday's main acts.