Vol. 8 No. 28
Off the Record
Perk up your ears and 'cause
Oasis is back, and in top form. Noel Gallagher has handed down the
reigns of running the show giving Heathen Chemistry to be formed by Liam
Gallagher, the brash young singer intent on reclaiming the classic Oasis
sound. Liam's Born On A Different Cloud, Better Man and Songbird, peaks your
interest in a way they haven't since 1995's (What's The Story) Morning Glory?.
They may have lost the World Cup, but, for better or worse, England still has
Oasis. Family squabbling may have almost doomed this band, but they can still
make great music when put to the task.
At the Movies
A group of six teenagers stage
a live Internet chat from the house Michael Myers grew up in. The doors are
locked, the windows are boarded, but what the group doesn't know is that Michael
Myers has also been locked inside and is bent on killing them all. The 7th
film in this series, Halloween: H20, was fairly successful, so this 8th film was
sort of to be expected. The ending of the previous effort allows the concept to
go off in many different directions. So grab a date, sit down and enjoy some
nostalgic slicing and dicing.
Neutron: Boy Genius
A delightful animated adventure
of Nickelodeon's Jimmy Neutron, a whiz-kid who has created all sorts of robots
and convenience saving devices but has difficulty getting the attention of the
cute girl in school. One of his projects back fires when an invading alien army
notices the little human, follows him back to Earth, and discovers a planet of
adults just ripe for the picking. So one night the evil creatures land, kidnap
all the parents, and whisk them away to their home planet. Now it's up to Jimmy
and his friends to save the day by creating spaceships from amusement park rides
and flying off to rescue all the city's moms and dads. An inoffensive,
non-threatening, highly entertaining video for the kids.
The Las Vegas hotel room where
John Entwistle died has become a tourist destination. Since the Who
bassist's death on June 27, the Hard Rock Hotel And Casino has received dozens
of calls from people who ask about reserving the room where he died.
A chalk and wash drawing found in a box in a
New York City design museum is
a work by Michelangelo worth more than $10 million, according to museum
Sharon Osbourne, wife of Ozzy and co-star of the MTV
reality series The Osbournes, has been released after undergoing surgery for
Joey Fatone, a member of the boy band 'N Sync, will
make his Broadway debut Aug. 5 in Rent.
Animator Ward Kimball, who helped develop and refine
such characters as Mickey Mouse and Jiminy Cricket, has died. He was 88.
David Hasselhoff has checked himself into The Betty
Ford Center for treatment of alcoholism.
The remix of b's A Little Less
Conversation debuted at number one on the U.S. singles charts. The track, which
has been topping the British charts for the past three weeks mostly due to
airplay during the World Cup, will now be added to the upcoming Elvis 30 #1 Hits
collection due in September.
Eddie Van Halen and his wife, actress Valerie Bertinelli,
have decided to call it quits after 21 years of marriage.
star Mike Myers is reportedly in talks to play Keith Moon in a
film about the legendary drummer with The Who.
In the newest James Bond
adventure, Die Another Day, if a fencing instructor should bear a striking
resemblance to a certain Material Girl, it's not just your imagination. In
addition to providing the film's title song, Madonna has agreed to a
cameo appearance as well.
The first of the two upcoming
Matrix sequels, The Matrix Reloaded, will be released May 15, 2003, one day
earlier than expected. Warner Brothers has never before released a film on a
Thursday. It will open on more than 3,200 screens, eight days before the
Memorial Day holiday weekend. The third Matrix film, The Matrix Revolutions,
will be released sometime in the holiday season of 2003.
SUPERMAN VS BATMAN?
Warner Bros. has confirmed it's
developing Superman vs. Batman, a film that could launch a new superhero
franchise for the studio.
For a large portion of the movie the two superheros are
at each other's throats. But then, of course, because they are both crime
fighters, they join forces again and fight evil.
Toby Keith's upcoming
Unleashed album was originally scheduled for an August release, but to stay one
step ahead of music pirates, the album was pushed up to a July 23 release.
Sci Fi Channel is taking a
Quantum Leap with a remake of the NBC sci-fi series.
Former British pop star Adam
Ant, will stand trial on assault and firearms charges Aug. 12.The
47-year-old pleaded not guilty to charges that he threatened a man with an
imitation firearm and broke a window in a north London pub.
Michael Jackson, the
self-christened "King of Pop", spoke out against the industry's treatment of
black artists. "The record companies really do conspire against the artists,"
Jackson said, and he went on to say that generations of black musicians have
been hurt by profit-grabbing record companies. These statements came soon after
Jackson accused his label, Sony Music, of not properly promoting his latest
Kevin Nash had successful surgery on Tuesday afternoon in Birmingham, Ala.,
to repair his left quadriceps muscle, which was completely torn off the bone.
Nashs recovery will be slow and extensive, a year ago Triple H suffered
the same injury and took over 9 months to return.