Vol. 8 No. 26
Caught In The Act
Featuring four 80s icon
hard-rock bands (Tesla, Vince Neil of Motley Crue,
Jackyl and Skid Row), fans were given the opportunity to see for the
first time together an assortment of artists from a time in history that will
never be repeated but still can be enjoyed. Skid Row kicked off the festivities
with an aggressive version of 18 and Life, followed by Jackyl who kept the
energy level flowing with their own brand of loud, proud, hard and honest rock
'n' roll. Vince Neil gave the fans what they wanted, Crue, Crue and more Crue.
Tesla, together for the first time in six years, looked and sounded great
belting out such faves as Signs, Love Song and Modern Day Cowboy, also throwing
in a new track from their soon to be released studio album. Catch this tour
when it comes near you.
At The Movies
When a guy named Deeds (Adam
Sandler) from the small town of Mandrake Falls, NH inherits controlling
interest in a massive media corporation from his deceased uncle, he starts
injecting his small town values into its various sections. A New York tabloid TV
reporter, Babe (Wynona Ryder), is sent undercover as a small-town girl to
do an expose on him, but of course, she falls in love with along the way. The
Adam Sandler wackiness train just keeps chugging along whether he is calling an
opera singer Mr. French or egging cars with John McEnroe or simply
hugging a total stranger, Mr. Deeds is sure to give you a lot of laughs in this
simple, sweet and romantic comedy.
An academy award-winning,
bio-drama of the life of mathematician John Forbes Nash Jr., a genius
diagnosed as a paranoid-schizophrenic at the peak of his career. Director Ron
Howard creates whole scenes and story lines that appear to be part of the
biography but turn out to be Nash's delusions. It's a nice touch and audiences
loved this tale, which is part mystery behind the illness and its progression,
part romance, and part sentimental tear-jerker. Russell Crowe plays the
lead and validates that this film is really all about Nash, coming together in
Crowe's dominating performance. This film is a text-book model of fine-tuned
acting, music, cinematography, and directing.
Schecter Guitar Research has
announced plans to debut its new Tommy Lee Artist Model at the Summer
NAMM Show in Nashville.
For those who can't wait to see Tommy's radical new guitar (complete with
Stripper Girl Inlay), you can see it live on the band's current tour.
The filming for
Helldorado will begin in September 3 and end around Christmas break. Even though
The Rock will be involved in this film, World Wrestling Entertainment
confirmed that hed make occasional guest appearances on RAW.
Jennifer Lopez is
signing on to produce and costar in a feature based on the life of bad-boy salsa
legend Hector Lavoe. Puerto Rican crooner Marc Anthony is in talks
to play the singer.
Bruce Willis is
reprising his role as a hit man in a sequel to his 2000 crime comedy, The Whole
Nine Yards. Matthew Perry and Amanda Peet will also be back. The
movie starts shooting October 4 in Los Angeles.
A British motion picture
licensing and distribution company is suing Warner Bros., charging the studio
with copyright infringement for misappropriating behind-the-scenes footage that
appear on the DVD to 1978's Superman: The Movie.
John Travolta is signing
on as a spokesman for Australian company Qantas Airways and planning to fly his
Boeing 707 jet to 10 countries this year to promote airline travel in the wake
Veteran rockers Aerosmith
are kicking off a four-month North American tour in August in support of the
group's new greatest hits collection, O, Yeah! Ultimate Aerosmith Hits, due out
NBC has signed a $50 million
five-year deal for a trio of beauty pageants, Miss Universe, Miss
and Miss Teen USA. The pageants have aired for many years on CBS, the first two
since 1960, the later since 1983. Donald Trump will produce.
Comic creator Mort Walker
has brought a computer technician into Beetle Bailey's world. Chip Gizmo
will appear July 4 at Camp Swampy. Walker thought he could come up with a new
cache of jokes, all centered on the frustrations of figuring out upgrades,
gadgets, CD-ROMs and Internet surfing.
DreamWorks Pictures' sequel to
the CGI hit Shrek is continuing to take shape with the addition of John
Cleese as voice talent and Joe Stillman as the projects sole writer.
frontman Chad Kroeger has gotten his very own record label. The imprint
is called 604 Records, formed when Kroeger joined forces with Nickelback's
longtime attorney Jonathan Simkin. Apparently, Kroeger and Simkin
realized they might be onto something when they worked together to help break
Canadian rock band Default.
Triple H is
Ala., undergoing preliminary tests on his injured right arm. Depending on the
level of damage, WWE sources say The Game will miss between two and six weeks.
He will not miss TV time during his recovery, with this week's SmackDown! being
Freelance cartoonist John
Dempsey, whose drawings in Playboy magazine lampooned contemporary
for nearly half a century, died of complications from a stroke. He was 83.
TV journalist Geraldo Rivera
is returning to prime time next month as an investigative reporter for Pulse.
This nine-week news magazine series for Fox News will also feature Shepard
Smith and Bill O'Reilly. The new show will debut on July 11 at
If you are currently attending
University, you just may bump into Loaded bassist Duff McKagan (ex-Guns
N Roses), who is there, majoring in business and finance.
A 1932 Picasso painting of a
young lover was sold at auction for almost $24 million, according to Christie's