Vol. 8 No. 41
Caught in the Act
No matter what city or town you
live in, do not miss this show. Andrew W.K. is full of big guitars and
sing-along rock anthems as the band uses its special brand of head thrashing
rock and roll to bash you senseless. The quintessential fans band, short, tall,
big or small you will feel
embraced, energized and appreciated for being a part
of the experience. Dont use age as an excuse not to party hard, because once
the music starts everyone turns into a 15-year-old kid.
A.W.K. never stops
jumping, kicking, or thrashing, treating every concert like it was his first.
And if you want to meet the man behind the
band, fear not, he is very
approachable, and takes the time not only to sign autographs, but to
them as well. Its refreshing to see someone so in touch with the fans. A truly
At The Movies
Rules of Attraction
This movie tracks the lives of
three college students that attempt to make sense of their respective love
lives. Sean, is a womanizing drug-dealer, but has now fallen for Lauren, a
virgin whose pining for her boyfriend to return from European, while Paul, who
likes to hit on straight men, now has the hots for Sean. Their paths cross a
bevy of other lost souls during a college break week. The dynamics of the
boy-boy-girl triangle are ultimately less crucial than the film itself as a
collection of signs and gags, which individually point to everything that is
wrong with college experience. Dont let your parents see this film; if they do
they will likely think twice before sending you off to college.
The television cartoon hero
goes CGI in this crowd pleasing big-screen adaptation of Scooby Doo. Two years
after a clash of egos forced Mystery Inc. to close its doors, Scooby Doo and his
clever crime-solving cohorts Fred, Daphne, Shaggy and Velma are individually
summoned to Spooky Island to investigate a series of paranormal incidents at the
ultra-hip Spring Break hot spot. Concerned that his frightfully popular resort
might truly be haunted, the owner tries to reunite the meddling detectives to
solve the mystery before his supernatural secret scares away the college crowds.
Scooby and the gang have to overcome their personal differences and forget
everything they think they know about fake ghouls and phony creatures to crack
the case, save themselves and possibly the world. A fun outing with many sly
digs at pop culture.
CAGE BROUGHT BACK TO LIFE
Nicolas Cage has signed on to
star in the sci-fi thriller Back Up. It stars Cage as a murdered police officer
who is brought back to life 90 days after his death. Technology allows human
memories to be backed up onto a computer. With a gap in his memory, Cage sets
out to track down his murderer and find out what he did that caused his wife to
Five hundred photographs of the
Beatles, many of them unpublished, were discovered in the archives of a Scottish
university, where they have been gathering dust for more than 30 years.
Jackie Chan is receiving a star
on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. To show his appreciation, the action star
jokingly said he promised to make better movies.
The WB picking up a full
22-episode season of its new drama Everwood, making it the first fall drama on
any network to get a back nine order.
Kid Rock recently joined forces
with Lynyrd Skynyrd to record a version of the latter's Gimme Back My Bullets.
The track will appear on the next Skynyrd record, which is due next spring and
is currently untitled.
The Foo Fighters will embark on
an eight-city U.S. tour later this month. Dubbed The Brandtidos trek, the tour
is sponsored by Sirius Satellite Radio and comes in support of the group's
fourth album, One by One, due October 22nd.
David Letterman's office was
robbed, with a thief making off with $4,000 from a desk inside the Ed Sullivan
Mick Jagger has donated 100,000
pounds ($150,000) to help youngsters at his old school.
A posthumous CD is planned for
Aaliyah, the singer and actress who died in a plane crash in August 2001.
Metallica frontman James
Hetfield has recently completed work on a contribution for the forthcoming
Waylon Jennings tribute album.
The stars of CBS' forensics
drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation have recieved some killer pay hikes. William Petersen, who plays
crime-lab honcho Gil Grissom , is pulling down $225,000-$250,000 an episode, up
from the $100,000 he received last season.
Snoop Dogg has been cut from
the final version of the latest Muppet adventure, A Very Merry Muppet Christmas
Movie, to air on NBC in December.
Elvis Presley's first guitar,
Michael Jackson's first signed contract and what's being billed as the world's
oldest guitar are going on the auction block this weekend. Guernsey's auction
house is taking bids on the grand piano Liberace played in concert, a piano from
the Motown studios and guitars that Jimi Hendrix, Waylon Jennings and
owned as well.
Negotiators for the record
companies and webcasters reached a deal on a royalty payment scheme for music
streamed over the Internet that carves out a lower rate for small webcasters.
Ed O'Neill has stepped in to
play Joe Friday in Dick Wolf's remake of Dragnet for ABC and Universal Network
The WB Network has posted
double and triple-digit ratings increases over the same period last year with
help from Smallville, Gilmore Girls, Everwood, 7th Heaven and a resurgent
Val Kilmer will play late porn
king John Holmes in Wonderland, a movie about the 1981 involvement of Holmes and
his teenage lover in a quadruple homicide, to be distributed by Lions Gate
U2 frontman Bono is set to
receive the 2003 MusiCares Person of the Year award, presented by the
for his accomplishments as a musician and as a humanitarian. A special tribute
dinner will be held in New York City in February.