Archive for April, 2003

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!

April 24, 2003

Saturday, May 3rd is free comicbook day for all you comic book fanatics!!

Check out this site for locations and other details.

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Calista and Harrison’s Big Announcement

April 24, 2003

Calista and Harrison’s Big Announcement

Calista Flockhart and Harrison Ford will soon announce their engagement – according to friends.

Hollywood legend Ford recently divorced Melissa Mathison and is free to marry Ally McBeal star Flockhart.

And a friend of Flockhart’s says they are on the verge of tying the knot.

Tracy Hogg says, “I spoke to Calista a few weeks ago. The big thing in LA at the moment is Jennifer Lopez and her pink engagement ring. So I asked her, ‘Are you going to have a pink rock?’ She winked and said, ‘Maybe’, before adding that there would be a big announcement soon.”

Copyright World Entertainment News Network 2003

[size=medium][color=9966FF][font=Georgia]Harrison do not need to get married again. Why don’t they just shack up?! Other stars are doing it.[/font][/color][/size]

Dixie Chicks Boycott

April 24, 2003

Controversial Comments Start Phones Ringing

LANCASTER, Pa. — Some controversial comments made by one of the Dixie Chicks has the phones at a local country radio station ringing off the hook.

A number of radio stations across the country have dumped the group’s music over the lead singer’s controversial comments about President George W. Bush.

At a concert in London earlier this week, Natalie Maines, the band’s lead singer said, ” Just so you know, we’re ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas.”

In a statement on the Dixie Chicks’ Web site Wednesday, the Chicks said, “We’ve been overseas for several weeks and have been reading and following the news accounts of our government’s position. The anti-American sentiment that has unfolded here is astounding.”

The country trio — consisting of Maines, Martie Maguire and Emily Robinson — are all from Texas.

“I feel the president is ignoring the opinions of many in the U.S. and alienating the rest of the world,” Maines added in the statement. “My comments were made in frustration and one of the privileges of being an American is you are free to voice your own point of view.”

And while Maines maintains her beef with Bush, she’s much more supportive of the United States troops.

“While we support our troops, there is nothing more frightening than the notion of going to war with Iraq and the prospect of all the innocent lives that will be lost,” Maines said.

Many Susquehanna Valley residents are not happy with the singer’s opinion.

“I think you should boycott them,” said a caller to Cat Country 106.7

A poll taken by Cat Country said nearly 75 percent of its listeners were offended by Maines’ remark.

Even though the Dixie Chicks have the No. 1 song and album in the country right now, many patriotic people in the Susquehanna Valley don’t want to hear them.

“Central Pennsylvania is one of the largest areas for deployment in this country and there’s a lot of military families out there who feel very strong for President Bush, and for her to come out and bash President Bush and say that she’s embarrassed that he lives in Texas, it really hit some hot buttons with a lot of our listeners,” said Dennis Mitchell, with Cat Country.

The station labeled Friday, “Dixie Chick Free Friday,” and it is leaving it up to the listeners to decide how long that will last.

West Side Story revisited!

April 23, 2003

The first thing you notice is the brilliant color scheme, shimmering Technicolors that radiate from your screen. The next thing that grabs you is the choreography, and how the slightest movement

For Fans of American Idol

April 23, 2003

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“CONfidence”

April 23, 2003

“CONfidence” is a mediocre ‘con game’ film. A
fairly predictable plot with performances which
are perfunctory and be ready for a series of
flashbacks. This garish movie should be released
in black-and-white like Hitchcock ended up doing
with “Psycho”. The sound at the Smithsonian
screening was awful (causing several people to
walk out) – hopefully this is not what was
intended.
GRADE = “C” (or “D” if sound is really that bad)
(Don’t know when this is scheduled to open.)

Jennifer Lopez Named Top Celebrity Monster

April 23, 2003

The first issue of a new American publication has put singer and actress Jennifer Lopez on top of a list of celebrity monsters. Radar magazine has listed the people they say have, “distinguished themselves in the areas of physical and verbal abuse, overweening arrogance, and by the imposition of a particularly nasty influence over the culture at large.” According to the magazine J.Lo is guilty of a “cynical bid for urban authenticity”. They recall reports that when J.Lo returned to her native Bronx to film a video, her uncompromising guards shoved excited kids out of her way – leaving one young fan in tears. The magazine also blasts filmmaker Michael Moore for acting like a working class man whilst owning a $1.27 million apartment and sending his daughter to private school.

Tim Robbins Barred From Hall Of Fame For War Dissent

April 23, 2003

WASHINGTON (AP) — One casualty of the war with Iraq is the First Amendment right to oppose it, actor Tim Robbins says.

Robbins and longtime companion actress Susan Sarandon are war opponents whose scheduled appearance at baseball’s Hall of Fame was canceled last week by former Reagan administration aide Dale Petroskey, now the hall’s president.

“A chill wind is blowing in this nation,” Robbins told a National Press Club luncheon Tuesday. “Every day the airwaves are filled with warnings, veiled and unveiled threats, spewed invective and hatred directed at any voice of dissent.”

Robbins, 44, said he didn’t regret supporting the 2000 presidential campaign of consumer activist Ralph Nader, who has been blamed for taking enough votes away from Al Gore to enable George W. Bush to win the White House. He said he hadn’t decided whom to support in 2004.

Petroskey sent a letter to Robbins and Sarandon, telling them the 15th-anniversary celebration of “Bull Durham” set for April 26-27 at Cooperstown, New York, had been called off.

Robbins and Sarandon co-starred in the 1988 baseball film.

Filmmaker Moore Criticizes Bush Again

April 21, 2003

Filmmaker Moore Criticizes Bush Again
Tuesday April 15 3:31 PM ET

Filmmaker Michael Moore, who slammed President Bush and the U.S.-led war in Iraq during his Oscar acceptance speech, continued his criticism before a university crowd in Bush’s home state.

The documentary maker said Monday night that the president’s approval ratings are high because the American people rally around their leader after a tragedy, and Bush “is the one occupying the federal land at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.”

But Moore said the United States is at war with Iraq because of the former Texas governor’s need to keep the public’s eye off his domestic failures as president.

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“It’s not about the weapons of mass destruction; it’s about the weapons of mass distraction,” he told 4,400 students and guests at the University of Texas.

Pulling his Oscar from a bag, Moore passed the gold statue around the audience, joking, “What are the chances I’m going to get that thing back?”

Moore won his first Oscar last month for “Bowling for Columbine,” an examination of gun violence in America. He received a standing ovation when he won and a mixture of cheers and boos with his fiery criticism of President Bush a speech he said he hadn’t prepared.

Moore told the Austin American-Statesman before his lecture that 90 percent of the response he’s gotten has been positive and that, despite having investigated the roots of violence in his most recent documentary, he hasn’t received any threats.

“Should I be getting death threats?” he said, jokingly. “It is pretty risky of me to be coming to Texas, don’t you think?”

Fox DVDs – General Discussion

April 21, 2003

Snce Fox have been so cool to us lately, I thought I start a thread where you can discusss all things Fox DVD!!!! I need to start a separate thread for our other DVD buds as well including Disney (includes Miramax, Touchstone, etc), of course Paramount, Dreamworks, MGM, Universal and New Line, of course no WB Home Video Thread because they are dead to us…