Tuesday, August 03, 2004

Poco Drummer Collapses: Poco Drummer George Grantham Has Heart Attack Onstage One Song Into Spingfield, Mass. Set, Founding Country Rocker Collapses Springfield, Massachusetts: One song into their Springfield Summer Concerts Series performance, Poco drummer George Grantham collapses and was rushed to Bay State Hospital. While the founding member underwent surgery to relieve pressure, the rest of the band -- who would have been unable to have access to the rock solid drummer -- continued the show acoustically.

At this time, Grantham is in stable condition and on a ventilator as a precautionary measure.

Poco was one of the defining band's of the Southern California country-rock movement that also included the Eagles, Buffalo Springfield, Linda Ronstadt and Jackson Browne. Having sold millions of albums, including Legend and In The Heat of the Night, the lush harmony-driven group has just finished taping a reunion concert at Nashville's Belcourt Theatre for an upcoming DVD release.

At this time, Grantham -- who's also recorded and/or toured with Neil Young, Steve Wariner and Ricky Skaggs -- has a solid prognosis. Updates on his condition can be found on the band's website: www.poconut.com

Who’s Wearing What: Sharon Stone made a splash at the London premiere of Catwoman in a dress and fur stole from Elsie Katz Couture. She wore a vintage teal chiffon flapper dress with intricate white and silver beading from the Elsie Katz Couture vintage collection. She topped off her one-of-a-kind dress with a white fox fur stole, made especially for her, with white velvet lining, white satin ribbon tie and two vintage French paper rinuncula flowers.

Elsie Katz Couture, designed by Donna Baxter, features vintage-inspired feminine and whimsical designs made out of luxurious fabrics in bold colors. Baxter named the collection after her grandmother, Elsie Katz, who believed in pink marabou boas and sparkly tiaras for everyday. Elsie Katz Couture is one of Sharon’s favorite designers. She has worn Baxter’s designs on several occasions including the recent MTV Movie Awards, the First Annual Style Awards and at yesterday’s Catwoman press conference. Sharon’s not the only celebrity fan – other well-known Elsie Katz Couture fans include Famke Janssen and Paris Hilton.

Cheryl Hines, Emmy nominated star of Curb Your Enthusiasm, strolled down the red carpet at the Los Angeles premiere of Collateral in a jacket by Toronto-based designer Sunny Choi. Hines wore a pink ribbon tweed jacket accented with a white satin bow and fringe trim.

Squad Five-O: Guitar rockers Squad Five-0 will play L.A.'s Troubadour on Saturday, August 14, 2004

"Late News Breaking," the band's major label debut is out now. The album’s produced by Matt Wallace (Replacements/Faith No More).

Saturday, August 14th
9081 Santa Monica Blvd.
tickets $10 adv/dos
8pm doors/9pm show
all ages

New Shoe Line: DETNY by Shane & Shawn, a brand new casual footwear company that launched last fall in 2003 created such a buzz that Nordstrom took notice - placing an order for the line, only after the company's second season. Selling through in 120 doors nationwide and increasing their sales volume by 500% for spring, the identical twin brothers, Shane & Shawn Ward, anticipate that their Spring/ Summer 2005 collection will be a favorite among retailers. DETNY will introduce its new men's sandals and fine-tuned silhouettes along with a women's collection of fashionable heels for the first time at the WSA Trade Show, August 5 - 8, 2004 in Suite 5103 at the Venetian, located at 3355 Las Vegas Blvd South.

For their Spring/ Summer 2005 collection, DETNY will be adding 20 new skus each to their men & women's collection. From an updated Mary Jane to an introduction of high heels in the women's collection to a classic European inspired men's sandal, the DETNY Spring/ Summer 2005 collection is rich in soft leathers and suedes from Italy, boasting a color palette of warm caramels, maroon, and traditional black to the vibrant colors of lime, yellow, blues, reds and pinks in all various textured finishes. Unit prices range from $120 - $150 retail. <>They’ve been featured in Vibe Magazine's 10th Anniversary issue as one of the few selected top designers in the fashion industry, and in Footwear News as one of the Top 30 to Watch.

Lil Jon Parties: WHO: The King of Crunk, hip-hop artist/producer LIL JON, who brought the crunk style of hip-hop to the mainstream with his platinum album Kings of Crunk (TVT), featuring the hit single “Get Low.” Since Dave Chappelle parodied him on his wildly successful show, Lil Jon has become known world wide for his growling, shouted hooks. He has also become the most sought after producer after the success of Usher’s #1 single, “Yeah!” and will soon be producing artists as diverse as Korn, Paris Hilton, Fantasia, and Ice Cube.

WHAT: Lil Jon will throw an exclusive party celebrating the national distribution of his popular energy drink, CRUNK!!! and his own line of limited edition sunglasses through OAKLEY EYEWEAR. Lil Jon is rarely seen without his signature sunglasses, and is always seen with his signature Pimp Chalice, filled with his CRUNK!!! energy drink. The party will feature an open bar and hors d’oeurves.

ISSAK TOUR: Capitol Recording Artist Aslyn Opens For Chris Isaak This Summer. Lemon Love, Aslyn's Debut Album, Scheduled For Release In January 2005

Capitol recording artist Aslyn has been invited to open for Chris Isaak on the West Coast leg of his summer tour. Lemon Love, the Atlanta, Georgia-based singer-songwriter's debut album, will be released on January 25, 2005. It was produced by Guy Chambers (Robbie Williams, Jewel) And Eric Valentine (SmashMouth, Third Eye Blind, Queens of the Stone Age).

Raised outside Gainesville, Florida, Aslyn began studying classical piano when she was seven. Throughout her school years, she played anywhere she could - in talent contests, at weddings, at church. After graduation, Aslyn was faced with the decision that would eventually bring her to a new

Phase in her musical journey. She could use her savings to buy a cheap car, or leave home in pursuit of something more. Aslyn left for Atlanta, where she gigged around town and crashed on friends' couches. (Eventually she did acquire a clunker of a car, which became an unusual metaphor for her love life, inspiring the album's title track, "Lemon Love.")

Capitol offered her a deal on the spot and, sensing it was a good match, she canceled all her other appointments and signed on. Soon after, she began recording with Guy Chambers. "I brought up Guy's name because I was moved by the work he had done with Robbie Williams," she says.

"He has a strong song-oriented perspective with an English twist." She recorded eight tracks with Chambers and the remaining four with renowned LA-based producer, Eric Valentine.

8/3, 4 Seattle, WA Summer Nights at the Pier 62- 63 <>

8/5 Portland, OR Arlene Schnitzer Concert

8/7 - 10 Saratoga, CA Historic Mountain Winery

8/12, 13 San Diego, CA Humphrey's Concerts by the Bay

8/18 Modesto, CA Downtown Rocks

8/20 Stateline, NV Harvey's Amphitheatre

8/21 Kelseyville, CA Konocti Field Amphitheatre

8/25, 26 Long Beach, CA The Vault

8/27 Phoenix, AZ Celebrity Theater

8/28 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues

Finally! Munsters on DVD!: Universal Studios Home Video Announces The Munsters − The Complete First Season Still Scaring Up Laughs After 40 Years. The First Ever Dvd Includes Never-Before-Seen Pilot Episode And more than Sixteen Hours of fun : available August 24, 2004. Just in time for the show's 40th anniversary, THE MUNSTERS, comes to DVD for the first time. A timeless, one-of-a-kind phenomenon, this quirky comedy series has entertained TV audiences of all ages for four decades. The show chronicles the adventures of Herman, Lily, Eddie, Grandpa and Marilyn Munster, continues to gain new fans on cable's TV Land. This three-disc, double-sided set includes all 38 episodes of the classic 1964-1965 season plus a never-aired 14-minute pilot in color used to pitch the series to the network. The Musters - The Complete First Season is priced at $59.98 SRP.

In a spooky house at 1313 Mockingbird Lane in Mockingbird Heights live the Munsters, a family whose members bear a striking resemblance to monsters − with the notable exception of daughter Marilyn, whose wholesome beauty they see as a disfigurement. Decent and loving, they can't understand why the outside world reacts to them with shock and horror. Starring Fred Gwynne, Butch Patrick, Yvonne DeCarlo, Al Lewis, Beverley Owen (Marilyn Munster Episodes 1-13) and Pat Priest (Marilyn Munster Episodes 14+). From the creators of "Leave it to Beaver."


Street Date: August 24, 2004
Rating: Not Rated
Suggested Retail Price: $59.98
DVD Selection Number: 25738
Running Time: 16 Hours and 6 Minutes
Number of Layers: Dual (Double-Sided)
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1 (Full-Screen)
Technical Info: English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono/Captioned; French and Spanish Subtitles

You Go, Al!: Al Franken has signed a deal with the Sundance TV channel to bring his Air America radio show to cable TV. On Sept. 7, 2004, Sundance will broadcast one hour of highlights from Franken's three-hour weekly show, "The Al Franken Show," three times in the 24 hours after the radio show is aired -- at least through the presidential election in November, and possibly beyond. No word on how the video element will be handled. (Reuters)

Travis Gets New Series: Home & Garden Television (aka HGTV) and decorating expert Debbie Travis have expanded their relationship with the addition of another series to the network. Debbie Travis' Painted House makes its HGTV debut August 13, 2004 and will air on Fridays at 8 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Initially inspired by Travis’ real life experiences decorating her clients’ homes, the show raises home decorating to a new level of entertainment by combining part how-to, part travelogue, part confessional and part soap opera, all infused with Travis¹ quick wit and good humor.

Known as the “Queen of Renovation,” Travis began her relationship with HGTV when Debbie Travis’ Facelift premiered on the network in January 2004. She has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show as well as Live with Regis and Kelly several times. Her television career began in 1995, when Debbie Travis’ Painted House premiered in Canada. Earlier episodes of both series began airing on cable in the US in 2002.

Looking Good: Cosmetic Dermatologist, David Bank, M.D.’s book, Beautiful Skin: Every Woman’s Guide to Looking Her Best at Any Age, gives important information on how to fight acne, wrinkles, sun damage, rosacea; what to do about broken blood vessels, stretch marks, spider veins, unwanted hair; the truth about vitamin C, AHAs, collagen, lasers, liposuction, facelifts, and more. has been a Diplomate of the American Academy of Dermatology since 1989. A graduate of Yale University and the Columbia College of Physicians and is frequently quoted as a national beauty resource on the “Today Show, and the FOX News Channel.

Apprentice Sighting: Saturday night, “Apprentice” winner, Bill Rancic dined at SUSHISAMBA rio in Chicago, Illinois, with a group of six friends (just friends, as the saying goes. Halfway through the meal, two bottles of Veuve Clicquot were sent to the table. The server informed Bill the bottles were courtesy of a group of nearby female admirers. Bill smiled and waved to thank the love-struck ladies. Bill remarked jokingly "Someone's trying to get us drunk!" After dinner, Bill and friends retired to the gorgeous, newly opened Rooftop lounge, and invited the party of admirers to join him. They all stayed until SUSHISAMBA rio closed down.

Minogue on DVD: Kylie Minogue: Body Language Live DVD To Be Released In U.S. On September 7 , 2004 Includes Full Live London Apollo Concert As Well As Candid Interviews, Intimate Backstage Documentary And Three Music Videos

In November 2003, Australian pop princess Kylie Minogue staged a one-off performance at London's Hammersmith Apollo to launch her current album, Body Language. She offered up a selection of songs spanning her last three albums (and a few surprises).

The show, entitled "Money Can't Buy," cost more than a million pounds to stage just for the one night and involved months of preparation.

Now the show and the film shot around it will be released on DVD as Kylie Minogue: Body Language Live in the U.S. on September 7, 2004. The DVD features the full performance in surround sound, previously unseen rehearsal footage, a behind-the-scenes documentary, an exclusive interview with Kylie, a photo gallery and promo videos for Body Language tracks "Slow," "Red Blooded Woman" and "Chocolate."

This London show was one of Kylie's most intimate in recent memory. The last time she played the Hammersmith Apollo in 2001 she sold out seven consecutive nights. And her most recent London shows found her selling out four nights at Wembley Arena as part of her Fever Tour, which saw her play to over 250,000 people, smashing box office records in cities across the U.K.

Among other spectacles, the "Money Can't Buy" performance featured extravagant props and lighting, a spectacular Eiffel Tower sequence, Kylie astride a vintage motorcycle and a dazzling display of outfits from Helmut Lang, Chanel and Pucci.


1. Still Standing
2. Red Blooded Woman
3. On a Night Like This
4. Breathe/Je T'aime
5. After Dark
6. Chocolate
7. Can't Get You Out of My Head
8. Slow
9. Obsession
10. In Your Eyes
11. Secret
12. Take You Home
13. Spinning Around
14. Love at First Sight

Sweetnam’s Debut Due: After opening for Britney Spears on the highly successful "OnyxHotel Tour" in the U.S. and Europe this spring, 16-year old Capitol recording artist Skye Sweetnam is poised to launch the release of her debut album, Noise From The Basement, on September 21, 2004.

"Tangled Up In Me" is the sassy first single from the album. The track has already been added to dozens of Top 40 radio stations across the country, including major stations like KISS108 in Boston and KHTS in San Diego the very first week. The companion video to "Tangled Up In Me," directed by Phil Harder, is Being serviced to video outlets this week. Skye has been invited to perform at the fourth annual Pantene Pro-Voice Concert at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York on Thursday, August 5th.

Skye will open the show and will be followed by Paulino Rubio, Fefe Dobson and Ashanti, in addition to a performance by the winner of the Pantene Pro-Voice music competition.

Life Laundry: Are you drowning under a sea of clutter from a lifetime of hording family memorabilia? Struggling to maintain order in a chaotic family house? Then BBC AMERICA can help with an all-new season of the life-changing program that shows just how liberating it can be to let go of the physical and emotional clutter in your homes. The Life Laundry premieres Saturdays from September 4, 2004 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT.

A lesson in 'interior dieting,' The Life Laundry is more than just a makeover show; the program frees its subjects from the psychological baggage associated with clinging on to decades of junk. Working not only to clear the clutter from someone's home, it also unearths the emotional and psychological issues that lie at the heart of hording clutter.

Each episode sees the entire contents of someone's home emptied out onto their front lawn and divided into three piles: one will end up destroyed, one will be sold in a yard sale, and the remainder will be allowed back into the de-cluttered home the contributors have been dreaming of. With specialist advice from storage expert Dawna Walter and antiques dealer Mark Franks, The Life Laundry attempts to transform people's lives by getting them to ditch their junk and reveal the treasure that lies beneath.

As every item from the house is removed, the tension begins to mount. What will stay and what will go? Emotional ties are the most difficult to break: the prized possessions left by the loss of a loved one, those birthday cards received over the last 30 years, the Levi jeans that will never fit, the heavy-metal LPs that are never played. A trip down memory lane is one thing, but what do these ties to the past really say about a person?

With the help of Dawna, the dream of streamlined living is accomplished by a complete overhaul of the interior design of the house, based around a strict selection of possessions. While Mark is at hand to make sure that any family heirlooms don't accidentally end up in the 'destroy' pile and to spot any potential 'collectibles'. <>

Who will be persuaded to get rid of the most junk? Who will be able to part with that worthless memorabilia they had been clinging onto for so many years? The success of the re-design of the house depends on how far the contributors face up to the emotional ties that link them to their clutter. If they follow the rules, they could find themselves with a living space that will really improve their lives.

<>This season, the team bring order to a central London home squeezed by an owners hording of memorabilia from a career in broadcasting. Help is also at hand for one young woman too guilty to rid an inherited home of her godmother's possessions. And order is imposed on the home of a former BBC DJ, who is drowning under decades worth of music paraphernalia, board games and comics of every description. <> <>

New Location, Location, Location:
An all-new season of Location, Location, Location premieres - BBC AMERICA has set the pace with ground-breaking lifestyle shows that have blazed a trail with inspirational ideas for home, garden and wardrobe makeover.

<>Now, the network is on a mission to equip homeowners with top-tips and must-know guidelines as they navigate the pitfalls of the real estate market in search of the perfect home. An all-new season of Location, Location, Location premieres Saturdays from September 4, 2004 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

<>Each week Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer, take up the challenge to help homebuyers find the best home for the best price in just four days. Armed with a budget and their expert knowledge of the market, our property professionals get to know the lifestyles, likes and dislikes of a new couple in a new location. <>The dynamic property duo know where to look, how to spot structural problems and how much money to offer to secure the deal. From scouring the market for the perfect house to making the final offer, Kirstie and Phil are on a crusade to help homebuyers find the best buy for their buck. <>

As professional real estate agents, Kirstie and Phil have expert knowledge to impart to help home owners understand an industry which they often feel is weighted against them. As Phil says: "I realized that there was a real bias in the property system - it was fixed to help the seller, not the buyer. You can find wonderful places or very average places at every level of the price bracket."

Indie Films: RES invites guests to their monthly series showcasing brand new music videos, short films and motion graphics. This month they're presenting mini-retrospectives of the work of four of the 15 "Art of Speed" filmmakers.

"Art of Speed" filmmakers - Stefan Nadelman, Honest, Saiman Chow + Han Lee, and KDLAB - will be in Los Angeles for a special presentation of their work. Each filmmaker will showcase a series of films leading up to their "Art of Speed" project. The evening will also feature new short films and music videos, including the latest from RJD2, !!!, Wagonchrist, and Beta Band, and LA-based Logan will present the director's cut of their Felix Da Housecat video "Rocket Ride."

Immediately following the screening, there's a courtyard after party with a live A/V performance from TINO CORP. (Ben Stokes and Meat Beat Manifesto's Jack Dangers) who will remix the 15 AoS films. Complimentary food and drinks courtesy of Nike Lab, Red Stripe and Izze. Tuesday August 17th, 8:00 p.m.

Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood


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