Monday, August 02, 2004

Who’s Wearing What: l Erika Christensen, who will star in the upcoming The Upside of Anger with Kevin Costner, will wear a Monique Lhuillier outfit to the Collateral premiere tonight. She’ll wear a navy satin halter top with lace trim and classic cream tuxedo pants. To top off her look, she’ll carry a navy clutch and intricate crystal bracelet from Daniel Swarovski Paris and a pair of navy crystal drop earrings from Swarovski.

Laurent D. and Prive arts did all of the hair at the Juicy Couture swimsuit launch this weekend, which featured top celebs including Kate Beckinsale, Robin Tunney, David Schwimmer, Lara Flynn Boyle, Cheri Oteri, Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Maria Menunous (who brought her parents as her “dates”), Selma Blair, Molly Sims, Tony Kanal, Kimberly Stewart, Constance Marie, Samaire Armstrong, Emile Hirsch and Ali Landry and Constance Marie.

The Music to Play L.A.: The Music will be playing in Los Angeles on Monday, August 16, 2004 at The Troubadour on their return from Japan where they will be playing at The Summer Sonic festival. The Music's second US release, "Welcome to The North," will be released on October 19, 2004.

Lynn in Country BioPic: Capitol recording artist and Grammy winner Shelby Lynne is set to make her film debut in Walk The Line, a major motion picture based on the life of Johnny Cash. The Fox Searchlight film starring Reese Witherspoon and Joaquin Phoenix and directed by James Mangold (Girl, Interrupted) is currently filming in Memphis. Lynne has been tapped to play Cash's mother. <>

After she wraps shooting in Memphis, Shelby will play a few select dates. She has also been asked to perform with her mentor George Jones when he tapes a "Soundstage" episode for PBS this September. Shelby's own "Soundstage" performance, paired with a Counting Crows segment, will air on PBS on Thursday, August 26, 2004 (check local listings for time). <>

On September 24, 2004, Lynne will appear with Tony Joe White at the Americana Honors & Awards in Nashville. The pair will perform "Can't Go Back Home," a song they co-wrote for White's upcoming album. The event will conclude the Americana Music Association Conference. <>

Shelby Lynne has started work in a Los Angeles studio with producer John Porter (Elvis Costello, Ryan Adams, The Smiths, Roxy Music) on the follow up to last year's Identity Crisis. The album will be released next year and features such well-respected players as Mickey Raphael (Willie Nelson) on harmonica and Michael Ward (The Wallflowers) on guitar. <>

Shelby Lynne's upcoming dates include:

8/7 Chicago, IL Northalsted Market Days (headlining)

8/22 Allegheney, PA Hartwood Amphitheatre (headlining)

9/12 Hollywood, CA Hollywood Bowl (with Lyle Lovett)

9/19 Austin, TX Austin City Limits Music Festival

For more information on SHELBY LYNNE, visit

Entourge Marathon: You can catch up on HBO's new comedy series "Entourage" this Friday, August 6, 2004, when HBO presents the first two episodes of the series back-to-back 10 p.m. , while the third episode can be seen at midnight that same evening, immediately following a new edition of "Real Time with Bill Maher."

The fourth episode of "Entourage" debuts next Sunday, August 8, 2004 at 10 p.m.

Vanguard Cinema: CINEMAX presents the exclusive "Vanguard" debt of "Thirteen" this Thursday, August 5, 2004 at 8:15 p.m. (ET). Oscar(r) nominee Holly Hunter, Evan Rachel Wood, Nikki Reed and Jeremy Sisto star in this acclaimed,

Harrowing tale of adolescence and rebellion, which tells the story of the teenage daughter of a single mother who gets mixed up with the wrong crowd in an attempt to become popular.

Also note, CINEMAX presents the exclusive "See It Saturday" debut of the unrated version of "American Wedding" this Saturday, August 7, 2004 at 10:30 p.m.(ET). After three crazy years of dating, Jim (Jason Biggs) decides to marry his "band camp" sweetheart (Alyson Hannigan). Seann William Scott and Eugene Levy co-star in this raucously funny conclusion to the "American Pie" series, featuring extended scenes not available in theaters. In addition, this premiere is part of an "Ultimate Double Feature" with sister channel HBO, with "Seabiscuit" premiering on HBO at 8 p.m., followed by the premiere of AMERICAN WEDDING on CINEMAX at 10:30 p.m. Other playdates for AMERICAN WEDDING: Aug. 9 (8:00 p.m.), 11 (10:00 p.m.), 15 (12:15 a.m.), 19 (10:00 p.m.), 24 (8:15 p.m.) and 29 (10:00 p.m.).

From the Earth to the Moon on TNT: TNT airs HBO Miniseries "From the Earth to the Moon" in October

Episodes 1 & 2: Friday, Oct. 1 9-11:30 p.m. (ET/PT)
Episodes 3-7: Saturday, Oct. 2 5-11 p.m. (ET/PT)
Episodes 1-12 Marathon: Sunday, Oct. 3 9 a.m.-11 p.m. (ET/PT)
Episodes 8-12: Saturday, Oct. 9 8 a.m.-2 p.m. (ET/PT)

Turner Network Television (TNT) is shooting for the stars this October, when the network presents the commercial television debut of one of the most honored miniseries of all time: the HBO original production FROM THE EARTH TO THE MOON, it was announced by Ken Schwab, senior vice president of programming for TNT and TBS. This production from executive producer Tom Hanks tracks the history of the Apollo program, which resulted in the first human setting foot on the moon. The groundbreaking miniseries, produced by Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and Michael Bostik, with Graham Yost and John Melfi co-producing, will kick off Friday, Oct. 1, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) and climax with an all-day marathon of all 12 episodes Sunday, Oct. 3.

"FROM THE EARTH TO THE MOON set a new standard for television miniseries, thanks to its unprecedented quality of production, writing, directing and cast," said Schwab. "It set the stage for how many miniseries are being produced today, including TNT's own upcoming Into the West, executive produced by Steven Spielberg, set to premiere next year. We are proud to be able to present this landmark production."

Originally telecast on HBO in 1998, FROM THE EARTH TO THE MOON was produced with the complete participation of NASA, including the use of NASA equipment, launch locations and spacecraft. The miniseries was nominated for 17 Emmys, winning the top prize for Outstanding Minseries. It also won the Golden Globe and Golden Satellite Awards for Best Miniseries, as well as awards from the Broadcast Film Critics Association and the Television Critics Association.

<>The following is a complete rundown of all 12 episodes of FROM THE EARTH TO THE MOON:

Part 1
-Can We Do This?: The Mercury and Gemini programs pave the way for the Apollo program. David Andrews, Tim Daly, Dan Lauria, Ted Levine, Stephen Root and Lane Smith star, with Tom Hanks directing.

Part 2-Apollo 1: A tragic fire and subsequent finger-pointing nearly lead to an early end for the Apollo program. Kevin Pollak and James Rebhorn star, with David Frankel directing.

Part 3-We Have Cleared the Tower: The intense preparation for Apollo 7 gets underway. Mark Harmon stars, with Lili Fini Zanuck directing.

Part 4-1968: The story of Apollo 8 is put into the historical context of the uneasy events of the era. Rita Wilson stars, with David Frankel directing.

Part 5-Spider: The story of the LEMs for Apollos 9 and 10 is told from the perspective of the engineers, designers, builders and testers. Matt Craven stars, with Graham Yost directing.

Part 6-Mare Tranquilitatis: The deeper considerations of the historic Apollo 11 moon landing are explored. Frank Marshall directs.

Part 7-That's All There Is: As Apollo 12 gets off the ground, the camaraderie of the team makes it one of the most successful missions. Dave Foley, Paul McCrane and Lane Smith star, with Jon Turteltaub directing.

Part 8-We Interrupt This Program: The seemingly indifferent media is galvanized when a disaster occurs aboard Apollo 13. Jay Mohr stars, with David Frankel directing.

Part 9-For Miles and Miles: Alan Shepherd returns to the manned program after being grounded for years. Gary Fleder directs.

Part 10-Galileo Was Right: The Apollo 15 astronauts are put through the grinder as they train in lunar field geology. David Carson directs.

Part 11-The Original Wives Club: The story of the New Nine is told from the perspective of their wives. Elizabeth Perkins stars, with Sally Field directing.

Part 12-Le Voyage Dans La Lune: Georges Melies' cinematic vision of making a movie about a trip to the moon in 1902 is juxtaposed with the story of Apollo 17 and the end of the Apollo program. Jonathan Mostow directs.

Da Ali G in August: "Da Ali G Show" in August (if you haven't seen this show yet, you really have to check it out).

Edition #9: "Peace"

Debut date: SUNDAY, AUG. 1 (10:30-11:00 p.m. ET)

Other HBO playdates: Aug. 4 (10:30 p.m.), 5 (midnight) and 6 (2:45


HBO2 playdates: Aug. 2 (11:00 p.m.) and 3 (9:00 p.m.)

In New York to sell book ideas to high-profile publishers and

agents, Ali G pitches the following would-be bestsellers: "A Kiss on

the Lips," a vibrating book designed to stimulate the mind and more; "The

Lord of the Rings," an adaptation of the hit films; an Ali G "autobiography"

Of President Bush; and more. Bruno chats with fashion guru Leon Hall

About which celebrities should be kept "in the ghetto" or sent on a "train to

Auschwitz"; later, Bruno and "fashion police" James Campbell and Randy

McLaughlin rate the attire of such Hollywood notables as Renee

Zellweger, Peter Jackson and Paris Hilton. Ali G interviews U.S. Olympic

President (and former swimming star) John Nabor about the upcoming games in

Greece, pondering why there isn't an Olympic competition for world-record

Events like Tallest Man or Longest Moustache. Borat travels to Nashville and

Tucson to "learn to be country star." There, he demonstrates a Kazakhstan

line dance to willing square dancers, gets songwriting inspiration from

country-music legend Porter Wagoner, and tests out a liberating new

tune at a local lounge.

Edition #10: "Realize"

Debut date: SUNDAY, AUG. 8 (10:30-11:00 p.m.)

Other HBO playdates: Aug. 11 (10:30 p.m.), 12 (midnight) and 13

(2:40 a.m.)

HBO2 playdates: Aug. 9 (11:00 p.m.) and 10 (9:00 p.m.)

Ali G ponders issues of security - from airports to dogs to trains

to green cards - with James Ziglar, former commissioner of the

Immigration and Naturalization Service. On the road to sample some of America's

favorite hobbies, Borat wrestles with a self-defense expert, makes

music with a yoga teacher, and sniffs up members of a new-age dance class.

Ali G chats with former EPA administrator Christie Whitman about solar energy

And dirty water, then pays a visit to some earth-minded protestors perched

In the redwoods. In Miami, Bruno discusses the future of clubbing with

Nerve Lounge owner James Butler, and plays bouncer at a South Beach hot spot.

Finally, Ali G moderates a expert panel discussion on animal rights,

focusing on kitchen experiments, fur coats, P. Diddy, horse sex and


Edition #11: "Jah"

Debut date: SUNDAY, AUG. 15 (10:30-11:00 p.m.)

Other HBO playdates: Aug. 18 (10:30 p.m.), 19 (midnight) and 20

(2:35 a.m.)

HBO2 playdates: Aug. 16 (11:00 p.m.) and 17 (9:00 p.m.)

Ali G muses about Moses and the U.S. Constitution with

historian/author/"hair stylist" Gore Vidal, then visits Mt. Vernon, the

home of Washington (but Denzel isn't home). Borat goes house-shopping with

a realtor, asking essential buyer's questions about integration, burial

sites, padded cells and bathroom soundproofing. Ali G explores safe-sex

issues via a genitalia model with sex educator Sally Epstein. Bruno falls hard

for a barn dancer in Georgia, but is devastated to find his obsession

ultimately unrequited. Ali G conducts a panel on medical ethics with several

renowned experts, pressing his guests on issues of cloning (why not clone Carmen

Electra?), euthanasia (vs. "youth in Asia") and plastic surgery.

Edition #12: "Realness"

Debut date: SUNDAY, AUG. 22 (10:30-11:00 p.m.)

Other HBO playdates: Aug. 25 (10:30 p.m.), 26 (midnight) and 27

(2:40 a.m.)

HBO2 playdates: Aug. 23 (11:00 p.m.) and 24 (9:00 p.m.)

Ali G gets relationship advice from John Gray, author of "Men Are

from Mars, Women Are from Venus." Excited to discuss reproductive

rights with a lesbian couple, Ali G then attends a pro-choice march in

Washington, where he questions pro-lifers about their beliefs. Borat goes

job-hunting, learning about American work ethics from various employment agencies.

Ali G talks money with former presidential economics advisor Charles

Schultze, who gives stock market advice ("Don't be high when you're buying and

selling"). Bruno gets wrestling lessons from a college team on spring break in

Daytona Beach. And finally, Ali G gets some grammar tips from "60 Minutes"

Pundit Andy Rooney.

DA ALI G SHOW is created by Sacha Baron Cohen; performed by Sacha

Baron Cohen; executive producers, Sacha Baron Cohen, Dan Mazer and

Peter Fincham; writers, Sacha Baron Cohen, Ant Hines, Dan Mazer, James Bobin,

Jamie Glassman, Jeff Stilson, Richard Dahm and Seth Rogen & Evan

Goldberg; series director, James Bobin; supervising producer, Jeff Stilson;

producer, Erin O'Malley.

Dan Band Back in L.A. : the dan band

friday august 6th
1735 n. vine

8:30 show/doors at 7:30

for tickets email

Extreme Pie: This month, the $7.99 pie at Marie Callendar’s is the Extreme Lemon Pie (featuring double the lemon filling, with an extra layer of vanilla cream, topped with meringue).

Carla Bruni at Barnes : Music and book retail chain Barnes and Noble chose European pop sensation Carla Bruni's release Quelqu'un m'a dit (Somebody Told Me) for their "Recommends" campaign. Barnes and Noble will become the sole retailer of Bruni's French language album as they help to introduce her to the American public.

She’s stuck a major cord in Europe selling more than one million records in France alone. She also went gold in Spain, Germany and Portugal and Platinum in Switzerland.

Ten of the 12 tracks on this acoustically driven album were composed or co-written by Bruni, a lyricist and guitarist.

Travel Channel Shows The Super Hero NYC: Since the 1930’s, when comic Super Heroes™ first made a big splash in the pages of American pop culture, New York City has been the home of comics and their creators. MARVEL SUPER HEROES’™ GUIDE TO NEW YORK CITY follows the thrilling exploits of Spider-Man, Captain America, The Fantastic Four and their other comic book cohorts as they continually rescue The Big Apple from destruction while revealing the real-life New York landmarks that inspired their stories.
Viewers will hear from Stan Lee, co-creator of Spider-Man, Roy Thomas, Former Editor-in-Chief of Marvel Comics, a father-son illustrating team and other comic book authors, screenwriters and illustrators about the magnificent Super Hero™ environment that has glossed the pages of comic books since their creation.

And later, the artists will discuss how the tragedies of September 11 forever changed New York City’s towering landscape and what actions the comic book industry took to pay tribute to the real heroes of 9/11. MARVEL SUPER HEROES’™ GUIDE TO NEW YORK CITY Premieres Sunday, August 15, 2004 at 8 p.m.