Monday, October 25, 2004

Back from the Weekend

Who’s Wearing What: Jennifer Tilly wore a black Betsy Johnson to the Opening Night of "Mario Cantone - Laugh Whore" Presented on Broadway by Showtime - Arrivals 10/24/2004 - The Cort Theatre New York City, New York, United States. She paired the fitted lace overlay dress with three-quarter sleeves with classic satin pumps.

Halle Berry chose a soft-lavender, deeply low-cut, silk-chiffon halter cocktail BCBG Max Azria for the 6th Carousel of Hope Presented by Mercedes-Benz to Benefit the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes - Arrivals 10/23/2004 - The Beverly Hilton Beverly Hills, California, United States. She also wore a pair of barely there strappy Jimmy Choo sandals in gold, with ankle wraparound thin leather straps.

Also at the Carousel of Hope ball, January Jones chose a full-length black halter topped Channel gown with light ruffles at the front.

Her film may have been roundly panned, but at the premiere of “Surviving Christmas,” Christina Applegate chose a sexy black velvet, satin and lace Prada dress, Suzanne Williams citrine and gold chains, a champagne ribbon belt and matching heels.

Bustin’ Myths: Mythbusters” is a weekly series that uses science to discover the truth behind some of the most legendary urban myths. Hosted by Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, it airs every Wednesday from 9 to 10 p.m. (et/pt) on the Discovery Channel.

The following episodes will premiere in November 2004:

November 3, 2004: Ping Pong Rescue: In this episode of MythBusters, Adam and Jamie put on wetsuits and get ready to take a dive for another myth busting experiment. Is it possible to lift a sunken boat from the ocean floor using only ping pong balls? The MythBusters try to salvage a boat with thousands of ping pong balls, but will it remain at the bottom of Monterey Bay or rise to the occasion? Scottie, Tori & Kari then get carried away to answer the question raised by countless Hollywood movies -- just how many balloons will it take to lift a three year-old child off the ground?

November 10, 2004: Boom Lift Catapult: On this episode, the MythBusters explore the myth of a boom-lift catapult. Crash-test dummy Buster volunteers to lend a hand, but can he overcome the raw power of a 30,000 pound piece of machinery, or will the boom-lift turn into the ultimate medieval catapult? Also, do the MythBusters know a sure-fire way to improve gas mileage? Jamie and Adam investigate the most fuel-efficient way to keep cool in the car turning your air-conditioning on or opening the windows?

November 17, 2004: National Treasure Tie-In (at 8 p.m.) MythBusters will take on Washington DC’s biggest mysteries and Insider myths. With Washington DC as their backdrop MythBusters will bust out the stories behind some of the themes theupcoming movie 'National Treasure.' These mini-myths will focus on the following topics: Currency, Free Masons, Declaration of Independence, Benjamin Franklin, Lincoln Memorial, National Archives.

November 21, 2004: Exploding House (at 3 p.m.) In this episode of MythBusters, Jamie and Adam return to familiar territory - blowing stuff up in the name of science. Armed with roach foggers and an abandoned apartment building, the guys find out if toxic fumes and bug bombs could prove an explosive combination. And is it really all that difficult to find a needle in a haystack? The MythBusters get competitive in order to create the supreme needle-finding machine – but will predictions and ego get the best of Jamie and Adam as they battle to bust this myth? In another myth, Jamie and Adam investigate whether talking to plants really makes a difference. The build team literally hits the roof to prove if whispering sweet nothings to your plants is the secret to gardening success.

Building the Perfect Mansion: To complete their remodeling efforts, contestants must finish the downstairs rooms in the latest episode of TBS's reality series “The Mansion” airing Saturday, November 13, 2004 at 10 a.m. (ET/PT). “The Mansion” from Evolution Film & Tape, Inc. (Switched!, Bands Reunited), ups the ante on home-renovation as eight supercharged competitors renovate a Cincinnati mansion that one of them will eventually get to keep. Hosted by Mark L. Walberg (Temptation Island), the series challenges amateur remodelers to work together on home-improvement projects with time and budget constraints while facing personality conflicts, sharing a living space and following the leadership of a new foreman each week.

The downstairs common rooms are the final decorating and remodeling challenge and the last chance for the team to impress the TBS audience before votes are cast to award the Mansion. The project includes the four major rooms on the first floor: living room, dining room, breakfast room and music room. With three days and more than $45,000 to complete this task, the team struggles when the ongoing battle between design and demolition finally erupts into a major war as advocates of each come head to head.

Walberg throws out the final curve ball when he offers to buy out any of the team members who feel like they would rather "take the money and run." He offers a lump sum payout for someone to walk out of the house and abandon the opportunity of winning the Mansion.

TBS viewers will vote to give one of the eight competitors the keys to the newly renovated dream house. Viewers may cast their votes online at <> after Episode seven. The winner will be announced during the finale November 18, 2004 at 10 p.m.