Friday, October 22, 2004

Songbird, Pop Art, TV, DVD and Sparkles

Lemon Love: Lemon Love, Aslyn's Debut Album is Scheduled For Release In March 2005. Capitol recording artist Aslyn has been invited to open for Bob Schneider and Edwin McCain this fall. Lemon Love, the Atlanta, Georgia-based singer-songwriter's debut album, will be released in March of 2005. It was produced by Guy Chambers (Robbie Williams, Jewel) and Eric Valentine (SmashMouth, Third Eye Blind, Queens of the Stone Age).


10/30 Atlanta, GA The Roxy

11/4 New York, NY Joe's Pub

Opening for Bob Schneider

11/6 Lawrence, KS Bottleneck

11/7 Lincoln, NE Knickerbockers

11/8 Chicago, IL Schuba's

11/9 Milwaukee, WI Shank Hall

11/10, 11 Minneapolis, MI Fine Line

11/12 Duluth, MN Nor Shor Theater

11/14 St. Louis, MO Duck Room

11/15 Detroit, MI Magic Bag

Opening for Edwin McCain

11/17 Columbus, GA The Loft

11/18 Jacksonville, AL My Brothers Bar

11/19 Birmingham, AL WorkPlay Theatre

11/20 Asheville, NC Grey Eagle

11/21 Nashville, TN 3rd & Lindsley

11/24 Isle of Palms, SC The Windjammer

11/26 Charlotte, NC Neighborhood Theatre

11/27 Oakboro, NC Oakboro Music Hall

Pop Artist: Artist Michael Kalish’s signature use of license plates is redefining American pop art.

Opening reception

Friday, October 22, 2004

5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Exhibit runs through November 6, 2004

at the:

Hamilton-Selway Fine Art

8678 Melrose Avenue

LA, CA 90069


Maher: Real Time With Bill Maher” continues its second season with a new edition Friday, October 22, 2004 at 11 p.m. on HBO. Allowing Maher to offer his unique perspective on contemporary issues, the show includes an opening monologue, one-on-one interviews and roundtable discussions, followed by Maher's weekly editorial.Featured on this week's show as an interview guest is environmental activist Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.; roundtable guests include former State Department official Jamie Rubin, actor Bradley Whitford and former CIA director James Woolsey. Other HBO playdates: Oct. 24 (11:15 p.m.), 26 (midnight) and 27 (11:00 p.m.). HBO2 playdates: Oct. 23 (10:00 p.m.) and 25 (8:00 p.m.).

Universal Name Change: As it prepares to launch a fourth quarter slate headlined by Shrek 2, The Bourne Supremacy, The Chronicles of Riddick and Van Helsing, Universal Studios Home Video is changing its name to Universal Studios Home Entertainment, announced Craig Kornblau, Universal Studios Home Entertainment President. The feature films on Universal Studios Home Entertainment's fourth quarter release schedule represent 36% of the domestic box office of all feature titles being released during this period. In recent years, Universal Studios Home Entertainment had success releasing Seabiscuit, Bruce Almighty and 2002 Best Picture Oscar® Winner A Beautiful Mind. At the same time, the company released The Mummy, American Pie, Bourne Identity and Meet the Parents.

Along with handling domestic DVD and VHS marketing and distribution for Universal film and television product, the unit is also responsible for home entertainment releases from Universal Pictures' specialty arm, Focus Features, and its recently formed genre division Rogue Pictures. Focus Features' releases have included Oscar® winners The Pianist (2003 - Performance by an actor in a Leading Role, Achievement in directing, Screenplay based on material previously produced or published) and Lost in Translation (2004 - Original Screenplay), as well as this year's Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, starring Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet. Rogue Picture's debut home entertainment release will be Seed of Chucky.

Universal Studios Home Entertainment also services DreamWorks SKG product, including the animated blockbuster Shrek and its record-breaking sequel Shrek 2. Upcoming releases include director Michael Mann's Collateral starring Tom Cruise and Jamie Foxx, and Steven Spielberg's The Terminal, starring Tom Hanks and Catherine Zeta-Jones.

The company released movie classics Brian DePalma's Scarface, Steven Spielberg's E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial and Robert Zemeckis' Back to the Future. In March 2004, Universal Studios Home Entertainment released Schindler's List on DVD for the first time.

Additionally, the newly renamed unit brings television series to DVD consumers. TV collections have included Monk and the Law & Order franchise as well as Northern Exposure, Magnum P.I., Quantum Leap and The Munsters.

In addition to The Bourne Supremacy, Van Helsing and The Chronicles of Riddick, the studio's fourth quarter slate includes Dawn of the Dead and Meet the Parents − available in a special edition with all new features and a free movie ticket to see the sequel, Meet The Fockers (Valid from 12/22/04 thru 1/9/05, see store and packaging for details).

Universal Studios Home Entertainment also open its vaults to release The Marx Brothers Silver Screen Collection. This elaborately packaged collectible boxed set includes five zany masterpieces, The Cocoanuts, Animal Crackers, Monkey Business, Horse Feathers and Duck Soup, the first and only films to star all four lovable comic maestros, Groucho, Chico, Harpo and Zeppo, together.

This fall, Universal will release the Dazed and Confused Flashback Edition and Fast Times at Ridgemont High together in the Ultimate Party Collection. Two of Adam Sandler's comedies, Happy Gilmore and Billy Madison, will also be available in DVD special editions.

Television series making their debut on DVD include HBO's comedy Dream On and the classic sci-fi Buck Rogers in the 25th Century. Quantum Leap and Northern Exposure’s second seasons will also be available. Then, in early 2005 comes the long-awaited DVD release of director Michael Mann's groundbreaking police drama Miami Vice.

Flash Lashes: The Hot Touch Heated Eyelash Curler heats up to give lashes curl. The Hot Touch never gets hot enough to cause discomfort. The curling parts are made of the same soft silicone used in baby pacifiers, so its ultra gentle...won't pull out lashes, pinch lids or leave clumps instead of curls. It can be used before and applying mascara. The Hot Touch Heated Eyelash Curler is made with the same heating elements as the expensive versions, but only costs $9.95. Hot Touch Heated Eyelash Curler is available at Target and Walgreen’s and on the internet at, or can be ordered by calling 1-800-868-3733. Suggested retail price is $12.95

King Sparkles: Regina King, star of the upcoming film Ray, accented her blue satin gown with a delicate clamshell shaped bag made of a special “crystal skin” fabric by Daniel Swarovski Paris at the Hollywood Film Festival Awards.