Monday, October 31, 2005

John Walsh of America's Most Wanted

America's Most Wanted Closes In

After America’s Most Wanted aired an in-depth story about the murdered pizza delivery man in Erie, PA, who had a bomb strapped to his neck and then robbed a bank, new information was brought forth – only to America’s Most Wanted. Now America’s Most Wanted reveals this exclusive new information, which could help authorities solve the case and unmask the mastermind of a horrendous crime.

On Aug. 28, 2003, Brian Wells, a 46-year-old pizza deliveryman, perished as a bomb that was strapped around his neck exploded. Authorities have been puzzled by the bizarre details of that day’s events, unsure if Wells was involved in the bank robbery or a pawn in someone else’s game. The FBI says that soon after he walked out of the pizza shop on an apparent delivery, he robbed a bank with a bomb strapped around his neck. When cops caught up with him, he said he had been abducted and forced to play a sadistic game – a scavenger hunt for his life. He also begged them to free him from the bomb. But before that could happen, the bomb went off, killing him. Tune in for exclusive new information that could solve this case on America’s Most Wanted Saturday, November 5, 2005 (9 p.m. ET/PT) on Fox.

America’s Most Wanted: America Fights Back, in its 19th season, airs Saturdays (9 p.m. ET/PT) on Fox. America’s Most Wanted: America Fights Back is produced by STF Productions, Inc. Lance Heflin is executive producer. Posted by Picasa

Sometime in New York City

More John Lennon

Following the release of the Working Class Hero – the Definitive Lennon retrospective two CD earlier this month, Capitol Records will reissue two John Lennon catalogue solo albums on November 22, 2005. Sometime in New York City and Walls and Bridges are the latest releases in a campaign of reissues featuring remixed and/or remastered tracks and
bonus cuts. Sometime in New York City now appears as a single CD, condensed from the original double.

Sometime in New York City was originally released in 1972. Tackling a range of issues including feminism, black activism and unrest in Northern Ireland, the album reflected the fact that Lennon and Yoko Ono had settled in New York and were part of a radical, highly politicized arts scene centered around their Greenwich Village apartment. It also reflected John's newfound love for New York, a city he fondly called "a big Liverpool."

Sometime in New York City was recorded with the group Elephant's Memory, featured several Yoko compositions, and originally featured a bonus disc, "Live Jam," culled from two sources. The first was a December 1969 gig by the Plastic Ono Band at London's Lyceum. Billed as a "peace for Christmas" event, the night saw John and Yoko joined onstage by guests including George Harrison, Eric Clapton and Keith Moon.

The remaining tracks on the original double album were taken from a surprise appearance at Frank Zappa's Fillmore East show in June 1971. It's these tracks that Yoko Ono has decided to edit, making the new version of the album a concise single CD.

Says Ono, "When John started singing 'Baby Please Don't Go' at the Fillmore East show it was his cry from the heart to the two heavily avant-garde artists - Frank Zappa and myself - with whom he was sharing a stage. John started to sing a rock n' roll song with simple chords from his childhood, to which not much could be added musically by Zappa's great band. I did my vocalization to add a little twist, while Frank jammed on his guitar - but the main emotion of the piece was pure Liverpool. John sang beautifully. I decided that the Fillmore performance should end here after this track, without going into the long avant-garde improvisation that followed, led by Frank and I. I wanted John to have the last voice on the album, spreading his childhood over us. If you miss the 'freak out' part...just put a microphone to the many battlefields in the world. You will hear everything - children crying, guys shouting, and the occasional silence created by the dead."

For this new single CD, "Listen, The Snow is Falling" and "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" have been added. "Happy Xmas" did not feature on the original album, although it preceded its release when it was released as a single, backed with "Listen, The Snow is Falling" in the U.S. in 1971 and in the U.K. a year later. "Happy Xmas" has gone on to become one of the most popular Christmas songs of all time and was the fulcrum around which John and Yoko built their highly visible billboard peace campaigns, which would dominate the most populated areas of major cities with the slogan "War is over! If you want it. Happy Christmas from John and Yoko." Ono continues this idea to this day, often using billboards and newspaper ads to spread the peace message.

Sometime In New York City Track Listing:

Woman Is The Nigger Of The World

Sisters O Sisters

Attica State

Born In A Prison

New York City

Sunday Bloody Sunday

The Luck Of The Irish

John Sinclair


We're All Water

Cold Turkey (Live At The Lyceum Ballroom, 1969)

Don't Worry Kyoko (Live At The Lyceum, 1969)

Well (Baby Please Don't Go) (Live At The Fillmore East, 1971)

Listen, The Snow Is Falling

Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

All tracks have been remixed except "John Sinclair" and "Attica State," which have been remastered.

Walls and Bridges was first released in 1974 and features contributions from Elton John, Klaus Voormann, Jesse Ed Davis, Jim Keltner and Nicky Hopkins. It gave Lenon his first solo No. 1 hit single with "Whatever Gets You Thru The Night" and, perhaps because of the turmoil he was going through at the time, proved to be a great album overall. This new edition features three bonus tracks including a live version of "Whatever Gets You Through The Night" recorded live at Madison Square Garden on November 28, 1974.

This was the legendary show where Lennon made a surprise appearance with Elton John, having lost a bet that the song would top the chart. Elton John challenged that Lennon should repay the favor by appearing onstage with him in a show that would go on to attain legendary status for two reasons - it led to the reconciliation of John and Yoko after John's 'lost weekend', and it would turn out to be the last time John ever appeared on a public stage.

Two further bonus tracks are "Nobody Loves You (When You're Down and Out)," a previously unreleased acoustic outtake, and an interview recorded in L.A. from the b-side of a special pressing of 'Whatever Gets You Thru The Night.’

Walls And Bridges Track Listing:

Going Down On Love

Whatever Gets You Thru The Night

Old Dirt Road *

What You Got

Bless You *

Scared *

#9 Dream

Surprise Surprise

Steel And Glass

Beef Jerky

Nobody Loves You (When You're Down And Out) *

Ya Ya

All tracks have been remixed except * which have been re-mastered. Posted by Picasa

Friday, October 28, 2005

Fawlty Towers

30 Years Later: Fawlty Towers

Fawlty Towers Revisited -- In the nearly 30 years since “Fawlty Towers” first made its appearance on the BBC, it has become an iconic television reference point. This special draws on an exclusive BBC interview with series creator John Cleese, who talks about the creative process, casting the show and how he and co-writer (and then wife) Connie Booth collaborated on each episode, and provides sparkling inside commentary. Excerpts from a recent follow-up interview with Cleese at his ranch in Santa Barbara, California, add to the program; others from the cast and crew contribute their insights. /TV-G/ airs December 9, 2005 10 p.m. to midnight on PBS. Check local listings. Posted by Picasa

Bonnie Raitt, 2004, Norwegian Wood, Oslo

Raitt’s Tour

When nine-time Grammy winner Bonnie Raitt kicked off her Souls Alike tour in early October, she promised it would be a yearlong tour. But after a few weeks on the road, fans will be happy to hear she's already talking about taking it into the spring of 2007.

"Come back soon, Bonnie. OK?" said the Ann Arbor News in a review of her sold-out show at the Michigan Theater while Billboard called the night "a testament to her enduring creative vitality."

"Raitt's voice was rich and true as she and her wonderful band traversed a musical soundscape that spanned eras and styles," said the Syracuse Post-Standard. "The night started with 'Unnecessarily Mercenary,' written by Raitt's longtime keyboardist, Jon Cleary, as a rolling tribute to his hometown, New Orleans. Through the set, Raitt revisited her latest album, 'Souls Alike,' with thrilling results. 'God Was in the Water' and 'I Will Not Be Broken' showed that Raitt is still making music with plenty to say...The rest of the band, George Marinelli on guitar, James 'Hutch' Hutchinson on bass and Ricky Fataar on drums, contributed mightily to the new material and the handful of favorites Raitt used to roll back the clock."

"I Will Not Be Broken," the first single from Souls Alike, which debuted at #19 on the Billboard 200 in September, is currently in the Top 5 at the AAA radio format.

Those who haven't yet caught the current tour will have numerous opportunities to see Raitt perform on television in the months ahead. On November 18th, VH1 Classic will premiere a "Decades Rock Live" episode featuring Bonnie and her special guests Norah Jones, Ben Harper, Keb' Mo' and Alison Krauss. "CBS Sunday Morning" will air a segment on Raitt on November 20th featuring footage shot at her recent Boston, MA and Portland, ME shows. On November 27th, A&E's "Breakfast with the Arts" will conclude its two-part segment with Raitt and on November 29th she'll perform on "The Late Show With David Letterman." In addition, DIRECTV will broadcast an hour-long Bonnie Raitt concert special every day in December.

Raitt will be interviewed on NPR's "All Things Considered" this Friday, October 28, 2005 and next Friday, November 4, 2005 her performance on "The World Café with David Dye" will air. And on November 22, 2005 iTunes will release a seven-song digital "iTunes Originals" EP by Raitt featuring live in-studio recordings, an insightful interview, and much more.

Newly announced dates for 2006 are listed below, as well a recap of Raitt's remaining 2005 tour dates. Musictoday will run ticketing pre-sales for most of the North American dates, and premium seats and meet-and-greet passes will continue to be auctioned off for charity by See for further details, including specific on-sale dates.


Date City Venue 2005


11/02 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Ballroom

11/03 Green Bay, WI Univ. of WI - Weidner Center

11/04 Chicago, IL Chicago Theater

11/06 Minneapolis, MN Northrop Auditorium

11/07 Omaha, NE Orpheum Theater

11/08 Denver, CO Fillmore Auditorium

11/11 Portland, OR Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

11/12 Seattle, WA Paramount Theatre

11/14 Eugene, OR Hult Center - Silva Concert Hall

11/15 Arcata, CA Van Duzer Theatre

11/16 Oakland, CA Paramount Theatre

11/18 San Francisco, CA The Warfield

11/19 Thousand Oaks, CA Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza

11/21 Los Angeles, CA Wiltern Theatre

11/22 Costa Mesa, CA Orange County PAC

11/28 New Brunswick, NJ State Theatre

11/30 New York, NY Beacon Theater

12/03 Philadelphia, PA Tower Theatre

12/06 Washington, DC DAR Constitution Hall

12/07 Chapel Hill, NC Memorial Hall @ Univ. of NC

12/08 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium

12/10 Knoxville, TN Tennessee Theatre

12/11 Atlanta, GA The Tabernacle

12/16 Mashantucket, CT Foxwoods Resort Casino

12/17 Wilmington, DE The Grand Opera House



2/10 Santa Cruz, CA Civic Auditorium
2/12 Indio, CA Fantasy Springs Casino
2/13 San Diego, CA Symphony Hall
2/14 Santa Barbara, CA Arlington Theater (on-sale now)
2/16 Phoenix, AZ Dodge Theater
2/18 Albuquerque, NM Kiva Auditorium
2/20 Ft. Worth, TX Bass Performance Hall
2/21 Austin, TX UT Performing Arts Center
2/22 San Antonio, TX Majestic Theater
2/24 Houston, TX Verizon Wireless Theater
2/25 Tunica, MS Grand Casino Event Center
2/28 Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd Hall
3/1 Jacksonville, FL Florida Theater
3/3 Boca Raton, FL Mizner Park Amphitheater
3/4 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live (Universal Orlando)
3/5 Ft. Myers, FL Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
3/7 Asheville, NC Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
3/8 Charlotte, NC Ovens Auditorium
3/10 Bossier City, LA Horseshoe Casino
3/11 Marksville, LA Mari Center, Paragon Casino


07-Apr Carling Apollo Manchester, England
08-Apr Clyde Auditorium Glasgow, Scotland
10-Apr Symphony Hall Birmingham, England
11-Apr Cardiff Int'l Arena Cardiff, Wales
12-Apr Plymouth Pavillion Plymouth, England
14-Apr Carling Apollo Hammersmith London, England
15-Apr The New Oxford Theatre Oxford, England
17-Apr Brighton Dome Brighton, England
18-Apr Colston Hall Bristol, England
20-Apr City Hall Sheffield, England
23-Apr Waterfront Hall Belfast, Northern Ireland
24-Apr Olympia Theater Dublin, Ireland
25-Apr Royal Theater Castlebar, Ireland
27-Apr Queen Elizabeth Hall Antwerp, Belgium
29-Apr Vredenburg Utrecht, Nederland
30-Apr Oosterpoort Groningen, Nederland
02-May Amager Bio Copenhagen, Denmark
03-May Train Aarhus, Denmark

Additional 2006 dates to be announced.
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New Angelic Look

Angelscent's new look:
Roll-on bottles are hand poured and contain only pure uncut fragrance oil and pure certified organic jojoba oil. Jojoba oil is an all-natural, non-greasy vegetable oil rich in vitamin E. It is an excellent moisturizer and will not block pores, leaving your skin feeling soft and smooth. Scents: Amber (Courteney Cox' favorite), Honey Almond, Lavender, Jasmine, Oceanmist, Seashore and Vanilla. .25 fl oz Posted by Picasa

Thursday, October 27, 2005

(Left to Right) Lana Hawkins (Jenifer Lewis), Dr. Robert Jackson (Philip Casnoff), Dr. "Lu" Delgado (Rosa Blasi), Dr. Andy Campbell (Patricia Richardson), Peter Riggs (Josh Coxx) and Dr. Nick Biancavilla (Brennan Elliott) star in "Strong Medicine" airing Sundays at 10-11PM ET/PT.

Lifetime in December

RECIPE FOR A PERFECT CHRISTMAS (Lifetime Original Movie Premiere)

Airs Monday, December 5, 9:00PM-11:00PM, Wednesday, December 14, 9:00PM-11:00PM, Friday, December 16, 7:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday, December 24, 9:00PM-11:00PM.

A hilarious holiday treat about a first-time food critic who bites off more than she can chew! JJ Jenner’s orderly life is turned upside down when her estranged, free-spirited mother, Lee, shows up unannounced to stay for the holidays. Desperate to get some work done, JJ sets her mom up with Alex, a sweet and ambitious young chef, in exchange for reviewing his restaurant. When writer’s block suddenly hits, JJ begins to realize that her true feelings for Alex may be the problem. Starring Carly Pope, Christine Baranski and Bobby Cannavale. (Comedy/2005)


STRONG MEDICINE (Original Series, Premiere Episode)

We Wish You A Merry Cryst-Meth

Airs Sunday, December 11, 9:00-10:00PM ET/PT

With Dylan on vacation with Araya, Lu juggles his heavy caseload and a hectic clinic while the Christmas holidays quickly approach. Lu also searches for someone to take care of three kids abandoned by their meth-addicted mother. Meanwhile, the hospital’s Bad Santa dampens Christmas spirits all around the hospital.

MISSING (Original Series, Premiere Episode)

Have You Seen This Man?

Airs Sunday, December 11, 10:00-11:00PM ET/PT

A volunteer fails to return from his work in South America and his girlfriend is frantically searching for him. The team learns he actually arrived earlier than intended but he insists he simply wanted to get away from an overly possessive girlfriend. However his family hasn’t heard from him either, and has grown concerned about the content of his last emails. The team figures out he intends to assassinate a government official just as he drops off their radar.

HOW CLEAN IS YOUR HOUSE (Original Series, Premiere Episodes)

Who Let the Dogs Out?

Airs Friday, December 5, 11:30PM-12:00AM ET/PT

Jackie loves to rescue dogs. Her and her husband share their home and bed with 12 dogs! In addition to dirty dishes and neglected laundry there are pet stains and mounds of fur. Rescue begins here! Will Kim & Aggie get this twosome out of the doghouse?

Surprisingly Messy

Airs Friday, December 16, 11:30PM-12:00AM ET/PT

Shanette and her three kids share a three-bedroom clutter fest; piles of clothes, stacks of dirty dishes and filth from floor to ceiling! Their busy schedules, shopping adoration and pack-rat tendencies only add fuel to this fire. Can Kim & Aggie give this place the clean it desperately needs?

Brotherly Love

Airs Friday, December 23, 11:30PM-12:00AM ET/PT

Mark leaves his pristine paralegal office and goes home to a purely putrid apartment. This successful 32 year-old admits his failure: cleaning. He pad is so bad he flew his little sister in from Chicago to help him dig out! She sent an SOS to Kim & Aggie to help her sanitize her sloppy sibling.



Airs Monday-Friday, November 28 to December 23, 7:00PM-11:00PM.

A month of feel-good holiday themed movies to help ring in the holiday season.

DECK THE HALLS (U.S. Premiere)

Airs Monday, December 12, 9:00PM-11:00PM

Holly returns to her hometown with her eight-year old son, Ben, to work for her father's toy business. Soon after, Ben watches a man, Nicholas Hall, move in next door with a sleigh, red suit, and lots of Christmas goodies. Ben begins to believe that their new neighbor is Santa Claus, and devises a plan to set up his mom with Santa Claus. Starring Gabrielle Carteris. (Dramedy/2005)


Airs Tuesday, December 6 , 7:00PM-9:00PM

Fourteen-year-old LeAnn Rimes wants nothing more than to sing at the Grand Ole Opry. She is invited to sing at a Christmas concert on Nashville's famous stage, but upon her arrival, she is faced with the decision of leaving Nashville to be by her grandmother's bedside or to perform in the concert before returning home. Her musical inspiration, Faith Shawn, helps her to realize the importance of family. Starring LeAnn Rimes, Bernadette Peters, Harlan Jordan and Rebecca Schull. (Drama/1997)


Airs Wednesday, December 7, 7:00PM-9:00PM

Shannon would like to be home with her son on Christmas Eve, but she is stuck working as a limo driver for a wealthy and eccentric older man. As she drives him around town, he gives away money with the secret hope that he will find his daughter. An attorney and an enterprising television reporter become involved in the story, and together they all learn that Shannon is the millionaire's long lost daughter. Starring Andrea Roth, Yannick Bisson, Howard Hesseman and Joe Flaherty. (Drama/2005)


Airs Friday, December 16, 9:00PM-11:00PM

In this spirited Christmas romantic comedy, a determined security guard's life is transformed when he nabs a pickpocket team of a young woman and her six-year-old niece. Starring Mark Ruffalo, Mary Stuart Masterson and Lauren Pratt. (Drama/1997)



Airs Monday, December 19, 9:00PM-11:00PM

Tom and Liz are journalists who work at rival papers in the same city. Tom's employer, the biggest paper in town, is trying to buy the small paper that Liz works for. In an effort to save her newspaper, Liz creates a Christmas column that is an instant hit. The bigger paper responds by assigning Tom to write a rival Christmas column. A chance meeting between the two journalists turns into a public disaster, but it is also love at first sight. (Dramedy/2005)


Airs Monday, December 26, 9:00PM-11:00PM

After their parents are killed in an accident, the four McMurrin children live with their loving Aunt Martha. Martha wants to adopt the children, but the town's bitter old banker stands in their way. However, the children's courage and ingenuity triumph and they become a family just before the holidays. Starring Sean Young, Perry King, Lucia Walters and John Novak. (Dramedy/2005)

LIKE FATHER, LIKE SANTA (Lifetime Premiere)

Airs Tuesday, December 6 at 9:00PM-11:00PM

Tyler Madison is one of Los Angeles' most successful toy manufacturers who has a secret – his father is Santa Claus. Tyler and his father have been estranged for many years, but must team up to save Christmas when a crisis occurs and several elves threaten to take over Santa's workshop. Starring Harry Hamlin, William Hootkins, Megan Gallagher and Curtis Blanck. (Family/1998)

NOEL (Lifetime Premiere)

Airs Tuesday, December 13 at 9:00PM-11:00PM

The lives of several New Yorkers intertwine on Christmas Eve. Nina is dealing with a possible pregnancy and her fiancé’s jealousy, Rose is struggling with loneliness and her mother's Alzheimer’s, and a young man makes plans to purposefully spend Christmas in the hospital. Ultimately, their lives intersect and they help each other realize that the holiday doesn't have to be perfect. Starring Penelope Cruz, Paul Walker, Susan Sarandon, Marcus Thomas, Alan Arkin and Robin Williams. (Drama/2004)

MIRACLE ON THE 17TH GREEN (Basic Cable Premiere)

Airs Tuesday, December 20 at 9:00PM-11:00PM

When a man loses his job at an advertising agency, he decides that he will try to make money by joining the U.S. Senior Golf Tour. His decision causes tensions with his wife and family. Starring Robert Urich, Meredith Baxter and Ernie Hudson. (Drama/1999)

BEAUTY (Lifetime Premiere)

Airs Tuesday, December 27, 9:00PM-11:00PM

Alix Miller is an artist commissioned to paint Lee Crompton's portrait at his country estate. Alix soon discovers that Crompton's facial deformities can't hide his intelligence and inner beauty. Together they find their hearts' desires, and find that beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder. Starring Janine Turner, Jamey Sheridan, Hal Holbrook and Linden Ashby. (Drama/1998)

BETRAYAL (Basic Cable Premiere)

Airs, Wednesday December 28, 9:00PM-11:00PM

A professional assassin who works for the mob steals one million dollars from her last hit and decides to leave town with the money. She meets a woman and her teenage son and pays them for a ride to Texas. When the teenager finds the stolen money, they must deal with the consequences. Starring Erika Eleniak, Julie DuPage, Adam Baldwin, James Remar and Jeremy Lelliott. (Suspense Thriller/2003)


Airs Thursday, December 29, 9:00PM-11:00PM

Denny Montana never gives his paralegal, Claire, a second glance until his brother Regan transforms her into a stunning woman. When Denny and Claire begin a romance, Regan becomes jealous. Starring Kevin Otto, Joely Collins and Jonathan Cake. (Drama/1998)

FATHERS AND SONS (Basic Cable Premiere)

Airs Friday, December 30, 9:00PM-11:00PM

The lives of neighbors on the same street intertwine over the course of several years. Anthony and his wife Jenny have a newborn and struggle with parenting, an airline pilot is unhappily married to Nora and meets an intriguing woman, and a young man returns to his estranged family after his father's death and falls in love with a woman. Starring Bradley Whitford, Vinessa Shaw, Samantha Mathis, Shelly Duvall, Kathy Baker, Gale Harrold, John Mahoney, Ron Eldard, Barbara Barrie and Lisa Edlestein. (Drama/2004)

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Kong (performed by Andy Serkis) in Universal Pictures' King Kong - 2005

King Kong Diaries

King Kong Peter Jackson's Production Diaries -- the three-time Academy Award® winning director (the Lord of the Rings trilogy) invites viewers to immerse themselves in this project, which combines a full-color book with more than 50 pages, four production conceptual art prints and two DVDs to create a step-by-step, first-hand account of the film's intense eight-month production process. In another first, King Kong Peter Jackson's Production Diaries will be released December 13, 2005, a day before King Kong opens in theaters.

Available for a limited time, this comes with a collector's letter of authenticity. Introduced by Jackson himself, the package's 54 production diaries provide an opportunity to see stars Naomi Watts (Oscar® nominated for 21 Grams), Jack Black (School of Rock) and Adrien Brody (Academy Award® winner for The Pianist) in action as they bring this tale to the screen. As a bonus, the set includes a detailed look at the creation of one of the film's action sequences - the battle between Kong and the three T-Rex. Price: $39.98 SRP

· A full-color book with more than 50 pages containing dozens of on-set and behind-the-scenes photographs, drawings and images from the production.

· Four production lithographs created by the conceptual artists at Big Primate Pictures and WETA workshop, commissioned for the production diaries DVD collection and suitable for framing.

· Numbered letter of authenticity.
· Two DVDs featuring 54 production diaries, an introduction from director Peter Jackson and a look at the creation of the Kong/T-Rex battle scene.

o Run Time: 3 Hours 46 Minutes
o MPAA Rating: Not Rated
o Technical: English Dolby Digital 2.0; English SDH; Spanish and French Subtitles
o Picture: Anamorphic Widescreen (1.78:1) Posted by Picasa

Nicollette Sheridan and Scott Sedita

Industry Honors Acting Coach

More than 100 industry executives and celebrities gathered at the Museum of Radio and Television to celebrate the launch of a ground-breaking new book entitled "The Eight Characters of Comedy" on Tuesday, October 25, 2005. Scott Sedita, Hollywood acting coach and Sitcom Guru (he helped launched the careers of actors including Josh Duhamel, Jennifer Finnigan, Brandon Routh, etc.) treated guests to gourmet hors d’oevres and a selection of premiere wines.

"What I love most about Scott's book is the fact that these eight can be found in any life situation - the office, your family - even the White House!," said Emmy award-winning TV director Mary Lou Belli.

Sedita's breakdown of the eight characters are: the neurotic, the bitch/bastard, the womanizer/manizer, the loveable loser, the logical smart one, the materialstic one, the dumb one and the one who lives in his own universe.

"Well, according to Scott, I guess my character's the Bitch!" said Kate Linder ('Esther Valentine' on 'Young & the Restless"). More than 98 books were purchased. Sedita will soon embark upon a national radio campaign. Posted by Picasa

Mena Suvari REUTERS/Fred Prouser

Suvari Chooses Felsen

Actress Mena Suvari, wore Suzanne Felsen to the ninth annual Hollywood Film Festival Hollywood Awards gala in Beverly Hills October 24, 2005. The festival honors excellence in all aspects of filmmaking.

Sela Ward wears Erica Courtney earrings
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Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Watson & Pastor

Baby Alpaca Sweaters

Brian Watson of the PR firm “The Watson Circle” has now teamed with Peruvian textile pioneer Enrique Pastor to develop Watson & Pastor, a new luxury knitwear label. Watson & Pastor offers original knitwear selections featuring rare and distinctive luxury fibers such as Royal Baby Alpaca, Vicuña and Andean Cotton.

To launch for Holiday 2005,
Watson & Pastor have a collection of luxury men’s sweaters made of three-season weight, 100% Royal Baby Alpaca. Watson & Pastor, is the first to introduce jersey knit sweaters in this rare class of yarn for wholesale in North America. Offered in a range of rich and sophisticated colors, the distinctive sweaters feature updated classic styling, with a comfortable lean silhouette and refined details. The sweaters which wholesale from $105.00 to $128.00 and retail from $240.00 to $325.00, are being stocked in the U.S. and are available for year round delivery to the finest men’s stores in North America. Lighter, silkier and rarer than Cashmere, Watson & Pastor 100% Royal Baby Alpaca is the new luxury sweater classic for men. Information, contact Brian Watson at 323 665-6184 Posted by Picasa

Cameron Diaz

Cameron Diaz in College

mtvU, MTV’s 24-hour college network, continued its surprise “Stand In” event series today by hosting actress Cameron Diaz at Stanford University. With mtvU cameras following, Diaz and world-renowned architect and designer William McDonough surprised Stanford’s “Maintaining Sustainable Building Projects” class where she greeted the fifty unsuspecting students in the Civil and Environmental Engineering program as their “Stand In” professor. In addition to discussing the sustainable development movement and civil engineering techniques being used to help protect the environment, Diaz also told students of her own experiences traveling to some of the most ecologically unique locales in her MTV series “Trippin.” mtvU’s “Stand In” with Cameron Diaz and William McDonough will be available on-demand on mtvU’s broadband network “mtvU Über” ( beginning Tuesday, November 1 and air on mtvU at 12:00PM ET/9:00AM (PT) on Wednesday, November 2.

“Cameron Diaz has used her passion for the environment to focus global attention on this issue,” said Stephen Friedman, GM, mtvU. “It’s an honor to bring her and William McDonough – arguably one of today’s most respected sustainable development experts – to share their thoughts and ideas with college students.”

“If telling my stories can somehow highlight sustainable design and environmental protection issues in the minds of the people who will be planning and building our cities, then I hope that they can somehow redefine the way engineering impacts our environment,” said Cameron Diaz. “Giving these students this surprise was not only fun, but hopefully Mr. McDonough and I gave them some food for thought as they progress through their education and move into their chosen career path.”

Diaz is an international superstar with more than twenty-five feature films to her credit including the current hit “In Her Shoes” with Toni Collette and Shirley MacLain, “There’s Something About Mary,” “Charlie’s Angels” and “Shrek.” This spring, Diaz traveled the globe’s most exotic, and sometimes ecologically threatened, wonders to seek and discover ways to preserve them in MTV’s adventure reality series “Trippin.’

Cameron Diaz is also involved with mtvU's ongoing CURB GLOBAL WARMING campaign, organizing college students to join a virtual march on Washington. Students who register for the campaign online at are eligible to win Larry David's hybrid car.

William McDonough is a world-renowned architect and designer and winner of three U.S. presidential awards: the Presidential Award for sustainable Development (1996), the National Design Award (2004), and the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award (2003). Time magazine recognized him as a “Hero for the Planet” in 1999, stating, “His utopianism is grounded in a unified philosophy that – in demonstrable and practical ways – is changing the design of the world.” Mr. McDonough is the founder and principal of two design firms, McDonough + Partners and McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry. Mr. McDonough is also a consulting professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University.

Cameron Diaz and William McDonough are the latest national public figures to participate as a guest in mtvU’s “Stand In” event series. Each stepping in as a guest professor and teaching a class unique to their experience and background, previous participants include Madonna, Bill Gates, Melissa Etheridge, Kanye West, Shimon Peres, Elie Wiesel, Russell Simmons, author Tom Wolfe, Marilyn Manson, Senator John McCain and Sting.Posted by Picasa

"Creature Comforts"

BBC America Holiday Shows

20,000 Streets Under the Sky – U.S. PREMIERE

This story of unrequited love, set in the grimy streets and bars of 1930s London, captures a moment shared by three twenty-somethings who pour out their stories of passion, ambition, and disappointment. Each part of the trilogy focuses on a different character, Bob the barman (Bryan Dick, Viva Blackpool) who is working on a novel, Jenny the prostitute (Zoe Tapper, A Midsummer Night’s Dream) who is contemplating real love, and barmaid Ella (Sally Hawkins, Tipping the Velvet) who weighs her working-class options. Beautifully shot, this bittersweet trilogy is based on the autobiographical work of novelist and playwright Patrick Hamilton (Hangover Square, Gaslight).

20,000 Streets Under the Sky premieres Tuesday, December 27, 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.


High school teacher Mr. Harvey (Timothy Spall, Shooting the Past, Secrets & Lies) is completely misunderstood — and not just in the classroom. He’s been carrying a secret which has shaped his entire identity, but he is about to shed it. The kids, and his colleagues, think he’s always been an old, humorless, fuddy-duddy. But before the end of a field trip to a 13th century cathedral, they’ll learn about his painful secret. Before the end of the trip the students, staff, and Mr. Harvey himself will experience an epiphany. Also starring Celia Imrie (Wimbledon, Bridget Jones’s Diary), Ben Miles (Coupling, A Thing Called Love), and David Bradley (Viva Blackpool).

Mr. Harvey Lights a Candle premieres Saturday, December 24, 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.


This hilarious collection of film shorts from the makers of Wallace & Gromit puts interview responses about the holidays into the mouths of a collection of animal characters. This half-hour holiday special is part of BBC AMERICA’s season of Creature Comforts (see page three).

The Creature Comforts Christmas special premieres Friday, December 23, 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT.


Robson Green (Wire in the Blood) stars in this heartwarming story of love and friendship, centered on two lifelong friends who take rivalry to extremes and forget what Christmas is really about. Colin (Robson Green) and Howie (Mark Benton, Murphy’s Law) are in their thirties, happily married, and living on the same street. But despite their grown-up responsibilities, they're still locked in a schoolboy obsession with outdoing each other. Once it was football, girls, and clothes — now they compete over cars, jobs, and Christmas decorations! As they cover their houses with an ever-expanding and expensive array of lights, they seem oblivious to the damage their competition has had on their marriages and their lives. Can anything bring them to their senses?

Christmas Lights premieres Friday, December 23, 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.


This holiday season BBC AMERICA is giving the greatest gift of all — daily marathons of viewer favorites for an entire week! Each morning kicks off with marathons of the best lifestyle programs, including Ground Force, Changing Rooms, What Not To Wear, Cash In the Attic, Bargain Hunt, and House Invaders. Each afternoon features the best in British comedy with marathons of The Kumars at No. 42, Blackadder, My Family, Father Ted, The Office, Coupling, The Alan Partridge Experience, and Absolutely Fabulous. And don’t miss holiday episodes of Ground Force, Changing Rooms. The Kumars at No. 42, Blackadder, My Family, Father Ted, The Office, and The Alan Partridge Experience.

The BBC AMERICA holiday marathon runs Saturday, December 24 through Saturday, December 31.


Fall off the comedy wagon this New Year’s Eve with BBC AMERICA when we bring you a full day of Monty Python’s Flying Circus. We’re serving up round after round of the best in absurd sketch comedy. Last call isn’t until well after the New Year, so belly up to your set and get ready to overindulge.

The Monty Python New Year’s Binge begins Saturday, December 31, 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT.



This hilarious collection of film shorts from the makers of Wallace & Gromit puts interview responses from the British public into the mouths of over one hundred animal characters. In the series, a shar-pei will do his best impression of Naomi Campbell, hens will explain how feng shui should be incorporated at the work place, and sea lions will speak out against liposuction. BBC AMERICA will roll out nine, thirty-minute episodes, most of which have never been seen in the U.S. These episodes also include a Christmas special and an Oscar-winning short.

Creature Comforts premieres Friday, December 2, 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT.


Waking the Dead follows the crack team from the Cold Case unit, led by Chief Inspector Boyd (Trevor Eve, Heat of the Sun, The Politician’s Wife) as they reopen files on old crimes, applying cutting-edge techniques. The team always seems to unearth chilling new dangers, probably because they are the only ones who can bring a murderer to justice several years after a crime. As the fifth season begins, the team is still rattled over the death of a colleague, and they’re wondering if their new recruit is a mole.

Waking the Dead premieres Monday, December 5, 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.


Forensic pathologist Sam Ryan (Amanda Burton, The Whistle Blower) believes passionately in her work and will not rest until she has solved the mystery of how and why the person in front of her has died. In the eighth season of this award-winning series Ryan embarks on a journey home to Northern Ireland when her team is called out to investigate the death of two men killed by paramilitaries twenty years ago. As Sam struggles to find reconciliation with her estranged son, the investigation takes a darker turn. She has to face the possibility that her father may have been involved in police corruption and even murder. Season eight introduces Nikki Alexander (Emilia Fox, Pride and Prejudice), a driven young apprentice pathologist on the rise.

Silent Witness premieres Thursday, December 1, 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.


Fasten your seatbelts, place your seats and tray tables in the upright position, and get ready for takeoff with BBC AMERICA’s hot new primetime soap, Mile High, that follows the lives and loves of six young flight attendants working for the budget airline, Fresh. From sharing a wild house in London, to gallivanting across different countries and time zones, you won't want to miss any leg of this journey.

Tune in to see the first six episodes of Mile High Saturday, December 3, 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. This marathon will repeat on Sunday, December 4, 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT.


Spend Saturday night locked in with Bad Girls, the new BBC AMERICA drama from the makers of Footballers Wive$. Lesbian love affairs, lecherous officers, bloody cat fights, illicit drug use, and stabbings are all part of everyday life for the bad girls in Larkhall jail. You’ll meet the two Julies, team prostitutes with the motto, “She knobs, I robs”; the maniacal Shell, a character hailed by the U.K. press as “An Alexis Colby for the millennium”; Nikki, the rebel with a crush on the warden; and Crystal, the Bible-thumping thief.

Catch the first five episodes of Bad Girls on Saturday, December 10, 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. This marathon will repeat on Sunday, December 11, 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT.


Don’t miss a night of fighting prostitution, pornography, and murder in this marathon of The Vice. Past demons, compromising situations, and dangerous tactics are central themes in this dark series set in the Vice Unit of London’s Metropolitan Police. Starring Ken Stott (Messiah) as Inspector Pat Chappel, who struggles to keep home life separate from the seamy London underground in which he works.

Catch four back-to-back episodes of The Vice on Saturday, December 17, 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. This marathon will repeat on Sunday, December 18, 12 p.m. ET/9 a.m. PT.
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Rome: Ciaran Hinds as Cesar

Rome: November Episodes

Episode #10: "Triumph"
Debut date: SUNDAY, NOV. 6 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)
Other HBO playdates: Nov. 8 (9:00 p.m.), 9 (11:00 p.m.), 10 (1:00 a.m.), 11 (10:00 p.m.), 12 (10:15 p.m.), 13 (8:00 p.m.) and 18 (9:00 p.m.)

HBO2 playdates: Nov. 6 (1:00 a.m.), 7 (10:00 p.m.) and 14 (9:00 p.m.)
Unanimously proclaimed emperor by the Senate, Caesar (Ciaran Hinds) pronounces the war over, and prepares for five days of feasting and games honoring his "triumph." No longer an enlisted soldier, Pullo (Ray Stevenson) eyes a pastoral future with Eirene (Chiara Mastalli); Vorenus (Kevin McKidd) runs for municipal magistrate, with Posca's help; Octavian (Max Pirkis) retrieves Octavia (Kerry Condon) from her self-imposed exile; and Servilia (Lindsay Duncan) invites a revenge-minded Quintus Pompey (Rick Warden) into her home, to Brutus' (Tobias Menzies) dismay.

Written by Adrian Hodges; directed by Alan Taylor.

Episode #11: "The Spoils"
Debut date: SUNDAY, NOV. 13 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: Nov. 15 (9:00 p.m.), 16 (11:00 p.m.), 17 (1:00 a.m.), 18 (10:00 p.m.), 19 (midnight ET/11:00 pm PT) and 20 (8:00 p.m.)

HBO2 playdates: Nov. 13 (1:00 a.m.), 14 (10:00 p.m.) and 21 (9:00 p.m.)
While Pullo descends into Erastes' (Lorcan Cranitch) netherworld, Vorenus negotiates a severance for veteran soldiers on behalf of Caesar, who invites him and Niobe (Indira Varma) to one of Atia's (Polly Walker) parties. Cassius (Guy Henry) attempts to convince Brutus that the life and death of the republic is "in your hands."

Written by Bruno Heller; directed by Mikael Salomon.

Episode #12 (season finale): "Kalends of February"
Debut date: SUNDAY, NOV. 20 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: Nov. 22 (9:00 p.m.), 23 (11:00 p.m.), 24 (1:00 a.m.), 25 (10:00 p.m.) and 26 (10:00 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Nov. 20 (1:00 a.m.) and 21 (10:00 p.m.)
As a result of their arena exploits, Pullo and Vorenus have become heroes to the Roman rank and file, causing Caesar to reward those he normally would punish. Pullo's unexpected return to Vorenus' household is not appreciated by his former slave Eirene; Caesar decides to overhaul the Senate by adding some unexpected new faces, to the chagrin of the old guard; and Servilia hurdles the final obstacle in her ambitious revenge scenario, at Niobe's expense.

Written by Bruno Heller; directed by Alan Taylor.

Rome is a co-production of HBO and the BBC; co-creators, John Milius and William J. Macdonald and Bruno Heller; executive producers, Bruno Heller, William J. Macdonald, John Milius, Anne Thomopoulos and Frank Doelger; co-executive producers, Jim Dyer and Eugene Kelly; produced by Marco Valerio Pugini; consulting producer, Michael Apted; production designer, Joseph Bennett; costume designer, April Ferry; casting, Nina Gold, Nina Gold & Associates. Posted by Picasa

Color Club's Holiday Club Six-Pack

Holiday Hand Wear

Color Club nail laquers offers some very holiday handy colors. They put more than 20% more than competitors in their bottles (a bigger bottle!) and retail is only $6.95. They have 140 cool colors. Go to for more information or email or call (800) 221-8080.

Judy Tenuta and Nicollette Sheridan, plus many of the daytime stars, use Color Club.

Color Club will be participating in an upcoming Allure event, by donating product. Allure will be co-partnering with Shecky's to once again bring City Pretty - this time in New York City and Los Angeles. Sponsors include Prescriptives, Garnier, Tylenol PM, Invisalign, Gillette, and Baby Phat.

The events will benefit Operation Smile, an organization that works to change the lives of tens of thousands of children and young adults suffering from devastating facial deformities throughout the world. To date, Operation Smile has operated on more than 95,000 children in 25 countries worldwide. Posted by Picasa

Alexis Bledel

Moschino + Cartier
= Starlet Fave

Alexis Bledel, Devon Aoki, and Elizabeth Banks wore Moschino dresses at the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Show Sponsored by Cartier. The event took place on Friday, October 21, 2005. Elizabeth Banks was in Cartier jewelry and Alexis Bledel was wearing Cartier earrings and bracelet.

LeAnn Rimes wore a black fringed Moschino cocktail dress at the Lili Claire event this last weekend. The dress retails for $2300. Available at select Saks and Berdorf Goodman stores.

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