Friday, June 30, 2006

Comedy Central Summer

August Programming Highlights

Get Ready For Will Ferrell In
"Reel Comedy: Talladega Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby"
Premieres Tuesday, August 1 At 7:30 P.M. *


This Year's Roastee Is The Shat!
"The Comedy Central Roast Of William Shatner"
Premieres Sunday, August 20 At 10:00 P.M.


Indian-Canadian Russell Peters Brings His Comedy To The States In The All-New, Stand-Up Special "Russell Peters: Outsourced" World Premiere Saturday, August 26 At 11:00 P.M.


Comedy Central Premieres

"Reel Comedy: Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby"
Tuesday, August 1 at 7:30 p.m.

Encore presentations air Wednesday, August at 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., Thursday, August 3 at 12:00 p.m. and Friday, August 4 at 5:00 p.m.

In the new feature film "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby," Will Ferrell stars as legendary race car driver Ricky Bobby, who either finishes first or not at all. To improve results, Bobby’s team owner hires a new driver, who soon becomes Ricky Bobby’s biggest rival. On Tuesday, August 1, Will and his co-stars Sasha Baron-Cohen, John C. Reilly, Leslie Bibb, David Koechner and Michael Clarke Duncan put the brakes on to bring you an exclusive behind-the-scenes sneak peek of their new movie, coming to theaters Friday, August 4.

"The Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner"
Sunday, August 20 at 10:00 p.m.

Encore presentations airs Sunday, August 20 at 11:30 p.m., 1:00 a.m. and 2:30 a.m., Monday, August 21 at 10:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m., Friday, August 25 at 12:00 a.m. and Sunday, August 27 at 11:30 p.m.

On Sunday, August 20, a parade of celebrities and the funniest stand-up comics in the business are coming to Comedy Central. They'll hang out, have a few drinks, listen to a live performance by one of the hottest bands around and then spend 90 minutes ridiculing and insulting one unlucky person: this year's roastee, William Shatner. That's right -- it's the return of the Comedy Central Roast! In years past, the network lambasted Denis Leary, mocked Jeff Foxworthy and cut Pamela Anderson down to size. Tune in August 20 and find out what roasters REALLY think of the ultimate ex-Star Trekkie.

"Russell Peters: Outsourced"
Premieres Sunday, August 26 at 11:00 p.m.

Indian-Canadian Russell Peters brings his comedy to the States in the Network Television Premiere of his one-hour, stand-up special. Join Russell as he presents your official guidebook to knowing the difference between the Asian races and find out why white people will never be as racist as Asian people. Plus, learn why Russell won’t renegotiate his shoe size and why an Indian should never be without his deodorant.

Comedy Central Stunts

"Willpower Sunday"
Sunday, August 6 from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Grab a huge dose of Will Ferrell in Comedy Central's Willpower Sunday! At 1:00 p.m., catch Ferrell as the legendary Bob Woodward, who brings down the Nixon administration with the help of two ditzy teenage girls, in "Dick." At 3:00 p.m., Ferrell is Sky Corrigan, the boy Mary Katherine Gallagher drools over and longs to kiss, in "Superstar." At 5:00 p.m., Ferrell plays the evil fashion designer Mugatu, who tries to assassinate the prime minister of Malaysia by brainwashing models, in "Zoolander."

"South Park School Sucks Week"
Monday, August 7 to Thursday, August 10 at 9:30 p.m. each day

Summer is almost over and unfortunately another year of school is right around the corner. Cartman, Kyle, Stan, Kenny and the rest of the kids from "South Park" aren't too happy about this either, so join them for a week of "South Park" episodes that prove once and for all just how much school sucks. Each night this week, tune in to see the kids do things like poison their teacher, fight with the founding fathers of our country and even burn South Park Elementary to the ground. Enjoy summer while it's still here!

"Friday Night Stand-Up with the Guys"
Friday, August 11 from 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Ever have the sudden urge to burp or to grunt? Own fewer than five pairs of shoes? Ever attend sporting events more than three times per year? If viewers exhibit any of these symptoms, Comedy Central may have the answer. This Friday night, consult the remote control and take a dose of therapeutic stand-up comedy. Active ingredients include the tell-it-like-it-is power of Steve McGrew and the soothing down-on-the-farm delivery of Larry the Cable Guy. Side effects of "Friday Night Stand-Up with the Guys" may include the uncontrollable desire to yell “Git R Done.”

"Red State Weekend"
Saturday, August 12 from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.
Sunday, August 13 from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

The nation may be red, white and blue, but this weekend, Comedy Central is bringing viewers all the down-home Red State comedy they can handle. Don't miss favorite good ol' boys Jeff Foxworthy, Ron White, Bill Engvall and Larry the Cable Guy tell it like it is in their latest movie, "Blue Collar Comedy Tour: One For The Road," airing Saturday at 10:30 p.m. and Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Plus, tune in for road trip mayhem with David Spade in "Joe Dirt" and Chevy Chase in "National Lampoon's Vacation." Comedy Central's even got grassroots comedy from Kathleen Madigan, Lynne Koplitz, Reno Collier and many, many more.

"South Park Gets Roasted"
Saturday, August 18 and Sunday, August 19 from 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

There’s only one place on Earth where people are routinely meaner and crueler than they are on stage at the Comedy Central Roast: South Park, Colorado. To get you ready for this Sunday’s big event, the network is presenting eight hours of "South Park" episodes that feature the town at its most malicious. Tune in Friday and Saturday night beginning at 9:00 p.m. to see inexcusable actions like the kids crucifying each other, setting their preschool teacher on fire and starting fights between their classmates for their own entertainment.

"Roast Sunday"
Sunday, August 20 beginning at 10:00 p.m.

Is it getting hot in here, or is it just Comedy Central programming? This Sunday, Comedy Central brings viewers a day of movies featuring men and women jumping out of the frying pan and into the fire. Watch Eddie Murphy attempt to save a Buddhist mystic while under fire from an evil cabal in "The Golden Child." Stay tuned as Chris Evans gets burned by a wager gone wrong in "Not Another Teen Movie." Don't miss a sex-crazed ghost turn up the heat with Tori Spelling in "Scary Movie 2." The network's even got Jamie Kennedy laying down some sizzling beats in "Malibu's Most Wanted." This all leads up to the premiere of "The Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner" at 10:00 p.m., guaranteed to make everyone in attendance a little warm under the collar.

"Back to School Friday Night Stand-Up"
Friday, August 25 from 9:30 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.

Just because school is around the corner, doesn’t mean viewers can’t laugh it off. Tune in this Friday for a night of stand-up that will help Comedy Central fans laugh away their back-to-school woes. Comedian Mike Birbiglia will fill everybody in on why only certain people can use the word ‘cracker’. Catch Jim Gaffigan as he confesses his love for hot pockets and The Food Network. Plus, check out a brand new episode of "Live At Gotham" featuring stand-up from Joe Rogan and six up-and-coming comics, taped live at Gotham Comedy Club in New York City.

"Class Act Sunday"

Sunday, August 27 from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Tune in to Comedy Central this Sunday for three back-to-school movies featuring guys that put the ‘ass’ in class act. At 2:00 p.m. watch the cad Heath Ledger try to tame the shrew Julia Stiles in "10 Things I Hate About You." At 4:00 p.m. see fratboys Barry Watson and Harland Williams don dresses and go undercover in the DOG house in "Sorority Boys." At 6:00 p.m. watch as slacker Adam Sandler goes back to school in "Billy Madison."

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Thursday, June 29, 2006

Tut Mystery Revealed

Dr. Zahi Hawass Of The Supreme Council Of Antiquities Believes New Tomb In The Valley Of The Kings Belonged To King Tut’s Mother Queen Kiya, Explaining Location Of King Tut’s Tomb -- History-Changing Investigation Depicted in Discovery Channel’s World Premiere Original Special King Tut's Mystery Tomb Opened, Airing July 9 at 9PM ET/PT --
(Luxor, Egypt and Silver Spring, Md) -- Dr. Zahi Hawass, Head of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities, announced today that he believes tomb KV63 – first discovered in the Valley of the Kings in February – belongs to Queen Kiya, mother of King Tutankhamun. A result of thorough investigations, an extensive battery of scientific tests and a comprehensive timeline analysis, the tomb’s identity was revealed at a press conference today in Luxor, Egypt.

"Eighty-three years, three months, and six days exactly to Howard Carter's discovery of the tomb of King Tutankhamun, I announce today my belief that KV63 is indeed the tomb of King Tutankhamun's mother, Queen Kiya," stated Dr. Zahi Hawass. "The identification of KV63 as the final resting place of Queen Kiya helps to solve the riddle of the location of King Tutankhamun's tomb in the Valley of the Kings. KV63 faces KV62, making it clear that the tomb was for someone near and dear to King Tutankhamun."

King Tut's Mystery Tomb Opened is the second program following the groundbreaking discoveries being made by Dr. Hawass and Dr. Otto Schaden, head of the University of Memphis archaeological team, who originally uncovered KV63. This one-hour exclusive special tracks the intense emotional and scientific investigation into the identity of the first tomb discovered in the Valley of the Kings in more than 80 years.

“The unveiling of KV63 is an important moment in history, and being able to chronicle such an amazing find on film makes this one of the most significant Discovery Quest projects to date,” said Jane Root, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Discovery Channel, The Science Channel, Military Channel and Discovery Times Channel, U.S.

Historical evidence shows that Queen Kiya died giving birth to King Tutankhamun in Amarna. Dr. Hawass and Dr. Schaden theorize that the boy pharaoh secretly ordered his mother’s tomb be moved from Amarna to the Valley of the Kings, and that prior to his death, King Tutankhamun requested to be buried near his mother.

Dr. Hawass’ announcement is based on initial findings that include:
· A coffin that included a garland of flowers like that buried with Tutankhamun signifying sweetness in the afterlife, gold beads, lemons, cloves and garlic, which was considered a protector of the soul and guardian of riches in the afterlife;
· Contents within the last-opened coffin that date back to the time of King Tutankhamun and feature unique embalming materials and actual linen scraps used to wrap mummies;
· Seals and inscriptions that include “PA-ATEN,” which an Egyptian expert believes is part of the former name given to Tutankhamun’s wife, and point directly to the time of King Tutankhamun;
· A ceremonial bowl and additional pottery shards that exactly match those found in King Tutankhamun’s tomb, including identical hieroglyphics messages;
· Pots found with gold lining, indicative of materials produced in a royal workshop; and
· An imprint found at the bottom of a coffin that suggests a mummy was once inside. There is a possibility a mummy may have been stolen from KV63.

Dr. Zahi Hawass, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities in Cairo, was recently named one of Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People.” Dr. Hawass is the most influential archaeologist in Egypt, responsible for supervising his own excavations as well as the work of foreign expeditions to all of the sites under his jurisdiction. He received his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania, has taught at the University of California in Los Angeles, Cairo University, and the American University in Cairo, and lectures widely throughout the world.

King Tut's Mystery Tomb Opened is produced for Discovery Channel by Atlantic Productions. For Discovery Channel, Jack Smith is the executive producer. For Atlantic Productions, Anthony Geffen is the executive producer.

Remember This?

(King Tut. King Tut.)
Now when he was a young man, he never thought he'd see
People stand in line to see the boy king.

(King Tut)
How'd you get so funky?
(Funky Tut)
Did you do the monkey?
(Born in Arizona, moved to Babylonia
King Tut)

Now if I'd known they'd line up just to see him
I'd have taken all my money and bought me a museum.

(King Tut)
Buried with a donkey.
(King Tut)
He's my favorite honky
(Born in Arizona, moved to Babylonia
King Tut)

(Tut! Tut!)
Dancing by the Nile!
(Disco Tut! Tut!)
The ladies love his style!
(Boss Tut! Tut!)
Walkin' for a mile.
(Rockin' Tut! Tut!)
He ate a crocodile.
(Oooooh, wah-ooooh)
He gave his life for tourism.

[ saxophonist pop out of crypt for a solo ]

Steve Martin: [ places electric blender at saxophonist's feet ] Golden Idols! He's an Egyptian!

Steve Martin:
Now when I die, now don't think I'm a nut
Don't want no fancy funeral, just one like old King Tut!
(King Tut)
He could have won a Grammy.
(King Tut)
Buried in his jammies.
(Born in Arizona, moved to Babylonia
Born in Arizona)

Got a condo made o' stone-a
(King Tut)

Nash Goes Glam

Actress/Comedienne Niecy Nash attended the 2006 BET Awards, wearing a dazzling red gown by Rena Lange. Nash can be seen on: “Reno 911!” – New Season Premieres Sunday, July 9, 2006 at 10:30 PM on Comedy Central as well as “Clean House” – New Episodes air Wednesdays at 10 PM ET/PT on Style. She’s also a Correspondent on NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.”

Theron in Dinnigan, Rodo

Charlize Theron arrives for the grand opening of the club Social Hollywood and to attend an auction to benefit her Africa Outreach Program in Los Angeles, Tuesday, June 27, 2006. Theron wore a dress by Australian designer Collette Dinnigan last night to host the opening of Social Hollywood which benefited her “Africa Outreach Project.” Theron chose a stunning gold lace cocktail dress adorned with gold and silver sequins, and crystal beading. She complemented her look with a gunmetal python “Deborah” clutch by Rodo. (AP Photo/Lucas Jackson)

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Fox 2006-2007 Season Fall Premiere Dates

Six New Primetime Series and a Late-Night Entry Set for Fall Launches
Along with Returning Favorites

Fox has set the fall premiere dates for its new and returning series. Six new primetime shows and a new late-night entry join returning favorites on the fall schedule. The premieres are listed below in chronological order. All times are ET/PT.

Monday, August 21

8:00-9:00 PM PRISON BREAK (Season Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM VANISHED (Series Premiere)

Wednesday, August 30

8:00-9:00 PM BONES (Season Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM JUSTICE (Series Premiere)

Thursday, August 31

8:00-10:00 PM DUETS (2-Hour Series Premiere)

Tuesday, September 5

8:00-9:00 PM STANDOFF (Series Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM HOUSE (Season Premiere)

Thursday, September 7

8:00-8:30 PM ‘TIL DEATH (Series Premiere)

8:30-9:00 PM HAPPY HOUR (Series Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM DUETS (Time Period Premiere)

[EDITOR’S NOTE : THE O.C. will premiere Thursday, Nov. 2, at 9:00 PM, after Baseball.]

Friday, September 8

8:00-9:00 PM NANNY 911 (Season Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM DUETS Results Show (Series Premiere)

[EDITOR’S NOTE : TRADING SPOUSES: MEET YOUR NEW MOMMY will premiere Friday, Oct. 6, at 9:00 PM.]

Saturday, September 9

8:00-8:30 PM COPS (Season Premiere)

8:30-9:00 PM COPS (Season Premiere)


FIGHTS BACK (Season Premiere)

Sunday, September 10

8:00-8:30 PM THE SIMPSONS (Season Premiere)

8:30-9:00 PM AMERICAN DAD (Season Premiere)

9:00-9:30 PM FAMILY GUY (Season Premiere)

9:30-10:00 PM THE WAR AT HOME (Season Premiere

[EDITOR’S NOTE: On Sundays in the fall, due to live NFL Football broadcasts, original programming will not be regularly scheduled from 7:00-8:00 PM. KING OF THE HILL will return at mid-season.]

Saturday, September 16

11:00 PM-Midnight MADtv (Season Premiere)


(Series Premiere)

Definitely a Good Hair Day

From the U.K., With Love

O.K., here’s the thing: all hair straighteners are not created equally. We had no idea of the differences between this flat iron and that one. The only thing we knew was that we’d gotten a Gail Hudson one at the Distinctive Assets Backstage Lounge at the Grammys that was darn good.

Because it’s pricey, we didn’t want to keep it at work in the desk in the pen. We mean, cubicle. Therefore, we opted for Rite-Aid quality flat iron after the next, meaning we spent the amount of money we should’ve spent on one good one on three awful ones, which we just passed on to those whose locks needed less.

Not so our head of hair. Our hair had been through the Japanese Straightening process not once, not twice, but three times. We’re now at the mark of where it’s been 2.5 years since the last treatment and our hair, while not as wonky as it once was, is back to being, well, a little wonky.

We invested in a Wynter iron from, only to find that, while better than the Conair crap we’d tried, isn’t all THAT good. And we’re returning it.

Because it’s not so good. AND because we’ve discovered the utter hair delights of ghd straighteners (both of these pictured here are ghd). There you go. They’re not cheap, but they’re the best. You should get one. If you’re going to straighten your hair, do it healthily. We’ll investigate the lines products soon, but for now we can vouch, big time, for the hair straightening irons. They’re super hot in the U.K. and heavily sought-after in the U.S. and now, they’re finally available here.

ghd or good hair day is a professional hair beauty company, which has shot to fame in the UK over the last two years. ghd are most famous for their ceramic styling and straightening irons, which revolutionised the hair industry both in Europe and across the globe. At last, women could achieve that red-carpet look with frizz-free, smooth hair, whether it be poker-straight or full of movement. Stars such as Renee Zellweger, Jennifer Aniston and Victoria Beckham have all become evangelists of the brand by counting the ghd irons as a must-have item in their beauty bags.

The company has just launched ghd thermodynamics, a revolutionary 4-step hair beauty program to nourish, protect, style and finish heat-styled hair. Each product contains ingredients that work with heat, ensuring your hair remains protected, nourished and looking fantastic before, during and after heat-styling. Take full advantage of heat, without worrying about damage. Don’t we all want that??

ghd straighteners: ghd straighteners have become legendary in UK hairdressing. ghds hair straighteners were the first straighteners to offer ceramic straightener plates and high temperature, which rocketed ghds hair straighteners to a cult-like status.

ghd hair care products contain only the finest ingredients, using natural solutions such as Dead Sea Mud and a whole host of essential oils and herbs to create products that really work.

The Original GHD Professional Ceramic Hair Styling & Straightening Iron is a revolution for your hair and enables you to create a Salon Professional look everyday. Containing GHD's unique built-in microprocessor the GHD Original Ceramic Straightening Iron regulates the heat delivered to the hair, for optimum styling with minimum damage, maximum effect and lasting power. Furthermore, the advanced infrared heat formulated by GHD actually protects and helps to condition the hair by sealing in natural oils, moisture and colour. The GHD Hair Straightener guarantees you beautifully straight, salon styled hair with a beautiful healthy shine and lustre.

The GHD salon styler & hair straightener is ideal for thick and textured hair, it uses the same advanced technology as the original GHD ceramic hair straighteners yet features wider plates of 4cm (1.8 inch) making it an ideal for thicker or heavier hair such as Afro Caribbean. As well as straightening hair beautifully, this versatile GHD iron allows you to create movement, curls and texture.

Remember: Genuine ghds always have a hologram and serial number.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Deadwood - July Episodes

Episode #28: "Full Faith and Credit"
Debut date: Sunday, July 2 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)
Other HBO playdates: July 4 (11:00 p.m.), 5 (9:00 p.m., 3:05 a.m.), 7 (10:00 p.m.) and 21 (8:00 p.m.)
HBO2 playdate: July 3 (10:00 p.m.)
Amidst as much fanfare as Deadwood can muster, Alma (Molly Parker) opens Deadwood's first bank. Cochran (Brad Dourif) administers to Tolliver (Powers Boothe), but it's unclear who is now more ill. Hostetler (Richard Gant) and Fields (Franklyn Ajaye) return to Deadwood, looking to settle scores and move on. Captain Turner (Allan Graf) throws down a gauntlet to Dority (W. Earl Brown), who hesitates to pick it up. Looking for credibility in his campaign for sheriff, Harry (Brent Sexton) is persuaded by Nuttall (Leon Rippy) to start a fire-wagon rental business. Con Stapleton (Peter Jason) seeks out the company of Claudia (Cynthia Ettinger), one of Langrishe's (Brian Cox) actresses, to scratch a very old itch. Hearst (Gerald McRaney) has a stand-up sit-down with Swearengen (Ian McShane) and Tolliver to explore long-term business allegiances. Following Utter's (Dayton Callie) counsel, Stubbs (Kim Dickens) counters Langrishe's offer to buy the Chez Ami. Looking to avoid all hell breaking loose, Bullock (Timothy Olyphant) brokers a deal with Hostetler and Steve the Drunk (Michael Harney) for the livery. Swearengen chooses Adams (Titus Welliver) to be his deputy in dealing with Hearst, to Dority's temporary dismay.

Written by Ted Mann; directed by Ed Bianchi.

Episode #29: "A Two-Headed Beast"
Debut date: Sunday, July 9 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: July 11 (11:00 p.m.), 12 (9:00 p.m., 3:30 a.m.), 14 (10:00 p.m.) and 21 (9:00 p.m.)
HBO2 playdate: July 10 (10:00 p.m.)
Enabled by Leon (Larry Cedar), Alma reverts to her bad habits, though she's able to exhibit enough charm to get Merrick (Jeffrey Jones) to endorse her bank's liquidity during a time of crisis. Two actors, Bellegarde (Dennis Christopher) and an ailing Chesterton (Aubrey Morris), are reunited with Langrishe in Deadwood; the troupe then prepare to work on transforming the Chez Ami into a theater. Swearengen, still trying to decipher Hearst's intentions, finally finds use for Farnum (William Sanderson) after a long chill. After much posturing and delay, Steve and Hostetler work out the arrangements by which the livery will change hands, but all's not ending well. Two couples, Trixie (Paula Malcomson) and Star (John Hawkes), and Alma and Ellsworth (Jim Beaver), display different degrees of domesticity. Dority rises to Captain Turner's challenge, driving Hearst to the Bella Union, where Bullock hands him an earful.

Written by David Milch; directed by Dan Minahan.

Episode #30: "A Rich Find"
Debut date: Sunday, July 16 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: July 18 (11:00 p.m.), 19 (9:00 p.m., 3:30 a.m.) and 21 (10:00 p.m.)
HBO2 playdate: July 17 (10:00 p.m.)
Aunt Lou's (Cleo King) long-lost son Odell Marchbanks (Omar Gooding) arrives in Deadwood after a circuitous trip from Liberia, although his mother soon attempts to orchestrate his immediate departure. Bullock and Swearengen contemplate a preemptive strike against Hearst, whose ire has been inflamed overnight. Alma's bad habits lose her the bank services of Trixie and, possibly, the attentions of her husband Ellsworth. Her indisposition also makes her vulnerable to Hearst, who's apprised of her condition by an anxious Tolliver, playing both sides. Swearengen summons Dority to be at the ready to travel to Cheyenne for reinforcements. Stubbs offers Jane (Robin Weigert) a place to stay, again.

Written by Alix Lambert; directed by Tim Hunter.

Episode #31: "Unauthorized Cinnamon"
Debut date: Sunday, July 23 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: July 25 (11:00 p.m.), 26 (9:00 p.m., 3:45 a.m.) and 28 (10:00 p.m.), and Aug. 11 (8:00 p.m.)

HBO2 playdate: July 24 (10:00 p.m.)
Odell makes Hearst a proposition involving "the color," causing his mother to fret further for his safety. The camp elders hold another Gem meeting, sans Doc Cochran, complete with peaches and cinnamon, to map out a strategy to deal with Hearst. Their solution, proposed by Bullock via a letter to the family of a slain Cornishman, promises to make news in "The Pioneer." Blazanov (Pasha Lychnikoff) violates a communication credo for the supposed good of the camp. Langrishe's theater renovations are delayed by illness of Chesterton, who is hovering near death in the Grand Central. Steve offers Fields a reason to stay in Deadwood, though the latter won't bite. Jane is convinced to bunk up with Stubbs at Shaunessy's. Cloth swatches given to Swearengen by a tailor are put to a different use by an ailing Cochran.

Written by Regina Corrado; directed by Mark Tinker.

Episode #32: "Leviathan Smiles"
Debut date: Sunday, July 30 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: Aug. 1 (11:00 p.m.), 2 (9:00 p.m., 3:25 a.m.), 4 (10:00 p.m.) and 11 (9:00 p.m.)
HBO2 playdate: July 31 (10:00 p.m.)
The edition of "The Pioneer" containing Bullock's letter is published, raising concerns about Hearst's response. Erstwhile lawman Wyatt Earp (Gale Howard) and his brother Morgan (Austin Nichols) ride into town, having ostensibly defended an incoming stagecoach against sabotage, which marks them as heroes. Though they maintain that they intend to work on a timber lease won in a card game, some question the brothers' actual motives. Langrishe grants Chesterton a curtain call, and offers to perform long-term therapy on Hearst's chronic aching back. Fields' departure is delayed by an injury to Steve the Drunk at the livery.

Written by Kem Nunn; directed by Ed Bianchi.

Deadwood is produced by HBO Entertainment in association with Red Board Productions and Paramount Network Television; created and executive produced by David Milch; executive producers, Gregg Fienberg and Mark Tinker; supervising producer, Scott Stephens; producer, Ted Mann; casting directors, Junie Lowry Johnson, CSA and Libby Goldstein.

Entourage - July Episodes

Episode #26: "Guys and Doll"
Debut date: Sunday, July 2 (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT)
Other HBO playdates: July 4 (10:30 p.m.), 5 (10:30 p.m.), 6 (midnight), 7 (11:30 p.m.) and 8 (10:30 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: July 3 (9:00 p.m.) and 4 (8:00 p.m.)
With "Aquaman" a megahit, Vince's (Adrian Grenier) dream project, "Medellin," is now within reach - but to get an offer, he must first charm the film's multi-millionaire producer. The entourage's opinion of Dom (Domenick Lombardozzi), their newest member, begins to change when he tells a touching story that helps land Vince the role.

Written by Rob Weiss & Doug Ellin; directed by Craig Zisk.

Episode #27: "Crash and Burn"
Debut date: Sunday, July 9 (10:00-10:30 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: July 11 (3:15 a.m.), 12 (10:30 p.m.), 13 (midnight), 14 (11:30 p.m.) and 15 (11:00 p.m.), and Aug. 4 (8:00 p.m.)

HBO2 playdates: July 10 (9:00 p.m.) and 11 (8:00 p.m.)
Facing a scheduling conflict, Vince, Eric (Kevin Connolly) and Ari (Jeremy Piven) must figure out how to keep the sequel to "Aquaman" afloat without upsetting "Medellin" 's intense, Oscar-winning director. When Saigon's song finally blows up on the radio, Turtle (Jerry Ferrara) requests a sit-down with Ari to discuss his client's options. Feeling left behind by Turtle's recent success, Drama (Kevin Dillon) vies for time with Ari too. On the home front, Ari enlists his housekeeper to keep tabs on his daughter.

Written by Brian Burns; directed by Patty Jenkins.

Episode #28: "Three's Company"
Debut date: Sunday, July 16 (10:00-10:30 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: July 18 (3:00 a.m.), 19 (10:30 p.m.), 20 (midnight), 21 (11:30 p.m.) and 22 (12:30 a.m. ET/11:30 p.m. PT), and Aug. 4 (8:30 p.m.)

HBO2 playdates: July 17 (9:00 p.m.) and 18 (8:00 p.m.)
Vince ups his price for "Aquaman 2," forcing Ari to ask the studio head for a favor, again. But Vince won't accept the studio's offer until Ari gets Drama a job - a none-too-easy task. Meanwhile, Eric's girlfriend and her best friend make him an offer he can't refuse, even if there are ground rules.

Written by Lisa Alden; directed by Ken Whittingham.

Episode #29: "Strange Days"
Debut date: Sunday, July 23 (10:00-10:30 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: July 25 (4:20 a.m.), 26 (10:30 p.m.), 27 (midnight), 28 (11:30 p.m.) and 29 (12:45 a.m.), and Aug. 4 (9:00 p.m.)

HBO2 playdates: July 24 (9:00 p.m.) and 25 (8:00 p.m.)
Eric finds himself falling for the wrong girl after his threesome. Ari and Terrance (Malcolm McDowell) reach an agency settlement. Vince agrees to be auctioned off at Sloan's (Emmanuelle Chriqui) charity function.

Written by Marc Abrams & Michael Benson; directed by Mark Mylod.

Episode #30
Debut date: Sunday, July 30 (10:00-10:30 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: Aug. 1 (1:55 a.m.), 2 (10:30 p.m.), 3 (midnight), 4 (9:30 p.m.) and 5 (12:30 a.m. ET/11:30 p.m. PT)

HBO2 playdates: July 31 (9:00 p.m.)
Things are looking up when the guys get news that "Queens Boulevard" is getting a wide release. Ari must make a deal with an old adversary to survive threats from the "Five Families," and Drama is tense about an important audition, taking his aggression out on anyone and everyone.

Written by Brian Burns & Doug Ellin; directed by Patty Jenkins.

Entourage is created by Doug Ellin; executive producers, Mark Wahlberg, Doug Ellin and Stephen Levinson; co-executive producers, Mark Abrams, Mike Benson, Rob Weiss and Julian Farino; supervising producer, Denis Biggs; producers, Wayne Carmona, Brian Burns and Lori Jo Nemhauser.

MaxMara’s Runway for Charity

Nicola Maramotti of MaxMara and The Colleague Helpers In Philanthropic Services hosted a luncheon benefiting The Children’s Institute Incorporated

Exclusive runway presentation of MaxMara Fall/Winter 2006 collection

WHAT: Bringing a little bit of Italian flare to Hollywood, Nicola Maramotti of MaxMara, made her debut appearance in Los Angeles and presented the Fall/Winter 2006 collection from the Italian design house at the annual C.H.I.P.S. spring luncheon. The grounds of the estate were transformed into a chic outdoor venue allowing for an unabridged runway show and seated luncheon where guests dined on delicious cuisine by The Kitchen. Nearly 400 guests were treated to a formal runway presentation featuring the first showing of the MaxMara Fall/Winter 2006 Collection in the United States. The Collection comprised of sexy cloaks and tuxedos, show stopping skirts and cashmere hoodies in a palette of icy tones of black, navy blue, grey and red highlighted by lavish sequins was high point of the event. This special presentation benefited the Children’s Institute Incorporated (CII), one of the premier children's service organizations to prevent violence against children in Los Angeles. CII serves more than 10,000 children and families each year through treatment, prevention, early care and education, and community services programs.

About MaxMara

Commonly described by the press as the “Quiet Giant,” MaxMara is a house that blossomed from obscurity to cult status while no one was watching. What began in 1951 as a perfectly timed idea continues in 2006 as a sophisticated, elegant alternative in an every changing world of fashion and fads. MaxMara is designed for the woman who knows her own mind and speaks with her own language of style, one that is understated and elegant, timeless and luxurious. She is the undisputed icon of ladylike style, which she interprets with a modern, feminine spirit.

About The C.H.I.P.S

Founded in 1966, The Colleague Helpers in Philanthropic Services (C.H.I.P.S.) was created as a subgroup to The Colleagues so that younger members of the Los Angeles community could work to support Children’s Institute Incorporated (CII). Many of the original members of The C.H.I.P.S. were daughters of members of the Colleagues. This practice continues today.

WHO: Internationally renowned fashion design house MaxMara along with The Colleague Helpers in Philanthropic Services (C.H.I.P.S) celebrated the hottest looks straight from the Italian Collections to help raise money and awareness for the Children’s Institute Incorporated (CII) at a private home in Brentwood. Additional guests included: Angie Harmon, Camryn Manheim, Elisha Cuthbert, Joely Fisher, Colleen Bell, Maria Bell, Shiva Rose McDermott, Heather Thomas, & Betsy Bloomingdale.

WHEN: Monday, June 5th 11:30am-2pm

Photo: Angie Harmon, Nicola Maramotti of MaxMara, Shiva Rose, and Rachel Ortiz

Monday, June 26, 2006

“The Duke’s” Descendants Gather

Many members of John Wayne’s family -- including Wayne’s daughter-in-law, his grandchildren and his great grandchildren -- attended a recent 50th Anniversary screening of one of the Duke’s most acclaimed films “The Searchers,” celebrating the film’s release on DVD by Warner Home Video. Screening was held at the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre in Beverly Hills, California Friday, June 23, 2006. Family posed in front of a replica of the Monument Valley, Utah location where the movie was shot.

Pictured :

Grandchildren (Extreme left) Maria Wayne King,; (2nd from left) Theresa Wayne; (3rd from Left) Christopher Wayne

(2nd from right) Josephine Wayne

Their Mom (Center) Gretchen Wayne (widow of Michael Wayne, John Wayne’s son)

Great Grandchildren: (extreme right) Patrick McFarlane; (third from right) Kathryn McFarlane

Kidman, Urban Wed

Nicole Kidman has married singer Keith Urban. The all-candlelight ceremony took place just after sundown Sunday night at Sydney, Australia's Cardinal Cerretti Memorial Chapel on St. Patrick's Estate at Manly. Kidman's wedding party consisted of her sister Antonia, who was her maid of honor, and daughter Isabella, 13, who was her bridesmaid. Antonia's daughter, Lucia, was a flower girl. On the groom's side were Urban's brother Shane, who served as best man, and longtime buddy Marlon Holden, who produced Urban's first solo album in 1991.

Kidman wore a dress by Nicolas Ghesquiere for Balenciaga. Her father, Antony, walked her down the aisle under the dramatic glow of a spotlight. She kept her veil on throughout the ceremony, only lifting it when it came time to say the (very traditional) vows.

The newlyweds released a statement: "We just want to thank everyone in Australia and around the world who have sent us their warm wishes." Kidman, 39 and Urban, 38, met in January 2005 at a gala dinner in Los Angeles honoring noted Australians. (Kidman was born in Hawaii and Urban in New Zealand, but both were raised in Australia.) By summer, they'd begun a low-profile courtship. This is the first marriage for Urban and the second for Kidman, who was married to Tom Cruise from 1990 to 2001. Photo Credit: Cath Muscat

Cross Weds in Neil Lane Jewelry

Marcia Cross said "I Do" in rare Platinum jewelry by Neil Lane on June 24, 2006 in Los Angeles. Cross selected a Platinum and 5 carat diamond heart pendant, a pair of Platinum and 5 carat diamond drop earrings, and a Platinum and diamond line bracelet for her big day. Cross is seen here with her new husband, Tom Mahoney, a stockbroker she began officially dating in 2005 March. They became engaged 2005 August. She is the last of the cast of “Desperate Housewives” to become a “wife” herself. (Photo by Lisa O’Connor/Zuma)

New Stephen King Series

TNT Launches Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From The Stories Of Stephen King
with Premiere of Battleground, Starring William Hurt, and Crouch End, with Eion Bailey and Claire Forlani

This four-week collection premieres Wednesday, July 12, 2006 at 9 p.m.

Commercial-Free Presentation sponsored by and Hyundai and Kia Motors America

Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From The Stories Of Stephen King

Comes to TNT from Bill Haber’s Ostar Productions

Turner Network Television (TNT) is putting the summer on ice with the Wednesday, July 12, 2006 premiere of its chilling all-star television event Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From The Stories Of Stephen King.

This four-week collection of eight mind-bending tales kicks off with the uninterrupted, commercial-free presentation of Battleground, starring Oscar winner William Hurt (Kiss of the Spider Woman, A History of Violence), sponsored by and Hyundai and Kia Motors America. It will be followed by nightmarish Crouch End, featuring Golden SatelliteĆ¢ nominee Eion Bailey (And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself, Band of Brothers) and Claire Forlani (Meet Joe Black, Ripley Under Ground).

In Battleground, Hurt plays a hired assassin whose latest target is a toy company owner played by Australian character actor Bruce Spence (The Road Warrior, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King). After successfully dispatching his victim, Hurt returns to his luxurious apartment only to be greeted by a mysterious package of toy soldiers. But these soldiers have something far worse than simple war games in mind. This unique adaptation of the King story from the 1978 anthology Nightshift is told without any spoken dialogue. The teleplay was written by Richard Christian Matheson (Mobius, It Waits), with Brian Henson (Farscape, Muppet Treasure Island) directing.

Crouch End tells the tale of a young American couple honeymooning in London. When they receive a call from a friend inviting them to dinner, they set out in a cab to find their friend’s house in an area known as Crouch End, which many years earlier had suffered an “underground tragedy,” which their cab driver describes as a rift between two dimensions. After being abandoned in Crouch End, the two find themselves trapped in an alternate world where evil rules supreme. Crouch End features a teleplay by Kim LeMasters (Threshold) based on the short story by Stephen King. It was directed by Mark Haber (Border Patrol, Alien Cargo, Daisies in December).

Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From The Stories Of Stephen King comes to TNT from Bill Haber’s Ostar Productions, with Haber (The Uprising, Jack and the Bean Stalk: The True Story, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow) serving as executive producer. The series producers include Mike Robe, Jeffrey Hayes and John McMahon.

Friday, June 23, 2006

“Super” Fashion at Premiere

Cast member actress Kate Bosworth waves at the world premiere of 'Superman Returns' at the Mann Village theatre in Los Angeles June 21, 2006. The movie opens in the U.S. on June 28. Bosworth accessorized in pure Platinum jewelry by Neil Lane at the world premiere of “Superman Returns” on June 21st in Los Angeles. She wore rare Platinum, aqua, morganite and onyx diamond cocktail rings and a pair of Platinum and diamond stud earrings. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Anna Paquin attended the Superman Returns premiere in a dress by Junko Yoshioka. The Academy Award winning actress wore a pastel lime silk chiffon cocktail dress with flirty handkerchief hem, plunging neckline and intricate drawstring neckline. She accessorized her look with two-tone gold and bronze metallic leather peep toe “Hour Glass” heels by Kenneth Cole New York ($170) and a vintage metallic gold clutch with green crystal clasp by Daniel Swarovski. (AP Photo/Lucas Jackson)

So You Think…Results

Joy Spears, Jason Williams Eliminated On "So You Think You Can Dance"
Top 8 Couples Compete Performance Show Wednesday, June 28, On Fox
Natasha Bedingfield (pictured) to Perform on the Results Show Thursday, June 29

The second season of So You Think You Can Dance featured performances by the Top 9 couples on Wednesday and a special performance by Rihanna. Compared to its average last summer, the first eight episodes of So You Think You Can Dance show gains, including +22% among Adults 18-49,+21% among Adults 18-34 and +17% among Teens.

The three couples who received the fewest votes after Wednesday's performance show were Joy Spears and Dmitry Chaplin; Aleksandra Wojda and Jason Williams; and Heidi Groskreutz and Ryan Rankine. After each of the six dancers performed a solo routine, the judges eliminated Spears and Williams from the competition, ending their quest to become America’s No. 1 dancer. Spears, 18, is a jazz/lyrical/hip-hop specialist from Killen, AL, and Williams, 20, is a contemporary/hip-hop/jazz funk specialist from Wilmington, NC.

Having lost their partners to elimination, Wojda and Chaplin will pair up for next week’s episodes.

The remaining eight couples (Dmitry Chaplin and Aleksandra Wojda; Musa Cooper and Natalie Fotopoulos; Ivan Koumaev and Allison Holker; Ryan Rankine and Heidi Groskreutz; Benji Schwimmer and Donyelle Jones; Ben Susak and Ashlee Nino; Jaymz Tuaileva and Jessica Fernandez; and Travis Wall and Martha Nichols) compete on a two-hour performance show Wednesday, June 28 (8 -10 p.m. ET/PT). The following night, Natasha Bedingfield will perform, and the judges will send two more dancers home on the live results show Thursday, June 29 (9 -10 p.m. ET live/PT tape-delayed) on Fox.

British singer Natasha Bedingfield began her music career at the age of 12, when she wrote her first song. In 2003, Bedingfield signed her first record deal and began working on her debut album, “Unwritten.” In the U.S., the first single off the album, “These Words,” quickly ascended into the Top 10 on the Top-40 airplay chart. Her second smash hit, "Unwritten," skyrocketed to No. 1 and became the first No. 1 pop single in the U.S. by a British female solo artist in 19 years.

Released in the UK in September 2004, “Unwritten” debuted at No 1 on the UK album sales chart and was platinum by its second week of release. This made Bedingfield one of only three female solo singers (along with Bonnie Tyler and Annie Lennox) to debut at No 1 with her first album. Her second single, “These Words,” debuted at No. 1 on the UK sales, airplay and download charts. With this achievement, Bedingfield and her brother Daniel entered the Guinness World Records as the first siblings to have No. 1 singles in UK chart history. Bedingfield currently lives in Los Angeles and is working on her sophomore album.

So You Think You Can Dance was created by Simon Fuller and Nigel Lythgoe and comes from 19 Entertainment Ltd. and dick clark productions. It is executive-produced by Simon Fuller, Nigel Lythgoe and Allen Shapiro.

The Magic Bullet
(Get Your Mind Out of the Gutter – That’s NOT What We’re Talking About)

The Hottest Item to Cool Your 4th of July! This July 4th, enhance your holiday barbeque with homemade frozen smoothies, blended cocktails, dips, desserts or spicy salsas in 10-seconds or less. The Magic Bullet, a versatile and handy food preparation device, quickly allows party hosts to blend exotic cocktails, juice healthy fruit and veggie drinks, and prepare delicious salsas and dips in no time. With virtually no effort and no clean up, hosts can spend quality time with their guests instead of spending hours in the kitchen or tending bar.

Unlike bulky blenders, the The Magic Bullet prepares individual sized drinks, making it easy for hosts to indulge all of their guests’ cravings during the long, hot summer months. Making frozen margaritas, pina coladas, fruit smoothies, milk shakes, or chocolate mousse is a snap with the Magic Bullet. To get you started, The Magic Bullet also comes with a 10-Second Recipe book. The 100 page book includes great barbeque recipes as well as tips and recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

With over three million units sold in the first 18 months on the market, Homeland Houseware’s The Magic Bullet ‘personal blender’ is the best-selling appliance in the world. The Magic Bullet quickly and easily transforms from a blender, to a mixer, to a juicer, and to a food processor; making it a barbeque must-have this Independence Day. With no buttons to press and no complicated manuals to read, anyone can immediately start using the Magic Bullet.

In addition to the 10-Second Recipe book, the 17-piece The Magic Bullet set includes multiple blades, tall and short bullet cups, and shaker/steamer tops.

The product is available at all major retailers, including Target, Walmart, Walgreens and Bed Bath & Beyond, and online at

LA Chapter's Recording Academy Honors 2006

Founders of Chris DeWolfe (L) and Tom Anderson accept their awards during the 2006 Los Angeles Chapter of the Recording Academy's annual ceremony to honor extraordinary artists in Los Angeles, California June 8, 2006. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Director Brett Ratner (L) and actor Chris Tucker (R) laugh during recording artist Lalo Schifrin's acceptance speech at the Los Angeles Chapter of the Recording Academy's annual ceremony to honor extraordinary artists in Los Angeles, California June 8, 2006. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Bow Wow, Natalie Cole, Dr. Dre, And Platinum Weird Along With Jimmy Iovine And Brett Ratner Participated At Los Angeles Chapter Recording Academy Honors" 2006
Previously Announced Honorees were Snoop Dogg, Lalo Schifrin and Co-founders Tom Anderson and Chris DeWolfe

WHO: The Los Angeles Chapter awarded eight-time GRAMMY® nominee Snoop Dogg, four-time GRAMMY winner Lalo Schifrin, and co-founders Tom Anderson and Chris DeWolfe as recipients of The Recording Academy Honors" 2006. Special live performances and presentations included Interscope Geffen A&M Records Chairman Jimmy Iovine; multi-platinum recording artist Bow Wow; eight-time GRAMMY winner Natalie Cole; four-time GRAMMY winner Dr. Dre; recording artists Platinum Weird (Kara DioGuardi and Dave Stewart); Neil Portnow, President of The Recording Academy®; director Brett Ratner; and actor/comedian Chris Tucker. Special guest attendees included Nate Dogg, "American Idol" judge Randy Jackson, Rickey Minor, and Warren G. Los Angeles Chapter Board of Governor Greg Phillinganes was the musical director and "Access Hollywood" correspondent and Emmy®-award winning journalist Shaun Robinson served as the evening's emcee.

WHAT: Los Angeles Chapter Presents The Recording Academy Honors The Recording Academy Honors (formerly the Governor Awards) is the highest honor presented by an Academy Chapter, and is designed to honor extraordinary artists whose creative talents and accomplishments have crossed all musical boundaries and have been recognized as an asset to our community. The evening included a silent auction of unique experiences packages, dinners, and special live performances. Proceeds from The Recording Academy Honors 2006 will benefit the Los Angeles Chapter's ongoing initiatives, and the silent auction proceeds will assist in funding scholarships for the GRAMMY Fou
ndation®'s GRAMMY CampSM program.

WHERE: Hollywood and Highland The Grand Ballroom

WHEN: Thursday, June 8, 2006

Established in 1957, the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Inc., also known as The Recording Academy, is an organization of musicians, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards, The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education, and human service programs " including the creation of the national public education campaign What's The Download® ( For more information about The Recording Academy, please visit

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Great Gifting

Who doesn’t like a clever gift? We’re always on the outlook for cute things. This evening, we were around the Sawtelle and Olympic area and went into a store we really enjoy. They feature a bevy of the “Angry Little Asian Girl” shirts and purses. They have one tote we love with a cranky cartoon and the words “I Hate People” on it.

At any rate, we were sent this info online and found it very cut.

Piggy Bank
as if being created from an original mid-century mold isn't enough to make this spectacular piggy bank special, it comes with money inside. no, really, each piggy bank comes with honest-to-goodness take it to the store and spend it american moolah inside. the amount will vary, but don't be surprised to find a few coins, or possibly, a $100 bill. $28 from Pamela Barsky.

mid century messy sign
approx 8 x 10, this cool sign has a baked on silkscreen finish. hangs from an attached hook on the back. $28

And no, we don't like the sign because it's particularly appropriate for us -- our house is WWII issue, built in 1943!

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Classics on TCM

Turner Classic Movies to Premiere Three New Installments of Private Screenings Series, Hosted by Robert Osborne, in 2006 Angela Lansbury, Stanley Donen and Child Stars Darryl Hickman, Dick Moore, Margaret O’Brien and Jane Withers to Be Featured

Turner Classic Movies host Robert Osborne will talk with actress Angela Lansbury, producer and director Stanley Donen and child stars Darryl Hickman, Dick Moore, Margaret O’Brien and Jane Withers in three all-new episodes of TCM’s acclaimed Private Screenings, it was announced today by Tom Karsch, the network’s executive vice president and general manager. The renowned series features an hour-long interview with some of the most notable names of stage and screen. Past guests have included such Hollywood luminaries as Robert Mitchum, Jane Russell, Shirley MacLaine, Ann Miller, Mickey Rooney, Charlton Heston, Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau and Tony Curtis.

Lansbury, scheduled as the focus of the first Private Screenings, will also kick off TCM’s annual Summer Under the Stars Festival in August. Though perhaps best known today as author and sleuth Jessica Fletcher of the long-running television series Murder, She Wrote, she has assembled a career also spanning the silver screen and Broadway and garnering four Oscar® nominations, four Tony Award wins, 14 Emmy nominations, three Golden Globe wins and a 2000 Kennedy Center Honor for her lifetime achievement in the arts.

In the second episode, Osborne will facilitate a roundtable discussion among child stars Darryl Hickman (The Grapes of Wrath – 1940), Dick Moore (Sergeant York – 1941), Jane Withers (Bright Eyes – 1934), seen right above, and Margaret O’Brien (Meet Me in St. Louis – 1944), seen left above.

And for the final new episode, the spotlight will turn to Donen, who brought audiences the classics Singin’ in the Rain, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Funny Face and Damn Yankees!, among countless others.