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Mar 02,2007
Alert and friendly in spite of fragile health, Eva Zeisel sat nestled against a small sofa inside the Mingei International Museum in San Diego, her snowy hair in striking contrast to her black evening clothes. Polite admirers fluttered around this 100-year-old lady, one of the 20th century's most remarkable and revered designers of tableware and furniture. Zeisel had flown from her home in New York City the previous day to attend the opening of the ... [full story]
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Mar 02,2007
For fans of The Who, last year's "Endless Wire" represented the English rock band's first album of new songs since "It's Hard" in 1982. But for Pete Townshend, The Who's guitarist, sometime singer, principal songwriter and all-around creative visionary, "Endless Wire" represented nothing less than life or death for the London band he has led for more than 40 years. "I could not have done any more, and made it very clear that I would do ... [full story]
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Mar 02,2007
MTV on-air debut slated for March 2; Live Acoustic Album will be released March 6 on Virgin Records America; KoRn fans around the globe no longer have to fly to Los Angeles for a chance to meet the band.  In a first for the revolutionary alternative rock band, KoRn hosted a "virtual record release party" in MTV Networks' “virtual world” in anticipation of the upcoming CD release of MTV Unplugged: KoRn. The party began Wednesday, February 28 ... [full story]
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Mar 02,2007
Game: "Star Trek Legacy" Publisher: Bethesda System: Microsoft Xbox 360 Cost: $60 ESRB rating: E Review rating: 2 1/2 stars 'STAR TREK LEGACY' - Despite its shortcomings, 'Star Trek' fans will enjoy playing the roles of Capts. Archer, Kirk, Picard, Sisko and Janeway in 'Star Trek Legacy.' CNS Photo courtesy of Bethesda. ACTION ON - In 'Star Trek Legacy,' combat can be as exciting as the TV shows at times, and laser fire ... [full story]
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Mar 02,2007
"Photo by Sammy Davis Jr." by Burt Boyer; Regan; 350 pages; $50. Celebrity withers, fame forgets its name, even immortality pales (remember the immortal Al Jolson?). It is ironic that singer and actor Sammy Davis Jr., who in his own star time grabbed Jolson's crown as Mr. Entertainment, has gained and extra flash of fame as a writer and, now, photographer. His "Yes, I Can" is one of the more engrossing showbiz memoirs, egotistical (of ... [full story]
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Mar 01,2007
Hot Heels Records, the Chicago-based Beatfolk band that has been described as a cross between Jack Kerouac, Sonic Youth, and Bob Dylan, is releasing full-length album, "The Hi-Jacked Generation." Hot Heels Records, the Chicago-based Beatfolk band is following up a well received Ep with a new full-length album, "The Hi-Jacked Generation." Self-produced and recorded through borrowed microphones, the genre-bending album rolls through influences like a cracked bottle on the Ilinese Lake. The album has less ... [full story]
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Mar 01,2007
Minnie Burton was a sensation at the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair: the top shooter for a girl's basketball team from an Indian School in Fort Shaw, Montana. Beating all other high school girls and boys teams, they rounded up legions of adoring fans across the nation as they won the first world championship title for basketball. Shoot Minnie Shoot, a novel by Happy Jack Feder, has been optioned and is in development for feature ... [full story]
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Feb 27,2007
Principal photography has begun in London on "Sweeney Todd"; starring Johnny Depp in the Tim Burton directed screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's award-winning musical thriller. The DreamWorks Pictures and Warner Bros. co-production presents Depp as Sweeney Todd, a man unjustly sent to prison, who vows revenge not only for that cruel punishment but for the devastating consequences of what happened to his wife and daughter. When he returns to reopen his barber shop, he becomes ... [full story]
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Feb 26,2007
Hickory, Dickory Dock Dice Clay is Back on the Clock You Thought He Was Through But We Got a Clue And Put Him on Our Celebrity Block The self-titled "Rocky of Comedy," Andrew Dice Clay, is coming out of retirement and he's pulling out all stops to do it with a multi-media blitz -- writing a book, cutting a record, producing his own Sirius radio show and playing to the types of crowds that made him ... [full story]
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Feb 26,2007
HOLLYWOOD, CA. - Best actor nominee Will Smith shouted "I'm hyped! I'm really hyped!" just a few minutes after he stepped on the train of his wife's gold gown. Lead actress nominee Helen Mirren was a bit more regal as she boasted that the hunkin' yellow diamond on the back of her glittery gown "is worth the budget of a queen." That was right before best actress hopeful Kate Winslet yelled to bosom-revealing actress Helen ... [full story]
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Feb 23,2007
If the best picture Oscar this year goes to Martin Scorsese's "The Departed," two of its producers - agent-turned-Paramount Pictures chairman Brad Grey and actor Brad Pitt - won't get gold statuettes. And if independent darling "Little Miss Sunshine" wins, accomplished producers Albert Berger and Ron Yerxa will be in the shadows while three other credited producers ascend the Kodak Theatre stage to say their thank-yous. In an industry where getting credit runs a close ... [full story]
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Feb 23,2007
NEW RELEASES   'THE ASTRONAUT FARMER' - Billy Bob Thornton portrays retired NASA astronaut Charles Farmer in the family film 'The Astronaut Farmer.' CNS Photo courtesy of Richard Foreman. THE ASTRONAUT FARMER -- Heading south from the quirks of "Twin Falls Idaho," the Polish brothers (Mark, Michael) have gone to New Mexico, which subs for Texas, and made a sweet, congenial comedy of dreams. "The Astronaut Farmer" contains no murderously jealous astronauts. Billy Bob Thornton, looking more than ... [full story]
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Feb 23,2007
With Joan Rivers and her daughter/sidekick Melissa working two hours live interviewing major, major celebrities on the Red Carpet leading up to Hollywood's Kodak Theater before the 79th Annual Academy Awards telecast, anything can happen. And, of course, it usually does. Shooting from the hip without the benefit of later video and sound editing, Rivers often manages - however unintentionally - to put a movie star's nose out of joint. Fortunately, only two truly bizarre, ... [full story]
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