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This week’s movie releases: No new movies released this week.

Video Games ‘Assassin’s Creed’ puts premium on stealth.

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Music Danny Aiello talks about his CD with rapper.

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Best Sellers From Oxford Books-A-Million (Overall store ranking)

FICTION 1. (1) EXPLOSIVE EIGHTEEN by Janet Evanovich (Bantam, $28) 2. (3) 11/22/63 by Stephen King (Scribner, $35) 3. (4) best of me by Nicholas Sparks (Grand Central, $25.99) 4. (5) the litigators by John Grisham (Doubleday, $28.95) 5. (7) KILL ALEX CROSS by James Patterson (Little, Brown, $28.99) NONFICTION 1. (2) KILLING LINCOLN by Bill O’Reilly (Holt, $28) 2. (6) STEVE JOBS by Walter Isaacson (Simon & Schuster, $35) 3. (10) NEARING HOME by Billy Graham (Thomas Nelson, $19.99) 4. (11) IMPERFECT JUSTICE: PROSECUTING CASEY ANTHONY by Jeff Ashton (William Morrow, $26.99) 5. (13) EVERY DAY A FRIDAY by Joel Osteen (FaithWords, $24.99)

❱ Word of the week

procrustean \proh-KRUHS-tee-uhn\, adjective; 1. Tending to produce conformity by violent or arbitrary means. 2. Pertaining to or suggestive of Procrustes.

Quotes: Soon they were operating a sort of procrustean ferry where the fares were tailored to accommodate the purses of the travelers. Ultimately all pretense was dropped and the immigrants were robbed outright. — Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian

To force them into the machine would require a Procrustean mutilation of their basic humanity. — Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire

Origin: Procrustean refers to the Greek myth of Procrustes, who was a robber who tortured his victims. According to mythology, he was killed by Theseus.

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Smith’s latest studies the human need for connection, individualism There but for the by Ali Smith; Pantheon, 2011; 236 pages; $25.

really, by the pretense he encounters, Miles Garth, the unexBy Steven Whitton pected guest of one Special to The Star of the invited diners, abruptly stands up, To read a book by Ali Smith is to leaves the table, and become an unabashed fan of her clever locks himself in an wordplay, her inventive prose, her conupstairs room. Despite cern for the ethical collapse of the lives of all entreaties, he will ordinary people. not leave. The curiousThe First Person and Other Stories, her ness of Miles’ act attracts recent collection, uses words in unimag- a multitude of onlookers, inably surprising ways. The Accidental, turning Greenwich from her novel in which a complete stranger ‘burb to circus. quietly transforms four members of a Tangential events are vacationing family, is a cheeky prelude to related by four people, There but for the, itself as wickedly ingewho, interestingly, have had nious a novel as is likely to be found this only the most peripheral of season. contact with Miles. Anna, There is a set piece at the center of this 40, has glancing memories novel, a set piece that is reminiscent of of Miles from her youth. Mark, the man, one of the drollest films of the 1970s. In who, on impulse, invites Miles to the dinThe Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, ner party after meeting him after a play, director Luis Buñuel plops six people is 60. May is a woman in her 80s, stricken down at a dinner party at which everywith dementia and in a nursing home. thing — and nothing — is discussed. Brooke is the 10-year-old daughter of Smith’s dinner party near the middle a couple that brings her, uninvited like of There but for the is as surreal — and Miles, to the dinner party. And there it is. revealing — as Buñuel’s. So what, exactly, makes There but for It may be Greenwich, the posh London suburb, instead of Buñuel’s Paris, but the the so exhilarating? Language for one thing. Smith has an conversation around Smith’s table is just as telling as that around Buñuel’s. Fed up, inherent mistrust of words because words

are inadequate for expressing what we feel, what we sense. (“It is important to know the stories and histories of things, even if all we know is that we don’t know.”) History, for another, history that must be embraced. (“The fact is, history is actually all sorts of things nobody knows about.”) Communication, too. We can’t really know each other, says Smith, so life becomes an attempt to explain the “stuff” of living. And when we can’t, we resort to sometimes the most ridiculous of methodology. (Miles, who basically disappears from the book once he locks himself in the room, becomes pretty much an entertainment for the curious.) At a time when technology is separating us, changing our language and our histories, we must listen to Ali Smith. We must heed her cautionary comments on the human need to be individuals and the human need for connection. Otherwise, There but for the. Steven Whitton is a professor of English at Jacksonville State University.

‘Micro’ is thriller about science gone wrong Micro by Michael Crichton and Richard Preston; Harper, 2011; 448 pages; $28.99.

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Micro is a new, posthumous story from the late Michael Crichton, who died in 2008, and finished by Richard Preston, author of the non-fiction best-seller The Hot Zone. It’s a thriller about a biotech company in Hawaii and a group of students who end up stranded and endangered in a rain forest. Nanigen MicroTechnologies is recruiting graduate

students for its top-secret research. Peter Jansen receives an offer from the company. He’s not surprised because his brother, Eric, works in management at Nanigen. Peter’s colleagues are thrilled to be invited as well. The day before Peter is scheduled to arrive, he receives a mysterious text message from Eric saying not to come. He goes to Hawaii

anyway and learns that his brother has been murdered. A confrontation with the man responsible for Eric’s death puts Peter and his friends in jeopardy. They are reduced in size to less than an inch tall. Peter leads his friends through a terrifying new hostile landscape. Can they survive long enough to find a way to regain their size and stop a madman? Like a typical Crichton

novel, the cardboard-thin characters in Micro exist only to convey the science, yet somehow the novel works. Rain forests are a new frontier for pharmaceutical possibilities, and the concept of shrinking man down to the size of a pea has been explored countless times. Yet reading the novel makes all of it seem fresh and original. Micro ranks with Critchton’s blockbusters The Andromeda Strain and Jurassic Park, and Preston deserves praise for polishing the novel and making it sing.


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Review | video games

‘Assassin’s Creed’ puts premium on stealth By Ron Harris Associated Press

In a video gaming world dominated by full-force melees and wanton firearms engagements, the stealthy approach favored by Ubisoft’s “Assassin’s Creed” series is a welcome respite. There’s killing, and then there’s killing with style. “Assassin’s Creed: Revelations” (for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC, $59.99) delivers the latter. Scurrying up walls in 1511 Constantinople just to shank someone in the neck has never been so fun. To recap: You are Desmond Miles, a 21st-century man abducted by a large corporation that is a front for the ancient and enduring Templar Order. Using a device called the Animus, the Templars force Desmond to relive centuries-old memories of distant ancestors, all stone-cold killers, in an attempt to locate lost artifacts that will bring them ultimate world power. Those ancient memories are where all the fun comes in as Desmond relives the life of Ezio Auditore da Firenze. Ezio isn’t the biggest guy on the block, but what he lacks in brawn he makes up for in wall-climbing, rooftop-leaping and knife-chucking.

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A scene is shown from ‘Assassin’s Creed: Revelations.’ So how does it play? Gorgeously. The sprawling old-world metropolis of Constantinople is one of the most realistic gaming environments I’ve ever seen. It’s wide-open for exploring, and the exhaustive attention to detail is really impressive. While death was just a blade away, I had to remind myself not to kill everyone in sight. Knocking off civilians remained a bad

move, as it drew attention to me and made my presence as a troublemaker more evident. Byzantine guards, for example, sought to kill me on sight, so I had to duck in alleyways and blend in with crowds of commoners and pickpockets. Luckily, I was able to pickpocket some of them back, earning a little cash for armor upgrades. “Eagle Sense” is a cool new

tool that allowed me to gain the upper hand on my enemies by reveals and shows environmental clues to help solve level challenges. It revealed handholds in stone walls for climbing tips and wellwalked trails behind people I was following. That came in handy when I felt I had begun to wander the cobbled streets of Constantinople a bit too aimlessly. The story mode is full of small

missions that lead to the greater goal of finding missing artifacts before the Templar goons do. And there is plot consistency: Altair Ibn-La’Ahad, the assassin in the first game of the series, is back as a playable character. Online play was decent. I was plunked down in a scene with a handful of other assassins, and we milled about a souk with some civilians before springing into action. I was given a target to kill and it was crucial to quickly find and dispatch that player without letting him know I was in pursuit. I used various methods, including the trusty hide-in-abale-of-hay approach. But this isn’t the fastest way to notch the kills, so I mostly fast-walked the paths with my eyes peeled. Often, just as I was about to take out my target, I was treated to the cold steel blade of death myself. Trickery abounds everywhere online. If I noticed my enemies coming and acted quickly enough, I was able to grant myself an “honorable death” — which didn’t prevent my demise, but gave me a few points for seeing it was coming. In its solo campaign and in multiplayer, “Assassin’s Creed: Revelations” is easily one of the year’s top action titles. Four stars out of four.

‘NBA 2K12’ thrives with new Greatest mode By Jonathan Landrum Jr. Associated Press

The National Basketball Association’s cancellation of the first part of the season is no reason for hoops-loving video-gamers to suffer. 2K Sports has come well-prepared for the league stoppage with “NBA 2K12” (for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, $59.99), which delivers enough upgrades and new features to keep fans happy until the real thing returns. This year’s edition of the best-selling basketball franchise introduces the new “Greatest” mode, an enhanced “My Player” mode and strong commentary, fluid gameplay and improved animation. The Greatest features the league’s top

15 players of all time, including Michael Jordan, Larry Bird and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, as well as 30 teams from some of the most famous rivalries. The presentation is flawless, capturing the true essence of how television broadcasts looked in different eras. For example, a Boston Celtics-Los Angeles Lakers matchup from the mid-1960s, highlighting center Bill Russell, is presented in grainy black and white. Once you win a game in the Greatest mode, both teams will be unlocked, allowing you to set up games between past and present stars. You can create a head-to-head matchup between Magic Johnson and LeBron James, or pit the 1985 Boston Celtics against this year’s

champion, the Dallas Mavericks. The most significant improvement in “NBA 2K12” is the revamped My Player mode, which lets you build a player from scratch. Rather than starting in the Development League, as in last year’s game, your player is placed in a rookie showcase game. After the showcase, your created player is interviewed by three different teams and then heads to the NBA draft, featuring the likeness and voice of league commissioner David Stern. On the court, “NBA 2K12” delivers improved artificial intelligence on defense and broader offensive skill sets, along with a precise play-calling system. The player models’ faces and bodies are more on point this year — especially Kobe Bry-

ant, who looked more like an alien in last year’s installment. The commentary is again impressive, with sportscasters Kevin Harlan and Clark Kellogg being joined by former NBA player and newcomer Steve Kerr. Unlike the sometimes repetitive commentary in other sports video games, the play-to-play from Harlan and Kerr provides a fresh outlook. For newcomers — or regulars who need to brush up on their skills — the game offers a training camp mode to practice all your moves. There are nine training session led by mentors Jordan, Bird, Pete Maravich and Hakeem Olajuwon. In all, “NBA 2K12” is the best basketball video game yet. Four stars out of four.


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Casting Crowns continue to top Christian charts

who has dominated the charts with her best-sellAssociated Press ing album 21. The band’s ATLANTA — Four times album also topped the a week, Mark Hall minisChristian album chart for ters to youth at a suburban three weeks in a row. Atlanta megachurch, workThe band has become ing from an office where the accustomed to leading the walls are lined with vintage Christian chart. Their 2009 Marvel comic books and album, Until the Whole that also houses a stoneWorld Hears, was No. 1 on like desk decorated with the chart for 18 weeks. symbols from “The AvengHowever, the success ers.” doesn’t define the band, In Hall’s eyes, he’s a according to Hall. “dork.” But when he steps “Fame is such an illuaway from his youth passion,” said Hall, who has tor endeavors and comic been a youth pastor at memorabilia collection, Eagles Landing First Baptist the 42-year-old stars as the Church for about 10 years. lead singer and songwriter “If you look at me, I’m just a of Casting Crowns, a seven- dork that I’ve always been. member, Grammy-winning The way I see it, God concontemporary Christian nected with them (fans) rock band, one of the most through our song that he let popular in the genre. me write. There’s no room In mid-October, the for me or us to get a big group released their lathead.” est album, Come to the Since the band’s debut Well. It debuted at No. 2 on album in 2003, Casting Billboard’s Top 200 charts, Crowns has gone platinum trailing only behind Adele, three times and gold twice. By Jonathan Landrum Jr.

They’ve earned a Grammy award for their 2005 album Lifesong, won five Group of the Year titles at the Dove Awards — gospel’s highest honor — and they just won an award for Contemporary Inspirational Artist at the American Music Awards this month. Not bad for a band that does music on a part-time basis. “I’m extremely thankful for being No. 2 on the charts,” said Hall of the band’s latest achievement. “It’s amazing. I think like probably most musicians, it’s something that encourages the moment, but then you have to get back to life.” Along with Hall, who has co-authored three books, the band includes married couple Juan DeVevo (lead guitar) and Melodee DeVevo (violin, backup vocals); Hector Cervantes (guitar); Megan Garrett (piano); Christ Huffman (bass guitar); and Brian

Scoggin (drums). Casting Crowns is known for their aggressive guitar grooves, which center on themes of not giving up and leaning on a higher power. The band’s power rock ballads are built on Bible scriptures. Music is an extension to their individual ministries. All seven members of Casting Crowns remain active in student ministry and tour part-time around their church duties. They lead Bible study group gatherings, head church mission trips and counsel teenagers. Each of the band members make it an effort to separate their youth ministry endeavors from the Casting Crowns brand. They rarely perform any of the band’s songs at worship services on Sundays or use church as a platform announce upcoming concerts or boast about their accolades during service. Garrett said the youth

whom the band ministers to have more important problems in life to worry about than keeping pace with Casting Crowns’ achievements. “A lot of these kids’ lives are crumbling,” Garrett said. “You have kids whose parents are about to get divorced, some are going through a breakup and some others who are being made fun of at school. The last thing they care about is you having a No. 1 song on the radio. When you’re ministering to people, I think it takes the focus off of our self.”

And even though it does not seem like Casting Crowns’ career is in jeopardy of fading anytime soon, they know that the limelight may not last forever. If that time does come, the band would be able to walk away with contentment. “When it is over, who are you then?” said Garrett, whose husband is a youth minister at a suburban Atlanta church. “I’m just Megan with all the warts and blemishes that I have. That’s the same way for everyone else in the band. We’re all just trying to be obedient.”

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Q&A | music

Danny Aiello talks about his CD with rapper By Mesfin Fekadu Associated Press

NEW YORK — How does Oscar-nominated actor Danny Aiello communicate with his nine grandchildren? Through rap music. The 78-year-old said his grandchildren love his singing but couldn’t remember his songs until he added rap. “They went crazy over it (and) now they know all the words to the entire songs,” he said. Aiello, nominated for a best supporting actor Oscar for Spike Lee’s 1989 film, Do the Right Thing, recently released his new album, Bridges. It’s a collaborative effort with rappersongwriter Damon Hasan, who has produced music for Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige, Destiny’s Child and Jennifer Lopez. Aiello, who has also appeared on Broadway, talks about his fourth album and shares his thoughts on contemporary rap and pop music. The Associated Press: It seems like your grandchildren were a big part in the making of this album. Aiello: I utilize my grandchildren as my barometer for my success ... so my feeling was that it would be wonderful for me to do classic standards and put rap to it because the children of today are loving rap; I’m talking all colors, all religions, all nationalities love rap. AP: Do you have a new respect for rap? Aiello: I’m not into gangster rap, you know. I’m not into that. I’d have to say the beat, if I didn’t accept the beat I would be a complete idiot because the beat is exciting. But the words itself are somewhat, for the most part, offensive to me. ... But plain rap, I would say “yes.” Shakira, the guy who raps behind her (Wyclef Jean), I like that. I can enjoy that. AP: The song and video for ‘‘City of Lights” from Bridges has a semisexy vibe. Talk about that.

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Oscar-nominated actor Danny Aiello is photographed in New York on Oct. 7, 2011. The 78-yearold, most known for his role in Spike Lee’s 1989 film ‘Do the Right Thing,’ released the album of rap and classic standards ‘Bridges’ with rapper Damon Hasan. Aiello: I’m singing a very low register for myself, which is something I never trusted for myself. But when I heard it, I said, “Wow, that’s kind of sexy. That’s like a white Barry White” (laughs). ... I thought it was very cool, but when my wife saw (the video) she wanted to kill me because there are a lot of young chicks that are not necessarily naked because I wouldn’t do that. ... I mean my wife was very upset. I said, “Listen, I’m too old to even be thinking about that. ... What am I gonna do? They’ll look at me and run like a deer, so there’s no threat.”

“My feeling was that it would be wonderful for me to do classic standards and put rap to it because the children of today are loving rap.” — Danny Aiello, actor/singer AP: What do you get creatively in music that you don’t get in acting? Aiello: I’ve sung in movies ... singing in movies is quite easy because you’re doing it as a character. ... But when you’re

on the stage singing as Danny Aiello, you are Danny Aiello ... so it’s a little more frightening. AP: Is it still frightening? Aiello: I was terrified (before), and do you know how long that terror lasted me? Until the age

of 70. I wouldn’t sing onstage. I didn’t have the guts to do it. ... When I was able to conclude in my own mind “I am able to do this,” I became freer and freer. The more confidence you have, the more natural you become. AP: How has your voice changed over the years? Aiello: On the record I sound a lot younger than 142 years old (laughs). ... You may not be able to determine exactly how old I am by the records that I sing. But yes, there is a change in my voice. I remember when I was a little kid, I would sing in my house or the bathroom and I had a very, like soprano kind of voice, like a little girl. Then of course I grew out of that and came into this husky, Italian voice. AP: Who are some of your favorite contemporary singers? Aiello: Although mechanical, I liked Madonna for a time, her voice, and I love the way she performed. But there’s a lot about her that I don’t like. ... I did “Papa Don’t Preach” (in 1986), which was a video with Madonna. It was the first real acting video that was kind of done, and I wasn’t a fan of hers. ... But I did it, and it was Sean Penn who was a buddy of mine ... he asked me if I would play her father in the video, so because he did I said, “All right.” But today, I love Celine Dion. I don’t want to make myself corny, but I love a voice like that. ... I like Michael Bublé. ... I think I like Britney (Spears), but it was a little mechanical, you know the noises that they make behind her, the echoes and so forth. I’m not into that. AP: Who else? Aiello: I like Fergie, some of the things she’s done. But recently, I heard her singing and it was so, it was very aggressive and her voice was like “Argghh!” And there were other songs that she sung that I loved, but recently I heard a couple that I didn’t like.


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Reviews | Music

Jackson’s Cirque soundtrack needs context By Nekesa Mumbi Moody Associated Press

Michael Jackson, Immortal (Epic) “The Immortal World Tour” is a new Cirque du Soleil extravaganza that pays tribute to the life of the late King of Pop through his rich catalog of hits. Word has it that the show, which will tour the country beginning in December, is a must-see production. Listening to the show’s soundtrack will leave you with a “must-see” feeling about the show as well, mainly because you’ll feel like you’ve got to see the show to put

much of the re-imagined versions of Jackson’s hits in context. Without the imagery and plotline of the show, much of the album seems disjointed. Some songs are oddly chopped up, others are spliced together without much finesse, and there are a myriad of sound effects, from bullets firing to glass shattering to the whistle of a train to basketballs bouncing, that just sound like noise. There are a few exceptions. “Dancing Machine” is paired with an electro-groove that gives it a nice updated feel (until it is bogged down by the weird insertion of “Blame it on the Boogie” and lots of slamming

sound effects); “I’ll Be There” sounds gorgeous with just Jackson’s voice and a piano; and the a cappella confrontation scene from the “Bad” video fits perfectly into a brief interlude of “State of Shock.” But just as you’re jamming to that, the song switches to “Beat It,” leaving you with a sense of confusion. Onstage, it probably all makes sense beautifully — well, let’s hope. But without that visual picture, the listening experience is a disappointment. CHECK THIS TRACK OUT: The additional of a choir, as well as the foreboding boots marching, makes Jackson’s anthem for the oppressed, “They Don’t Care About Us,” even more powerful.

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This photo shows the new Michael Jackson-themed Cirque du Soleil show. The soundtrack to the show was recently released.

Ndegeocello conjures brooding ‘Weather’ by Karen Hawkins

of work punctuated by her unmistakable bass playing, smooth voice Associated Press and lyrics that range from uplifting to heartMeshell Ndegeocello, Weather wrenching. Weather is an unpre(Naïve) dictable blend of beautifulWith singer/songwriter Meshell Ndegeocello’s signature smoky voice, ly melancholy meanderings like “Feeling for the Wall,” and instrumentation that feels lush even at its most spare, the aptly named “Oysters” and “Don’t Take My Kindness for Weakness,” Weather is a brooding, atmospheric and smart bouncy tunes like album perfect for a lazy late fall after“Chance” and “Rapid Fire.” noon. On tracks like the deliciously Weather is the versatile Ndegeocelmoody “Crazy and Wild,” Ndegeolo’s ninth release in 20 years, a body

cello uses sparse but powerful vocals, piano and drums to evoke the rawest of emotions, producing songs you both hear and feel. CHECK OUT THIS TRACK: “Dirty World” brings the bass in a way only Ndegeocello can — funky, pointed and urgent — with just the right amount of in-your-face bravado: “Dirty World/ kick and scream/and watch it burn.” Even at her warmest, she still manages to be cool.

Seriously, who doesn’t like the Muppets? By Scott Bauer Associated Press

Various Artists, The Muppets Original Soundtrack (Walt Disney Records) Welcome back, Muppets. It’s like they never left. On the original soundtrack to their latest film, The Muppets, the producers are wise to include

some of the most beloved songs from the Muppets’ past in addition to wonderful new additions, including four written by Bret McKenzie, creator and co-star of Flight of the Conchords. Is “Rainbow Connection” included?

Check. “Mah Na Mah Na”? That’s there, too. But it’s not just a trip down memory lane. The new songs by McKenzie shine on their own, especially “Man or Muppet.” The soundtrack will appeal both to the middle-

aged who grew up with the original Muppets, who hit the silver screen for the first time in 1979, as well as youngsters who are experiencing the Jim Henson creations and their songs for the first time. Plus, how can you not like the chutzpah of a bunch of Muppets covering Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit”?

iTunes Top 10 selling singles and albums Singles 1. “Sexy and I Know It,” LMFAO 2. “It Will Rain,” Bruno Mars 3. “We Found Love (feat. Calvin Harris),” Rihanna 4. “Good Feeling,” Flo Rida 5. “The One That Got Away,” Katy Perry 6. “Someone Like You,” ADELE 7. “Moves Like Jagger (Studio Recording from The Voice Performance) (feat. Christina Aguilera),” Maroon 5 8. “Stereo Hearts (feat. Adam Levine),” Gym Class Heroes 9. “Without You (feat. Usher)”, David Guetta 10. “Party Rock Anthem (feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock),” LMFAO Albums 1. Talk That Talk, Rihanna 2. Take Care, Drake 3. Here and Now, Nickelback 4. Mylo Xyloto, Coldplay 5. Christmas, Michael Buble 6. 21, ADELE 7. Break the Spell, Daughtry 8. My Life II...The Journey Continues (Act 1), Mary J. Blige 9. A Very Gaga Holiday (Live), Lady GaGa 10. Ultimate Hits: Rock and Roll Never Forgets, Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band — Compiled by the Associated Press


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Doris Day sings out for first time in 17 years By Lynn Elber

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LOS ANGELES — Doris Day, America’s pert, honeyvoiced sweetheart of the 1950s and 1960s, beguiled audiences with her onscreen romances opposite top Hollywood leading men Cary Grant, Rock Hudson and Jack Lemmon. She adored and misses them all, says the 88-yearold Day. But her deepest yearning is reserved for her late son Terry Melcher, a record producer whose touch and voice are part of Day’s first album in nearly two decades. “Oh, I wish he could be here and be a part of it. I would just love that. But it didn’t work out that way,” Day said, her voice subdued. It’s a voice rarely heard since she withdrew from Hollywood in the early 1980s to the haven she made for herself in the Northern California town of Carmel, where Clint Eastwood was once mayor. My Heart, set for release today, has induced Day to edge back to public attention. The CD includes 13 previously unreleased tracks recorded over a 40-year span, including covers of Joe Cocker’s “You Are So Beautiful,” the Lovin’ Spoonful’s “Daydream” and a handful of standards. All proceeds go to Day’s longtime cause, animal welfare. A condensed version of the album was released in Britain earlier this fall and landed on the top 10 chart. Melcher, who worked with bands including the Byrds and the Beach Boys, produced most of the songs and sang on two. He died of melanoma in 2004 at age 62, leaving a void that draws tears from Day when she speaks of him. “I loved doing it and having Terry with me. That was

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LEFT: Actress Doris Day is shown in a promotional photo for her film, ‘Pillow Talk,’ in April 1959. Day, America’s pert, sweet-voiced sweetheart of the 1960s, releases ‘My Heart,’ her first album in 20 years today. RIGHT: Day is shown at the Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles, Calif., Jan. 28, 1989. Day’s new CD includes 13 previously unreleased tracks recorded over a four-decade span. important, just for me,” she said in an interview from Carmel. “I wouldn’t think it would be what it is. ... I just love that he is on it. And I miss him terribly, but I have that.” The album’s release coincides with new recognition for the actress and singer. It was announced this week that her recording of “Que Sera, Sera” (“Whatever Will Be, Will Be”), featured in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1956 thriller The Man Who Knew Too Much starring Day and Jimmy Stewart, will be included in the Grammy Hall of Fame. In January, Day is to be honored with the Los Angeles Film Critics Association’s career achievement award. And that career was storied. She once ruled the box office in a string of fluffy comedies including Pillow Talk with Hudson

(which earned her a best actress nomination) and That Touch of Mink opposite Grant, movies that showcased her verve and fresh-faced sexiness. Her sweet vocals helped make hits of pop tunes including “Sentimental Journey” and Oscar-winners “Que Sera, Sera” and “Secret Love.” On screen, Day often played the determined single career girl who could be swept off her feet (but never into premarital sex) by such irresistible suitors as Grant or three-time co-star Hudson. She was also the loving wife and mother in such movies as Please Don’t Eat the Daisies (1960), with David Niven. Day came off as a straight-shooter who didn’t let her beauty go to her head; she was no Mad Men toy. Granted, she was too ladylike to fit the definition

of a dame, in the parlance of her early career. But she could hold her ground without fraying the hem of her tone-perfect cinematic femininity, or her co-star’s masculinity. She ventured into exceptions to her signature romantic-comedies, most notably the Hitchcock thriller and Love Me or Leave Me from 1955, in which Day played jazz singer Ruth Etting in the story of Etting’s career and tempestuous marriage. Day said she had no quarrel with the studio system under which she worked, one in which her films were largely dictated. She had stumbled into the craft, after all, pushed from band and club singer to actress by her agent. Day got the first role she tested for, in 1948’s Romance on the High Seas, and sailed on from

there. As for her personal life, she said, “There are always things that you go through that aren’t perfect.” For Day, that included three divorces and widowhood. When her third husband died, she learned that he and a business partner had lost her multimillion-dollar fortune. (She righted herself to some extent with the 1968-73 sitcom The Doris Day Show, and a lawsuit.) Her decision to leave Los Angeles and the industry behind was an impromptu one, Day said. She had regularly visited Carmel-By-TheSea, decided it suited her and made the move up the California coast and away. “I just loved what I was doing. But then, when I came up here, I thought well, I had my turn, and that’s just fine. And the other people are coming up and

starring and it was their turn. I didn’t think a thing about not working,” she said. Instead, she devoted herself to promoting the well-being of animals with the Doris Day Animal Foundation, which she created in 1978 and which is the new album’s beneficiary. Her own pets, including some half-dozen cats, have it good: She built a glass-ceiling extension off her house so the felines can enjoy the view without the risks of going outside. Why the attention to animals? “They’re the most perfect things on Earth,” Day replied. “They’re loyal. They love you. And they’ll never forget you. ... I think they’re put here for us to learn what love is all about.” They’re also steadfast companions as her circle of family and friends has been narrowed by death. She’s still in regular touch with two-time co-star James Garner — who shares anecdotes about their working relationship in his newly published autobiography, The Garner Files — but she notes sadly how many other colleagues have passed away. Although dampened by loss, the buoyancy that infused her work in movies and music remains part of Day. In her ninth decade of life, however, the pace has changed. “Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries” (“Life is just a bowl of cherries. So live and laugh at it all”), a snappy tune and a favorite since she danced to it as a 5-year-old in Cincinnati, is on her new album. But the arrangement has turned it into “beautiful ballad,” Day said “When I sang it slowly, it became a super song,” she said. The same can be said of Day, in any tempo.


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Mix of TV shows on DVD this week By Rick Bentley

30 Minutes or Less, Grade C-plus: A pizza delivery guy ends up with There’s a wide mix of a bomb strapped to his films and TV shows being chest and an order to rob released on DVD this a bank. The fast-paced week. buddy comedy works best One Day, Grade Awhen it focuses on the minus: Screenwriter central players. Sadly, that David Nicholls has focus gets shattered by the adapted his novel about latest version of feces in a Dexter (Jim Sturgess) and punch bowl. Emma (Anne Hathaway), The name pretty much a pair of college students sums it up. There’s about who spend graduation 30 Minutes or Less of comnight together. That sets edy in this film. the mile marker for them Snowmen, Grade as we peek in on their lives C-minus: Playing the on that same day over cancer card — especially the next 20 years. As with with children — is risky real life, the day can be because there’s an automonumental or it can be matic sympathy that kicks uneventful. in, which means the story It’s been a long time has to be strong enough since a movie has celto warrant the emotional ebrated the joy of love and investment. The Snowached with its pain as bril- men script by director/ liantly as One Day. Direc- writer Robert Kirbyson tor Lone Scherfig has doesn’t have such power. woven tiny threads of life The film banks on the into a story that’s as funny kind of emotional cues as it is heartbreaking. that make Hallmark and Big or small, ScherLifetime movies so popufig holds our attention lar: hope, determination, through beautiful camera spunk, regrets and accepwork and standout pertance. formances in these life Seven Days In Utopia, snapshots. Grade B-minus: Based McClatchy Newspapers

on David L. Cook’s novel, Golf’s Sacred Journey: Seven Days at the Links of Utopia, the movie follows Luke Chisholm (Lucas Black) as he finally reaches the goal his father has pushed him to obtain: a chance to play professional golf. His debut is a disaster, so he escapes from the spotlight in the sleepy town of Utopia. The film also stars Robert Duvall. Despite its flaws, Seven Days in Utopia has a good heart. It’s not a hole-inone, but it certainly plays up to par with similar movies such as Facing the Giants. Also on DVD this week: Smallville: The Complete Tenth Season: The final season of the super TV series. Hot in Cleveland: Season Two: Includes 22 episodes of the cable comedy. Our Idiot Brother: Paul Rudd plays a sibling who disrupts the lives of his three sisters. Tucker & Dale vs. Evil: A relaxing weekend goes bad because of

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Local actors take lead roles in ‘Harvey’ If a focus on family defines a good Christmas season for you, then be sure to see Theatre of Gadsden’s Harvey,the Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy by Mary Chase. Presented at the Ritz Theatre, the play’s 12member cast features Tim Doyle of Anniston and Denise Davis of JacksonHervey ville. While Folsom most people Artists in Action think of Harvey as a story about a man who believes in a tall invisible rabbit, it’s a classic that also stresses the importance of accepting family and friends as they are, despite their eccentricities and quirks. Harvey, directed by Michael Sweetin, opens Dec. 9 and runs Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays for two weekends, through Dec. 18. Friday and Saturday evening performances are at 7:30 and Sunday matinees are at 2:30 p.m. The story is about Elwood P. Dowd (portrayed by Doyle) and his friendship with a 6-foot-plus white rabbit named Harvey that is invisible to everyone except Dowd. The conflict involves the effect this strange relationship has on his family, especially his sister, Veta Louise Simmons (played by Davis), who is trying to find a mate for her daughter, Myrtle Mae (Amy Bennett of Centre). But Veta is having no luck, especially with the young men they invite for dinner, because Dowd insists that a place be set at the table for Harvey. Doyle said he’s enjoying playing the lovable lead of Dowd, who is a mild-mannered, lonely gentleman who loves people. However, people he likes think he’s strange because Harvey is

written play, Doyle said. Sweetin agrees, explaining that beneath the lines that seem naïve, there’s lots of wisdom. “The laugh lines make us look at ourselves,” he added. In every sense, Doyle becomes the person of Elwood P. Dowd on stage, Sweetin said. Dowd remains the gentle, happy person throughout the play while people around him remain upset. After all, Dowd has Harvey, a companion he can talk to about anything, anytime. “I really see Harvey when I talk to him,” the actor admitted. And if Harvey comes out and takes a curtain call, perhaps a few more minds will be changed about what’s real or not. Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $8 for students with valid school-issued identification. The box office, at 310 Wall St., Alabama City, opens one hour prior to performance time. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to www.toglive.com.

JSU Art Exhibit If you find the current Hammond Hall Gallery exhibit fasMark du Pont./ Special to The Star cinating, it’s by design. The art department’s BFA/BA Exhibit The Theatre of Gadsden’s latest production, ‘Harvey,’ cast two local actors in lead roles. FRONT 2011, “Art Plus Design,” feaROW: Amy Carroll Bennett, Denise Gibbs Davis, Rebecca Watson and Julie Thompson Chris- tures the work of 11 graduating tensen. BACK ROW: Bret Fletcher, Anna Sweetin, Michael Sweetin, John McDaniel, Tim Doyle seniors who are displaying what and Harvey (not pictured). they can do in the visual art field of their choice. so real in his life. solace in having guiding spirits form] as a pal.” “In each work, you’ll see “But if he didn’t have this like this as well if they make us Veta tries to have Dowd com- a combination of everything quirk, he wouldn’t be Elwood,” better, more pleasant individumitted to a sanitarium to save they’ve learned,” said Gale Broexplained Doyle. “And the als.” her family from disgrace. At that die, gallery coordinator. “In this sooner everyone learns to accept “Dowd is the most chalpoint, the interesting characters show, they are striving to be the him, the happier everyone is.” lenging role I’ve ever had,” said from Chumley’s Rest and the best artists they can be. This is The play, which has also Doyle, who is also an actor with all-too-honest cab driver come their test.” been called a drama, opened in the local group CAST. “Elwood is into play. “It’s a funny play, it’s a The seniors are Orlando CalNovember 1944, but its theme is not your everyday guy. It’s a good sweet play, too,” Davis said. houn, Dara Murphy, Blake Dodstill relevant today, said Bob Van character part. But there’s a little “Denise was my choice of gen, Taylor Peek, Amy A.M. ColSchaik, president of Theatre of of Elwood in all of us.” Veta from the start,” Sweetin ley, Carol Haggard, Taiki Arita, Gadsden. The role of the flustered Veta said. “She’s very energetic. And Chenita Craig, Emme Worthy, “We all hold beliefs in someLouise is fun to play, said Davis. the role of Dowd was tailor-made Zachary McCauley and Chris thing you can’t see or touch,” “She runs the gamut in emofor Tim. I find myself watching Griggs. The exhibit, which runs he said. “Even though Harvey is tion from misery to learning to these two instead of directing through Dec. 16, includes graphimaginary, he is a positive influ- cope with a brother having a them.” ic design, ceramics, drawing, ence for Elwood. We can take pooka [a fairy spirit in animal In addition, Harvey is a wellphotography and printmaking.

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Kanye gets 7 Grammy noms; Adele, Mars, Foos get 6 By Nekesa Mumbi Moody Associated Press

Grammy nominations in top categories

It was Adele’s year, and when the Grammy Awards are revealed next February, it very well may be her night. But on Wednesday night, the British songstress shared in the Grammy nominations glory. While she was nominated for six trophies, including album of the year for 21 and record and song of the year for her bitter groove “Rolling in the Deep,” Bruno Mars and the Foo Fighters also received six, and it was Kanye West who was the night’s top leader, with seven nominations. West was nominated for song of the year for his all-star anthem “All of the Lights,” which featured everyone from Rihanna to Elton John. But even though the album from which it came, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, heralded an epic album by critics when it was released last year, it was not featured in the best album category (so far, no obligatory West rant has surfaced in response). Bon Iver, the folky indie rock act that was a key part of My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and received a popularity boost from its association with Kanye, was one of the night’s big winners, receiving four nominations, including for best artist, and song and record of the year for “Holocene.” And last year’s critical darlings, Mumford & Sons, were once again nominated, receiving among their bids for song and record of the year for “The Cave.” Other multiple nominees were Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Radiohead, and dubstep artist Skrillex, who landed a bid for best new artist among his surprising five nominations. Among the evening’s biggest eye-openers were the artists not mentioned in certain categories. Taylor Swift, who won best album in 2010 for Fearless and was considered to be a key favorite for her multiplatinum Speak Now, only got her three nominations in the country fields, and Tony Bennett, who had a feel-good story as his Duets II album made him the oldest act to debut an album at No. 1

Record of the Year: “Rolling in the Deep,” Adele; “Holocene,” Bon Iver; “Grenade,” Bruno Mars; “The Cave,” Mumford & Sons; “Firework,” Katy Perry. Album of the Year: 21, Adele; Wasting Light, Foo Fighters; Born This Way, Lady Gaga; Doo-Wops & Hooligans, Bruno Mars; Loud, Rihanna. New Artist: The Band Perry, Bon Iver, J. Cole, Nicki Minaj, Skrillex. Pop Vocal Album: 21, Adele; The Lady Killer, Cee Lo Green; Born This Way, Lady Gaga; Doo-Wops & Hooligans, Bruno Mars; Loud, Rihanna. Rock Album: Rock ‘n’ Roll Party Honoring Les Paul, Jeff Beck; Wasting Light, Foo Fighters; Come Around Sundown, Kings of Leon; I’m With You, Red Hot Chili Peppers; The Whole Love, Wilco. R&B Album: F.A.M.E., Chris Brown; Second Chance, El DeBarge; Love Letter, R. Kelly; Pieces of Me, Ledisi; Kelly, Kelly Price. Rap Album: Watch the Throne, Jay-Z and Kanye West; Tha Carter IV, Lil Wayne; Lasers, Lupe Fiasco; Pink Friday, Nicki Minaj; My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Kanye West. Country Album: My Kinda Party, Jason Aldean; Chief, Eric Church; Own the Night, Lady Antebellum; Red River Blue, Blake Shelton; Here for a Good Time, George Strait; Speak Now, Taylor Swift. — Compiled by the Associated Press hits like the torch ballad “Someone Like You.” Besides 21, the best album candidates inclduded Lady Gaga; Gaga garnered her third straight nod in the category for Born This Way, while veteran rockers the Foo Fighters were nomiAbdeljalil Bounhar/Associated Press file nated for Wasting Light, along with Rapper Kanye West performs at Mawazine Festival in Rabat, Mars’ debut album, and Rihanna’s Morocco, May 21, 2011. West was nominated for seven Gram- steamy dance album Loud. For record of the year, besides my Awards on Wednesday. Bon Iver, Adele, Mars and Mumford & Sons, Katy Perry’s inspirational anthem “Firework” got a at age 85, was not nominated for and worked on this album, espenod. The category looked virtually album of the year, as some critics cially ‘Grenade.’ That’s the song the same for song of the year, with had predicted. we worked the hardest on. That’s “Firework” being replaced by West’s joint album with Jaylike our trophy right there. Of all West’s “All of the Lights.” Z, Watch the Throne, was also the songs we’ve been fortunate Unlike the past two years, ignored for best album. enough to be a part of this year, we Mars, who like Adele was were most proud of that one,” Mars which saw Swift and fellow country act Lady Antebellum soar in nominated in all the top three cat- said after the nominations, some the general categories, the only egories — record, album and song of which were announced in Los country act that got a mainstream of the year — was estatic about Angeles at the Nokia Theatre as nomination was the country his night. He was nominated for part of the Recording Academy’s sibling act The Band Perry. Best song and record of the year for hour-long concert nominations known for their poignant ballad “If “Grenade,” album for Doo-Wops & special. I Die Young,” they got a nominaHooligans, and best pop solo perAdele’s 21 is the year’s toption for best new artist. Their comformance, among other bids. selling album with more than 4.5 “It feels incredible. Me and million albums sold, and the sing- petition also includes Bon Iver, Jay-Z rap protégé J. Cole, Skrillex these guys, we locked ourselves er-songwriter’s mournful postand rapper-singer Minaj. in the studio not too far from here breakup album produced smash

“It’s been an amazing evening,” said lead singer Kimberly Perry. “We got the good news yesterday that our debut album went platinum, it was certified yesterday, to so follow it with a nomination tonight is phenomenal. We’re just in the clouds, absolutely.” The 54th Grammys will be held Feb. 12 in Los Angeles. The ceremony will mark the first since the academy shaved its categories from 109 to 78 this year, amid some protest. Some of the more niched categories, like best Zydeco or Cajun music album, were eliminated. In addition, men and women now compete together in vocal categories for pop, R&B and country, instead of having separate categories for each sex. This year, the category is best pop solo performance and Bruno Mars is the only man nominated for “Grenade.” His competition includes Adele for “Someone Like You,” Lady Gaga for “You and I,” Pink for “(Expletive) Perfect” and Perry for “Firework.”


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MUSIC Paul Curvin and the Stumpgrinders When: 6:30 p.m. Where: Golden Saw Music Hall, Williams Community, Jacksonville How much: Free Contact: 256-435-4696 DJ Rockin' Roger When: 8 p.m. Where: AJ’s Sunset Bar and Grill, 1500 Hillyer Robinson Pkwy., Anniston How much: Free Contact: 256-832-5000 Bobby Thomas What: Country, rock, blues When: 8 p.m. Where: Our Place, 407 Hunter St., Anniston How much: Free 10/55 What: Rock, country When: 8:30 p.m. Where: Upstairs in loft, The Smoking Moose, 1214 Noble St., Anniston How much: Free Contact: 256-741-9300 Dance Club with DJ Bret When: 9 p.m. Where: Downstairs of The Smoking Moose, 1214 Noble St., Anniston How much: Free Contact: 256-741-9300 Keitha Williams What: Acoustic When: 9 p.m. Where: The Peerless Saloon, 13 W. 10th St., Anniston How much: Free Contact: 256-237-1899 Nick Bowles What: Acoustic When: 9 p.m. Where: Heroes American Grille, 8896 McClellan Blvd., Jacksonville How much: Free Contact: 256-405-4366 event Wine Tasting When: 1-6 p.m. Where: White Oak Vineyards, 1484 Dry Hollow Road, Anniston How much: Free Contact: 256-231-7998

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MUSIC Fun Thyme Band What: Country, western When: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Where: Munford Senior Center, (old Munford High School), 115 Lions Road, Munford How much: $4 Contact: 256-238-9258 Odenville Monthly Dance What: Southern Two Steppers will teach a dance lesson from 6:30-7:30 with the Traylor 8-piece Band performing for the dance from 7-10. When: 6:30-10 p.m. Where: Odenville Middle School, 100 First Ave., Odenville How much: $4 adults, $1 children Contact: 205-629-6815 Full Circle Band What: Country, pop. No drinking or smoking When: 7-11 p.m. Where: American Legion Post 19, Heflin How much: $5 Contact: 256-579-2402 DJ Rockin’ Roger When: 8 p.m. Where: AJ’s Sunset Bar and Grill, 1500 Hillyer Robinson Pkwy., Anniston How much: Free Contact: 256-832-5000 Larry Keel and Friends When: 8 p.m. Where: Blu’s Bar, 1013 U.S. Highway 431,

Anniston How much: Free Contact: 256-235-0613 10/55 What: Country When: 8:30 p.m. Where: Upstairs in loft, The Smoking Moose, 1214 Noble St., Anniston How much: Free Contact: 256-741-9300 Southern Nites What: Rock, blues, Motown When: 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Where: VFW Post 924, 100 U.S. Highway 431, Anniston How much: $4, public welcome Contact: 256-238-8047 Sonic Stew What: Rock When: 9 p.m. Where: Downstairs of The Smoking Moose, 1214 Noble St., Anniston How much: Free Contact: 256-741-9300 Rock Run Station What: Rock When: 9:30 p.m. Where: Heroes American Grille, 8896 McClellan Blvd., Jacksonville How much: $4 Contact: 256-405-4366 Head Not Found, The Devil’s Got A Hold On Me What: Heavy metal When: 10 p.m. Where: Brother’s Bar, 206 Pelham Road S., Jacksonville How much: $5 for under 21, $3 for 21 and up Contact: 256-435-6090 eVENTs Wine Tasting When: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Where: White Oak Vineyards, 1484 Dry Hollow Road, Anniston How much: Free Contact: 256-231-7998 Wine Tasting When: 2-6 p.m. Where: Wine Cellar, 309 Quintard Ave., Anniston How much: $5 Contact: 256-236-0996

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MUSIC Calhoun County Civic Chorale Winter Concert What: Featured work will be John Rutter’s “Magnificat,” as well as other seasonal music When: 3 p.m. Where: First Presbyterian Church, 1701 Henry Road, Anniston How much: Free and open to the public Contact: 256-782-5544 Karaoke with Brett When: 8 p.m. Where: The Smoking Moose, 1214 Noble St., Anniston How much: Free Contact: 256-741-9300 Karaoke When: 8 p.m. Where: AJ’s Sunset Bar and Grill, 1500 Hillyer Robinson Pkwy., Anniston How much: Free Contact: 256-237-5996 theater The Nutcracker What: Ballet performance of classic Christmas story When: 4 p.m. Where: Anniston Performing Arts Center, Anniston High School, 1301 Woodstock Ave., Anniston How much: $12 for ages 12 and under, $20 general admission and $30 for reserved seating. Tickets are available at the door, but Knox recommends buying in advance. Contact: 256 832-4554

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MUSIC Karaoke by Mossburg When: 8-11 p.m. Where: Jefferson’s, 407 Pelham Road N., Jacksonville How much: Free Contact: 256-435-3456

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MUSIC Karaoke with Brett When: 8 p.m. Where: The Smoking Moose, 1214 Noble St., Anniston How much: Free Contact: 256-741-9300

Karaoke When: 8 p.m. Where: AJ’s Sunset Bar and Grill, 1500 Hillyer Robinson Pkwy., Anniston How much: Free Contact: 256-237-5996

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MUSIC Karaoke by Mossburg When: 9 p.m. Where: Applebee’s, 612 E. Hamric Drive, Oxford How much: Free Contact: 256-835-2434

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MUSIC Mossburg Karaoke When: 7-10 p.m. Where: Mellow Mushroom patio, 33 Industrial Drive, Oxford How much: Free Contact: 256-831-1444 Karaoke When: 8 p.m. Where: AJ’s Sunset Bar and Grill, 1500 Hillyer Robinson Pkwy., Anniston How much: Free Contact: 256-237-5996 Karaoke with Billy 2 Bare When: 8 p.m. Where: Blu’s Bar, 1013 U.S. Highway 431, Anniston How much: Free Contact: 256-235-0613 Karaoke with Brett When: 8 p.m. Where: The Smoking Moose, 1214 Noble St., Anniston How much: Free Contact: 256-741-9300 Bring Your Own Vinyl Records What: Featuring DJ Shon Don When: 9 p.m. Where: The Peerless Saloon, 13 W. 10th St., Anniston How much: Free Contact: 256-237-1899 exhibit BA/BFA Fall Art Exhibit What: Graduating seniors from Jacksonville State University’s art department display their works When: Through Dec. 16. Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday How much: Free and open to the public Contact: 256-782-8257

Open Mic with Riley Green What: All musicians welcome When: 9:30 p.m. Where: Heroes American Grille, 8896 McClellan Blvd., Jacksonville How much: Free Contact: 256-405-4366 DJ Stroke When: 10 p.m. Where: Brother’s Bar, 206 Pelham Road S., Jacksonville How much: $3, women free Contact: 256-435-6090 EVENT Wine Tasting When: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Where: Tyson Art & Frame, 3326 Henry Road, Anniston How much: $5 Contact: 256-236-9910

upcoming holiday events Breakfast with Santa What: Holiday entertainment, story time and breakfast with Santa and other Christmas characters. When: Dec. 10, 8 a.m.-noon Where: Oxford High School cafeteria, 915 Stewart St., Oxford How much: $10. Tickets available at Coldwater Elementary, DeArmanville Elementary and Oxford Elementary schools. Contact: 256-310-8145 or cristyhumphries@ bellsouth.net Mary, Did You Know? What: Christmas musical by the choirs of First United Methodist Church and Trinity United Methodist Church When: Dec. 10 at 6:30 p.m. Where: Talladega Ritz Theater, 115 Court Square N., Talladega How much: Free with canned good to be collected for The Samaritan House Contact: 256-315-0000 The Colors of Christmas What: Performance by Heritage Hall Jazz Band When: Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. Where: Talladega Ritz Theater, 115 Court Square N., Talladega How much: $12 Contact: 256-315-0000

To submit an event to the free calendar, contact Deirdre Long at 256-235-3580 or dlong@annistonstar.com. Listings must be received at least seven days in advance.

Museums offer holiday activities By Deirdre Long dlong@annistonstar.com

Anniston’s museums are offering a couple programs to help residents get in the holiday spirit. The first is the Anniston Museum of Natural History’s Annual Homes for the Holidays Home Tour on Tuesday, Dec. 6. This self-driving tour of local homes decked out for the season allows attendees to see how others decorate and celebrate. The tour will be open from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. to allow attendees plenty of time for a leisurely view of homes’ interiors and to ask questions of homeowners and volunteers. This year attendees will tour three private homes and the sanctuary of a local church. Maggie and Hank Freeman, Brenda and Tommy Roberts, and Megan and Scott Brightwell will welcome visitors to their homes. Tour goers will also visit Parker Memorial Baptist Church on Quintard Avenue. Tickets purchased before Dec. 6 are $15 for museum members and $20 for general public. A holiday bundle is also available: Buy nine or more tickets in one transaction and get the 10th ticket free. All tickets purchased on day of tour are $25 regardless of membership. Visit the museum or call 256-237-6766, ext. 120, for more information or to purchase tickets. For a more hands-on approach to the holidays, the Berman Alliance is offering a fused glass jewelry workshop Dec. 10. Artist Lori Cummings of Ziwi Glass will lead this jewelrymaking workshop, and will show participants the techniques and tricks involved in making a beautiful piece of fused glass. Then participants will get to make their own pendant. Due to the involved nature of the workshop, space is limited, so early registration is encouraged. The deadline for registration is today, or when capacity is reached, whichever comes first. The workshop fee is $40 per person or $35 per museum member. To register, call 256-237-6162 or email dford@bermanmuseum.org. Both the Natural History Museum and Berman Museum will be closed for the holidays on Dec. 24 and 25 and Jan. 1.


Dec. 2-8, 2011

merry merry merry melodies

Holiday music from Bieber, Bublé and more Compiled by The Associated Press

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Justin Bieber, Under the Mistletoe

Parents are likely to buy Justin Bieber’s Christmas album for their kids and pray that their young ones will only play it through their headphones. But the elders would be missing out. Bieber’s Under the Mistletoe is a thoroughly entertaining offering for all ages — sometimes even more so for the adults. Although he’s still a teen heartthrob, there’s little childlike about this album (except for the song “Someday at Christmas,” which closes out the deluxe CD, where a much younger Bieber channels Michael Jackson). Bieber breathes new life into old standbys, and offers up new songs that have the potential to become future classics. Even if you don’t have kids, Under the Mistletoe should be under your tree. — Nekesa Mumbi Moody

Tony Bennett, The Classic Christmas Album

When you’ve been around as long as Tony Bennett, you don’t release an album of Christmas favorites, you put out a collection of the best Christmas songs recorded throughout your career. While these songs have all been heard before, there’s an eclectic magic to listening to them in succession. Maybe it’s the younger tone of his voice on early recordings like “My Favorite Things,” or the swagger on “Winter Wonderland.” The collection includes a lush mix of jazz, orchestral, and big band backgrounds to such classics as “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” a peppy version of “Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” and the beautiful “O Little Town of Bethlehem.” — John Carucci

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She & Him, A Very She & Him Christmas

Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward, the she and him of folk rock duo She & Him, have patterned a sparse yet satisfying Christmas album that, on listen after repeated listen, brings to mind a subtly hip holiday vibe that’s edgy enough to impress the most jaded Brooklynite and innocent enough to play for grandma, too. The interplay between Ward and Deschanel on “Silver Bells” and “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” is quick and bouncy, lending a decidedly prominent sense of mirth and merriment. Is it groundbreaking and new? No, not by a longshot, but it’s clever, entertaining and filled with holiday cheer. — Matt Moore

Joey + Rory, A Farmhouse Christmas

If you feel the need to freshen up your holiday music collection, you could do much worse than this country duo. There are only two holiday standards here — “Away in a Manger” and “Blue Christmas” — plus a cover of Merle Haggard’s “If We Make It Through December,” featuring background vocals by the man himself. The rest are non-traditional or original, with song titles like “What The Hell (It’s the Holidays),” “Come Sit on Santa Claus’ Lap” and “Let It Snow (Somewhere Else).” If you’re sick of the classics and need to have something festive in the background while you entertain or cook for family and friends this holiday season, this is a fine choice for any house, even without a farm. —Rob Merrill

Scott Weiland, The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Sometimes the line between balladeer and rock singer converges; sometimes it does not. That’s why it comes as a surprise that Scott Weiland would attempt to croon an album of Christmas music as if he were Perry Como on The Most Wonderful Time of the Year. The former Velvet Revolver and Stone Temple Pilot singer slightly shifts music style over the course of the record’s 10 tracks with hints of bossa nova, reggae, and big band flair, yet nothing remarkably that sounds like him. While channeling the old crooners, the one voice or style that’s missing is Weiland’s own. Easily regarded in the top echelon of 1990s rock singers, Weiland sets himself up for criticism by stepping too far out of his comfort zone on this one. — John Carucci

Michael Bublé, Christmas

Christmas comes early with Michael Bublé’s holiday record. It’s his second seasonal release, and it seems as if he’s got a knack for making cozy Christmas music. His smooth voice perfectly covers classics like “Silent Night,” “Have a Holly Jolly Christmas” and “Jingle Bells.” There’s even an original song called “Cold December Night.” Bublé also covers Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” but adds his own twist by slowing it down. It sounds like a completely different song that is noteworthy in its own right. Christmas is an instant classic that would go nicely in anyone’s collection. —Alicia Rancilio

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Mark O’Connor, An Appalachian Christmas

The title’s misleading, with Mark O’Connor playing more like a violinist than a fiddler, and his guests include opera star Renee Fleming and jazz singer Jane Monheit. The stylistic sprawl results in a set about as rustic as choir carols at Lincoln Center. Even so, this grab bag offers a few goodies. Fleming’s duet with O’Connor on “Amazing Grace” pairs two glorious instruments, and when she soars for an A-flat above high C to start the last line, it’s an unexpected present. Alison Krauss’ angelic soprano enriches Stephen Foster’s “Slumber My Darling,” and she’s backed by the string trio of O’Connor, Yo-Yo Ma and Edgar Meyer in a heavenly performance. — Steven Wine

Marcus Roberts Trio, Celebrating Christmas

Pianist Marcus Roberts’ trio takes the ordinary and turns them into something extraordinary by using them as vehicles for jazz improvisation. Celebrating Christmas is his second holiday record, coming 20 years after his solo piano Prayer For Peace. Roberts plays solo on three tracks. He turns “We Three Kings” into a restrained waltz; makes “Joy To The World” a modified piano rag, and only slightly embellishes the melody on “O Come All Ye Faithful.” The trio’s intricate interplay is highlighted on “The Twelve Days of Christmas” as they change keys and find different ways to state the melody from day to day, turning what often can be a boring, repetitive song into something exciting. — By Charles J. Gans

Dec. 2-8, 2011

David Ian, Vintage Christmas

Jazz pianist David Ian treats the classics with a deft hand on Vintage Christmas, seamlessly melding the some traditional compositions with the perfect hint of lounge-meets-jazz phrasing. Ian’s best work is evident on his vocal-free rendition of “I’ll Be Home For Christmas,” with just some soft bass notes and drum work to back him up. His explorations with the melody are mild and it’s nice that he doesn’t meander off into a jazz jungle of unrelated riffs. If there’s something close to a dud here it’s “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing.” It’s tough to make this staid song soar and he doesn’t here. Other than that misstep, Ian and company have delivered a timeless take on these Christmas regulars. —Ron Harris

Various Artists, Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album, Vol. 2

The second Christmas album from the Glee cast starts out strong with Amber Riley’s version of Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You”: It’s as fun to listen to as the original. Naya Rivera also does a great job pulling off a sultry rendition of “Santa Baby.” The final four contestants on The Glee Project also lend their vocals to songs like “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town,” “Blue Christmas” and “Do You Hear What I Hear?” That’s OK and fine, if the powers that be wanted to include the show’s two co-winners on the album, but the final four? It just seems like a blatant plug for the reality competition. Regardless, everyone on the album can carry a tune, so Glee fans will likely appreciate the album. —Alicia Rancilio


Dec. 2-8, 2011

merry merry merry melodies

Holiday music from Bieber, Bublé and more Compiled by The Associated Press

14 ◆

Justin Bieber, Under the Mistletoe

Parents are likely to buy Justin Bieber’s Christmas album for their kids and pray that their young ones will only play it through their headphones. But the elders would be missing out. Bieber’s Under the Mistletoe is a thoroughly entertaining offering for all ages — sometimes even more so for the adults. Although he’s still a teen heartthrob, there’s little childlike about this album (except for the song “Someday at Christmas,” which closes out the deluxe CD, where a much younger Bieber channels Michael Jackson). Bieber breathes new life into old standbys, and offers up new songs that have the potential to become future classics. Even if you don’t have kids, Under the Mistletoe should be under your tree. — Nekesa Mumbi Moody

Tony Bennett, The Classic Christmas Album

When you’ve been around as long as Tony Bennett, you don’t release an album of Christmas favorites, you put out a collection of the best Christmas songs recorded throughout your career. While these songs have all been heard before, there’s an eclectic magic to listening to them in succession. Maybe it’s the younger tone of his voice on early recordings like “My Favorite Things,” or the swagger on “Winter Wonderland.” The collection includes a lush mix of jazz, orchestral, and big band backgrounds to such classics as “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” a peppy version of “Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” and the beautiful “O Little Town of Bethlehem.” — John Carucci

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She & Him, A Very She & Him Christmas

Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward, the she and him of folk rock duo She & Him, have patterned a sparse yet satisfying Christmas album that, on listen after repeated listen, brings to mind a subtly hip holiday vibe that’s edgy enough to impress the most jaded Brooklynite and innocent enough to play for grandma, too. The interplay between Ward and Deschanel on “Silver Bells” and “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” is quick and bouncy, lending a decidedly prominent sense of mirth and merriment. Is it groundbreaking and new? No, not by a longshot, but it’s clever, entertaining and filled with holiday cheer. — Matt Moore

Joey + Rory, A Farmhouse Christmas

If you feel the need to freshen up your holiday music collection, you could do much worse than this country duo. There are only two holiday standards here — “Away in a Manger” and “Blue Christmas” — plus a cover of Merle Haggard’s “If We Make It Through December,” featuring background vocals by the man himself. The rest are non-traditional or original, with song titles like “What The Hell (It’s the Holidays),” “Come Sit on Santa Claus’ Lap” and “Let It Snow (Somewhere Else).” If you’re sick of the classics and need to have something festive in the background while you entertain or cook for family and friends this holiday season, this is a fine choice for any house, even without a farm. —Rob Merrill

Scott Weiland, The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Sometimes the line between balladeer and rock singer converges; sometimes it does not. That’s why it comes as a surprise that Scott Weiland would attempt to croon an album of Christmas music as if he were Perry Como on The Most Wonderful Time of the Year. The former Velvet Revolver and Stone Temple Pilot singer slightly shifts music style over the course of the record’s 10 tracks with hints of bossa nova, reggae, and big band flair, yet nothing remarkably that sounds like him. While channeling the old crooners, the one voice or style that’s missing is Weiland’s own. Easily regarded in the top echelon of 1990s rock singers, Weiland sets himself up for criticism by stepping too far out of his comfort zone on this one. — John Carucci

Michael Bublé, Christmas

Christmas comes early with Michael Bublé’s holiday record. It’s his second seasonal release, and it seems as if he’s got a knack for making cozy Christmas music. His smooth voice perfectly covers classics like “Silent Night,” “Have a Holly Jolly Christmas” and “Jingle Bells.” There’s even an original song called “Cold December Night.” Bublé also covers Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” but adds his own twist by slowing it down. It sounds like a completely different song that is noteworthy in its own right. Christmas is an instant classic that would go nicely in anyone’s collection. —Alicia Rancilio

15 ◆

Mark O’Connor, An Appalachian Christmas

The title’s misleading, with Mark O’Connor playing more like a violinist than a fiddler, and his guests include opera star Renee Fleming and jazz singer Jane Monheit. The stylistic sprawl results in a set about as rustic as choir carols at Lincoln Center. Even so, this grab bag offers a few goodies. Fleming’s duet with O’Connor on “Amazing Grace” pairs two glorious instruments, and when she soars for an A-flat above high C to start the last line, it’s an unexpected present. Alison Krauss’ angelic soprano enriches Stephen Foster’s “Slumber My Darling,” and she’s backed by the string trio of O’Connor, Yo-Yo Ma and Edgar Meyer in a heavenly performance. — Steven Wine

Marcus Roberts Trio, Celebrating Christmas

Pianist Marcus Roberts’ trio takes the ordinary and turns them into something extraordinary by using them as vehicles for jazz improvisation. Celebrating Christmas is his second holiday record, coming 20 years after his solo piano Prayer For Peace. Roberts plays solo on three tracks. He turns “We Three Kings” into a restrained waltz; makes “Joy To The World” a modified piano rag, and only slightly embellishes the melody on “O Come All Ye Faithful.” The trio’s intricate interplay is highlighted on “The Twelve Days of Christmas” as they change keys and find different ways to state the melody from day to day, turning what often can be a boring, repetitive song into something exciting. — By Charles J. Gans

Dec. 2-8, 2011

David Ian, Vintage Christmas

Jazz pianist David Ian treats the classics with a deft hand on Vintage Christmas, seamlessly melding the some traditional compositions with the perfect hint of lounge-meets-jazz phrasing. Ian’s best work is evident on his vocal-free rendition of “I’ll Be Home For Christmas,” with just some soft bass notes and drum work to back him up. His explorations with the melody are mild and it’s nice that he doesn’t meander off into a jazz jungle of unrelated riffs. If there’s something close to a dud here it’s “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing.” It’s tough to make this staid song soar and he doesn’t here. Other than that misstep, Ian and company have delivered a timeless take on these Christmas regulars. —Ron Harris

Various Artists, Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album, Vol. 2

The second Christmas album from the Glee cast starts out strong with Amber Riley’s version of Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You”: It’s as fun to listen to as the original. Naya Rivera also does a great job pulling off a sultry rendition of “Santa Baby.” The final four contestants on The Glee Project also lend their vocals to songs like “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town,” “Blue Christmas” and “Do You Hear What I Hear?” That’s OK and fine, if the powers that be wanted to include the show’s two co-winners on the album, but the final four? It just seems like a blatant plug for the reality competition. Regardless, everyone on the album can carry a tune, so Glee fans will likely appreciate the album. —Alicia Rancilio


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(N) (Live) ●College Basketball Texas at UCLA. 3 Wide Life Raceline SPSO Brawl Call Presents ›› “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” (2008) Harrison Ford, Cate Blanchett. Indy and a deadly Soviet agent vie for a powerful artifact. SYFY ››› “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” (1989) Harrison Ford. Å In Touch With Dr. Charles Stanley Å Hour of Power Å Billy Graham Classic Crusades Not a Fan Å Travel the Road TBN Precious Memories ››› “The Hangover” (2009) Bradley Cooper. TBS The Big Bang Theory ’ The Big Bang Theory ’ The Big Bang Theory ’ ››› “The Hangover” (2009) Bradley Cooper. Three pals must find a missing groom after a wild bash. ››› “Rio Bravo” (1959) ›››› “Out of the Past” (1947, Crime Drama) Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, Kirk Douglas. A gambler’s no“Instant Love” (1964, Drama) Rhonda Fleming. Premiere. Boredom and jealousy affect a married couple. TCM John Wayne. Å good girlfriend crosses a private eye. 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Golden L WPXH Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Inspiration Ministry Campmeeting ’ Faith NewHope Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Cars.TV Whacked MagicJack Raymond Sunny ›› “Snow Dogs” (2002) Cuba Gooding Jr. › “Are We Done Yet?” (2007) Ice Cube. The Unit ¥ WABM Church CABLE ENTERTAINMENT Local Programming News High Q (EI) Culture Health Ocean Explore Local Programming Chan. 2 Action News Local Prog ^ TV-2 Chan. 2 Action News First 48 The First 48 Å The First 48 Å The First 48 Å I Love You to Death Criminal Minds Å Criminal Minds Å Criminal Minds Å Criminal A&E ››› “Animal House” (1978) Å Hell on Wheels “A New Hell on Wheels “Jamais ›› “The Quick and the Dead” (1995) Sharon Stone. A female ›› “The Shadow Riders” (1982, Western) Tom ››› “The Outlaw Josey Wales” (1976) Clint Eastwood, Chief Dan George. A AMC Birth of Freedom” Je Ne T’oublierai” gunslinger enters a deadly quick-draw competition. Selleck, Sam Elliott, Katharine Ross. Confederate soldier vows to avenge his family’s murder. Wild Kingdom ’ Å Wild Kingdom ’ Å Tanked ’ Å Tanked “Be Cool” ’ Tanked “Good Karma” Tanked ’ Å Ned Bruha Ned Bruha Ned Bruha Ned Bruha Wildman ANPL Dogs 101 ’ Å Penguin 24 Hours in the ER Top Gear Å Top Gear Å Top Gear Å Top Gear “Top 40” Top Gear “Top 40” Ramsay’s Kitchen Kitchen Nightmares ’ Kitchen BBC Tigers “Of Boys and Men” (2008) Robert Townsend. “Dirty Laundry” (2006) Rockmond Dunbar. Å “Things Fall Apart” (2011) Ray Liotta. Å BET Lift Voice ›› “The Five Heartbeats” (1991) Robert Townsend. Å Inside Story: Dances With Wolves ›››› “The Untouchables” (1987) Kevin Costner. Å Mobsters “Al Capone” Crime Stories Å Crime 360 Å American Gangster I Survived Å I Survived BIO Top Chef: Texas Top Chef: Texas Matchmaker Matchmaker Matchmaker Real Housewives Real Housewives Real Housewives Atlanta BRAVO Top Chef: Texas CMT Insdr Top 20 Countdown ’ Å › “Son-in-Law” (1993) Pauly Shore, Carla Gugino. ’ ›› “Sweet Home Alabama” (2002) Reese Witherspoon. ’ CMTV CMT Music ’ › “A Night at the Roxbury” (1998) Will Ferrell. Scrubs ’ The Exes Scrubs ’ Scrubs ’ ››› “Scary Movie” (2000) Shawn Wayans. › “Scary Movie 2” (2001) Shawn Wayans. Dance Flk COMEDY › “Major League II” Dirty Jobs ’ Å Dirty Jobs ’ Å Dirty Jobs ’ Å Dirty Jobs ’ Å Dirty Jobs ’ Å Dirty Jobs ’ Å Dirty Jobs ’ Å Dirty Jobs DISC Flying Wild Alaska ’ Gold Rush ’ Å Good Luck Shake It A.N.T. Farm So RanWizardsWizardsGood Luck Good Luck Shake It Shake it Jessie ’ Fish Hooks Phineas Phineas Good Luck Good Luck So RanShake It Austin & DISN Charlie ’ Up! Å Å dom! Å Place Place Charlie ’ Charlie ’ Up! Å Up! Å Å ’ and Ferb and Ferb Charlie ’ Charlie ’ dom! Å Up! Å Ally Å Fashion The Soup E! News (N) Kourtney and Kim ›› “Mean Girls 2” (2011) Meaghan Martin. ››› “Clueless” (1995) Alicia Silverstone. Scouted Kendra Evan Alm E! ●College Football Final Billiards PBA Bowling PBA Bowling Billiards Billiards SportsCtr ESPN ●Sunday NFL Countdown (N) (Live) Å ●SEC Storied (N) Reporters SportsCtr Fantasy Football Now (N) (Live) Year/Quarterback Year/Quarterback World, Poker World, Poker World, Poker Poker ESPN2 Outside ››› “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” (2004) Rupert Grint ››› “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” (2005) Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint. “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” FAM “Harry Potter” Guy’s, Bite Paula Be.- Made Chopped “Go for It!” Restaurant: Impossible Cupcake Wars Cupcake Wars Cupcake Wars Bobby Flay Diners Diners Iron Chef FOOD Hungry ●The I7 Motorhead John C. Mitchell Women’s College Basketball XTERRA Game 365 College Basketball World Poker Tour: Sea World FOXSS Golf Life Horse. ››› “Role Models” (2008) Paul Rudd › “Big Daddy” (1999, Comedy) Adam Sandler. ››› “Horton Hears a Who!” (2008) ››› “Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa” (2008) ›› “Ice Age: The Meltdown” FX ››› “Seven Thieves” (1960, Suspense) Å ›› “How to Steal a Million” (1966) Audrey Hepburn. Å ›› “11 Harrowhouse” (1974) Charles Grodin. ›› “Bad Girls” (1994) Madeleine Stowe. Å Towering FXM Reward Power of 10 ’ Å Deal-Deal Lingo Whammy! Chain Rctn Fam. Feud Fam. Feud Fam. Feud Fam. Feud Are You Smarter? Smarter GSN Chain Rctn Fam. Feud Newlywed Newlywed 1 vs. 100 ’ Å Jingle All Hoops & ›› “A Season for Miracles” (1999, Drama) Carla ›› “Silver Bells” (2005) Anne Heche, Tate Donovan. A teenage “A Dog Named Christmas” (2009, Drama) Bruce “November Christmas” (2010, Drama) Sam Elliott, HALL the Way Yoyo Gugino, David Conrad, Laura Dern. Å runaway brings two lonely souls together. Å Greenwood, Noel Fisher. Å John Corbett, Karen Allen. Å ›› “The Losers” (2010) ‘PG-13’ ›› “Unknown” (2011) Liam Neeson. ‘PG-13’ ›› “The Medallion” (2003) Å Gulliver’s ››› “The Blind Side” (2009) Sandra Bullock. Adjustmnt HBO ››› “The Blind Side” (2009) ’ House Hunters First Place Renovatn Property Property Property Property House Hunters For Rent For Rent House Hunters House H&G Disaster Disaster Weekends Yard Ancient Aliens Aliens Ancient Aliens Å Ancient Aliens “Mysteri- Ancient Aliens “The Return” Evidence of 20th-cen- Ancient Aliens “Closer Encounters” Alien encoun- History of the World in Two Hours A rapid-fire his- IRT DeadHIST and human evolution. ous Places” Å tury alien contact. Å ters throughout history. Å tory of the world. Å liest Roads “Will You Merry Me?” (2008) Wendie Malick. “A Christmas Wedding” (2006) Sarah Paulson. “Under the Mistletoe” (2006, Drama) Å “Undercover Christmas” (2003) LIFE “Together Again for the First Time” (2008) Å ››› “Unstoppable” (2010) Å ›› “Trojan War” (1997) ‘PG-13’ ›› “Air America” (1990) Mel Gibson. ‘R’ Å › “The Rage: Carrie 2” (1999) ‘R’ “Big Mommas” MAX Ever After ››› “Cedar Rapids” (2011) ‘R’ Triggers: Change Doolittle Raid Doolittle Raid Doolittle Raid Doolittle Raid World at War ’ Å World at War “Japan” World at War “Pacific” World/War MILIT Ultimate Weapons ’ Teen Mom 2 ’ Teen Mom 2 ’ Teen Mom 2 ’ Teen Mom 2 ’ Teen Mom 2 ’ Teen Mom 2 ’ Teen Mom 2 ’ Teen Mom 2 ’ MTV Teen Mom Teen Mom 2 ’ NGEO To Catch a Smuggler Alaska State Troopers Alaska State Troopers Alaska State Troopers Alaska State Troopers Alaska State Troopers Alaska State Troopers Alaska State Troopers Alaska State Troopers Troopers Big Time Victorious Victorious Victorious iCarly ’ Å Big Time Big Time iCarly ’ iCarly ’ Sponge. Sponge. iCarly ’ iCarly ’ Sponge. NICK Sponge. Sponge. Winx Club ’ Å Forensic Factor Å Forensic Factor Å Forensic Factor Å Forensic Factor Å Forensic Factor Å Forensic Factor Å Forensic Factor Å Forensic Factor Å How/Made SCIENCE Geologic Journey Å ›› “Beautiful Ohio” (2006) ‘NR’ “Tapestries of Hope” (2009) ‘NR’ ›› “The Craft” (1996) Robin Tunney. ‘R’ Å ››› “A Single Man” (2009) ‘R’ ››› “Ondine” (2009) Colin Farrell. ‘PG-13’ Dexter ’ SHOW Happily Gilmore Girls ’ Å Gilmore Girls ’ Å One Tree Hill ’ Å One Tree Hill ’ Å One Tree Hill ’ Å One Tree Hill ’ Å General... SOAP Beverly Hills, 90210 ’ Beverly Hills, 90210 ’ Gilmore Girls ’ Å ●Monster Jam ●Monster Jam Chop Cut Drag Boat Drag Boat ●Formula 1 Debrief (N) Monster Jam Monster Jam Monster Jam Monster Jam Mon. Jam SPEED Classic Horse. Restore Restore Repo Repo Repo Repo Games ’ Repo Repo Repo Repo Repo Repo Repo Games ’ Repo Repo SPIKE Xtreme ●FIGHTZONE Presents ●FIGHTZONE Presents Showcase D. Horn XTERRA Women’s College Basketball XTERRA Brawl Call XTERRA SPSO Outdoors Future ››› “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” (1984) ››› “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” (1989) Harrison Ford. “Indiana Jones and Crystal Skull” SYFY ›››› “Raiders of the Lost Ark” (1981) Harrison Ford. Win Walk Miracle Redempt. Love In Touch PowerPnt. Is Written B. Conley From Heart King Is J. Franklin John Hagee Today R. Parsley Changing T.D. Jakes J. Meyer Youssef TBN Rhema ›› “RV” (2006) Robin Williams, Jeff Daniels. ››› “Fun With Dick and Jane” (1977) ››› “Wedding Crashers” (2005, Comedy) Owen Wilson. ›› “Old School” (2003, Comedy) TBS ›› “The Pink Panther” (2006) ››› “The Bishop’s Wife” (1947) Cary Grant. An ›››› “Top Hat” (1935, Musical) Fred Astaire, Gin- ›››› “Libeled Lady” (1936, Comedy) Jean Har- ››› “The Tender Trap” (1955, Comedy) Debbie ››› “The Last Time I Saw Paris” TCM angel lends a hand in funding a new church. ger Rogers. Å (DVS) low, Spencer Tracy, Myrna Loy. Å (DVS) Reynolds, Frank Sinatra. Å (1954) Elizabeth Taylor. Å Say Yes Say Yes Say Yes Say Yes Say Yes Brides Cupcake 48 Hours: Hard Evid. 48 Hours: Hard Evid. 48 Hours: Hard Evid. 48 Hours: Hard Evid. 48 Hours: Hard Evid. Evidence TLC Say Yes Law & Order “The Family Law & Order “Murder Law & Order An execu- Law & Order “Thin Ice” “Ricochet” (2011) John Corbett. A detective finds ›› “Terminator Salvation” (2009) Christian Bale. Humanity ›› “Shooter” (2007) TNT Hour” ’ Book” ’ Å (DVS) tive is gunned down. ’ Å (DVS) romance with the wife of a corrupt judge. fights back against Skynet’s machine army. Å Mark Wahlberg. Å Gumball Gumball Squirrel Squirrel MAD MAD Regular Regular Adventure Adventure ››› “Firebreather” (2010) TOON “Scooby-Doo and the Goblin King” “Tom and Jerry: Fast and Furry” Extreme Makeover: Home Edition A girl pursues the team. M*A*S*H M*A*S*H M*A*S*H M*A*S*H M*A*S*H M*A*S*H Å M*A*S*H TVLND Cleveland Cleveland Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Å NCIS ’ Å NCIS “Reveille” Å NCIS “Twilight” Å NCIS “Kill Ari” Å NCIS “Kill Ari” Å NCIS “Sandblast” ’ NCIS “Sharif Returns” NCIS Å USA “John Sandford’s Certain Prey” (2011) Å Basketball Wives LA Basketball Wives LA Love & Hip Hop ’ Pop Up 40 Greatest Pranks 2 ’ Baseball VH1 Behind the Music T.I. ›› “ATL” (2006) Tip Harris, Lauren London. ’ CABLE NEWS Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Meals! FREE Bras Paid Prog. Vacuum Grt Pillow Wealth Paid Prog. WEN Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Diabetes CNBC Paid Prog. 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(N) ’ Å (N) ●The Anthony Grant 60 Minutes ’ Å The Amazing Race (N) ’ Å The Good Wife “Parenting Made Easy” Alicia and CSI: Miami “Long Gone” Horatio searches for a miss- Inside Sports ’ J WIAT Louis make a connection. (N) ’ Å ing family. (N) ’ Å Show “A Golden Christmas 2: The Second Tail” (2011) Julie Gonzalo, Bruce Davison. Premiere. ’ “Christmas Mail” (2010) Ashley Scott. Premiere. ’ L WPXH ›› “A Golden Christmas” (2009, Comedy) Andrea Roth, Bruce Davison. ’ ›› “Out of Time” (2003) Denzel Washington. A police chief is accused of setting a deadly arson. Everybody Hates Chris Everybody Hates Chris Hollyscoop (N) ’ Å Cindy C.-Ageless Beauty ¥ WABM The Unit “Two Coins” CABLE ENTERTAINMENT Action News Nightbeat ●Sports Zone Sunday ^ TV-2 Local Programming Criminal Minds “Nameless, Faceless” ’ Å Criminal Minds “Slave of Duty” ’ Å Criminal Minds “Into the Woods” ’ Å Criminal Minds “The Eyes Have It” ’ Å A&E Criminal Minds Å ››› “Pale Rider” (1985, Western) Clint Eastwood, Michael Moriarty, Carrie Snodgress. Gold prospectors are harassed by a corrupt power Hell on Wheels “Bread and Circuses” The railroad’s fi- Hell on Wheels “Bread and Circuses” The railroad’s fiAMC baron. nancial problems. (N) Å nancial problems. Å Skunk Whisperer Skunk Whisperer Call of the Wildman ’ Call of the Wildman (N) Call of the Wildman ’ Call of the Wildman ’ Call of the Wildman ’ ANPL Call of the Wildman ’ Skunk Whisperer ››› “V for Vendetta” (2006, Action) Natalie Portman, Hugo Weaving, Stephen Rea. A vigilante fights a fascist government. Å BBC Kitchen Nightmares ’ Kitchen Nightmares “Sante La Brea” ’ Å Reed Between the Lines Reed Between the Lines BET Things Fall Apart (2011) Reed Between the Lines Reed Between the Lines ››› “Holiday Heart” (2000) Ving Rhames. A drag queen shelters a drug addict and her child. Å I Survived Å I Survived Left to drown on a sinking yacht. Å I Survived A young woman and her friend are shot. I Survived...Beyond & Back “Kathy; Martin; Lisa” I Survived...Beyond & Back A man meets Moses. BIO The Real Housewives of Atlanta The Real Housewives of Atlanta “Whine Bar” (N) Chef Roblé & Co. Chef Roble meets his first client. What Happens Housewives/Atl. BRAVO Housewives/Atl. Trick My What? Trick anything with an engine in it. Trick My What? 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Å General Hospital ’ Å SOAP General Hospital Å Dumbest Stuff Dumbest Stuff Dumbest Stuff Dumbest Stuff Dumbest Stuff Dumbest Stuff Dumbest Stuff Dumbest Stuff SPEED ●Monster Jam ››› “A Time to Kill” (1996, Drama) Sandra Bullock, Samuel L. Jackson, Matthew McConaughey. Premiere. A lawyer’s defense of a black man arouses the Klan’s ire. ’ In the Line of Fire (1993) SPIKE Repo Games ’ ●Women’s College Basketball Texas at Tennessee. ●Jay Adams Brawl Call ●Jay Adams Brawl Call ●Women’s College Basketball Texas at Tennessee. SPSO Darrin Horn Show Neverland Peter and Wendy discover Neverland. (N) (Part 1 of 2) Neverland Peter and Wendy discover Neverland. SYFY ›› “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” (2008) Joel Osteen Å Best of Praise Believer’s Voice-Victory Changing Your World Mary and Joseph: A Test of Faith TBN Jack Hayford Å ››› “The Hangover” (2009) Bradley Cooper. Three pals must find a missing groom after a wild bash. ››› “The Hangover” (2009) Bradley Cooper. 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Å Ramsay’s Kitchen Kitchen Nightmares G Ramsay’s F Word G Ramsay’s F Word Ramsay’s Kitchen Kitchen Nightmares Star Trek: Next Doctor Who Top Gear BBC G Ramsay’s F Word Bernie Parkers Parkers My Wife My Wife Movie Chris Chris My Wife My Wife Parkers Parkers 106 & Park: BET’s Top 10 Live BET Bernie Varied Programs Family Jewels Varied Programs Celebrity Ghost Stories Para-State Para-State City Confidential Notorious American Gangster I Survived BIO BRAVO Varied Programs Varied Programs CMTV Music Scrubs Scrubs Comedy Futurama Futurama Tosh.0 Sunny South Park Daily Show Colbert 30 Rock COMEDY Comedy Comedy Entourage RENO 911! Movie DISC Varied Programs Little Mickey Mickey 3rd & Bird Agent Oso Varied Pirates Movie Varied Programs Shake It Good Luck ANT Farm DISN Varied Varied Programs E! News Varied Programs E! 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Å ››› “How the West Was Won” (1962) Carroll Baker. Å (DVS) ›› “Zigzag” (1970) Anne Jackson TCM W “You Can’t Take” TH “Somebody Up” ››› “Sweet Smell of Success” ›››› “North by Northwest” (1959) Cary Grant. Å (DVS) ››› “The Prize” (1963, Suspense) Paul Newman. 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An innocent man must evade the law as he pursues a killer. ’ Law & Order: Special Victims Unit ’ Å Law & Order: Special Victims Unit “Honor” Å Excused (N) ’ Å American Dad ’ Å House of Payne House of Payne ¥ WABM Seinfeld ’ Å CABLE ENTERTAINMENT Local Programming Action News Nightbeat Local Programming ^ TV-2 Entertainment Tonight The First 48 A dice game leaves a bystander dead. The Long Island Serial Killer Hunting down killers. (N) Å The First 48 Kansas City serial killer. Å A&E The First 48 Å ›› “The Addams Fami- ›› “A Christmas Carol” (1984, Fantasy) George C. Scott, Angela Pleasence, Edward Woodward. Christmas Eve spiritual visitations en- ›› “A Christmas Carol” (1984, Fantasy) George C. Scott, Angela Pleasence. AMC ly” (1991) Raul Julia lighten an old miser. Å Christmas Eve spiritual visitations enlighten an old miser. Å Saved Autistic woman bullied; bear attack. (N) ’ Fatal Attractions “200 Snakes in My Bedroom” ’ I Shouldn’t Be Alive “Escape from Bear Mountain” Saved Autistic woman bullied; bear attack. ’ ANPL Animal Nightmares Top Gear “Top 40” Challenges 30-26. (N) Å Top Gear “Top 40” Challenges 25-21. (N) Å Top Gear Highlights from the season. (N) Å Top Gear “Top 40” Challenges 30-26. Å BBC Top Gear Å ›› “Down in the Delta” (1998, Drama) Alfre Woodard, Al Freeman Jr., Mary Alice. Å BET ››› “Eve’s Bayou” (1997, Drama) Jurnee Smollett, Meagan Good. A girl’s family life unravels in 1960s Louisiana. Å Psychic Kids Celebrity Nightmares Decoded Celebrities open up. Paranormal State Å Paranormal State Å Paranormal State Å Paranormal State Å My Ghost Story A haunting by a mobster. Å BIO The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (N) The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills What Happens Housewives/Atl. BRAVO Housewives/Atl. 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FX ››› “Panic in Needle Park” (1971, Drama) Al Pacino, Kitty Winn, Alan Vint. Å FXM An Affair to Remember ›› “Valley of the Dolls” (1967, Drama) Barbara Parkins, Patty Duke, Sharon Tate. Å The Newlywed Game The Newlywed Game The Newlywed Game The Newlywed Game The Newlywed Game The Newlywed Game The Newlywed Game The Newlywed Game GSN The Newlywed Game “A Carol Christmas” “The Night Before the Night Before Christmas” (2010, Fantasy) Jennifer Beals, Rick Roberts. A family must “Mistletoe Over Manhattan” (2011, Drama) Tricia Helfer, Greg Bryk, Tedde Moore. The wife of Santa Claus HALL (2003) Tori Spelling. Å help Santa Claus when he loses his magic bundle. Å tries to help a divorcing couple. Å Preview to 24/7 Flyers ›› “The Adjustment Bureau” (2011, Suspense) Matt Damon, Emily Blunt. ’ ‘PG-13’ Å Enlightened ’ Å Boardwalk Empire Jimmy revisits his college days. 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Gourmet-on-the-go Bourdain savors ‘The Layover’ By Frazier Moore Associated Press

NEW YORK — You’re laid over in a city somewhere out there in the world with 24 hours to kill. Do you burrow into your hotel suite, fed by room service and movies-ondemand, until time to head back to the airport? Not if you’re Anthony Bourdain, globe-trotting gastronome and on-the-fly bon vivant. With no time to spare, you gorge on local cuisine, savor local sights and maximize exposure to indigenous culture. Tomorrow on the plane you can catch up on your sleep! That, in Bourdain’s words, is “the art of the layover,” the finer points of which he shares on The Layover, his new Travel Channel series that airs Mondays at 8 p.m. On the debut hour, Bourdain lands in Singapore at 5 a.m., with his scheduled departure the next day at noon. The clock is ticking, and though Bourdain doesn’t exhibit the franticness of Kiefer Sutherland on 24 (nor is the fate of the world at stake), “There’s plenty to do,” says Bourdain. And he does plenty, demonstrating the gusto fans have already come to expect on his foodadventuring travel show, No Reservations. On The Layover, Bourdain tells you which bus will get you from the airport to your hotel most efficiently. But under his tutelage, you’re in your room just long enough to drop your bags: There are things to see and food to eat. “There’s all sorts of good (expletive) you can have for breakfast!” he declares as he sets out for a starter feast at a multi-stalled Hawker Center. But besides his many recommendations, Bour-

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Anthony Bourdain, host of theTravel Channel’s ‘No Reservations,’ poses in a New York restaurant, Aug. 8, 2007. Bourdain is also the host of a new show on Travel Channel, ‘The Layover.’ dain, with delicious directness, offers warnings to any traveler who wants an authentic experience: “No one in Singapore drinks Singapore Slings. It’s a disgusting drink. You don’t want it. Don’t waste your time.” Future episodes find Bourdain visiting New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, Hong Kong, London, Rome, Montreal and Amsterdam. Bourdain, staying true to the show’s no-time-to-waste creed, actually performs each hitand-run in the few hours indicated. “The crew arrived two days before me in Singapore and started shooting B-roll,” he says, explaining the breakneck routine during a recent interview. “From the second I arrive

they’re shooting me, every minute. Then I fly to Hong Kong, where another crew has been shooting B-roll, and we get going. We had leapfrogging crews, alternating shows as I went from place to place. “We were looking to do another series fast, between seasons of No Reservations,” he says, “and we had accumulated a lot of knowledge over the years, me and my crew, while traveling around. Even if we weren’t necessarily laid over, we have certainly found ourselves with a few hours between scenes, when the challenge is to go eat well and have a good time.” The recommendations he makes are his own. There are no fees, promotional considerations or solicitations from venues

hoping for a plug, he says. “On this show we include places that anyone lucky enough to travel internationally could try — restaurants and hotels and things to see — that I endorse. Or that I think suck and should be avoided.” In the latter category, he lumps the London Eye, the huge Ferris wheel that’s become a tourist favorite: “I’m telling you up front I’m not doing it, when I could be drinking Guinness in a real English pub.” Over beer and tasty lamb burgers in a Manhattan bistro that Bourdain handpicked, he bemoans any tourist who opts for what the mass of other tourists do, rather than investigate places frequented by locals. Consider the time-

strapped New York visitor who opts for the Statue of Liberty rather than bingeing at a world-class local deli such as Katz’s or Barney Greengrass: “You’ve made a really terrible error, maybe one you won’t regret for the rest of your life — but if you knew better, you would!” It should be clear by now that food (and drink) is a driving force in how Bourdain, an unrepentant sensualist, greets the world. At 55, he is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and a decadeslong veteran of professional kitchens, from dishwasher to chef. In 2000 he published a best-selling tell-all memoir of his experiences behind those swinging kitchen doors, Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the

Culinary Underbelly, which rocked the foodie world. Other food-centric books — not just nonfiction but even crime novels — followed. In 2005, his rollicking culinary travelogue, No Reservations, premiered on Travel Channel. (The first episode: “Why the French Don’t Suck.”) Rumpled and rangy at 6 feet and 4 inches, often deadpan and more often outspoken, Bourdain gained a reputation early on as a bad boy chef, an angry guy of the gourmet set. “I’m sure I benefited from those descriptions, but I didn’t take it seriously in the beginning, and I certainly don’t now,” says Bourdain, who, in person, is a personable sort and no more edgy than a few million others in New York, which Bourdain, with his wife and 4 1/2-year-old daughter, calls home when not dining at the far corners of the world. “I enjoy the travel,” he says, listing his job’s selling points, “and I like taking you on a trip, trying to make you feel about a place the way I feel about it.” But he is not a grandstander, he insists. “Do I get any satisfaction seeing myself on television? Zero. In a perfect world, my physical presence in front of the camera would be dispensable.” He still cooks occasionally (he whipped up Thanksgiving dinner for the family) and values his years as a pro in the kitchen. But escaping its relentless demands for television has only made him more appreciative of what he left behind. “Real work is back there,” he says, motioning toward this restaurant’s kitchen doors. “THAT’S ... work! I know how lucky I am!”


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‘Cinderella’ musical from 1965 available on DVD

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Will Ferrell has said, ‘It’s the movie everyone in Hollywood wants to make but Q: I am looking for the doesn’t want to finance.’” movie that was on televiQ: In the series Nikita, sion in the 1960s that was is Michael (Nikita’s parta musical of Cinderella. It ner) the SAME person who starred Lesley Ann Warren played the villain in the (as Cinderella) and Generlast Die Hard movie? Incial Hospital’s Stuart Damon dentally, Maggie Q (who plays Nikita) was also in (as the prince), I think? that movie if my memory A: The production you serves me right? remember — with the stars A: Shane West, who plays you recall — originally aired Michael on the CW series, in 1965 on CBS. It had songs from some angles resembles by Rodgers & Hammerstein Timothy Olyphant, the viland a cast that also included lain in Live Free or Die Hard. Ginger Rogers, Jo Van Fleet, But they are not the same Walter Pidgeon and Celeste person. You may rememHolm. While I do not know ber West from ER, while what is carried by your local Olyphant’s many TV credits rental outlet, I can tell you include FX’s Justified and that it was released on DVD Associated Press/File HBO’s Deadwood. in 2003. It appears that it is Q: Who was singing not currently in distribution, Composer Richard Rodgers discusses ‘Cinderella’ but you may be able to find with Lesley Ann Warren. The 1965 production was “You’re the One That I Want” from Grease on the old copies for viewing or released on DVD in 2003. Nov. 15 episode of NBC’s purchase. I also spotted it Parenthood? Is this verin the listings for one of our before its publication in years there have been sion on CD? local libraries. 1980. His mother persisted reports of film adaptaA: The cool, acoustic Q: I have always wonin trying to get it in print tions to star Belushi, John version of the John Travoltadered if anyone has the and caught the attention Candy and Chris Farley, Olivia Newton-John duet movie rights to A Confedof writer Walker Percy. He all of whom died before was done by The Lennings, eracy of Dunces? I thought turned it over to the Louisi- the movie could be made. a group from Austin, Texas. that John Belushi would ana State University Press, About five years ago there have been great for it, but which published it to enorwas detailed discussion of a According to the band’s website, the song “started now I think Robin Williams mous acclaim. The Press version to star Will Ferrell, out as a simple rainy day would be. estimates there are 2 million but it has not happened recording and video of a pot A: For those of you tuncopies in print, in 18 laneither. of water slowly coming to a ing in late, A Confederacy of guages; Dunces also won the Peter Hyman wrote in boil. It was more or less an Dunces is the comic novel Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Slate in 2006 about the experiment to see if a song whose author, John KenThe movie rights were problems besetting the could actually make people sold in 1981, and over the move from book to screen: nedy Toole, died 11 years put up with having to stare “Throughout Dunces hisat a pot of boiling water ... tory, studio chiefs have not to mention, proving that been reluctant to bet on a a watched pot does in fact colloquial story involving boil.” It took off from there an overweight intellec(and you can still see the tual who avoids sex and is video on YouTube). fond of alluding to Roman philosophers. ... Yet these The song is available as same executives are often a download on iTunes and attracted to the book’s status Amazon.com, and on a CD Harris-McKay Realty as an ‘important’ work. And sampler including songs therein lies the tension that from the band’s first two 123 So. Quintard Avenue • Anniston, AL 36201 keeps a Dunces adaptation albums as well as “You’re www.harrismckay.com forever on life support. As the One That I Want.” Each Office Is Independently Owned Akron Beacon Journal

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Å The Tudors “The Death of a Queen” ’ Å State of Play (N) Å The Tudors “Dissension and Punishment” ’ Å BBC Top Gear Å “Half Past Dead 2” (2007) Bill Goldberg. A prisoner must save his family from a madman during a riot. BET “Doing Hard Time” (2004) Boris Kodjoe, Michael K. Williams. A man seeks revenge against his son’s jailed killers. Å I Survived Å Mobsters “Tommy Lucchese” Tommy Lucchese. Mobsters “The Westies” The “Westies.” Å Joe the Bloodhound (N) Joe the Bloodhound Manhunters: Fugitive Manhunters: Fugitive BIO Top Chef: Texas Work of Art: The Next Great Artist “Sell Out” (N) Top Chef: Texas “Higher Steaks” (N) Top Chef: Texas “Higher Steaks” BRAVO Housewives/Atl. ›› “Because of Winn-Dixie” (2005, Drama) AnnaSophia Robb, Jeff Daniels. CMTV World’s Strictest Parents ›› “Because of Winn-Dixie” (2005, Drama) AnnaSophia Robb, Jeff Daniels. An adopted dog changes a lonely girl’s life. Chappelle’s Show Å Chappelle’s Show Å South Park “The List” South Park Å South Park Å South Park Å Daily Show/Jon Stewart The Colbert Report (N) COMEDY 30 Rock ’ Å Sons of Guns Will works on a 57mm WWII cannon. Sons of Guns “Will’s Floating Fortress” (N) Å Moonshiners “Point of No Return” (N) ’ Å Sons of Guns “Will’s Floating Fortress” ’ Å DISC Sons of Guns ’ Å Jessie Jessie accepts an So Random! Cheer squad “The Ultimate Christmas Present” (2000, Comedy) Hallee Hirsh, Brenda Song. A.N.T. Farm Chyna tries to Jessie Jessie accepts an So Random! Cheer squad Good Luck Charlie Family DISN invitation for lunch. Å tryouts. ’ Å Two girls use a weather machine to make snow in Los Angeles. ’ Å get a guy’s attention. invitation for lunch. Å tryouts. ’ Å secrets are revealed. E! News (N) Sex and the City Å Sex and the City Å Scouted Valanteen gets advice from Bar Refaeli. The Soup (N) After Lately Chelsea Lately (N) E! News E! ●College Basketball Xavier at Butler. (N) (Live) ●SportsCenter (N) (Live) Å ESPN ●College Basketball Arizona at Florida. (N) (Live) ●College Basketball St. Bonaventure at Illinois. (N) (Live) ●NFL Live (N) Å ESPN2 ●College Basketball Colorado State at Duke. (N) (Live) ›› “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” (1989) Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo. Premiere. The 700 Club “Bosco Poon; Barbara Bredell” (N) FAM ›› “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York” (1992) Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci. Restaurant: Impossible “Mamma D’s” Restaurant: Impossible “Wildcat Cafe” The Next Iron Chef: Super Chefs “Food Auction” FOOD Restaurant: Impossible Restaurant: Impossible “Sweet Tea” ●SEC Gridiron Live Hooters Snow Angels Special (N) College Football Preview After Party Jay Glazer FOXSS ●College Basketball Georgia Tech at Georgia. (N) (Live) Two and a Half Men ’ ›› “Armored” (2009) Matt Dillon. Premiere. Armored-car officers plan to steal from the company. American Horror Story “Smoldering Children” (N) American Horror Story “Smoldering Children” FX ››› “Courage Under Fire” (1996) Denzel Washington, Meg Ryan. Å FXM ››› The Longest Day ›› “For the Boys” (1991) Bette Midler, James Caan. Two bickering USO performers share 50 years and three wars. Å Baggage Å Baggage Å Baggage Å Baggage Å Baggage Å Baggage Å Baggage Å Baggage Å GSN Baggage Å “Battle of the Bulbs” “Debbie Macomber’s Trading Christmas” (2011, Romance) Tom Cavanagh, Faith Ford, Gil Bellows. Holiday “Farewell Mr. Kringle” (2010, Comedy) Christine Taylor, Christopher Wiehl, W. Morgan Sheppard. A widowed HALL (2010) Daniel Stern. Å travel leads to cross-country romances. Å magazine writer meets a Santa Claus impersonator. Å › “Cop Out” (2010) Bruce Willis. Two NYPD detectives must retrieve a valuable baseball card. ‘R’ Å Boardwalk Empire Jimmy revisits his college days. Enlightened ’ Å ››› The Blind Side HBO REAL Sports Gumbel House Hunters Å Hunters Int’l Income Property (N) ’ Kitchen Cousins (N) Property Brothers (N) Å Property Brothers “Victorian Dream House” Å H&G House Hunters Å Modern Marvels The B-2 Pearl Harbor: 24 Hours After FDR’s reaction to Pearl Harbor. (N) Å Brad Meltzer’s Decoded “2012: Has It Begun” The Brad Meltzer’s Decoded “UFO” The government’s HIST stealth bomber. Å doomsday prophecies of 2012. (N) Å knowledge of aliens. Å “An Accidental Christmas” (2007) Cynthia Gibb. Two children scheme to reunite their estranged parents. ›› “Comfort and Joy” (2003, Comedy-Drama) Nancy McKeon, Dixie Carter, Steve Eckholdt. Å LIFE Unsolved Mysteries ››› “Cedar Rapids” (2011, Comedy) Ed Helms, John C. Reilly. ’ ‘R’ Å Zane’s Sex Chronicles MAX ›› “Waterworld” (1995, Science Fiction) Kevin Costner, Dennis Hopper. A loner navigates a future world. ’ ‘PG-13’ Å Top Tens The top ten combat rifles. ’ Å Triggers: Weapons That Changed the World ’ Triggers: Weapons That Changed the World (N) ’ Top Tens The top ten combat rifles. ’ Å MILIT Futureweapons ’ Å Teen Mom 2 Catch Up Special ’ Teen Mom 2 ’ The Real World “San Diego” (N) ’ Å The Real World “San Diego” (N) ’ Å MTV Friendzone ’ Mad Scientists Rocket City Rednecks Rocket City Rednecks Rocket City Rednecks Knights of Mayhem “The Harder They Fall” Mad Scientists Rocket City Rednecks NGEO Alaska State Troopers That ’70s Show ’ Å George Lopez ’ Å George Lopez ’ Å Friends ’ Å Friends ’ Å NICK SpongeBob SquarePants SpongeBob SquarePants SpongeBob SquarePants That ’70s Show ’ Å Firefly “Trash” Saffron steals a valuable gun. Å Prophets of Science Fiction Aurthur Philip K. Dick. Prophets of Science Fiction Author H.G.Wells. ’ Firefly “Trash” Saffron steals a valuable gun. Å SCIENCE Sci Fi Science: ●Inside the NFL (iTV) (N) ’ Å ●Inside the NFL (iTV) ’ Å Fight Camp 360: Boxing Penn & Teller: Bulls...! SHOW ››› Fair Game (2010) Homeland (iTV) Carrie identifies Walker’s contact. Days of our Lives ’ Å One Life to Live ’ Å General Hospital ’ Å The Young and the Restless ’ Å SOAP Young & Restless Dumbest Stuff Dumbest Stuff Pimp My Ride Pimp My Ride My Ride Rules My Ride Rules Dumbest Stuff Dumbest Stuff SPEED Pass Time UFC Unleashed ’ UFC Unleashed ’ UFC Unleashed (N) ’ UFC Unleashed ’ SPIKE UFC Unleashed ’ ●Jay Adams Brawl Call Spotlight ●FIGHTZONE Presents Brawl Call Presents Brawl Call Presents SPSO Brawl Call Presents Ghost Hunters “Urgent” ’ Å Ghost Hunters “Christmas Spirit” (N) ’ Å Ghost Hunters A fort in Scoharie, N.Y. ’ Å Ghost Hunters “Christmas Spirit” ’ Å SYFY Ghost Hunters ’ Å Behind the Scenes Å Turning Point-Jeremiah Joseph Prince Å End of the Age Praise the Lord (Live). Å TBN Billy Graham Crusade Family Guy ’ Å Family Guy ’ Å Family Guy ’ Å Family Guy ’ Å The Big Bang Theory ’ The Big Bang Theory ’ Conan Å TBS Seinfeld ’ Å ›› “Zigzag” (1970) ››› “From Here to Eternity” (1953, Drama) Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr. Lives intertwine ›› “Task Force” (1949, War) Gary Cooper, Jane Wyatt, Walter Brennan. Pioneer Navy pilot promotes aircraft TCM George Kennedy. at a Pearl Harbor base before the attack. Å carriers. Å Toddlers & Tiaras “Hearts and Crowns” ’ Å Toddlers & Tiaras ’ Å Toddlers & Tiaras “Southern Celebrity Glitzmas” Toddlers & Tiaras ’ Å TLC Toddlers & Tiaras Å The Mentalist “Red Moon” The Mentalist “Jolly Red Elf” A Santa is murdered. ’ “Silent Witness” (2011, Mystery) Dermot Mulroney, Michael Cudlitz, Anne Heche. Premiere. An attorney de- Leverage “The Office Job” The team becomes part of a TNT ’ Å Å fends an old friend who faces murder accusations. Å documentary. Å Tom & Jerry: Nutcracker MAD King of the Hill ’ Å King of the Hill ’ Å American Dad ’ Å American Dad ’ Å Family Guy ’ Å Family Guy ’ Å TOON Dr. Seuss’ Grinch Everybody-Raymond Hot in Cleveland (N) The Exes (N) The King of Queens ’ The King of Queens ’ TVLND M*A*S*H “Major Topper” Home Improvement ’ Home Improvement ’ Everybody-Raymond NCIS “Jurisdiction” A Navy diver is murdered. Å NCIS Tony revisits his time in Baltimore. ’ Psych Shawn and Gus hide a witness. (N) Å Burn Notice A financial errand for Anson. Å USA NCIS: Los Angeles Å Baseball Wives (N) ’ Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew Revisited ’ Baseball Wives ’ VH1 40 Winningest Winners of 2011 ’ CABLE NEWS The Coffee Addiction American Greed “Arthur Nadel” Mad Money CNBC The Kudlow Report (N) Target: Inside the Bullseye Piers Morgan Tonight (N) Anderson Cooper 360 Å Erin Burnett OutFront CNN Erin Burnett OutFront (N) Anderson Cooper 360 (N) Å Capitol Hill Hearings CSPAN House of Reps. Tonight From Washington Capital News Today CSPAN2 U.S. Senate Coverage The O’Reilly Factor (N) Å Hannity (N) On the Record With Greta Van Susteren (N) Å The O’Reilly Factor Å FNC FOX Report The Rachel Maddow Show (N) The Last Word With Lawrence O’Donnell (N) The Ed Show MSNBC Hardball Chris Matthews The Ed Show (N) ` WVTM


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Access Hollywood (N) ’ Community Filling in for Parks and Recreation ` WVTM Å the glee club. (N) Å “Citizen Knope” (N) ’ 5 WTTO The Big Bang Theory ’ The Vampire Diaries “The End of the Affair” Å Sunny King Auto Show In. Gamecock 8 WJXS John Grass Show Wheel of Fortune “Ameri- Wipeout “Winter Wipeout: Deck the Balls” The NutH WJSU ca’s Game” (N) Å cracker Sweet; Santa’s Workshop. (N) ’ Å Entertainment Tonight (N) The Big Bang Theory (N) Rules of Engagement J WIAT ’ Å ’Å “Cheating” (N) ’ Å Criminal Minds A case in Rossi’s hometown. Å L WPXH Monk ’ Å Without a Trace “Rewind” A missing paraplegic. ’ ¥ WABM Seinfeld “The Wizard” CABLE ENTERTAINMENT Local Programming Action News Nightbeat Local Programming ^ TV-2 Entertainment Tonight The First 48 Shooting victim’s 911 call holds clues. The First 48 “Pointless; Set Up” (N) Å Beyond Scared Straight “Richland County, S.C.” America’s Most Wanted Å A&E The First 48 Å ››› “Ocean’s Twelve” ››› “Ghost” (1990, Fantasy) Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg. A murder victim returns to save his beloved fiancee. Å ››› “Ghost” (1990) Patrick Swayze. A murder victim AMC (2004) Å returns to save his beloved fiancee. Å Skunk Whisperer Skunk Whisperer Call of the Wildman ’ Call of the Wildman ’ Swamp Wars A snake farm is taken hostage. Å Call of the Wildman ’ Call of the Wildman ’ ANPL River Monsters Top Gear Perfect roadster. Å Top Gear James and Jeremy travel to the seaside. Top Gear The guys test dog against machine. Å Top Gear “Top 40” Challenges 30-26. Å BBC Top Gear Å ››› “Baby Boy” (2001) Tyrese Gibson, Omar Gooding. A man juggles womanizing with fighting his mother’s boyfriend. Å BET 106 & Park: Top 10 Live Reed Between the Lines Reed Between the Lines The Game ’ Å I Survived Å Cold Case Files “Sex, Lies and Murder” ’ Å Gangsta Girls Female gangs. Å Never satisfied: Why Powerful Men Cheat (N) Å Joe the Bloodhound Joe the Bloodhound BIO The Millionaire Matchmaker “Reunion Part 1” ’ The Millionaire Matchmaker “Reunion Part 2” ’ The Real Housewives of Atlanta “Whine Bar” The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills BRAVO Top Chef: Texas ●Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team ›› “Unlikely Angel” (1996) Dolly Parton. An emotionally troubled family is united by a kindly angel. Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team CMTV Why Not? Futurama ’ Å Futurama ’ Å Futurama ’ Å Futurama ’ Å Carlos Mencia: New Territory Å Daily Show/Jon Stewart The Colbert Report (N) COMEDY 30 Rock “Fireworks” ’ Sons of Guns “Will’s Floating Fortress” ’ Å Moonshiners Moonshiner Tim seeks operation site. Weed Wars (N) ’ Å Moonshiners Moonshiner Tim seeks operation site. DISC Sons of Guns ’ Å Jessie Jessie gets Luke a Austin & Ally Austin “Good Luck Charlie, It’s Christmas!” (2011, Comedy) Bridgit Mendler. Members A.N.T. Farm Fletcher tries Jessie Jessie gets Luke a Austin & Ally Austin Good Luck Charlie PJ beDISN math tutor. ’ Å makes an Internet video. of a family get separated during the holidays. ’ ‘NR’ Å to sweet-talk Chyna. math tutor. ’ Å makes an Internet video. comes a budding chef. E! News (N) › “I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry” (2007, Comedy) Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Jessica Biel. After Lately Chelsea Lately (N) E! News E! ●SEC Storied (N) ●College Football Awards From Orlando, Fla. (N) (Live) ●SportsCenter (N) (Live) Å ESPN Audibles (N) (Live) ●College Basketball West Virginia at Kansas State. (N) (Live) ●SportsNation Colin Cowherd and Michelle Beadle. ESPN2 ●College Basketball Harvard at Connecticut. (N) (Live) Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town The Year Without a Santa Claus Å A Miser Brothers’ Christmas The 700 Club Heath Miller; Operation Blessing. (N) FAM Cranberry Christmas Chopped Chefs are nervous. Chopped Sardines, rice cakes and unusual fruit. Chef Hunter “Quay” (N) Chef Hunter Two chefs face off in Hawaiian cuisine. FOOD Chopped ●SEC Gridiron Live ●Women’s College Basketball Duke at Kentucky. (N Same-day Tape) College Football Preview ●ACC All-Access FOXSS Cllege Football How I Met Your Mother Two and a Half Men ’ Two and a Half Men ’ Two and a Half Men ’ Two and a Half Men ’ It’s Always Sunny The League (N) It’s Always Sunny The League FX ›› “The Star Chamber” (1983) Michael Douglas. A secret panel of judges dispenses vigilante justice. ›› “Predator 2” (1990) Danny Glover. Police officers lock horns with a bloodthirsty alien. Å FXM ›› Popeye Doyle Å Deal or No Deal ’ Å Deal or No Deal ’ Å Deal or No Deal ’ Å Deal or No Deal ’ Å GSN Deal or No Deal ’ Å “The Christmas Choir” “Mitch Albom’s Have a Little Faith” (2011, Docudrama) Laurence Fishburne, Bradley Whitford, Anika Noni “The Christmas Card” (2006, Romance) Ed Asner, John Newton, Alice Evans. A soldier falls for a woman who HALL (2008) Jason Gedrick. Rose. A cleric and a rabbi profoundly affect the life of writer Mitch Albom. Å wrote a well-wishing card. Å ›› “Unknown” (2011) Liam Neeson. An accident victim finds a man using his identity. ’ ‘PG-13’ Å Hung ’ Å Real Sex Miss Black Nude Beauty Pageant. Å HBO “Cinema Verite” (2011) Diane Lane. ’ ‘NR’ Å Celebrity Holiday Homes Å House Hunters (N) Å Hunters Int’l Selling L.A. (N) Å Selling New York (N) House Hunters Å Hunters Int’l H&G House Hunters Å Big Shrimpin’ Bullfrog hits Big Shrimpin’ “Rising Storm” Roundhead hits saltwa- Swamp People “Rising Sons” Liz returns; Bruce has Big Shrimpin’ “Troubled Waters” Barbara blocks in the Off the Grid: Million Dollar Manhunt Contestants try HIST the jackpot. Å ter gold. Å his hands full. Å Hannah. (N) Å to evade Kevin Reeve. (N) Å Project Accessory “It’s in the Bag” Å Project Accessory “Beach Blanket Blingo” Å Project Accessory “Fall for Kenneth” (N) Å Project Accessory “Fall for Kenneth” Å LIFE Unsolved Mysteries ›› “Liar Liar” (1997) Jim Carrey. A fast-talking lawyer cannot tell a lie. Å ››› “The Usual Suspects” (1995, Suspense) Stephen Baldwin, Gabriel Byrne. Premiere. ’ ‘R’ Å MAX ›› “The Lost World: Jurassic Park” (1997) Å The Color of War “Adolf Hitler” ’ Å The Color of War Original radio announcements. ’ MILIT Secrets of World War II The Color of War Original radio announcements. ’ The Color of War The invasion of Normandy. Å The Real World “San Diego” ’ Å Ridiculousness ’ Beavis and Butt-head ’ Beavis and Butt-head (N) Good Vibes (N) ’ Beavis and Butt-head ’ Ridiculousness ’ MTV Friendzone ’ Dawn of the Nazis “Becoming Hitler” Dawn of the Nazis “Marching to War” (N) The Truth Behind... “The Crystal Skulls” (N) Dawn of the Nazis “Becoming Hitler” NGEO Alaska State Troopers That ’70s Show ’ Å George Lopez ’ Å George Lopez ’ Å Friends ’ Å Friends ’ Å NICK SpongeBob SquarePants SpongeBob SquarePants SpongeBob SquarePants That ’70s Show ’ Å How It’s Made ’ Å How It’s Made ’ Å How It’s Made (N) Å How It’s Made ’ Å How Do They Do It? ’ How Do They Do It? ’ How It’s Made ’ Å How It’s Made ’ Å SCIENCE How It’s Made ’ Å “Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel” (2009, Documentary) Hugh M. Hefner. iTV. ’ ‘R’ Å Gigolos “Brotherly Love” Dave’s Old Porn Å SHOW › “The Back-up Plan” (2010) Jennifer Lopez. iTV. ’ ‘PG-13’ Å Days of our Lives ’ Å One Life to Live ’ Å General Hospital ’ Å The Young and the Restless ’ Å SOAP Young & Restless Pimp My Ride Pimp My Ride Pumped (N) Pumped “Clunkers” American Trucker American Trucker Pimp My Ride Pimp My Ride SPEED Pass Time ●iMPACT Wrestling (N) ’ Å Jail ’ Å Jail ’ Å MANswers ’ Å MANswers ’ Å SPIKE Jail ’ Å ●Jay Adams Brawl Call ●ACC All-Access (N) ●C-USA No-Huddle FIGHTZONE Presents Future Phenoms SPSO Spotlight ››› “Elf” (2003) Will Ferrell, James Caan. A man leaves Santa’s workshop to search for his family. “The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian” (2008) SYFY ››› “The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian” (2008) Georgie Henley. Behind the Scenes Å Joel Osteen Å Joseph Prince Å Houston at Hillsong TV Praise the Lord (Live). Å TBN The Potter’s Touch Å Family Guy ’ Å Family Guy ’ Å The Big Bang Theory ’ The Big Bang Theory ’ The Big Bang Theory ’ The Big Bang Theory ’ Conan (N) Å TBS Seinfeld ’ Å ›››› “Who’s Afraid of ›› “The Last of Mrs. Cheyney” (1937, Comedy) Joan Crawford, William Powell, Robert Montgomery. A jewel ›› “High Pressure” (1932, Comedy) William Powell, Evelyn Brent, George Sid- ››› “My Man Godfrey” TCM Virginia Woolf?” Å thief targets the members of British high society. Å ney. A stock promoter almost loses his shirt and his girl. Å (1936) Å D.U.I. Jessie; Justin. ’ D.U.I. Cierra; Jimmy. ’ D.U.I. John; Jarrett. (N) D.U.I. Wes; Keshia. (N) Cellblock 6: Female Lock Up (N) ’ Å D.U.I. John; Jarrett. Å D.U.I. Wes; Keshia. Å TLC Cellblock 6 Bones Quarantined. ’ Å CSI: NY “Hostage” A gunman takes hostages. ’ Å CSI: NY “Veritas” Mac wakes up in a submerged car. ’ CSI: NY “Justified” The CSIs uncover a secret about CSI: NY “Jamalot” A female roller derby player dies. ’ TNT Å Carver. ’ Å Å Regular Show MAD King of the Hill ’ Å King of the Hill ’ Å American Dad ’ Å American Dad ’ Å Family Guy ’ Å Family Guy “McStroke” TOON Adventure Time Everybody-Raymond Everybody-Raymond Everybody-Raymond The King of Queens ’ The King of Queens ’ TVLND M*A*S*H “Peace on Us” Home Improvement ’ Home Improvement ’ Everybody-Raymond Law & Order: Special Victims Unit “Torch” Å Law & Order: Special Victims Unit “Ace” ’ Å Burn Notice The team helps Jesse’s friend. (N) Covert Affairs “Letter Never Sent” Å USA Law & Order: SVU Love & Hip Hop An industry event. ’ Love & Hip Hop Kimbella throws Emily a party. ’ T.I. and Tiny T.I. and Tiny 40 Most Shocking Hip Hop Moments ’ VH1 Baseball Wives ’ CABLE NEWS American Greed “Mark Weinberger” Mad Money CNBC The Kudlow Report (N) How I Made My Millions How I Made My Millions Biography on CNBC “Colonel Sanders” Piers Morgan Tonight (N) Anderson Cooper 360 Å Erin Burnett OutFront CNN Erin Burnett OutFront (N) Anderson Cooper 360 (N) Å Capitol Hill Hearings CSPAN House of Reps. Tonight From Washington Capital News Today CSPAN2 U.S. Senate Coverage The O’Reilly Factor (N) Å Hannity (N) On the Record With Greta Van Susteren (N) Å The O’Reilly Factor Å FNC FOX Report The Rachel Maddow Show (N) The Last Word With Lawrence O’Donnell (N) The Ed Show MSNBC Hardball Chris Matthews The Ed Show (N)


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