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IN BRIEF Jude Law to be a father; mother is unknown

23 films vie for Venice’s Golden Lion award ROME — Michael Moore’s examination of the world’s economic crisis and the directorial debut of former Gucci designer Tom Ford are among 23 films vying for the Golden Lion at this year’s Venice Film Festival. Organizers announced the lineup for the 66th festival on Thursday. U.S. entries for the Sept. 2-12 show top the list with six, followed by four each for Italy and France. Moore looks at the economic crisis in the United States with his documentary Capitalism: A Love Story. Ford’s movie, The Single Man, stars Colin Firth and Julianne Moore.

East German police feared 1988 Jackson concert BERLIN — Germany’s Bild newspaper is reporting that a 1988 Michael Jackson concert in West Berlin prompted security concerns for East Germany’s secret police. The top-selling newspaper published a message from the files of the former Stasi on Thursday. It said East German officials thought the Jackson concert in front of the Reichstag could be used to test the authorities east of the Berlin Wall. The Stasi wanted to keep people away from East Berlin areas where they could hear Jackson’s West Berlin concert. To do that, the Stasi proposed broadcasting the show in a stadium with a two-minute time delay so any “political provocation” could be censored. The plan never took place. Instead, East German authorities staged a crackdown on Jackson fans in their territory during the concert. — Associated Press

JSU children’s play has theme of individuality Once upon a time there were two monkeys, an animal of unknown kind and a wise old turtle. Now, in our time, these diverse lives have been fast-forwarded to appear in a Jacksonville State University children’s play, and their message is as up-to-date as Twitter. The play, Two Monkeys, a Porcupine and a VERY Wise Turtle will be presented Aug. 1 and Aug. 8 at 10 a.m. at the JSU Amphitheater. Audiences will get to meet a new student playwright and gather at a different venue, one only occasionally used on campus. The amphitheater, located at the corner of Alabama 21 and 11th Street in the lower portion of the Stone Center parking lot, is appropriate for this play because it Hervey features a small cast and minimum Folsom scenery. But there’s maximum fun Artists in Action both for children and adults, and plenty of food for thought. This marks JSU senior Gatlin Alldredge’s first venture into playwrighting. The drama major is also the play’s director. “Until five months ago, I was more of a lyricist and poet,” Alldredge said. “But now that I see my tale acted out on stage, I’d like to do more writing.” Alldredge’s characters are unforgettable because they are symbolic, and entertaining because they are fantasy. “They actually represent the whole human race,” Alldredge explains. In the story, a brown, stubby animal named Super (Candace Duck) meets two egotistical monkeys in the woods. Big Brother (Trey Peters), the older monkey and self-appointed ruler of the woods, proceeds to jeer at Super, assuming she’s a porcupine without quills, which confuses her. The Turtle (Leonard Malloy) intervenes to help Super, but is chased away by the bantering monkeys. Super then begins a journey to discover whom she really is, instead of accepting the label given to her by her peers. She learns self-confidence and makes new friends along the way. The theme is human individuality, Alldredge said. “I thought about children watching so much TV and letting TV tell them what they should be. Their parents should be telling them they can be anything they want to be, and

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Monkeys Tails (Kelli Moore), left and Big Brother (Trey Peters) star in the JSU children’s play ‘Two Monkeys, a Porcupine and a VERY Wise Turtle.’ do anything they want to do, with real effort. Every individual is special.” Children ages 14 and under will enjoy the show, Alldredge said. The audience is encouraged to participate in moving the plot along. Children’s admission is $3 and adult is $2. Bringing along lawn chairs is fine, and in case of rain, the play will be relocated to room 338 inside the Stone Center to the left of the auditorium.

Dubliners decry U2’s noisy stage removal By SHAWN POGATCHNIK Associated Press Writer

DUBLIN — Dubliners angry over the around-the-clock dismantling of U2’s monumental concert stage mounted street protests Tuesday, threatening the Irish band’s plans for the next stop on their European tour. Residents around Croke Park stadium said their aim was to embarrass the Dublin City Council and the Gaelic Athletic Association — which

authorized two straight nights of noise — not hang up Ireland’s most famous musical export. Several dozen residents near the stadium called off their demonstrations after delaying U2’s initial convoy for several hours. More than 50 trucks eventually left with the band’s instruments, stage, lighting and sound equipment, and massive banks of television screens, behind schedule for concerts Friday and Saturday in the Swedish city of Goteborg.

The protesters said authorities should never have granted U2 a license to dismantle its stage over a continuous 44-hour period starting at 1 a.m. Tuesday — right after the last of U2’s three Dublin concerts concluded before roaring crowds of 80,000. Among other equipment, U2 workers were disassembling the “Claw,” a 390-ton, four-legged steel monstrosity that holds more than 150 tons of audiovisual equipment above the stage.

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Mick Jones talks about Foreigner’s Wal-Mart deal By NEKESA MUMBI MOODY Associated Press

NEW YORK — Mick Jones has watched classic rock bands like the Eagles, AC/DC and Journey reach new levels of popularity thanks to Wal-Mart; now he wants to get his band, Foreigner, in on the action. “To me, the most important thing is that the band regains recognition again and proves in a way that it is a force. It’s been around for 30 years, and there are few other bands that have been around for that long,” said Jones, a founding member of the band. “I’d like to regain our position in that club.” Foreigner is releasing a three-disc set of new and classic material in Wal-Mart Stores on Sept. 29. Can’t Slow Down will include a CD of new material, another of remixed versions of Foreigner hits and another live DVD of performance footage, all for $12. Jones says the Wal-Mart exclusive deal is the perfect way for the band — best known for hits like “Hot Blooded,” “I Want to Know What Love Is” and “Urgent” — to re-establish themselves. “As we’ve been off the album scene for some time, we need a lot of support to get the word out,” Jones said in an interview Wednesday. “Although we’ve played a tremendous amount of shows, a lot of the public doesn’t realize that we’re back.” With the decline of traditional record stores and the challenge of veteran acts getting onto Top 40 radio stations, exclusive deals with stores like Wal-Mart have given bands such as Foreigner the media splash and advertising support that record labels used to provide. Foreigner — which these days includes lead singer Kelly Hansen, bassist Jeff Pilson, guitarist Tom Gimbel, keyboardist Michael Bluestein and drummer Bryan Head — worked with Aerosmith producer Marti Frederiksen as well as Jones’ stepson, Grammy-winning producer Mark Ronson. Ronson has been a producer for Amy Winehouse, Lily Allen and others. “We had never worked officially before — obviously when he was growing up we would jam and we would do all kinds of stuff; I knew from an early age that he had a special talent and he had the passion for music,” said Jones. “This time, it was kind of funny. I kind of sat there and let him do all the work,” he laughed. “It was a lot of fun and he introduced a completely different flavor on this one track to the rest of the album” As for the band’s new sound, Jones said it’s contemporary, but not so modern that people won’t know they are listening to Foreigner. “We’ve kept the kind of identity I guess but in a way I guess we have brought it up to the present,” he said. “I think it stands up to anything that’s out there at the moment.”

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Recording artist Kristinia DeBarge says singing is the only career path she has ever considered.

DeBarge not saying goodbye By MESFIN FEKADU Associated Press

NEW YORK — Most teenagers daydream about several career paths in life, but 19-year-old Kristinia of the R&B clan the DeBarges says there’s only one thing she ever considered doing. “I don’t really know anything else besides singing,” said the daughter of James DeBarge, the keyboardist of the 1980s Motown group DeBarge and ex-husband of Janet Jackson. “I had a pretty normal life, except that my family just sang a lot. So I was always in the house and I was always hearing them on the piano or the drums or the guitar, or they were writing a song. My father always took me in the studio, with him or on tour ... and after a while it just became like second nature to me,” said DeBarge (whose first name is pronounced kris-teh-NEE’-ah). The group DeBarge — which featured five of the DeBarge siblings, with El as its lead singer — hit it big back in the 1980s with No. 1 hits like “Time Will Reveal”

and “Rhythm of the Night.” Their smooth grooves were given new life over the years thanks to artists like the Notorious B.I.G., 2Pac and Ashanti using the group’s melodies as the main hooks for their songs. But instead of singing the sultry soul and R&B her family members delivered years back, DeBarge is ready to take over the pop world with her debut CD, Exposed, released this week. She’s opening up for the Britney Spears tour next month and her first single “Goodbye,” which samples Steam’s 1969 hit “Na Na Hey Hey (Kiss Him Goodbye),” is a Top 40 hit on the Billboard pop chart. The song has even drawn comparisons to Rihanna, but DeBarge says she doesn’t mind since she is a fan of the singer. “I love Rihanna — I think she has a lot of great music that she’s come out with,” she said. Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, the Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and producer, signed DeBarge to his new label and oversaw the direction of her album. He also produced “Goodbye.” Edmonds said the comely sing-

er is more than a pretty face: “She actually has a voice. She can really sing,” he said in a phone interview. “I think when you have a family history that’s in music and that runs in their blood, sometimes what comes with that is a natural instinct in terms of performing,” he said. Exposed finds DeBarge working as a songwriter too; she co-wrote the track “Cried Me a River” and “It’s Gotta Be Love,” which samples LL Cool J’s 1996 song, “I Need Love.” “Of course I’m not going to be able to write all the songs on the album this time,” she said. But she added she has faith that she “can really write maybe my whole album one day.” While DeBarge tries to carve out her own space in the musical universe — like her family did almost three decades ago — she says she’s never worried that her family’s famous name will overshadow her. “I’m more excited about it because I do have this last name and it is in my favor and I can use it to a great degree,” she said. “So I look at it more as a blessing.”


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curtailed. What’s absent here is honesty. The Friedbergers deliver everything with the wink and the caveat that the emotions may not be real. This all may just be an experimental homage to sounds heard elsewhere. Their songs about strained relationships might have played better with fewer lo-fi smoke and mirrors and a bit more revealing of the true soul. CHECK THIS TRACK OUT: “Staring At The Steeple” is an unsettling song full of cymbal crashes and devilish guitar work. There’s a nervousness conveyed by the tempo and the lyrics, but it all melds well in the end. — Ron Harris, Associated Press

Overproduction foils Brooke Hogan Brooke Hogan The Redemption

Brooke Hogan may know best on her reality show, but she should have known better than churning out the lackluster album The Redemption. It’s all tricks, and few treats. On most songs it’s hard to tell where the vocoder and production tricks end and Hogan’s own voice begins. This is bad, since Hogan has a perfectly fine pop music voice. But she lets the folks behind the mixing board overpower her to a fault. Hogan comes out swinging on “Dear Mom.” “I love you. But you gotta change,” Brooke says in heartfelt fashion before launching into a talk-rap-sing tirade. It might have been a poignant touching track, and obviously self-referential given her own battles with mother Linda, but there’s so much dirty south “crunk” production going on it quickly dis-

solves into a mess of Nintendo-esque tones and synthesizer stabs. The best songs here are the dance clubpaced “Handcuffed” and “Strip.” The faster tempo takes Hogan away from the hackneyed hip-hop realm and into a space where her voice can soar and production tricks don’t sound so out of place. CHECK THIS TRACK OUT: Miami rapper Stack$ helps out Hogan on “Falling,” a smooth songs track with a nice hook. Stack$ is the best of the featured artists on The Redemption, which includes cameos from Urban Mystic and Flo Rida. — Ron Harris, Associated Press

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Kristinia DeBarge Exposed

Kristinia DeBarge really couldn’t have had a better head start. The 19-year-old daughter of James DeBarge, of ’80s R&B group DeBarge, she grew up around the business and teamed up with hitmaker Babyface five years ago to start planning her debut. Exposed is the result of all that work, featuring her light, effortless vocals tackling a lot of sweet, pretty pop — much of which was written and/or produced by Babyface. No wonder it all seems pretty inevitable. DeBarge comes across as a streetwise Jordin Sparks with the stomping smash “Goodbye” and the new, more dance-oriented Rihannaesque single “Sabotage.” But what really sets her apart are the first-rate ballads that she flutters across, from the lovelorn “Disconnect,” which anyone from Miley Cyrus to Whitney Houston would have fought to get on their albums, to the simple, quirky piano ballad “Doesn’t Everybody Want to Fall in Love” that is also destined to be a smash. She even makes the tender, almost sappy “Died in Your Eyes” work for her. Exposed really does unveil DeBarge, who’s set to open for Britney Spears this fall, as a complete

package and a music marketer’s dream — a teenager who can sing grownup songs and make them feel young, and feel comfortable with everything from hip-hop to Celine Dion ballads. Her wait to break into the public eye is about to be so totally worth it.

Fabolous Loso’s Way

Fabolous has always churned out hits. But Loso’s Way marks the first time the Brooklyn rapper has delivered a broader idea of who he is as an artist and a person. He’s still got the singles — both the poppy, AutoTuned “My Time” with Jeremih and the playful “Throw It in the Bag” with The-Dream are bounding up the charts — but he goes deeper when he talks of fatherhood, especially “Stay,” where he raps, “I give a — — about hip-hop’s new beef, I was more excited when my son grew teeth.” — Glenn Gamboa, Newsday

Tisdale’s album is uninspired Ashley Tisdale Guilty Pleasure

At age 24, Ashley Tisdale is the elder of the High School Musical tribe that includes Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens. On her second album, Guilty Pleasure, the nowbrunet wants to forge her adulthood, but what she’s crafted is a glob of uninspired pop-rock that aspires to be Pink but is really something paler. The problem might lie with Tisdale’s chosen path of independence; the showbiz prodigy now fancies herself a bad girl. That takes more fortitude than can be mustered by this wan batch of songs co-produced and written (with Tisdale’s contributions) with an all-star team that includes Kara DioGuardi and Toby Gad. On “Hot Mess,” which begins with some promising Andy Summers-style guitar, Tisdale claims to have no inhibitions, but the song’s self-conscious attempts to whip up

a frenzy of naughtiness prove otherwise. “I’m getting speed tickets; I’m acting just like a misfit; I’m letting my mail pile up to the ceiling.” At another point, she sings, “you wake up in your bra and makeup” as if it’s a scandal that’ll blow apart her locked diary. Hey, maybe the same thing has happened to Condoleezza Rice after a hard day’s night of nailing a Rachmaninoff sonata. “How Do You Love Someone” could have been an affecting portrait of broken marriage from a child’s perspective, but it takes the easy way out with cringe-inducing stereotypes. There are a few glimmers of hope; Tisdale has said her heroes are Pat Benatar and Kelly Clarkson. But to succeed in the crowded hallways of teen pop, she’ll have to be as fearless a misfit as those two bad girls — and not feel guilty about it in the morning. — Margaret Wappler, Los Angeles Times

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The Fiery Furnaces’ I’m Going Away, for all of its quirky ballads, remains slightly hamstrung by the hipster chic. The experimental approach is fun for a while, but it gets poured on a little thick at times. What burdens the New Yorkbased brother-and-sister fronted act is their smarty pants deconstruction of rock ‘n’ roll. That’s fine, in theory, but quickly turns tiresome when the reconstruction goes awry. We start out in good shape here. There’s the Delta blues influenced lyrics on I’m Going Away, with its fine jangle crusty electric guitar and quick shuffle of percussion. Where Matthew and Eleanor Friedberger get in trouble is on the slow ballads. “The End is Near” moves from moody piano to soaring and dated guitar strains in the blink of an eye. The musicianship is there, but it’s an idea that should have been

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‘Funny People’ falls flat, drags on FUNNY PEOPLE HH RATING: R for strong language, nudity and sexual content RUNNING TIME: 146 min. STARRING: Adam Sandler, Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen, Leslie Mann, Jason Schwartzman

By Christopher Kelly McClatchy Newspapers

Neither funny nor about actual people, Funny People finds writerdirector-producer Judd Apatow (The Forty Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up) descending so far into his navel that he’s going to need a search party to dig him out. This shapeless, interminable movie purports to explore life among the stand-up comedian set, both the hyper-competitive strivers who yearn to be the next Jerry Seinfeld, and the ones who have found international fame. But Apatow can’t decide if he’s trying to celebrate these characters or vilify them, and he allows the movie to dribble from one shapeless scene into the next. By the time he serves up a home video of his real-life daughter singing “Memory” from Cats, nearly two hours in into a 2 1/2-hour film, you want to crawl beneath your chair and hide. George Simmons (Adam Sandler) is a former stand-up turned wildly popular movie star, who at the start of the film is diagnosed with a form of leukemia. Too late for chemo, the doctor’s suggest an aggressive experimental

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From left, Adam Sandler, Leslie Mann and Eric Bana are shown in the comedy, ‘Funny People’. treatment that only works for eight percent of the patients. Meanwhile, Ira Wright (Seth Rogen) is a struggling young comedian, increasingly frustrated by the success of his roommates, a rising sitcom star (Jason Schwartzman) and a fellow stand-up (Jonah Hill). When the lonely George spies Ira’s act at a comedy club, he decides to offer him a job as his assistant. Based on the glimpses we see of his movies — idiotic man-child com-

edies that are exaggerated parodies of Sandler’s own work — Apatow doesn’t seem to have a very high opinion of George’s talents. Nor is the portrait of Ira and his friends especially generous: Each of them betrays the other in an attempt to gain either some professional or personal advantage. Yet Apatow doesn’t have the backbone for vicious satire, either. He clearly wants us to like these characters and root for them.

So instead of a corrosive portrait of modern celebrity and the posers who yearn for it, we get a confusingly bitter cocktail — a cross between a James L. Brooks dramedy and The Aristocrats. This being a Judd Apatow production, we also endure long stretches during which the characters talk like no known human beings, tossing off endless one-liners and insults about the size of each other’s genitalia. More than halfway along, the movie takes an aggressive, if not especially interesting turn: Desperate to reconnect with his former girlfriend Laura (Leslie Mann, Apatow’s real-life wife), George and Ira travel to her home in Marin County, where she has two daughters (played by Apatow’s own daughters, Iris and Maude) and is married to a philandering Australian-born businessman (Eric Bana). George is an intriguing creation, a comic who obviously thrives on his self-hatred, but Sandler doesn’t have the dramatic chops to bring him alive. Rogen never gets a handle on his character, who at times seems incredibly intelligent and at others just comes off as a pre-adolescent jerk. The rest of the cast pretty much goes wasted in a movie that ultimately seems to be about Apatow’s own anxieties about the dark side of becoming wildly successful — and, I presume, having to sacrifice his family for work. (Or at least that’s the only explanation I could come up with for the presence of that Cats home video.)

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Chemistry makes this romantic comedy work Editor’s note: (500) Days of Summer opens on Aug. 7.

McClatchy Newspapers SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Director Marc Webb knew the only way his non-love story (500) Days of Summer would work would be if he found the perfect pair of actors for the complicated boy-meets-girl tale. First, he needed an actress to play the film’s “manic pixie dream girl” — someone vulnerable enough for the audience to love, but strong enough to endure the consequences of her honest approach to life. He cast Zooey Deschanel. Then, he needed the right guy. He turned to Joseph Gor-

don-Levitt to play Tom, an idealist who falls insanely in love with Summer (Deschanel). Tom has trouble dealing with Summer’s honesty that their relationship is never going to be serious. “In a movie like this, you have to cast a dynamic. You have to cast a chemistry. You can’t cast them individually,” Webb says. Webb met with a lot of actors before finding just the right sparks with Deschanel and Gordon-Levitt. The chemistry between Gordon-Levitt and Deschanel is obvious when they meet for an interview about the movie. They go from finishing each other’s sentences to picking

on each other like a couple who have been together long enough to find great comfort together. Even something as simple as Deschanel talking about how she is either dressed in blue or near a blue wall in almost every scene of the film triggers a slightly loving, slightly sarcastic comment from Gordon-Levitt. “The color palette was designed around the blue eyes of Zooey,” Gordon-Levitt says with a smile. Deschanel flashes a smile back at him and, with the same slight amount of sarcasm, says, “He makes me blush.” If (500) Days of Summer had been a standard romantic

comedy, Weber could have cast any of dozens of young Hollywood actors. Because the movie is a more complicated coming-of-age story, masquerading as a romantic comedy, he needed actors who could handle both the light and dark material in the script. Gordon-Levitt might be best known for the TV comedy 3rd Rock from the Sun, but he earned raves for his dramatic performance in the film The Lookout. Deschanel’s no stranger to smart material, having built a solid career with independent movies such as Gigantic, Raving and Winter Passing. Those jobs came to Deschanel; she never goes after a part.

To the actress, a role never works if you try to force the connection. She just knows what feels right. When she was sent the script for (500) Days of Summer she initially passed until the script was rewritten to flesh out Summer. Once cast, Deschanel discovered she could relate to both characters. “They sort of represent two sides of our generation’s ambivalence toward love and romance and its place in our society and in our everyday lives ...,” Deschanel says before Gordon-Levitt jumps in to add, “... because everyone has been a Tom as some point and everybody has been a Summer at one point.”


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Lefevre ‘stunned’ Howard has her role in ‘Eclipse’ By CHRISTY LEMIRE Associated Press

LOS ANGELES — Bryce Dallas Howard is taking over as the villainous vampire Victoria in the third Twilight movie, and the actress who’s played the part in the first two films says she was “stunned” and “hurt deeply” by the switch. Rachelle Lefevre says she was unaware that Summit Entertainment, which is releasing the vampire saga, had chosen someone else to play her part in Eclipse. Summit announced Howard as her replacement late Tuesday, howard saying Lefevre had scheduling conflicts that would make her unable to participate in the production. But Lefevre said Wednesday that she was “fully committed” to returning as Victoria. She says her involvement in the drama Barney’s Version, starring Paul Giamatti and Dustin Hoffman, would only last 10 days. “I turned down several other film opportunities and, in accordance with my contractual rights, accepted only roles that would involve very short shooting schedules,” she said in a lengthy statement. “Although the production schedule for Eclipse is over three months long, Summit said they had a conflict during those 10 days and would not accommodate me. Given the length of filming for Eclipse, never did I fathom I would lose the role

over a 10-day overlap.” Summit says Lefevre didn’t inform the studio she would be shooting Barney’s Version — which will require her to be in Europe during rehearsal and at least 10 days of principal photography on Eclipse — until July 20, even though she reportedly signed onto the project in early June. The studio says it made her representatives aware several days ago that taking part in Barney’s Version could place her Eclipse job status in jeopardy. “Contrary to Ms. Lefevre’s statement, it is simply untrue that the studio dismissed her over a 10-day overlap,” Summit said in its own statement Wednesday night. “It is not about a 10-day overlap, but instead about the fact that The Twilight Saga: Eclipse is an ensemble production that has to accommodate the schedules of numerous actors while respecting the established creative vision of the filmmaker and most importantly the story.” The news shook up the fervent fans of the Twilight series: Several are circulating online petitions urging that she return, and the top-trending topic on Twitter for a while Wednesday afternoon was “Bring Back Rachelle.” Eclipse, based on the third book in Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight saga, is scheduled to begin shooting in Vancouver in August. Part two, New Moon, comes out Nov. 20. Howard, while a newcomer to the Twilight franchise, is no stranger to blockbusters, having co-starred in Spider-Man 3 and Terminator Salvation. She also appeared in The Village and Lady in the Water.

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Theater guru Dobbs does ‘beauty on a budget’ By Ben Flanagan bflanagan@annistonstar.com

When Kim Dobbs left Anniston, she never had a mind to return anytime soon. She had things to do, places to go, people to see. She explored theater, which she’d grown to love with great passion. Theater meant everything to her, and she’d travel up to New York City, back down to Atlanta and to wherever it took her just so long as she could walk out on that stage and entertain folks in front of her. Shortly after Dobbs left, Anniston developed the Alabama Shakespeare Festival. Her hometown saw a cultural boom almost as soon as she hit the road. When she returned home years later to see about some family matters, that festival was gone, and in order to bolster the theater community once again, she and other enthusiasts would start from the ground up. Now she’s Community Actors Studio Theater’s full-time artistic director and puts on several intricately designed, cast and choreographed shows per year in a town she’s more than happy to entertain. She talked to

The Star about CAST’s Kool Kids, what she learned on her journeys to bigger cities and what advice she’d give a teenager with big artistic ambitions. What did your travels to New York and Atlanta teach you about theater? It taught me that it’s a universal art form. It’s a way to communicate with all kinds of people in all kinds of ways. Theater can communicate in different ways. You’ve got your musical format, you’ve got your kinetic format and you’ve got your tragic format. Basically, what you have is live people reaching out to live people, which is a different kind of format from film and TV. What’s next for CAST? We’re currently casting Annie Get Your Gun, which runs in September. After that, we’re doing Moon Over Buffalo, which is a raucous comedy. After that, we’re doing Southern Hospitality, which is a Southern comedy. And we’ll see how we’re doing after that before we determine what we’re doing for our fourth show. Finances are an issue. When did you make the decision

to stay in Anniston? I moved back here to help my dad out after my mom died. After my dad died, I was looking into San Diego and Fort Lauderdale, and then I thought, “Well, why would I be moving,” and I said, “To find a theater and an audience.” Then I realized I have that here already, so I bought a house and decided to stay and capitalize on what I’d already built. I’m hoping that was the right decision. I guess we’ll find out soon enough. (laughs) What kind of a difference has CAST made in your life as an artist and an educator? It has taken me back to my roots. I never thought I would ever go back to my roots, so it was a surprise to me that I’m here. A big surprise to me and everybody who knew me. The difference that it’s made is that it’s connected me to the people who treasure my art. Before, I was not connected to my audience because I would arrive at noon, set up, do the show, load out and off to the next city. While I was connected to my audience at the little soiree after the show, people I had just

met. It’s not the same as here where I know the people and after the show I’ll walk down the street and my audience comes up and says, “That was a great show I saw on Saturday night.” I’m in my public’s eye now where I wasn’t before. I used to enjoy the anonymity of it all. But now there is no more anonymity. It’s a different connection when I see the people who see my work. People are very gracious in their praise. I used to get reviews in the paper. Now I get reviews in the grocery store. It’s a little different. What does a program like Kool Kids represent in terms of spreading awareness of the importance of performing arts? These kids probably would not see theater. I’m not saying definitely would not, but probably would not. It’s probably not a part of what their lives would have encompassed. The fact that they not only see it now, but they participate in it, and then they talk about it to other folks that they’re connected with that I’m not necessarily connected with. So it expands not only

This story is the second in a series that will examine Calhoun County’s arts and entertainment scene. The Anniston Star surveyed members of the community who play prominent roles in delivering residents with high-quality entertainment options about their craft and how they feel about the local entertainment scene. The series will feature local musicians, fine artists, filmmakers, arts educators and public figures who make entertainment decisions in the county. The mission of the series is to offer an introspective look at this area as a cultural attraction in Alabama and the Southeast. The Star takes a look at local entertainment’s past, present and what it could and should be, seen through the eyes of the entertainers.


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How do you feel about Calhoun County’s thirst for the arts? I feel like there is an audience out there that loves it, and there’s an audience out there that needs to experience it. I feel that once an audience comes in and experiences it, I’d say about 90 percent of people that come in want to come back, or maybe even 95 percent. I’m feeling that I just need to continue spreading the word because it sells itself. I hope that will continue because that is my life as well as my livelihood. I need my audience, and I need my audience to be glad to be there.

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Why do you think young artists have the itch to leave their small hometowns and embark on journeys to larger cities with bigger audiences? I think that’s a normal human condition to want to explore what’s out there beyond your own area, your own boundaries that are set up geographically in our lives. I think it’s a normal thing for folks to want to go beyond what they’ve experienced. I think that young artists, or I as a young artist, just want to see what’s out there. When you experience your world that contributes to the art that you’re exploring, you have more to draw from. The more experiences you have, the more you expand your horizons, the more you have to draw from in order to express your art.

NEW YORK — Goodbye, Dolly. 9 to 5: The Musical, the Broadway show that features a score by country superstar Dolly Parton, will close Labor Day weekend after a disappointing fourmonth run, its producers announced Wednesday. The musical will have played 148 performances when it closes Sept. 6 at the Marquis Theatre. “I couldn’t have asked for a better experience on my first Broadway show,” Parton said. “I’ve had the privilege of working with an amazing group of people who have become like family to me.” A national tour is expected to start in September 2010 at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center in Nashville. 9 to 5 is based on the 1980 film and stars Allison Janney, Stephanie J. Block and Megan Hilty as three female office workers who plot against their sexist boss, played by Marc Kudisch. Parton, Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda and Dabney Coleman were featured in the movie. The show’s weekly grosses have drifted downward during the prime summer tourist season, usually a good time for musicals. Last week, for example, 9 to 5 grossed $694,650, less than 50 percent of the gross potential at the Marquis. 9 to 5 most likely will lose most of its production costs, which have not been disclosed by its producers. Yet Parton was optimistic about the future of 9 to 5. “I can’t wait for this show to hit the road so people across the country can see why I’m so proud of everyone involved,” she said. “And I’m so pleased that we’ll be opening the tour in Nashville. Great things happen in Nashville.”

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ABOVE: Kim Dobbs is the artistic director of CAST and choreographer for the theater group’s latest production, ‘Annie Get Your Gun.’ OPPOSITE PAGE: Dobbs leads a group in song during rehearsal at First Presbyterian Church in Anniston.

What would you tell an 18-year-old who was contemplating leaving this area because of his or her dissatisfaction with the cultural arts scene? I would encourage them to follow their heart. That’s what I always encourage artists to do. You don’t know what your particular journey is intended to be, so you have to follow your own heart to find out where you’re supposed to go and gather your experience that you can draw from in order to express your art to your audience. So yes, I do encourage people to leave. But I encourage them to come back, too, if that is where their heart is sending them. That’s what I did, and that’s what worked for me.

What can Calhoun County do to improve as a cultural center in the state of Alabama and in the Southeast? They can support it. That’s my mantra. That’s what I put on everything to say every time I’m on stage is, “Thank you for supporting live theater in our community.” They can go see a show, they can sign a nephew up to learn how to sing or dance or be a member of Young Artists for a Better World. They can get involved. Come to the Randy awards. Join the board of directors. They can give money. That’s a big thing. Keeping the arts going requires money. People are astounded that we’re surviving here with as little money as we have coming in. I like to say I do beauty on a budget. It does require some money. I think that right now is a crucial time for us, and I imagine all arts groups. Will we survive next season? That’s the question we’re asking. In order to survive, we have to have folks come buy tickets and buy ads and give donations. All of that is crucial for us to do what we do. I can do a lot on nothing, but I can’t do everything on nothing.

How had the arts scene changed from before you left Anniston to when you returned? I left just before the Alabama Shakespeare Festival got started, so there was a big art explosion in essence going on in my hometown while I was gone. But then when I came back, what I found was the festival was gone.

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to the Kool Kids, but to their connections, which I hope will be huge. I hope these kids get inspired to spread the word of how wonderful the art of theater can be and how that art can continue to connect to their aunt, their cousin, their preacher, their teacher and their neighbor. I look at it as a ripple that spreads in the sea of theater.


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Country Drifters What: Country When: 6 p.m. Where: Rabbittown Café and Fiddlers Hall, 900 Rabbittown Road, Piedmont How much: $5 donation for the band Contact: 435-8008 (weekends) or 435-3987 (Monday-Friday evenings) Herschel Keeton When: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Where: Golden Saw Music Hall, 5196 Pleasant Valley Road, Jacksonville How much: Free Contact: 435-4696 Larry Keel When: 8:30 p.m. Where: VFW Post 924, 100 U.S. 431, Anniston How much: $4 Contact: 238-8047 Stone Free What: Blues, classic Rock, southern rock covers When: 8:30 p.m. Where: 19th Hole Sports Grille, 66 Galloway Gate Road, McClellan How much: Free Contact: 820-9315 RPM What: Classic rock, southern rock, blues covers When: 9 p.m. Where: AJs Sunset Bar and Grill, 1500 Hillyer Robinson Pkwy., Anniston How much: TBD Contact: 832-5000 Prowlerz When: 9 p.m. Where: Coyote Mike’s, 2810 Alabama 202, Anniston How much: $4 Contact: 237-2227 Keitha Williams What: Country, southern rock When: 9:30 p.m. Where: Peerless Saloon, 13 W. 10th St., Anniston How much: $3 Contact: 237-1899 DJ Screem When: 9:30 p.m.

{get out and do something} Where: Shooter’s Lounge, 1001 Noble St., Anniston How much: $3 Contact: 310-1609 Feverdog When: 11 p.m. Where: Brother’s Bar, 206 Pelham Road S., Jacksonville How much: $7 for under 21, $5 for 21 and up Contact: 435-6090

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Steak dinner and poetry night What: Steak dinner from 5-8 p.m., poetry reading from 8-10 p.m. When: 5-10 p.m. Where: American Legion Post 312, 1330 W. 10th St., Anniston How much: Free, $5 cover charge begins at 9 p.m. Contact: 236-9434 Music video shoot and concert What: Extras needed for video of local band Chaotic Theory’s song “For the Kill.” Audience must be willing to take direction. Free food and drink while supplies last. Concert will take place afterward. When: 6 p.m. Where: The Smoking Moose, 1214 Noble St., Anniston How much: Free Contact: 741-9300 or www.myspace. com/chaotictheory111

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Southern Nites What: Country, southern rock When: 8:30 p.m. Where: VFW Post 924, 100 U.S. 431, Anniston How much: $4 Contact: 238-8047 Prowlerz When: 9 p.m. Where: Coyote Mike’s, 2810 Alabama 202, Anniston How much: $4 Contact: 237-2227

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Two Monkeys, A Porcupine and a Very Wise Turtle What: Children’s theater, best suited for children 14 and under When: 10 a.m. Where: JSU Amphitheater on Ernest Stone Center property How much: $3 for children, $2 for adults

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Downtown Anniston Farmers Market What: Live music, cooking demos, gas and grocery card giveaways When: 8 a.m.-noon Where: Zinn Park, corner or 14th Street and Gurnee Avenue, Anniston How much: Free, items priced as marked Contact: 236-0996 Multicultural Picnic What: Picnic, swimming, games, flag parade, awards ceremony for Calhoun

County Hispanics, music and dance festivities. Sponsored by the Calhoun County Hispanic American Association. When: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Where: Jacksonville Community Center, 501 Alexandria Road, Jacksonville How much: Pool fun is $2 Contact: 820-0840 Filming of “Can U Relate?” What: Local “info-tainment” show featuring music by Alabama’s Boyz of Triumph When: 4:15-6:15 p.m. Where: The Bridge, First United Methodist Church, 1400 Noble St., Anniston How much: $10 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under Contact: 282-4456 or canwetalk08@ gmail.com

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Expressions What: Off-Broadway production featuring a special tribute to Michael Jackson. Presented by S.H.A.D.O.W.Y (Showing How Adults Do Outstanding Work With Youth) When: 6 p.m. Where: JSU/McClellan Auditorium, 100 Gamecock Drive, Anniston How much: $10 for adult advance tick-

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Mama Tompkins Gospel Singing What: With special guest Richard Robertson, formerly with Ivy Parker and the Bill Gaither singings When: 1:30 p.m. Where: Jacksonville Community Center, 501 Alexandria Rd., Jacksonville How much: Free Contact: 435-7686 Just Country with Curt Shull and Ray Vaughn What: Country When: 6 p.m. Where: Rabbittown Café and Fiddlers Hall, 900 Rabbittown Road, Piedmont How much: $5 donation for the band Contact: 435-8008 (weekends) or 435-3987 (Monday-Friday evenings)

Fabulous Frocks and Frills What: See changes in fashion during the 19th and early 20th centuries. When: Through Sept. 13; TuesdaySaturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Where: Berman Museum lobby and Changing Exhibit Gallery, 840 Museum Drive, Anniston How much: $5 for adults, $4 for children (4-17), Free for children 3 and younger Contact: 237-6261 Baby on Board What: An Exhibition of Native American Cradleboards What: Unique Native American infant carriers, on loan from

local collector Dr. Gerald Woodruff. When: Through Aug. 31; TuesdaySaturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Where: Anniston Museum of Natural History, 800 Museum Drive, Anniston How much: $4.50 for adults; $3.50 for children (ages 4-17), Free for children 3 and younger. Contact: 237-6766 JSU Art Alliance First Invitational What: A variety of art from the members of the JSU Art Alliance When: Through August Where: Art Works Gallery, 921 Noble St., Anniston How much: Free Contact: 782-5626 or 782-3732


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Bike night feat. Jim “Dawg” Parks What: Classic Rock, blues, funk When: 7 p.m. Where: The Office, 1016 Noble St., Anniston How much: Free Contact: 238-6282

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Bike night feat. Firewater What: Free food beginning at 6 p.m., music begins at 7 p.m. When: 6 p.m. Where: Coyote Mike’s, 2810 Alabama 202, Anniston How much: Free Contact: 237-2227 Keitha Williams What: Acoustic rock covers When: 7-10 p.m. Where: Mellow Mushroom, 33 Industrial Drive, Oxford (behind Lowe’s) How much: Free Contact: 835-1444 Abby Parks What: Americana, folk, indie When: 8 p.m. Where: The Vault, 2 Public Sq. W., Jacksonville How much: Free Contact: 782-0102 Justin Howard What: Alternative, acoustic, folk rock When: 10 p.m. Where: Effina’s Tuscan Grill, 501 Pelham Rd. N., Jacksonville How much: Free Contact: 782-0008

To contribute to the calendar, call Deirdre Long at 235-3589 or e-mail dlong@annistonstar.com

New ‘Futurama’ will alienate fans if deal isn’t done Imagine if all the voices of The Simpsons were recast with different actors. If you’re a fan, you’d be pretty ticked off, right? What is the show without all of those talented voices behind them? Well, buckle your seat belts, kids. It looks like the next voyage of the Planet Express Ship will leave the voice actors of Futurama behind. Dan Comedy Central Whisenhunt plans to air new Pushing Buttons episodes of the sci-fi inspired cartoon series, but, according to published reports, the studio is balking at the salary demands of the actors. Variety.com reports they want around $75,000 an episode. The budget for the show is smaller, and producer 20th Century Fox has announced it is seeking new voice actors. Consider the impact: Billy West voices Phillip J. Fry, Professor Hubert J. Farnsworth, Dr. John A. Zoidberg (one of the best) and Zapp Brannigan (my personal favorite.) That’s the equivalent of removing Dan Castellaneta from The Simpsons. In addition to Homer, he voices countless other characters. If that were to happen, there’d be really no point in watching the show. Times are tough, but is there any-

one who thinks 20th Century Fox is hurting for money? The company has other high-profile deals with actors. The principle actors on The Simpsons make $400,000 an episode, according to BBC News. No, Futurama is not The Simpsons, but they do have the same creator, Matt Groening. It’s just hard to imagine the show without the actors that made it so endearing. I cannot think of a more profound display of disrespect to the fans of Futurama. I, for one, won’t waste my time with such foolishness. Word to the wise: Either pay these performers what they’re worth (which is in my opinion far more than $75,000 an episode) or get busy cranking out the next Family Guy spin-off. All fans of this show should boycott any Futurama episode aired without these great actors.

‘NCAA Football 10’ By this time of year, college football fans are so desperate they’re liable to hook the next “NCAA Football” directly into their veins. EA Sports is the supplier and, like clockwork, they crank out these games in the dead of summer. The PlayStation 3 version of “NCAA Football 10” carries a real sting for Alabama fans; the cover features the quarterback for the University of Utah. Ahh, the pain! The suffering! Anywho, this game has become

an annual event with a fading staying power. The price is jacked up, the rewards are fleeting and the game play doesn’t differ much from previous versions. The Season Showdown mode allows players from different schools to compete online for prestige. The game also adds sideline reporter Erin Andrews. The graphics on the game aren’t a drastic improvement over prior versions, though anything on the newer systems look nice. I find my team, Alabama, can’t overcome the dumb-luck factor even though it has a highly rated offense and defense. Army returned my missed field goal for a touchdown? Really? Mississippi State ran my kick-off back for a touchdown twice in a row? Are you kidding me? Try as I may, I can’t seem to get any offense going. When you’re playing online against USC and they’re up by four touchdowns at the half, you know it’s time to bow out. The nice thing about that is the network looks for other players to replace you so the bloodbath can continue without you. This game will surely please college football addicts, who can’t get enough (me). I just can’t escape the feeling that EA puts a minimal amount of effort into these games because they know most of us will pay for it, regardless. “NCAA Football 10” gets three-andone-half buttons out of five.

Nintendo sees strong second half on new titles By TOMOKO A. HOSAKA Associated Press

TOKYO — Japanese video game and console maker Nintendo Co. reports fiscal first quarter earnings on Thursday. The following is a summary of key developments and analyst opinion related to the period. OVERVIEW: Nintendo has weathered the global recession in relatively good shape, and as President Satoru Iwata often says, his company is more resilient than most during economic downturns. Still, the Kyoto-based maker of Pokemon and Super Mario games is feeling the squeeze from slumping consumer demand and intensifying competition from rivals Sony Corp. and Microsoft Corp. Sales of the Wii game console and DS handheld device are down sharply from last year. In June sales of game hardware, software and accessories plunged 31 percent from the same month last year to $1.17 billion, according to market researcher NPD Group. It was the largest year-over-year decline the industry has seen in nearly nine years. Nintendo also faces concerns about competition after

last month’s Electronic Entertainment Expo, where both Sony and Microsoft unveiled prototype motion-control devices for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Nintendo’s Wii was the first console to employ a motion-detecting controller when it debuted in 2006. Nintendo showcased the Wii MotionPlus, an attachment that uses sensors to more precisely mimic gamers’ hand movements on screen. The only new apparatus it debuted this year was the Wii Vitality Sensor, which can check a player’s pulse. That prompted some to wonder if Nintendo had run out of ideas. BY THE NUMBERS: Nintendo continues to be bullish about the future, forecasting a 7.5 percent rise in net profit to 300 billion yen for the fiscal year through March 2010. But it expects sales to edge down 2.1 percent to 1.8 trillion yen, and operating profit to drop 11.8 percent to 490 billion yen. Analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters, on average, expect fiscal year profit of 317.9 billion yen. Nintendo expects to sell 26 million more Wii machines in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2010, and 30 million more DS machines, including some of the revamped DSi handsets.

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P.T. Barnum would be jealous of today’s reality shows By Luaine Lee

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In the old days people would scrape together their nickels and dimes to visit the circus or carnival when it blew into town. Boasting a dizzying array of wonders, one of the prime attractions of this rural Babylon was the side show. The side show featured all kinds of what P.T. Barnum called “human curiosities” — the freaks and geeks of the 19th century — the Fat Lady, the Strong Man, the Dog-faced boy, the diminutive Dwarf. Well, step right up, ladies and gentlemen, all that grandeur is still here in the form of TV’s reality shows, and it doesn’t cost one thin dime. The fat lady has been remastered as Ruby, The Biggest Loser, Dance Your Ass Off. The strong man is alive and well on Raw, SmackDown, Wipeout, American Gladiators. Of course, when P.T. Barnum turned tiny Charles Sherwood Stratton into Tom Thumb, the most famous little person in the world, he had no idea that 21st century America would follow his lead with The Little Couple and Little People, Big World. The Tattooed Man had yokels gasping at the intricate designs on his body. Now we elicit the same fascination with Tattoo Highway, LA Ink and Miami Ink. Hucksters were exploiting children a long time before we got into the act. At the 1915 World’s Fair live babies were on display to demonstrate a newfangled contraption called the incubator. But we’ve taken child exploitation to a whole new level with reality shows like Table for 12, 18 Kids and Counting, Raising Sextuplets, Supernanny and the sovereign leaders of grasping parents, Jon & Kate Plus 8. For some reason viewers seem entranced with screaming rug rats vying for attention — which is hard to get when you have enough siblings to make up a basketball team. The champion of multiple births, Nadya Suleman (“Octomom”), recently signed on the dotted line for a couple of documentaries on her ill-gotten brood, declaring she doesn’t want to profit from her kids. We’ve learned recently how “real” these reality shows are, as the marriage of Jon and Kate Gosselin collapsed, they both insisted they intend to continue the family show (and those juicy paychecks). Two years ago when CBS boosted Kid Nation on an unsuspecting public — where kids were left unsupervised for 40 days in an abandoned town to form a “society” — wasn’t anyone thinking Lord of the Flies? A series like Toddlers & Tiaras offers an interesting perspective on child exploitation. It’s a show about hysterically zealous mothers pushing and primping their young daughters into strutting their stuff like burlesque queens in hot pursuit of trophies or prizes. It’s a reality show exploiting children ABOUT the most egregious exploitation of children you can imagine. The Snake-Oil Salesman, who set up his wagon at the circus and sold elixirs that cured everything that ails you, is still with us. Chillblains, the ague, nosebleeds, women’s complaints, sore muscles, weak livers, shingles and constipation — all were eased by this tiny bottle of perfection. We have our snake-oil salesmen of today, only they concentrate on mental health instead of the physical. One tart scolding from Dr. Phil and you will no longer cheat on your wife. A short stay at Dr.

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LEFT: Ruby Gettinger is the star of ‘Ruby,’ a show that satisfies the voyeuristic cravings of many viewers who tune into reality shows. RIGHT: Daylee Ellis competes in a pageant on ‘Toddlers and Tiaras.’ Drew’s plush Pasadena rehab center will stop your alcohol dependency and one tear-stained “Intervention” (and 28 days away from the family) will cure your meth addiction. Still, we treasure shows today that never would have occurred to P.T. Barnum. We watch a whole category of wealthy, superficial, egocentric women from The Real Housewives of New York, Orange County, New Jersey, Atlanta ... wherever. There’s the spiritually challenged Kimora from Life in the Fast Lane, and the Kardashian clan, who think, somehow, we all want to keep up with them. Rock stars Ozzie Osbourne and Gene Simmons capitalize on their fame to propel their own reality shows about their families. Though Ozzie is barely coherent, his wife, Sharon, never misses an opportunity to seize the limelight. We follow the uncouth Dog the Bounty Hunter, who dresses like an S&M master and hunts down weak-willed folk who’ve skipped bail. We watch men who repossess cars, cranky hucksters who flip houses, teams who clean messy houses, pudgy matchmakers who hook up millionaires, plastic surgeons who implant double Ds and meter maids who pass out parking tickets. Barnum never had it so good. qqq

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eight clothing designers from Project Runway for a designer face-off on Aug. 20. Designers from past shows will meet to compete in a two-hour special on Project Runway’s new home, Lifetime. Returning will be Chris March, Daniel Vosovic, Santino Rice, Sweet P, Korto Momolu, Uli Herzner, Jeffrey Sebelia and Mychael Knight. Of those, only Sebelia actually won first place on the show. This is a good thing, because the best designers never win on Project Runway. It’s always the designer who creates the most outlandish outfits, couture that even Bette Midler wouldn’t be caught dead in. Maybe these will do better. qqq

Joely Richardson, the younger sister of the late Natasha Richardson, will be starring as Catherine Parr, Henry VIII’s last wife, in the final season of The Tudors, premiering next year on Showtime. Richardson, who comes from a long line of actors and directors, says she and her sister were very different. “My sister was a real homebody and she liked cooking and watching television and I was more a tomboy. I liked climbing trees and that sort of thing. We were so different that we weren’t competitive with each other at all. When we both went into acting our lives were so different I think we had different strengths and weaknesses so I wouldn’t say we were competitive.”


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The rebranding of ‘Syfy’: Another tiny step toward empty marketing The Philadelphia Inquirer

Syfy. Clear your head and imagine all the wonders that word conjures up in your mind’s eye. In your soul. In your imagination. In fact, why don’t you Imagine greater? (And, please, keep a lid on the backward-looking, grammar-fetishist part of your mind that might object: “Imagine greater what?”) This is the sort of nonsense being sold by corporate suits at the Sci-Fi Channel, which on July 7 changed its name to Syfy. First, let’s get something straight: I love Sci-Fi’s (or Syfy’s) shows. The cabler is one of the few places that value creative programming. But after two weeks, I still can’t stand the meaningless name, and I cringe whenever I hear “Imagine greater.” (And, yes, I can’t help but ask each time: “Greater what?”) It’s all straight out of a Monty Python skit: The change (in name) hides the fact that there’s been no change in content. As Syfy president Dave Howe tells the latest issue of Channel Guide magazine, “There isn’t going to be much of a major programming overhaul at all.” Um ... OK! Right! Sorry to ask, but, why rebrand at all? “What the new brand does is make more sense of what we’ve already been doing,” says Howe, who clearly belongs to the Stop Making Sense school of linguistics. If Howe worries that people who see the old label will expect “space-based ... traditional ... kind of sci-fi,” then why change it to a word pronounced exactly the same? (I say tomahto, you say ... tymyty?) Syfy “gives us a point of view on the genre,” Howe says — as in the view from no-where, no-thing, and nosense. “It gives us an attitude, it gives us a personality.” (I’ve always thought chimeras had great personalities, too.) So how does Howe

describe Syfy’s fare? “We’re going to occupy the broad landscape of sci-fi fantasy.” Yep, he said sci-fi. For the record, Sci-Fi always has offered a broad range of shows. Howe contends that the change will attract more consumers. It’s a simple logic: The new name and slogan are meaningless and empty, and so they’re malleable enough to fit any product, including, say, presidential candidates. Syfy’s move is another tiny step in an ongoing revolution to remake our entire world in the name of consumerism. When every possible product, including art, must appeal to every possible person, and every idea must be understood by everyone, then anything that is different is mashed down into the same bland porridge. Unlike new terms from the worlds of science, rock and hip-hop music, or street culture, which expand language, rebranding impoverishes culture. It also reveals the empti-

ness of what passes for innovation in today’s corporate world. It seems that unless CEOs fiddle with their products on a regular basis, they’ll be accused of ineffectiveness. And what better way to look busy than change labels? It’s a sylly shell game. A trick to pacyfy stockholders and vyewers. And it amounts to little more than stringing together a bunch of buzzwords: rebranding, repositioning, forward-looking, and that recent standby, synergy. (Now, that’s an idea! How’s the Synergy Channel? Sci-FiErgy? SyFynergy?) You don’t need a semiotician or a synergistic Bard to tell you this all amounts to “a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.”

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By Tirdad Derakhshani

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The identity of the featured celebrity is found within the answers in the puzzle. In order to take the TV Challenge, unscramble the letters noted with asterisks within the puzzle. 6. Namesakes of blues ACROSS singer Ms. James 1. “Ghost __” 7. Role in “Gone 8. “__ the Sheriff” (1987-89) With the Wind” 9. Adam Brody’s role 8. “Clean __”; 1994 on “The O.C.” (’03-’07) Dana Carvey movie 10. Role on “Chuck” (2) 11. Series with the highest 14. Fountain order Nielsen rating in 1999 15. TV pooch 12. Prefix for run or view 16. Part of the title of 13. Word in James Bonnie Franklin’s Caan’s recent series 1975-84 series (2) 14. Coffee holder 17. “The Man From __”; 20. Rustic dwellings 1934 John Wayne film 21. “__ __ of Blue”; 1965 18. Easy and Sesame: abbr. Sidney Poitier film 19. __ Hackman 22. Wyle and others 20. “Parker Lewis __ Lose” 23. Six-pointers, for short (1990-93) 24. “__ About You” 24. Year of Spencer 25. “The __ Garden”; 1964 Tracy’s birth Hayley Mills movie 27. Like peas in __ __ 26. Excessive enthusiasm 28. Cry of discovery 29. “Grace Under __” 29. “__ Actress”; ’05 sitcom (1993-98) 32. Complaints from those 30. “Once __ Eagle” being fleeced (1976-77) 33. “__ __ the Stars” 31. Initials for singer Grimes 36. When doubled, a 1997 34. “Top __”; cartoon Jim Carrey film title series of the 1960s 37. Abbreviations at 35. Actor Wheaton the end of some business names 38. Actress on “Private Practice” (2) DOWN 1. Jill of “The Love Boat” 2. “__ __ Mayor”; 1986 sitcom 3. Suffix for violin or harp 4. Network that broadcasts “World Series of Poker” 5. Peggy __; Aunt Rose’s portrayer on “The Waltons”

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Access Hollywood Å

5 WTTO Two and a Half Men ’ 8 WJXS Lone Ranger Wheel of Fortune “Coast H WJSU to Coast” Å

TV’s 50 Funniest Phrases The 50 funniest catchphras- America’s Got Talent Elimination; Mariah Carey. ’ es said on television. ’ (Part 1 of 2) Å (Live) Å America’s Next Top Model ’ Å America’s Next Top Model “New York’s Finest” ’ ’Bama’s Greatest Games ’Bama’s Greatest Games Buster Miles Auto Cheers ’ Å Wipeout Former fan favorites return for an all-star I Survived a Japanese Game Show (N) ’ Å episode. (N) ’ Å

Entertainment Tonight (N) The New Adventures of J WIAT ’ Å Old Christine ’ Å L WPXH ¥ WABM CABLE ^ TV-2

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AMC ANPL BBC BET BIO BRAVO CMTV COMEDY DISC DISN E! ESPN ESPN2 FAM FOOD FOXSS FX FXM GSN HALL HBO H&G HIST LIFE MAX MILIT MTV NGEO NICK SCIENCE SHOW SOAP SPEED SPIKE SPSO SYFY TBN TBS TCM TLC TNT TOON TVLND USA VH1

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CNBC CNN CSPAN CSPAN2 FNC MSNBC

Reba “Proud Reba” ’ Family Guy ’ Å ENTERTAINMENT Entertainment Tonight CSI: Miami “Identity” ’ ›››› “Dances With Wolves” (1990) Å

Gary Unmarried “Gary Gets His Stuff Back” ’

Criminal Minds “Minimal Loss” Reid and Prentiss are taken hostage while investigating a cult. Å

The Philanthropist “Kashmir” One of Phillip and Teddy’s college friends asks for help. (N) ’ Å The King of Queens ’ TV24 Local News Primetime: Crime ’ Å

The King of Queens ’ TV24 Local News

NBC 13 News at 10:00pm The Tonight Show With (N) Å Conan O’Brien (N) Å

The Andy Griffith Show The Andy Griffith Show Rick & Bubba Å Rick & Bubba Å ABC 33/40 News at 10PM Nightline (N) Å (N)

CSI: NY The CSI team gets a huge break in tracking the CBS 42 News at 10 (N) killer of a former medical examiner. ’ Å

Late Show With David Letterman ’ Å

Reba ’ Å ›› “Unlawful Entry” (1992, Suspense) Kurt Russell, Ray Liotta. A disturbed policeman terrorizes a happily married couple. World’s Funniest Moments ’ (Live) Å Magic’s Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed ’ Å The Simpsons ’ Å The Simpsons ’ Å

Paid Program ’ House of Payne

Local Programming Dog the Bounty Hunter “Friends and Neighbors” Dog the Bounty Hunter “The Set-Up” Å Dog the Bounty Hunter “The Searchers” Å ››› “The Dirty Dozen” (1967, War) Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, Charles Bronson. Major turns 12 GI felons into commandos. Å

Action News Nightbeat Local Programming Criss Angel Mindfreak “Luxor Light” Å ›› “Hamburger Hill” (1987) Anthony Barrile.

Venom 911 Snake bites. World News 106 & Park: Top 10 Live City Confidential Å Top Chef Masters Å Extreme-Home Scrubs “My Princess” Myth: Jaws Special Hannah Montana “Promma Mia” ’ Å

Untamed and Uncut Icelandic horses. ’ Å Monsters Inside Me “Living With the Enemy” (N) Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares Moore Place. Å Gordon Ramsay’s F Word (N) Å “Linewatch” (2008) Cuba Gooding Jr. Premiere. A border patrolman’s past comes back to haunt him. Biography “George Michael” George Michael. Å Biography “Boy George” Å Top Chef Masters “Trick in a Box” Å Top Chef Masters The top six chefs get a surprise. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition “Latif Family” ’ The Singing Bee ’ Daily Show-Jon Stewart The Colbert Report Å Futurama ’ Å South Park Å MythBusters: Jaws Special ’ (Part 2 of 2) Å Great White Appetite ’ Å “Motocrossed” (2001, Adventure) Alana Austin, Mary-Margaret Humes, Trever Phineas and Ferb “Flop O’Brien. A teen poses as her brother and competes in motocross races. Å Starz” Hit song. Å

I Shouldn’t Be Alive “Kidnap in the Killing Fields” BBC World News America Å The Game Å The Game Å Biography “ABBA” Å Top Chef Masters “Dietary Restrictions” (N) Å The Singing Bee ’ South Park Å Michael Man vs. Fish With Matt Watson “Mako Shark” (N) Wizards of Waverly Place Hannah Montana “Prom“Art Teacher” ’ ma Mia” ’ Å

REAL Sports House Hunters Modern Marvels “Water” Water. Å

›› “Mamma Mia!” (2008) Meryl Streep. A single hotelier prepares for her daughter’s wedding. ‘PG-13’ Property Virgins Å Property Virgins Å House Hunters Income Property Å MonsterQuest Investigators try to prove that the elusive MonsterQuest “Mega Jaws” Investigating sightings of a monster known as sasquatch exists. Å 60-foot shark. Å

True Blood “Release Me” ’ Å House Hunters Renovation Realities Ice Road Truckers “Ocean Run” Lisa Kelly braves the Arctic Ocean Ice Road. Å

Abundant Life Church House of Payne

Monsters Inside Me “Living With the Enemy” ’ Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares Moore Place. Å The Wendy Williams Show Boris Kodjoe. (N) Å Urban Legends (N) Å Urban Legends Å Top Chef Masters “Dietary Restrictions” Å Crossroads Kelly Clarkson and Reba McEntire. ’ Daily Show-Jon Stewart The Colbert Report (N) MythBusters Testing Hollywood shark myths. Å The Suite Life of Zack & That’s So Raven New supCody ’ Å plier. ’ Å

The Daily 10 (N) 25 Most Memorable Swimsuit Moments Bathing suits. Farrah Fawcett: The E! True Hollywood Story Å Chelsea Lately (N) E! News ●MLB Baseball (Subject to Blackout) (Live) Å ●Baseball Tonight (Live) Å ●SportsCenter (Live) Å ●NFL Live (Live) Å ●Baseball Big League -- Final. From Easley, S.C. (Live) ●Soccer Barcelona at Seattle Sounders FC. From Qwest Field in Seattle. (Live) That ’70s Show ’ Å ›› “Stick It” (2006) Jeff Bridges. A rebellious teen attends a gymnastics academy. Å America’s Funniest Home Videos ’ Å The 700 Club Å Challenge BBQ Unwrapped Barbecue secrets. Throwdown-Bobby Flay Throwdown-Bobby Flay Dinner: Impossible Barbie-inspired bash. Good Eats “Oat Cuisine” Unwrapped Hooters Dreamgirl ●WPS Soccer Los Angeles Sol at Chicago Red Stars. The Scoopage ●The Final Score (Live) ●Reloaded ●The Final Score (Live) The Day After Tomorrow ›› “The Core” (2003, Action) Aaron Eckhart, Hilary Swank, Delroy Lindo. Scientists travel to the center of the Earth. ›› “The Core” (2003, Action) Aaron Eckhart. Life After Film School ››› “Romancing the Stone” (1984, Adventure) Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito. Å ››› “Cocoon” (1985, Fantasy) Don Ameche, Wilford Brimley, Brian Dennehy. Å Deal or No Deal ’ Å Family Feud Å Be a Millionaire Family Feud ’ Å Be a Millionaire The Newlywed Game Catch 21 Å Deal or No Deal ’ Å M*A*S*H A robust nurse is Touched by an Angel Monica helps a father and son Touched by an Angel Monica helps a baseball coach Touched by an Angel “Tough Love” Monica forces a The Golden Girls “DiaThe Golden Girls Dorothy’s lonely and sad. Å put their lives back together. ’ Å come to terms with his impending death. ’ journalist to admit she has a drinking problem. ’ mond in the Rough” ’ daughter separates. Real Time With Bill Maher ’ Å Big Amazing My First Place Lock N’ Load With R. Lee Ermey “Machine Guns” Gunny delves into the history of the machine gun.

Reba ’ Å Reba ’ Å Reba ’ Å › “Down to You” (2000, Romance-Comedy) Freddie Prinze Jr., Julia Stiles, Selma Blair. Å Will & Grace ’ Å Will & Grace “Election” Live Free or Die Hard ’ ›› “Hackers” (1995) Jonny Lee Miller. Premiere. Teen computer freaks vs. embezzler. ’ ‘PG-13’ Å ›› “The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor” (2008, Adventure) Brendan Fraser. ’ ‘PG-13’ Å Unsolved History Å Clash of Wings “Hitler’s Biggest Gamble” ’ Å Feats of Valor ’ Å War Dogs of the Pacific (N) ’ Clash of Wings “Hitler’s Biggest Gamble” ’ Å True Life ’ Å Making His Band ’ The Real World “Cancun” ’ Å The Real World “Cancun” (N) ’ Å Real World XXII Cancun The Real World ’ Å Explorer Lockdown “Life on the Outside” ’ Shadow Soldiers “Brazil” (N) Locked Up Abroad “Sierra Leone” (N) Lockdown “Life on the Outside” ’ iCarly “iFence” ’ Å Malcolm in the Middle Malcolm in the Middle George Lopez ’ Å George Lopez ’ Å George Lopez ’ Å George Lopez ’ Å The Nanny ’ Å The Nanny ’ Å Survivorman ’ Å Survivorman ’ Å Mantracker The Yukon wilderness. ’ Å Mantracker Brian and Samantha. ’ Å Survivorman ’ Å ›› “Music Within” (2007, Drama) Ron Livingston. iTV Premiere. ‘R’ Nurse Jackie (iTV) Å Weeds “Suck ’n’ Spit” ›› “Hostel Part II” (2007, Horror) Lauren German, Roger Bart. iTV. ’ ‘R’ ››› 3:10 to Yuma ‘R’ Young-Restless All My Children Today ’ Å One Life to Live Today ’ Å Holidate (N) General Hospital Today ’ Å Pass Time New American Thunder Pinks -- All Outtakes (N) Pass Time (N) Pass Time (N) Wrecked “The Blizzard” Wrecked “The Blizzard” Pimp My Ride Pass Time CSI: Crime Scn ●UFC’s Ultimate 100 Greatest Fights ’ Ultimate Fighting Championship 89: Bisping vs. Leben ’ Å ●MLB Baseball Atlanta Braves at San Diego Padres. From PETCO Park in San Diego. (Subject to Blackout) ’ ●Top 25 Atlanta Braves Moments MLB Baseball Atlanta Braves at San Diego Padres. Ghost Hunters ’ Å Ghost Hunters “Lost Souls” ’ Å Ghost Hunters International “Spirits of Italy” (N) ’ Ghost Hunters International ’ Å Ghost Hunters International “Spirits of Italy” Å Billy Graham Classic Behind the Scenes Å Grant Jeffrey Å Secrets of Bible Jack Van Impe Presents Macedonian Call Annual telethon. Seinfeld “The Shoes” ’ House of Payne House of Payne Meet the Browns Meet the Browns House of Payne House of Payne House of Payne House of Payne ››› “The Kid Brother” ››› “Speedy” (1928, Comedy) Harold Lloyd, Ann Christy, Bert Woodruff. Silent. ›› “Welcome Danger” (1929, Comedy) Harold Lloyd, Barbara Kent, Douglas Haig. A botany student helps ›› “Feet First” (1930, (1927, Comedy) Babe Ruth fan saves horse trolley. sleuth a crime wave in Chinatown. Comedy) Harold Lloyd. Ultimate Cake Off Å Cake Boss ’ Å Cake Boss ’ Å I Didn’t Know I Didn’t Know Bones “The Woman in the Bones “The Princess and the Pear” Female science-fic- Leverage A clinic is forced to close because its funds Sand” ’ Å tion enthusiast is murdered. ’ Å were lost in a Ponzi scheme. (N) Å

Total Drama Action The Cosby Show Å NCIS “Bete Noir” Å Megan, Million. NEWS Kudlow Report Lou Dobbs Tonight Å House of Rep. U.S. Senate Coverage FOX Report Hardball Å

BrainRush ’ Å Destroy Build Destroy Roseanne “Labor Day” Roseanne ’ Å NCIS “The Truth Is Out There” ’ Å 40 Greatest Pranks 2 ’

The Othersiders Å Roseanne ’ Å NCIS “Ravenous” ’ Å

CNBC Reports Campbell Brown (N) Tonight From Washington Tonight From Washington The O’Reilly Factor (N) Å Countdown With Keith Olbermann (N)

Survive This ’ Å Roseanne ’ Å

Toddlers & Tiaras “West Virginia Walk of Fame” Cake Boss ’ Å Cake Boss ’ Å Dark Blue “K-Town” Ty and Dean go after a major Kore- Leverage A clinic is forced to close because its funds an gang. (N) Å were lost in a Ponzi scheme. Å King of the Hill ’ Å King of the Hill ’ Å How’d You Get So Rich Make My Day NCIS “Head Case” ’ Å Real Chance of Love ’ Å

Family Guy ’ Å Family Guy ’ Å How’d You Get So Rich Make My Day NCIS Two members of the team are sent to Iraq. ’ The T.O. Show ’ ›› Wayne’s World 2

American Greed Barry Hunt; art heist. Larry King Live (N) Å

American Greed Doctor-impersonator; bank robber. Anderson Cooper 360 Å

Mad Money

Hannity (N) The Rachel Maddow Show (N)

On the Record With Greta Van Susteren (N) Å Countdown With Keith Olbermann

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Access Hollywood (N) Å 30 Rock Liz’s idol is a guest writer. ’ Å

Parks and Recreation Park project. ’ Å

The Office “Heavy Compe- 30 Rock Employees worry Law & Order “By Perjury” The plaintiff in a high-profile tition” ’ Å about budget cuts. lawsuit is murdered. ’ Å

5 WTTO Two and a Half Men ’ 8 WJXS Center Stage Wheel of Fortune “Coast H WJSU to Coast” Å

Supernatural “Criss Angel Is a Douche Bag” Å ●Southern Golfer Report ●Southern Golfer Report Grey’s Anatomy A plumbing leak becomes a flood, causing chaos at Seattle Grace. ’ Å

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››› “Batman” (1989, Action) Jack Nicholson, Michael Keaton, Kim Basinger. The Caped Crusader vows to rid Gotham City of the Joker. ››› “The Good Thief” (2002) Nick Nolte. A veteran thief takes part in a plan to steal priceless art. The Simpsons ’ Å

Entertainment Tonight (N) Big Brother 11 ’ (Live) Å J WIAT ’ Å

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CNBC CNN CSPAN CSPAN2 FNC MSNBC

Reba “Safe Dating” ’ Family Guy ’ Å ENTERTAINMENT Entertainment Tonight CSI: Miami ’ Å ›› “Dragonheart” (1996) Dennis Quaid.

Supernatural “After School Special” ’ Å Word Alive Cheers ’ Å Grey’s Anatomy “Brave New World” Derek finds Meredith’s mother’s old diary. ’ Å

The King of Queens ’ The King of Queens ’ TV24 Local News TV24 Local News Private Practice “Nothing to Fear” Violet discovers she’s pregnant, but isn’t sure who the father is. ’

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FOX6 News at 10:00 PM TMZ (N) ’ Å Great Performances Singers pay tribute to prolific songwriter and producer David Foster. ’ Å

NBC 13 News at 10:00pm The Tonight Show With (N) Å Conan O’Brien (N) Å

The Andy Griffith Show The Andy Griffith Show Rick & Bubba Å Rick & Bubba Å ABC 33/40 News at 10PM Nightline (N) Å (N)

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation “Mascara” Langston’s The Mentalist “Red Rum” Patrick Jane sets a mentalist CBS 42 News at 10 (N) former student is murdered. ’ Å (DVS) trap. ’ Å The Simpsons ’ Å

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Soft Rock Preview House of Payne

Late Show With David Letterman ’ Å Paid Program ’ House of Payne

Local Programming Action News Nightbeat Local Programming The First 48 “Blood Trail; 50G Murder” Å The First 48 “Devil Inside; Rattlesnake” Å Crime 360 “Rochester, NY” (N) Å Crime 360 “Ashes to Ashes” Å ›› “Jumanji” (1995, Fantasy) Robin Williams, Bonnie Hunt, Kirsten Dunst. A sinister board game puts its players in mortal jeopardy. Å ››› “Fight Club” (1999, Suspense) Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Helena Bonham Carter. Men vent their rage by beating each other in a secret arena. Å

The Natural World Å Wild Russia “Arctic” (N) ’ Wild Russia “Urals” (N) ’ Animal Cops Houston “Super Trooper” ’ Å Wild Russia “Arctic” ’ World News Being Human Another werewolf befriends George. Skins “Everyone; Effy” (Season Premiere) (N) BBC World News America Å Being Human Another werewolf befriends George. ››› “Inside Man” (2006, Suspense) Denzel Washington, Clive Owen, Jodie Foster. A cop matches wits with a bank robber. Å The Game Å The Game Å The Wendy Williams Show (N) ’ Å City Confidential Å Biography “Eric Clapton” Å Biography “Fleetwood Mac” Fleetwood Mac. Å Biography Freehold, N.J., native Bruce Springsteen. Homeward Bound: John Mellencamp Å Miami Social Å Miami Social George becomes suspicious of Lina. The Real Housewives of Atlanta Å The Real Housewives of Atlanta “Kim-tervention” The Real Housewives of Atlanta “Kim-tervention” Extreme-Home Extreme Makeover: Home Edition “Silva Family” ››› “Private Benjamin” (1980, Comedy) Goldie Hawn, Eileen Brennan. Premiere. Pampered young widow joins Army for fun. ’ ››› Private Benjamin Scrubs ’ Å Daily Show-Jon Stewart The Colbert Report Å Jackass Vitality test. ’ Jackass ’ Å Tosh.0 (N) Å Important Things-Martin Daily Show-Jon Stewart The Colbert Report (N) Perfect Predators (N) ’ Perfect Predators Sharks. (N) ’ Å Shark After Dark Divers observe sharks at night. Jaws of the Pacific ’ Å Surviving Sharks Deadliest sharks on earth. Å Hannah Montana ’ Å ›› “The Even Stevens Movie” (2003, Comedy) Shia LaBeouf, Nick Spano, Tom Phineas and Ferb Making Wizards on Deck With The Suite Life on Deck Hannah Montana That’s So Raven Raven Virtue. The Stevens family’s free vacation turns into a nightmare. Å winter. Å Hannah Montana “Double-Crossed” “Super(sticious) Girl” ’ Å dyes a dog. ’ Å

The Daily 10 (N) ›› “Wayne’s World” (1992) Mike Myers. A producer tries to restructure a cable access show. Keeping Up-Kardashians Keeping Up-Kardashians Chelsea Lately (N) E! News Homecoming ●Who’s Number 1? (N) ●MLB Special (N) ●Baseball Tonight (Live) Å ●SportsCenter (Live) Å ●NFL Live (Live) Å 2009 World Series of Poker 2009 World Series of Poker ●E:60 (N) Å ●Homecoming With Rick Reilly: Alonzo Mourning ›› “The Prince & Me” (2004, Romance-Comedy) Julia Stiles, Luke Mably. A collegian and a Danish prince fall in love. Å America’s Funniest Home Videos ’ Å The 700 Club Å Challenge Iron Chef America Chef Morimoto vs. chef Eme. The Next Food Network Star “Finale” Ace of Cakes (N) Ace of Cakes Good Eats Unwrapped Blue foods. Sport Science ●Pac-10 Football: From the Archives From Oct. 7, 2000. (N) ●ACC All-Access ●The Final Score (Live) ●Baseball’s Golden Age ●The Final Score (Live) ›› Man of the House › “The Hot Chick” (2002) Rob Schneider. A cheerleader and a man switch bodies via magic earrings. › “The Hot Chick” (2002) Rob Schneider. A cheerleader and a man switch bodies via magic earrings. Back to Planet of Apes ›› “Wizards” (1977, Fantasy) Voices of Bob Holt, Jesse Wells. Å ›› “Toys” (1992, Comedy-Drama) Robin Williams, Michael Gambon. A toymaker foils his relative’s plot to market war toys. Å Deal or No Deal ’ Å Family Feud Å Be a Millionaire Family Feud ’ Å Be a Millionaire The Newlywed Game Catch 21 Å Deal or No Deal ’ Å M*A*S*H A pair of long Touched by an Angel “Fallen Angela” Monica works Touched by an Angel Cassie helps a young woman Touched by an Angel Monica teaches a shy estate The Golden Girls “One for The Golden Girls The johns is a hot item. Å with a woman who is suicidal. ’ Å make a decision about her pregnancy. ’ Å lawyer about living and loving. ’ Å the Money” ’ Å ladies adopt an elderly pig. ›› Eagle Eye (2008) House Hunters Modern Marvels Custom machines harvest crops.

Assault in the Ring ’ Å My First Place My First Place Gangland “Bulldogs” Å

LA Ink ’ Å CSI: NY “Trapped” ’ Å

Lottery Changed My Life “Wiccan Millionaire” Å CSI: NY “Wasted” A model coated only in body paint collapses on a runway during a fashion show.

Police Women of Broward County “Hell of a Cop” LA Ink “Tick, Tock, Biological Clock” (N) ’ Å ›› “Four Brothers” (2005, Crime Drama) Mark Wahlberg, Tyrese Gibson, André Benjamin. Siblings seek revenge for their adoptive mother’s murder. Å

Police Women of Broward County “Hell of a Cop” ›› “Four Brothers” (2005, Crime Drama) Mark Wahlberg, Tyrese Gibson, André Benjamin. Å

CNBC Reports Campbell Brown (N) Tonight From Washington Tonight From Washington The O’Reilly Factor (N) Å Countdown With Keith Olbermann (N)

Marijuana Inc.: Inside America’s Pot Industry Larry King Live (N) Å

Swoosh! Inside Nike Anderson Cooper 360 Å

Mad Money

Hannity (N) The Rachel Maddow Show (N)

On the Record With Greta Van Susteren (N) Å Countdown With Keith Olbermann

Hung “Do It, Monkey” House Hunters House Hunters Gangland “Hunt and Kill” (N) Å

Entourage ’ Å House Hunters Pawn Stars Lincoln Continental. Å

Entourage ’ Å Real Estate Intervention Pawn Stars Autographed baseball; knights. Å

Real Sex Xtra Cathouse: The Series ’ Property Virgins Å My First Place Mega Disasters “Alien Infection” In a hypothetical scenario, an alien virus kills millions. Å

Reba ’ Å Reba ’ Å Reba “Date of Mirth” ’ ›› “You’ve Got Mail” (1998, Romance-Comedy) Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Parker Posey. Two bitter business rivals conduct an online love affair. Å ›› “Get Smart” (2008) Steve Carell. ‘PG-13’ Å ›› “Mr. Woodcock” (2007, Comedy) Billy Bob Thornton. ’ ‘PG-13’ Å ›› “Death Race” (2008) Jason Statham. Prisoners compete in a brutal car race to win their freedom. Futureweapons ’ Å Futureweapons “Firepower” ’ Å Weapon Masters The Chinese repeating crossbow. American Commandos: Night Riders ’ Å Futureweapons “Firepower” ’ Å The Real World ’ Å ››› “Scream 3” (2000, Horror) David Arquette, Neve Campbell. A copycat killer stalks actors on the set of “Stab 3.” ’ ››› “Scream 3” (2000, Horror) David Arquette, Neve Campbell. ’ Philly Mob Man-Made “Alaska’s Extreme Machines” World’s Toughest Fixes “Cruise Ship Engine” Naked Science “Great Lakes” Man-Made “Alaska’s Extreme Machines” iCarly ’ Å Malcolm in the Middle Malcolm in the Middle George Lopez ’ Å George Lopez ’ Å George Lopez ’ Å George Lopez ’ Å The Nanny ’ Å The Nanny ’ Å Colossal Construction Catch It/Keep It “Beer Bunker” ’ How Do They Do It? (N) How Do They Do It? ’ Build It Bigger “Hong Kong Bridge” ’ Å Catch It/Keep It “Beer Bunker” ’ ›› The Hunting Party “Forbidden Lies” (2007) iTV Premiere. A dramatized investigation of author Norma Khouri. ’ ‘NR’ Penn & Teller: Bulls...! Penn & Teller: Bulls...! Weeds “Suck ’n’ Spit” Nurse Jackie (iTV) Å Young-Restless All My Children Today ’ Å One Life to Live Today ’ Å General Hospital Today ’ Å Days of our Lives Today ’ Å Pass Time ●Pinks -- All Out From Concord, N.C. (N) Jacked! (N) Jacked! (N) Wrecked Rookie drivers. Wrecked Pimp My Ride Pass Time CSI: Crime Scn ●UFC’s Ultimate 100 Greatest Fights ’ ●TNA iMPACT! (N) ’ Jesse James Is a Dead Man “Reno Air Race” ’ ●College Track and Field SEC Outdoor Championship. From Gainesville, Fla. ●SEC TV ●Braves Live (Live) ●MLB Baseball Atlanta Braves at Los Angeles Dodgers. From Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. ’ (Live) Warehouse 13 ’ Å Warehouse 13 Pete and Myka investigate a town. Warehouse 13 Artie is kidnapped by a woman. ’ Warehouse 13 “Elements” ’ Å Warehouse 13 “Resonance” ’ Å The Cross Å Behind the Scenes Å Dr. David Jeremiah Å Winning With Wisdom This Is Your Day Å Macedonian Call Annual telethon. Seinfeld “The Old Man” Friends ’ Å Friends ’ Å Friends ’ Å Friends ’ Å ››› “Something’s Gotta Give” (2003, Romance-Comedy) Jack Nicholson, Diane Keaton. Å ››› “Summer Stock” ›› “I Could Go on Singing” (1963, Musical) Judy Garland, Dirk Bogarde, Jack Klugman. A singer visits Eng- ››› “The Clock” (1945, Romance) Judy Garland, Robert Walker, James Gleason. A soldier on a 48-hour leave (1950) Judy Garland. land to re-claim her illegitimate child. falls in love in New York. Å

Chowder The Cosby Show Å NCIS “UnSEALed” Å Real Chance of Love ’ NEWS Kudlow Report Lou Dobbs Tonight Å House of Rep. U.S. Senate Coverage FOX Report Hardball Å

Misadv. of Flapjack Stoked Total Drama Action 6TEEN King of the Hill ’ Å King of the Hill ’ Å Roseanne ’ Å Roseanne ’ Å Roseanne ’ Å Roseanne ’ Å Roseanne “Altar Egos” Roseanne ’ Å NCIS “Dead Man Talking” ’ Å Burn Notice “Long Way Back” (N) Å Royal Pains “It’s Like Jamals Vu All Over Again” ››› “What’s Love Got to Do With It” (1993) Angela Bassett, Laurence Fishburne. The life story of Tina and Ike Turner. ’ The T.O. Show ’

Family Guy ’ Å Family Guy ’ Å Roseanne ’ Å Roseanne ’ Å In Plain Sight “Once a Ponzi Time” Å The T.O. Show ’

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Scene around town

1. John Medders plays a show at the Peerless Saloon in Anniston. 2. Mike Husley playing at the Centre Stage in Centre. 3. Two wrestlers go at it at CarnageStock festival in Anniston. 4. Janet Sparks of the band Joker sings during one of their shows.

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Anniston Star Escapes - July 31, 2009  

The Anniston Star entertainment and television listings section for July 31, 2009.

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