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On The Cover The Simpsons marks its 20th anniversary, and Star staffers recount their favorite episodes.

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This week’s movie releases: Daybreakers, Leap Year and Youth in Revolt

local Local artists have a new gallery to display their works in the Quintard Mall

coming next week The Knox Concert Series gets set for its next show, the Moscow Symphony.

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Music As fans celebrate the 75th anniversary of Elvis’ birth, we look at his best (and worst) recordings.

On Jan. 8, 1935, Elvis Presley – the king of rock ‘n’ roll facebook.com/bamaescapes – was born. Despite dying over 30 years ago his business kingdom still thrives. The growth of Elvis Presley Enterprises:

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Elvis’ estate, valued at $4.5 million to $5 million, left to daughter Lisa Marie as a trust to be managed by Elvis’ father, Vernon Presley, and a Memphis bank

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Vernon Presley dies, Priscilla begins comanaging $3 million estate, but maintenance of about $500,000 a year on 23-room Graceland mansion and other expenses are depleting it; Priscilla decides to turn mansion into a tourist attraction, starts Elvis Presley Enterprises (EPE)

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Graceland bringing about $10 million annually Interim Editor when Lisa Marie marries Michael Jackson Kevin jeffers, 235-3580 Page 8 Estate estimated at more than $250 kjeffers@annistonstar.com million; revenues about $75 million Elvis becomes the best-selling solo artist

U.S. history; July 5 marks the 50th Advertisinginanniversary of the beginning of his career 235-9222 Lisa Marie partners with Robert F.X. Sillerman, giving him 85 percent interest in EPE; Elvis tops Forbes magazine’s annual list of top earning dead celebrities at $45 million

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American Idol gets set for 9th season hoping to stay fresh and edgy with young viewers

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

FICTION 1. (2) Last Song by Nicholas Sparks (Grand Central, $24.99) 2. (1) I, Alex Cross, by James Patterson (Little,Brown, $27.99) 3. (3) The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown (Doubleday, $29.95) 4. (8) The Help by Kathryn Stockett (Putnam, $24.95) 5. (5) Under the Dome by Stephen King (Simon & Schuster, $35) NONFICTION 1. (2) HAVE A LITTLE FAITH by Mitch Albom (Hyperion, $23.99) 2. (1) ARGUING WITH IDIOTS by Glenn Beck, Kevin Balfe, Steve Burquiere and Dan Andros (Threshold, $29.99) 3. (4) GOING ROGUE by Sarah Palin (HarperCollins, $28.99) 4. (NA) Flat Belly Diet! Cookbook: 200 New Mufa Recipes by Liz Vaccariello and Cynthia Sass (Rodale, $27.99) 5. (6) It’s Your Time : Activate Your Faith, Achieve Your Dreams, and Increase in God’s Favor by Joel Osteen (Free Press, ($25)

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enjoin en-JOIN , transitive verb; 1. To direct or impose with authority; to order. 2. To prohibit; to forbid. Origin: Enjoin derives from Old French enjoindre, from Latin injungere, “to attach, to fasten to; also, to bring upon,” from in- + jungere, “to join.” Quote: Few judges were friendly to unions, as demonstrated by a steady stream of decisions enjoining strikes, boycotts, picket lines, and other collective actions. — Sanford M. Jacoby, Modern Manors

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No sucking the funny out of ‘Twilight’ parody Nightlight: a Parody by The Harvard Lampoon; Vintage Books, 2009; 154 pages; $13.95

even read the overwritten books — will find pleasures in this uproarious parody. Reviewed by Steve Whitton Belle Goose (read Bella Swan) leaves It’s a sure bet that nearly every reader Phoenix to reunite has heard of Twilight, Stephanie Meyer’s with her stoic father young-adult series of vampire novels. in a small town in Safely refusing to confront the inherent Oregon: “Twentysexuality of the modern vampire mythos, seven years of being Meyer’s books tease, but remain immithe only windownently safe. In fact, not much happens for wiper in Switchblade had a very long time in a Meyer book. forced him to distance himself from othThe safe-sex aspect of the novels has ers by at least a windowpane.” And Belle made them enormously popular and ripe just knows that her studied indifference for parody. And Nightlight almost singlewill make her attractive to every boy she handedly rescues The Harvard Lampoon meets. from years of simply not being funny. It’s a But it is Edwart Mullen (think Edward marriage made in a truly comic heaven. Cullen) who catches her eye and whom A parody’s success, of course, banks on she pursues, despite his unrelenting disinfamiliarity with the source material. Given terest. Edwart is a skinny nerd, a “venture the fact that these days there are even Twi- meteorologist,” but no vampire like his light board games, it’s a safe bet that even Meyer counterpart: “I’m not a vampire. those who have found the series unbearI’m only a moderate blood drinker. I like able — or those who, gasp, have never my hamburger medium-rare.”

But Edwart whispers “ferociously, like a ferocious breeze or a very gentle hurricane,” has the power to protect Belle from snowballs hurled her way, has “multiple food allergies” and can resist her advances. (“The problem with smart boys is that they never initiate.”) Therefore Belle concludes that he must be of another world; he must be a vampire. Now, how to convince Edwart to “unconditionally, irrevocably, impenetrably, heterogeneously, gynecologically, and disreputably” make her his eternal bride? Nightlight owes much to its uncanny ability to parody a popular series and to embrace the youngsters “ready to watch what every girl hopes to experience once: a real-life vampire fight.” The rest of us will be comforted that The Harvard Lampoon is in top form and be a little afraid of how well it is again observing our culture’s shortcomings. Steven Whitton is an English professor at Jacksonville State University.

Family on the rocks … with a twist women in hats by Judy Sheehan; Ballantine Books, 2008; 324 pages; $14

flighty schoolgirl than a parent, Leigh has come to rely only on herself, separating her life from her family’s colorful past. Reviewed by Summer Hunt On Leigh’s birthday, she is presented with an unusual Women in Hats, the secgift from her dentist husband, ond literary offering of writer Dr. Michael Payne: Women in Judy Sheehan, is a story of the Hats, a play in two acts, written often-tumultuous relationship by Michael himself. between mother and daughter Before she knows it, Leigh — and mother and bottle. has found herself in a posiLeigh Majors (and yes, tion to direct this surpristhat’s her real name), daughter ingly endearing show (first of the late Broadway direcin Jupiter, Fla., then possibly tor Frank Majors and HolBroadway) with one major lywood superstar Bridie Hart, catch — her mother is bound has spent a majority of her and determined to play the life struggling to stay out of lead role. What follows is an the dark shadow cast by her alcohol-soaked journey that mother. will bring up painful memories Like it or not, Leigh has fol- from the past and test Leigh’s lowed in her parents’ famous relationships with those closfootprints, serving as the direc- est to her. Will the show go on tor-in-residence at Wonderfor Leigh Majors? That seems land Theater in New York.With to be the $6 million question. Leigh’s father having passed on Rich with vivid detail and after his sobering divorce from sharp, witty commentary, Bridie, her only sister taken Sheehan’s fluid writing goes away in a tragic motorcycle down as smoothly as the cockaccident and her unbearable tails Bridie Hart is constantly mother acting more like a swilling. When describing

Bridie’s drunken stagger through showbiz, Sheehan writes: “When you’re getting sobriety advice from Judy Garland, you’re not having a good night.” Maddie, Leigh’s best friend and malapropism maven, is always mixing up her words, excusing her gaffes by saying she’s “more visual than ‘vernal.’” In contrast, the passages detailing Leigh’s heartbreaking miscarriages incite an aching emptiness as she attempts not only to put herself back together, but also to reconnect with her distant husband and explain to him she’s “not breakable.” For the most part, Sheehan maintains a healthy balance, but there are times when the hyperbole and similes get a little overwhelming. Such intense description can get out of hand, leaving one with a bit of hangover due to imagery overload. The characters are well developed, but it’s easy to get distracted by Leigh’s mother.

While Bridie might seem to be hard to love but impossible to hate, her overdramatic antics tend to wear on one’s nerves. It gets to the point where it becomes easy to want to put the book down in disgust. That said, the other characters are more realistic, whether you like them or not. While some might question Michael and Leigh’s motives, it’s still easier to identify with them than it is to try to understand the overthe-top Bridie. Women in Hats will have the reader laughing one minute and reaching for the tissues the next. Though it might not be a pulse-pounding page-turner that you absolutely can’t put down, it’s definitely worth checking out. This is a great choice for those days when you just want to curl up with a good book … and an even better cocktail. Summer Hunt is a graduate of Jacksonville State University. She is a writer/researcher for Seek Publishing in Birmingham.


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Solo is way to go with Mario Bros. When last I took a look at Super Mario Bros. Wii, it was through the disappointing multi-player action. After I got the game for Christmas, I’ve John been playDietrich Pushing Buttons ing it solo a bit more, and it’s definitely a solo title. The game is closer to a remake of Super Mario World for the Super Nintendo than any other game from the Mario franchise, though it’s got some elements from Super Mario 3 thrown in. As a result of the 2-D landscape and somewhat shallow depth of play (it’s all platforming, the game doesn’t take all that long to beat) this game isn’t a great value. If the cost were lowered to $40, it’d be just fine. The game gets some nostalgia points for bringing back the Koopa kids from Mario 3: There are seven of them, each has a skill of his or her own, and it’s pretty funny to see Koopas in some more stylish clothes. They’ve teamed up with Bowser Jr., who’s recently gained his name from Super Mario Sunshine and other recent Mariorelated games. The eight of them kidnap Princess Peach, and it’s up to you to save her. And if that’s all I write, that’s because that’s all there is. In a rather amusing twist, the guys at Nintendo have given up the concept of having a story in this game. You get about a 30-second cut scene where the Koopas pop out of a birthday cake and abscond with the princess, and then you start playing. No dialogue, no narration, nothing. I’m not sure if this admission — that Mario’s platforming adventures have no plot — is really funny, or if it’s insulting that they couldn’t be bothered to try, figuring no one would miss some stupid plot involving

the magical stars and Bowser taking over the Mushroom Kingdom again. One thing about the game I appreciate is the new items. They wisely keep the fire flower, but now they’ve added the ice flower (which they only teased us with in Mario Galaxy), the penguin suit, the propeller mushroom and the shrinking mushroom. Of particular use is the propeller mushroom, which grants you limited flying abilities. You’ll need it to find many of the shortcuts and secrets, which makes it the most valuable off all the items. Speaking of the bonuses ... they’re lame. In each level, if you find three big coins, you unlock hint movies that show you quick ways to beat levels or how to earn infinite 1-ups. While I’m sure the programmers were extra happy to show off for us, I’d much rather have infinite propeller caps, or immunity to Koopa shells, or even the ability to unlock cooler third and fourth characters than those two loser Toads. Again, this contributes to the shallowness of the game. There’s little point in trying to exert yourself just to watch the movies, and I don’t really need hints when I have the Internet. As a result, I’m trying to blow through the game and save the princess as quickly as possible, just to see if they add any more to the story. I’d give the game 3.5 buttons out of 5. It’s fun, they’ve added some interesting new wrinkles, and it’s a trip down nostalgia lane. But I’d wait to buy it used and enjoy the price drop, or hope it sells quickly and Nintendo does it for you. John Dietrich is a sports copy editor for The Star. He can be reached at 256-235-3572 or jdietrich@annistonstar.com.

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Mitsubishi 3-D glasses are shown in front of an 82-inch Mitsubishi Home Theater TV with 3-DReady technology at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Tuesday.

TV makers to test market for 3-D By PETER SVENSSON

47-inch and 55-inch flat-panel TVs with 3-D capabilities in May. Associated Press LG plans a 3-D Blu-ray disc playLAS VEGAS — This is super sometime later. posedly the year 3-D television LG didn’t announce exact becomes the hot new thing: prices. But Tim Alessi, director of Updated sets and disc players are product development at LG Eleccoming out, and 3-D cable chan- tronics USA, said 3-D models nels are in the works. But it’s not will likely cost $200 to $300 more clear the idea will reach out and than comparable flat-panel sets grab mainstream viewers. without 3-D capabilities, which Besides having to spring already run more than $1,000. for expensive new TVs, people Announcements of 3-D TV would have to put on awkward sets were also expected from special glasses to give the picture Samsung Electronics Co., Sony the illusion of depth. That limits Corp. and Panasonic Corp. 3-D viewing to times when viewOf course, movies in 3-D have ers can sit down and focus on a been around since the 1950s movie or show. and from time to time have It’s one thing to put on 3-D been billed as the next big thing glasses in a theater, but “at home, in entertainment. And techniyou’re with other people in the cally speaking, 3-D viewing in living room, running to the kitch- the home has been possible for en and doing other things,” said the past few years. But there has Greg Ireland of the research firm been no good way to get 3-D IDC. Unfazed by the potential movies and shows to watch. hang-ups, the biggest TV makers That obstacle is being swept began revealing their 3-D models away this year, as plans for a 3-D Wednesday before the official version of the Blu-ray disc have opening of the International solidified. Players are expected Consumer Electronics Show in this spring. On Tuesday, two Las Vegas. major cable networks — ESPN First up was LG Electronics and Discovery — said they plan Inc., which said it will introduce to start beaming 3-D entertain-

ment into homes for the first time. ESPN plans to have its channel running in time to show World Cup soccer matches in 3D on June 11. Discovery Communications Inc. will partner with Imax Corp. and Sony to bring out its own full-time 3-D network in 2011. Toshiba Corp. isn’t waiting for 3-D programming: It plans to roll out a new line of five TVs this year that will take regular 2-D programming and convert it to 3-D using a separate box with a powerful processor similar to one used in the Sony PlayStation 3. Toshiba didn’t announce prices for the sets, but they will probably be expensive. The company also didn’t demonstrate the technology, and some people in the industry scoff at the idea of on-the-fly conversion, suspecting it won’t be as good as footage shot with special 3-D cameras. TV manufacturers, movie studios and broadcasters are counting on the excitement around the latest wave of 3-D movies in theaters to finally drive interest in adapting the technology for the home.


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The best and worst Elvis Presley recordings By Greg Kot Chicago Tribune

Hard to believe, but the same guy who recorded a masterpiece like “Mystery Train” also gave us the maudlin “Old Shep.” Remember that one? It’s a tear-jerker about a boy and his dying dog. Elvis Presley put everything he had into both songs, and his version of “Mystery Train” eclipses even Junior Parker’s original as one of the greatest rock ’n’ roll recordings. But even the King couldn’t breathe life into a dog like “Shep.” Elvis was like that: the ruler of all he surveyed in one song, a misguided crooner in the next. On the 75th anniversary of his birth Friday, Presley remains a monumental and monumentally perplexing figure. When he finally found his voice at Sun Studios in Memphis in 1954 (after more than a year of failed attempts there under the tutelage of producer Sam Phillips), he became one of the key figures in rock ’n’ roll, and the type of celebrity icon that comes along only a few times a century. No artist of the last 60 years covered a wider range of music, from gospel and Tin Pan Alley tunes to raw blues and bluegrass. Presley put the music of lounge crooner Dean Martin and R&B shouter Arthur Crudup on the same plane, because he loved both. He had great taste in songwriters and stylists (Rodgers and Hart, Hank Williams, Ray Charles, Roy Brown, Bill Monroe), except when he didn’t. Careers have been ruined by covering songs such as “Do the Clam,” co-written by Dolores Fuller, ex-girlfriend of B-movie director Ed Wood Jr.: “Everybody’s got that beat/Well, listen to those happy feet.” But for Presley it was just another in a string of top-40 hits. Presley died at age 42 in 1977, but he left behind a trove of music that is continually recycled, refurbished, repackaged and resold to a public that apparently can’t get enough of him. The most recent collection is Elvis 75: Good Rockin’ Tonight (RCA/Legacy), a decent four-CD overview of his career that nonetheless finds it necessary to include such trifles as the 2002 dance remix of “A Little Less Conversation.” Amid the hundreds of Presley recordings available, land mines

abound. Though no collection should be without some of his music, there’s plenty that should be avoided at all costs. Here are the dos and don’ts of Elvis music:

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Elvis at his best: Elvis Presley (1956): Full-length debut remains a rock ’n’ roll landmark, with every facet of the singer’s music (except gospel) on display. For LP Fans Only (1959): An oddsand-sods collection released while Elvis was in the Army, this is actually loaded with prime material from early in his career, including the landmark “Mystery Train.” Elvis: NBC-TV Special (1968): The loose yet mesmerizing nationally televised “comeback” that made the leather-clad Elvis, however briefly, relevant for a new generation of rock fans. From Elvis in Memphis (1969): Coming off a series of vapid soundtrack albums, the singer works with producer Chips Moman and puts his own spin on ’60s soul. Sunrise (1999): Where it all began at Memphis’ Sun Studios in 1953-56, the extraordinary combination of Scotty Moore’s guitar, Bill Black’s slap-back bass and Presley’s voice, augmented by his fist pounding an acoustic guitar. This is not the first rock ’n’ roll ever recorded by a long stretch, but this batch of recordings pushed it into the mainstream.

Elvis at his worst: It Happened at the World’s Fair (1963): The Hollywood years in “Cotton Candy Land.” Fun in Acapulco (1963): The sound of Elvis phoning it in with songs such as “(There’s) No Room to Rhumba in a Sports Car” and “The Bullfighter Was a Lady.” Speedway (1968): Another movie soundtrack turkey, with the bonus of Nancy Sinatra sashaying through “Your Groovy Self.” Having Fun With Elvis on Stage (1974): No songs, just Elvis mumbling incomprehensible jokes. Elvis in Concert (1977): Pure exploitation as the clearly out-of-it singer sleepwalks through a show months before his death.

On Jan. 8, 1935, Elvis Presley – the king of rock ‘n’ roll – was born. Despite dying over 30 years ago his business kingdom still thrives. The growth of Elvis Presley Enterprises:

for the money ... Elvis’ estate, valued at $4.5 million to $5 million, left to daughter Lisa Marie as a trust to be managed by Elvis’ father, Vernon Presley, and a Memphis bank Vernon Presley dies, Priscilla begins comanaging $3 million estate, but maintenance of about $500,000 a year on 23-room Graceland mansion and other expenses are depleting it; Priscilla decides to turn mansion into a tourist attraction, starts Elvis Presley Enterprises (EPE) Graceland opens with a $5 admission Tennessee law passed, pushed by EPE, requiring businesses selling memorabilia to pay licensing fee, royalties based on expected sales Graceland bringing about $10 million annually when Lisa Marie marries Michael Jackson Estate estimated at more than $250 million; revenues about $75 million Elvis becomes the best-selling solo artist in U.S. history; July 5 marks the 50th anniversary of the beginning of his career Lisa Marie partners with Robert F.X. Sillerman, giving him 85 percent interest in EPE; Elvis tops Forbes magazine’s annual list of top earning dead celebrities at $45 million 30th anniversary of Elvis’ death; more than 600,000 visit Graceland annually

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Graceland’s attractions Elvis’ mansion, private jets, automobiles and a mini-museum

Estimates show Elvis record sales of more than one billion worldwide and growing

Current visitors center, shops to be replaced; high-tech museum added

Gift shops: Good Rockin’ Tonight, media; Elvis Threads, apparel; Gallery Elvis, art; various shops offer memorabilia, collectibles

Trophy room at Graceland contains awards from Sweden, Japan, Germany, the Netherlands and many other countries

Heartbreak Hotel, currently 128 rooms, to be replaced with an up to 500room convention hotel

Admission: Mansion tour $25 adults, $22.50 seniors, $10 children ages 7 to 12, 6 and under free

More than 625 active fan clubs worldwide; half of Graceland visitors are under age 35

Estate working with local government to revitalize neighborhood

Source: Elvis Presley Enterprises, Forbes, RCA Records, MCT Photo Service

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Ke$ha is a wisecracking ‘Animal’ By Ann Powers Los Angeles Times

Ke$ha comes on like a well-worn worst nightmare, her manicure chewed and her morals thoroughly compromised. The 22-year-old music industry brat — her mom’s a songwriter who raised her family in studios and dives from Los Angeles to Nashville — has irritated some critics by reinvigorating the Girls Gone Wild sexual recklessness of a few years back, but really her act reaches much farther. She’s a classic screwball blond, brassy like Jean Harlow and saucy like Mae West. Hating Ke$ha for kicking pretty boys to the curb and vomiting in the closet of some rich kid whose party she crashed (allegedly, Paris Hilton) is like saying West was too forward when she told Cary Grant to come up and see her sometime. What makes Ke$ha interesting, though, isn’t the substance of her act. It’s the way she and her producers — primarily her mentor, hitmaker Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald — refashion the screwball heroine role to suit a new era of aggressive superficiality and libertine self-empowerment. The main lyrical idea behind Animal — that a woman behaving like a sexist, inconsiderate male oaf turns the tables in a way that shocks but ultimately leads to freedom — is neither new nor particularly useful. But unlike many of the pop ingenues who’ve tried on this attitude, Ke$ha offers a thoroughly fleshed-out character to embrace or despise. Her total commitment to the deliberately stupid script Animal provides (one that she and her mother, who cowrote several songs, helped devise) makes it work. Part juvenile delinquent, part wisecracking dame, Ke$ha pulls the rug out from under the overly proper. She finds power in the modernizing toys of her time, enticing boys with drunken text messages and juicing her libido with the hottest dance-floor beats. If some of her vices, like Jack Daniel’s and guys who look like Mick Jagger, are cutely antiquated, she herself is as thoroughly of this moment as is her doppelganger, Taylor Swift. Her producers endlessly process, overdub and multiply her vocals until she’s half like a Chipmunk and half like a hottie from a Japanese cartoon. There are moments on Animal — the country-in-space of “Stephen,” the 3OH!3 collaboration “Blah Blah Blah” — that are nearly as experimental as an Animal Collective record, but instead of some wistful, Brian Wilson-loving artiste at the song’s center, there’s this girl, rolling her eyes and snapping her gum. Ke$ha’s tipsy lilt allows her to effortlessly shift from halfsinging to half-talking, a technique that makes her vocals carom like shiny pinballs against the crazy beats and sound effects that make up these tracks. She never gets bogged down or sounds like she’s trying too hard. Her deceptively yelpy vocal bounce recalls the Moon Unit Zappa of “Valley Girl” and legendary rap princesses like L’Trimm and Salt-N-Pepa. Instead of going burlesque like her friend Katy Perry or trying to be soulful the way even Britney Spears does from time to time, Ke$ha mines the history of bubble gum rap, connecting Miami bass and her idols the Beastie Boys to Lady Gaga and Big & Rich. Her thefts are playful and essentially innocent, which matters a lot. For all of her rampaging, getting wasted, trash-talking and man-stealing, Ke$ha never comes off as mercenary or even really very mean. The messages Animal sends out are worth questioning.

Jan. 8-14, 2010

‘American Idiot’ to open on Broadway in April By David Ng Los Angeles Times

It’s official. The much-talked-about and blogged-about Green Day musical American Idiot has an opening date on Broadway. Producers of the show announced Tuesday that it will open April 20 at the St. James Theatre in New York. American Idiot features music from the Green Day album of the same name, but it does not star members of the popular San Francisco Bay Area punk band. The musical had its world premiere at Berkeley Repertory Theatre in Berkeley, Calif., in September. Tony-winner Michael Mayer, who staged the Berkeley Rep production, also will direct the Broadway version of the show. The plot of the musical follows the journey of the protagonist Johnny, a modern-day Christ figure who travels from a suburban nowhere to the big city, where he must choose between love, drugs and other existential dilemmas. The story also follows a character to the Middle East. Mayer wrote the book for the musical with Billie Joe Armstrong, the lead vocalist-guitarist for Green Day. There is no announcement on casting for the Broadway engagement. For the Berkeley Rep production, Tony-winner John Gallagher Jr. played in the lead role alongside Rebecca Naomi Jones and Tony Vincent. Steven Hoggett will choreograph the Broadway production and Tony-winning composer Tom Kitt will serve as the music supervisor, orchestrator and music arranger. Kitt also contributed string arrangements to Green Day’s album “21st Century Breakdown.”

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Ke$ha attends the launch party for Vevo, a premium music video and entertainment experience, created by Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment and YouTube, in New York on Dec. 8. Do we want young women to approach sexual relationships as a matter of “turnabout is fair play,” or to think drinking until you vomit in a closet is funny? Ke$ha falters both aesthetically and morally when she tries to justify her ridiculousness on earnest and unbelievable ballads like “Dancing With Tears in My Eyes” and the title track. She should stick to the wisecracks and the slapstick. That’s where her power really lies.

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Green Day members, from left, Tre Cool, Billie Joe Armstrong and Mike Dirnt pose at the Mercer Hotel in New York in 2006.


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‘Youth in Revolt’ charms the teen comedy genre youth in revolt HH1/2 Rating: R for sexual content, language and drug use Running time: 1:30 STARRING: Michael Cera, Portia Doubleday, Jean Smart, Ray Liotta, Steve Buscemi, Zach Galifianakis

By Roger Moore The Orlando Sentinel

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Ethan Hawke, center, is shown in a scene from ‘Daybreakers.’

Vampire thriller ‘Daybreakers’ is DOA daybreakers H1/2 Rating: R for strong bloody violence, language and brief nudity Running time: 1:38 STARRING: Ethan Hawke, Sam Neill, Willem Dafoe

By DAVID GERMAIN Associated Press

The only lesson to take away from Ethan Hawke’s horror-action tale Daybreakers is that vampires cannot run the world’s affairs any better than we tasty humans can. Set in 2019, Daybreakers is much like our world of today: Panhandlers begging for scraps, busy bees lining up for a morning rush-hour coffee jolt, precious resources dwindling and global calamity looming, corporate fleecers hoarding the best for themselves. The differences are that the panhandlers are begging for blood, morning rush-hour comes at dusk, hemoglobin is the key coffee fix instead of caffeine, and the catastrophe in the making isn’t climate change. It’s the extinction of humanity, which means starvation for a society of vampires that’s now at the top of the food chain.

The second movie from sibling writer-directors Peter and Michael Spierig, who cut their feature teeth on the zombie romp Undead, Daybreakers is another in a seemingly endless series of aren’t-we-clever resurrections of the vampire genre. There are more revisionist bloodsucker stories out there than you can shake a stake at nowadays, and they’re getting tiresome. The Spierigs lay out a hazy back story about how most of the world’s population was transformed into vampires a decade earlier. It’s referred to as kind of an epidemic, yet people somehow also had a say in whether or not they would “turn.” Hawke stars as Edward Dalton, a bloodsucker who doesn’t want to feed on humans, the noble, reluctant vampire sort that’s becoming a stereotype (wasn’t Buffy dating a broody vamp just like this 12 years ago or so?). Dalton’s a researcher for a vampire corporation racing to develop a substitute for human blood, which is running out because of all the hungry night creatures running around. He falls in with a pack of humans that has found a way to change vampires back to friendly mortals. The

gang’s led by Claudia Karvan and Willem Dafoe, who has a real taste for vampire gigs, having starred in Shadow of the Vampire and appeared in last fall’s Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant. The story pits Dalton against his evil boss (Sam Neill), who likes the rapacious vampire lifestyle and wants to maintain the status quo of this ultimate consumer culture. Whatever commentary the Spierigs’ intended on our own times is so empty they shouldn’t have bothered. You have to wonder why the actors bothered, too. The humdrum story is beneath them, and the illdefined characters are stuck muttering rubbish such as, “We’ve been searching for vampires we can trust.” The look of the film might be cool if its icy gray color palette hadn’t been done much better in “The Matrix” or its retro 1930s fashions didn’t look like Blade Runner handme-downs. Besides being overly derivative, Daybreakers already is a bit dated, citing the vampire outbreak that began in 2009. A lot went wrong last year, but at least we made it through 2009 without growing fangs.

“Punk” and “rebel” don’t belong in the same sentence with “Michael Cera.” But somehow, they connect in the few-holds-barred teen comedy “Youth in Revolt.” Youth serves up our favorite sweet pushover (Juno, Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist) as Nick Twisp, virginal twerp, in love-lust with brazen, confident Sheeni (Portia Doubleday). And we see Nick’s alter ego, “Francois,” a mustachioed hoodlum and hipster, the sort of guy who actually has a shot with a girl like Sheeni. Because literate and witty boys like Nick don’t get the girl. Not usually, anyway. He keeps a journal. He soft-sells his insults to his cougar-mom (Jean Smart) and whoever her latest beau is (Zach Galifianakis, Ray Liotta). Nick knows that Oakland is “a city filled with women who have zero interest in me.” What he may not know is that his every gesture and highvoiced utterance screams “sissy.” But a vacation in a rural trailer park, meeting the fetching Sheeni, could change that. “What’s your name?” “Dillinger,” he lies. She’s the daughter of “religious fanatics,” but sexy and savvy enough to recognize her powers over boys, with a cruel willingness to use those powers on Nick. What she talks him into doing is why he needs a Francois in his psyche — “bold, contemptuous of authority, irresistible to women,” who stands up to his parents, sets fires, consumes psychedelic mushrooms and makes trouble. Equal parts inspired and irresponsible, the new film from Miguel Arteta (director of the cult hit Chuck and Buck) turns C.D. Payne’s novel (script by Gustin Nash) into a hit-or-miss homage to that French classic of outlaw love, Breathless. Arteta captures Sheeni’s inscrutable smile and Nick’s clumsy obsession, and the daft eccentrics (Fred Willard, Justin Long) whose path Nick crosses. Yes, it’s still a movie about another “I am going to die a virgin” teen. But Youth in Revolt is also about French books, French singers and classic French films, about being the smart boy who wants to win the heart of “the mother of my future gifted children” but not smart enough to not make every mistake doing it.


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An “avatar,” a human mind in an alien body, finds himself torn between two worlds, in a desperate fight for his own survival and that of the indigenous people. With Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Michelle Rodriguez, Giovanni Ribisi and Sigourney Weaver. Written and directed by James Cameron. the blind side

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The true story of a young, homeless African-American boy taken in by a well-to-do white family to discover his potential as a student and a football player. Starring Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw, Kathy Bates, Quinton Aaron, Lily Collins and Jae Head. Written and directed by John Lee Hancock. daybreakers

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Humans have become an endangered species, hunted and forced into hiding after a mysterious plague transforms the majority of the world’s population into vampires. With Ethan Hawke, Willem Dafoe, Claudia Karvan, Michael Dorman, Sam Neil, Vince Colosimo and Isabel Lucas. Written and directed by Michael and Peter Spierig. the princess and the frog

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This animated musical marks the return to hand-drawn animation in this modern twist on a classic tale set in New Orleans. With the voices of Anika Noni Rose, John Goodman, Keith David, Jim Cummings and Jenifer Lewis. Directed by Ron Clements and John Musker. alvin and the chipmunks: the squeakquel

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Alvin and his brothers cope with fame, school and the allure of girl chipmunks. With Jason Lee and David Cross and the voices of Justin Long, Anna Faris, Amy Poehler and Christina Applegate. it’s complicated

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A tale of an ex-wife who becomes “the other woman” when her husband figures out what he gave up and starts cheating with her. With Meryl Streep,

Steve Martin, Alec Baldwin and Lake Bell. Written and directed by Nancy Meyers. sherlock holmes

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The world’s greatest detective tries to prevent a murderous cult from carrying out a coup in 19th-century London. With Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law and Rachel McAdams. Directed by Guy Ritchie. did you hear about the morgans?

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A Manhattan couple whose marriage is on the rocks witness a murder and become targets of a contract killer. With Hugh Grant, Sarah Jessica Parker, Sam Elliott, Mary Steenburgen, Elisabeth Moss, Michael Kelly and Wilford Brimley. Written and directed by Marc Lawrence. leap year

H, 1:40, PG A woman follows her boyfriend to Ireland to ask him to marry her, but complications arise when she is stranded and must enlist the help of a surly Irishman. With Amy Adams, Matthew Goode, Adam Scott and John Lithgow. Written by Harry Elfont and Deborah Kaplan. Directed by Anand Tucker. up in the air

H H H, 1:49, R Comedy about Ryan Bingham, a guy who traipses across America, firing people for a living while greedily counting the miles built up in his frequent-flyer program. With George Clooney, Vera Farmiga and Anna Kendrick. Based on the novel by Walter Kirn. Directed by Jason Reitman. youth in revolt

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A 14-year-old attempts to lose his virginity to the girl of his dreams. With Michael Cera, Jean Smart, Ray Liotta, Steve Buscemi, M. Emmett Walsh, Justin Long, Mary Kay Place, Zach Galifinakis and Fred Willard. Screenplay by Gustin Nash, based on the novel by C.D. Payne. Directed by Miguel Arteta. (1:30) R. Rating: H poor, HH fair, HHH good, HHHH excellent, NR: not reviewed

Jan. 8-14, 2010

Tim Allen takes a turn behind the camera for his new movie By Julie Hinds Detroit Free Press

DETROIT — Tim Allen has opinions — vocal ones — at the movies. “I pick apart movies, mine, anybody’s,” he says during a recent visit to his hometown of Birmingham, Mich. “I love movies. If I go to movies with people, they generally don’t go with me again. ‘Tim, you talked all the way through that.’ ‘But did you see that? That can’t happen. That doesn’t work. There was a different car that came in.’ I’m a continuity freak.” Now it’s time for the 56-year-old star to let audiences critique his skills behind the camera. Crazy on the Outside, which opens Friday, is his debut as a film director. He also stars in the comedy with a cast of talented actors — Sigourney Weaver, Ray Liotta, Jeanne Tripplehorn, J.K. Simmons, Julie Bowen and Kelsey Grammer. It’s a new chapter for the funnyman, who’s worked with a lot of directors and knows what he likes and doesn’t like in cinematic humor. “That’s pretty much why I did this,”

he says. “Because I said, ’Lemme see, big mouth, let’s see how funny you are when you do this.”’ Allen’s career as a performer has taken him from sitcom superstardom — his long run in the 1990s as Tim Taylor of ABC’s Home Improvement — to blockbuster films like Toy Story and Toy Story 2. And he’ll be back as the voice of astronaut Buzz Lightyear when Toy Story 3 arrives in theaters June 18. With Crazy on the Outside, he wanted to do a comedy for grownups. “After doing Wild Hogs,I realized those of us that are over 40 are getting a little tired of teenage comedies, where it’s teenagers having sex for the first time or teenagers get into a frat house,” he says. “That’s where the comedies were stuck at.” In the movie, Allen plays Tommy, a man who’s rebuilding his life after spending three years in prison. He moves in with his devoted sister (Weaver) and wisecracking brother-in-law (Simmons) and gets a job at a fast-food chain. Allen’s company, Boxing Cat Films, produced and financed the project. It’s getting a limited national release by Freestyle Releasing,

new on dvd Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs HHH 1/2 (Sony Pictures, ’09) $28.96. 90 mins. Hot dogs, cheeseburgers, meatballs and all kinds of food rain down from the sky when an inventor’s contraption goes awry. With Anna Faris, Bruce Campbell. PG (brief profanity) (CC)

Lorna’s silence HHH 1/2 (Sony Pictures, ’09) $28.96. 105 mins. Dreams of opening her own business prompt a young Albanian woman to conspire with a Russian mobster in a scheme to illegally obtain citizenship. With Dardenne Brothers, Arta Dobroshi. R (brief sexuality/nudity and profanity) (subtitled)

Trucker (Monterey Video, ’08) $26.95. 93 mins. A truck driver must apply the brakes to her freewheeling lifestyle when her 11-year-old son re-enters her life. With Michelle Monaghan, Nathan Fillion, Benjamin Bratt, Jimmy Bennett. R (some sexuality, profanity, brief drug use involving minors, and a sexual assault)

The Final Destination 3D HHH (New Line, ’09) $28.98. 82 mins. Can a teen and his friends cheat death more than once? With Bobby Campo, Shantel VanSanten, Mykelti Williamson, Nick Zano. R (strong violent/gruesome accidents, profanity and a scene of sexuality)

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Twists abound in opera ‘St. George’ A happy ending is in store for those who see Jacksonville State University’s opera St. George and the Dragon, Jan. 15-16. Ten singers bring to life a twistand-turn plot that, finally, results in heroism. But for the students in the children’s opera, Hervey there’s another Folsom happy ending to Artists in Action reach in the future — if they fulfill their dream of making opera their career. Whether they plan to perform or teach opera, they will be entering a competitive field. The students say this experience brings them closer to the world of professional opera, and that they and the audiences can sample opera as a surprisingly fun art form. Directed by Nathan Wight, who directs the opera program on campus, St. George, which follows the legend of a shepherd boy and a fierce and fiery dragon, was written by librettist Kate Pogue and composer Sterling Tinsley. The students take the production to elementary schools this semester from February to May. The contemporary work was written for children, but adults will like it, too, according to Eric Wilcox, who portrays George. (The part was double cast. Jacob Cummings also plays George.) “I’m so glad we are getting the message out that opera can be a less formal thing than people realize,” Cummings said. “It’s my passion, but I never would have known the art if I hadn’t been introduced to it (at JSU).” Jarrod Lee, who played the title role in The Mikado recently at JSU, is now a graduate student in the music department at the University of Maryland. He echoed Cummings’ thoughts on the benefits of learning opera and classical music at JSU. “I would not be here if it were not for my teachers at JSU,” Lee said. Lee has met international opera stars in the Washington, D.C., area such as Leontyne Price and Evelyn Lear, and received vocal coaching from well known mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne. He stays in touch with the students at JSU, and encourages them to keep giving their heart to their commitment. “They are making sacrifices with their time to learn, and that is what it

Opera singers f lourishing, with odd repertoire, much rivalry By David Patrick Stearns The Philadelphia Inquirer

Special to The Star

Cast members of JSU’s presentation of the opera St. George and the Dragon pose before a recent rehearsal. The show runs Jan. 15-16. takes,” he said. “Lots of preparation and frustration takes place before you can come to that vocal maturity. “But when you can take the stage with confidence and real stamina to share your thoughts through music, it’s a beautiful thing.” With its touches of humor — complete with sheep puppets — and a lovely blend of voices, St. George is not without its musical challenges. It is rhythmically complex, Dr. Wight said, and key changes are everywhere throughout the score. In the story, the dragon is attacking the kingdom, and everyone from the Fishwife to the Mayor is in an uproar. The King, a pacifist, dispatches a letter to the dragon, asking, “if they can work together on this.” But the dragon’s replay demands the impossible. Besides being entertaining, Dr. Wight said delivering St. George has a higher purpose: It might make a case to keep music in the schools. The students audition to be a part of the opera program. They maintain a hectic schedule by taking roles in two operas a year, in addition to classes and exams. At least five of them go regularly to Opera Birmingham, where they take part in the productions’ choruses. This spring, Lee plans to receive his

master’s in music at the University of Maryland and opera student Estefania Cuevas plans to receive her degree in music from JSU. Each is primarily interested in vocal performance. “After that, I plan to become an opera singer,” Cuevas said. “Finding the right graduate school is tops on my list now. I will actually start my career by auditioning for apprenticeship programs and doing lots of vocal competitions.” Her character, Glorianna, The Fairy Queen, is one kids will enjoy. “She has maternal and mystical qualities and she gives hope and courage. Yet she’s untouchable,” Cuevas said. If Cuevas and her fellow singers can attain a happy ending in making opera their livelihood, the feeling will be as victorious as seeing St. George save the kingdom (if he can). But for now, learning their craft and inspiring young kids to appreciate opera is reward enough. St. George and the Dragon is presented in The Performance Center at Mason Hall. Curtain time for the showing on Friday is at 7 p.m., and at 2:30 and 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 16. Admission is $2 for children, and $8 for adults. For more information, call Dr. Wight at 782-5876.

Veteran operagoers love to say the best singing happened decades ago, as if the only great divas are deceased ones. Oh, sure. The 21st century’s first decade is ending with a plethora of enterprising, accomplished diva discs that are driving the recording industry with lavish packaging, healthy sales, and often repertoire that nobody has heard of, much less heard. On her new Decca-label “Verismo Aria” disc, long-at-the-top Renee Fleming uses Puccini arias as a jumping-off point for beautiful, lesser-known stuff (Leoncavallo’s “La Boheme,” for one). Equally famous Cecilia Bartoli, on her disc “Sacrificium,” continues leading other singers into the dustier corners of music history to find arias with challenges beyond anything routinely heard at the Metropolitan Opera. It’s a golden age of deep repertoire exploration and high-velocity coloratura — singers who put out more notes per second than nearly anybody in recorded memory. They’re numerous enough that some of the best may be crowded out. Heard of Johannette Zomer? She recorded one of the year’s most scintillating Handel aria discs — “Love and Madness” on Channel Classics — after years of only local fame in Holland. Making matters more fun: Fans don’t have to invent artistic rivalries. The singers are doing that themselves. Natalie Dessay and Diana Damrau have competing versions of the Leonard Bernstein aria “Glitter and Be Gay” on the same label, issued within a few months of each other. Joyce DiDonato records excerpts from Rossini’s “Armida” on her new disc, “Colbran, the Muse,” just in time for comparisons with Fleming, normally a lyric soprano, who is dusting off her coloratura technique for the opera’s title role later this season at the Met. The oddest trend is music for castratos. Even cultivated operagoers are uneasy with that word’s morbidity factor. Bartoli confronts the subject fearlessly with “Sacrificium,” a disc of arias by Nicola Porpora, Carl Heinrich Graun, Antonio Caldara and others written for those 18th-century singing machines who maintained a treble brilliance but masculine aggression, having been surgically altered before puberty.


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New art gallery opens in Quintard Mall By Deirdre Long dlong@annistonstar.com

Local artists have a new gallery to display their works, and it’s located somewhere that gets a lot of foot traffic, which is great for upcoming artists who are trying to get their name out to the world. JC Morgan Art Gallery opened in the old Pac Sun store in Quintard Mall in November. Its owners, self-taught artists Jackie and Shane Morgan of Oxford, had been looking for a gallery to display their works, but found the venues in Atlanta and Birmingham to be too expensive. “We both really love art and were looking for a place to exhibit, and there’s not a lot of local places to exhibit,” said Shane. “By opening our own gallery, we can help other people exhibit as well.” Jackie, Shane’s wife, specializes in painting, and has exhibited in several shows, including ones in Birmingham, and at Noble Street Festival and Oxfordfest. Shane has worked mostly with sculptures and 3-D art, including wire flowers, but has recently followed Jackie’s footsteps and ventured into painting. The Morgans are focusing on displaying local artists of all kinds, from painters to sculptors, and would like to see more non-traditional art in their gallery, such as

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Jackie Morgan hangs artwork for sale in her new gallery, JC Morgan Art, inside the Quintard Mall. jewelry, glasswork, woodwork and ceramics. “We are very open-minded to different styles of art,” Shane said. “We believe there is no such thing as classifications of art — it’s all just art.”

Artists pay a set-up fee for their display, and then all works are sold on consignment. This method, as opposed to a cooperative or paying for an exhibit in a large gallery, makes it easier for lesser-known artists to get their art out.

“It costs a lot more to display in other larger markets and a lot of artists from rural areas have a hard time getting into those markets,” Shane said. “Our gallery is a stepping stone … to get (artists) into those large markets.” The gallery proved to be a perfect opportunity for Jacksonville State University art student Lee Law. He has to have a certain amount of shows for his resume, and the gallery’s discount fee for students made it possible for him to display his abstract oil paintings. “It’s definitely a plus, because there’s not that many (galleries) in this town,” Law said. Sales so far have been good, Jackie said. The gallery sold about 25 pieces over the Christmas shopping season. In addition to the displays, the gallery will also offer art classes for adults, teenagers and children beginning Jan. 18. Different artists who are currently on exhibit will teach the classes. There is also a “Meet the Artist” event each month, where the public can come and look at the art and talk to the artists. The first session takes place Jan. 16 from 6-9 p.m. Artists interested in displaying their works can bring a portfolio by the gallery or visit the Web site at www.jcmorganart. com.

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FRIDAY CONCERTS

Ms. Irene and the Old Time Radio Gang When: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Where: Golden Saw Music Hall, Williams Community, Jacksonville How much: Free Contact: 256-435-4696 Buddy Wayne When: 7 p.m. What: Classic country, classic rock Where: American Legion Post 26, 515 E. 18th St., Anniston How much: Free and open to the public Contact: 256-236-9314 Larry Keel When: 8:30 p.m. Where: VFW Post 924, 100 U.S. 431, Anniston How much: $4 Contact: 256-238-8047 Prowlerz What: Easy listening, southern rock When: 9 p.m. Where: Coyote Mike’s, 2810 Alabama 202, Anniston How much: $4 Contact: 256-237-2227 DJ Rockin’ Roger When: 9 p.m. Where: AJ’s Sunset Bar and Grill, 1500 Hillyer Robinson Pkwy., Anniston How much: Free Contact: 256-832-5000 Sterling Silver When: 9 p.m. Where: Heroes, 8896 McClellan Blvd. (Old

Sports Nut), Jacksonville How much: $4 Contact: 256-405-4365 or 256-405-4366 5 O’Clock Charlie What: Classic rock covers When: 9:30 p.m. Where: Peerless Saloon, 13 W. 10th St., Anniston How much: Free Contact: 256-237-1899

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Contact: 256-237-2227 Nathaniel Jennings What: Classic rock covers When: 9:30 p.m. Where: The Peerless Saloon, 13 W. 10th St., Anniston How much: Free Contact: 256-237-1899

Southern Nites CONCERTS

BDK Band When: 8:30 p.m. Where: VFW Post 924, 100 U.S. 431, Anniston How much: $4, women free Contact: 256-238-8047

Southern Nites What: Classic rock and country When: 9:30 p.m. Where: Heroes, 8896 McClellan Blvd. (Old Sports Nut), Jacksonville How much: $4 Contact: 256-405-4365 or 256-405-4366 Tyler Prince and The Cold Stones When: 8 p.m. Where: Brother’s Bar, 206 Pelham Road S., Jacksonville How much: $5, $7 under 21 Contact: 256-435-6090

DJ Rockin’ Roger When: 9 p.m. Where: AJ’s Sunset Bar and Grill, 1500 Hillyer Robinson Pkwy., Anniston How much: Free Contact: 256-832-5000 Prowlerz What: Easy listening, southern rock When: 9 p.m. Where: Coyote Mike’s, 2810 Alabama 202, Anniston How much: $4

CONCERTS

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: 256-237-2227

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Jimmy Robertson & The Roustabouts When: 6-9 p.m. Where: Old Munford High School lunchroom, 115 Lions Road, Munford How Much: Free Contact: 256-236-0340

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Dance Party with Scuba Steve When: 11 p.m. Where: Brother’s Bar, 206 Pelham Road S., Jacksonville How much: $3, women free Contact: 256-435-6090

Chuck and Greg When: 8 p.m. Where: Damn Yankees Steak and Oyster Bar, 919 Noble St., Anniston How much: Free Contact: 256-236-7000 Jam Night hosted by Jon Medders What: Classic rock When: 9 p.m. Where: The Peerless Saloon, 13 W. 10th St., Anniston How much: Free Contact: 256-237-1899 Lindsey Hinkle What: Acoustic, folk rock When: 9 p.m. Where: Heroes, 8896 McClellan Blvd. (Old Sports Nut), Jacksonville How much: Free Contact: 256-405-4365 or 256-405-4366

To contribute to the free calendar, call Kevin Jeffers at 235-3580 or e-mail kjeffers@annistonstar.com.

exhibits Smalls What: Featuring works on paper 8-by10 inches and smaller, including prints, photo transfers, paintings, drawings, photographs, collages, mixed media works and digital prints When: Through Jan. 17. Gallery is open

Fridays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and by appointment Where: Studio9, 9 Public Square E (next to Crow Drugs), Jacksonville How much: Free to attend, items priced as marked Contact: 689-8573 or 239-3012

Reptiles: The Beautiful and the Dangerous What: Live reptiles, wildlife photography, educational panels and more When: Through Sunday. Museum hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m.

Where: Anniston Museum of Natural History, 800 Museum Drive, Anniston How much: $8 per adult, $6 per child, with children 3 and under free Contact: 237-6766


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BRIEFLY ENTERTAINING Vampires rule People’s Choice Awards

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Last season’s finalists, Adam Lambert, left, and Kris Allen, center, stand with host Ryan Seacrest. This season, the mammoth hit is undergoing big changes, including adding Ellen DeGeneres to the panel of judges.

‘Idol’ thinks young, edgy in 9th season By LYNN ELBER

a spot it’s held for five years among all viewers and for six years among 18Associated Press to-49 year olds, a demographic much LOS ANGELES — American Idol was favored by advertisers? the colossus that dominated television Yes, said industry analyst Shari Anne in the new century’s first decade, gener- Brill — for now. ating top ratings, a heady share of buzz “It will remain the top-rated show and a handful of bankable stars includ- through this year,” said Brill of Carat ing Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood USA. After that, she said, it’s a guessing and Jennifer Hudson. game, especially if uber-judge Cowell “THIS is American Idol,” host Ryan decides to exit after this season and Idol Seacrest first intoned in 2002, and the is deprived of his sharp bite (or at least singing contest that was a summer surloud bark). prise turned into an annual visitor with The show’s producers and Fox pay staying power. due respect to the judging panel but say Whether it can retain its status this what counts most are the “kids,” their year, let alone through the second favored term for the mostly 20-somedecade, is a crucial question for its thing contestants angling for a record home base, Fox, as well as the network’s contract and career, such as last year’s competitors and the seemingly bottom- winner Kris Allen and runner-up Adam less well of aspiring singers who see it as Lambert. a shortcut to discovery. In focus groups with viewers, it’s It’s a challenge for a series that, enter- about contestants that provoke the most ing its ninth season Tuesday (7 p.m.), emotion, said Fox executive Preston is undergoing its biggest shake-up yet Beckman, adding, “They want to root for with Ellen DeGeneres taking the place someone and see someone win.” of Paula Abdul on the judging panel that DeGeneres brings “something includes Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson unique and will be the nurturing person and, back for her sophomore turn, Kara on the show and create an interesting DioGuardi. dynamic with Simon. But at the end of Can Idol hang on as the No. 1 series, the day, it’s not on her shoulders to carry

the show,” he said. Cecile Frot-Coutaz, CEO of series producer FremantleMedia North America and an “Idol” executive producer, said she’s nothing but bullish on the future. “Thank God it’s an event, like a sporting event, so it rises above the crowd,” she said. Its ad rates are a cut above, too: A 30-second commercial on “Idol” cost around $500,000 last season and hit more than $600,000 for the finale, according to the ad-buying firm Initiative, while other top 10 shows were getting closer to about $250,000 for halfminute spots. A promising sign for Idol is the overall broadcast TV picture. After years of steadily losing viewers to cable and other distractions, including the Internet, three of the four major networks (Fox among them) showed an unexpected audience increase over 2008 at the start of the new season. In a bid for the youth vote, Fox promotions for American Idol are emphasizing a “more authentic feeling, raw and emotional,” Beckman said, countering any notion that it’s “lost its soul.”

LOS ANGELES — The people have chosen vampires. The Twilight Saga, True Blood and The Vampire Diaries all sucked up trophies Wednesday at the 36th annual People’s Choice Awards. Twilight won four trophies, including favorite movie, franchise and on-screen team for the dreamy trio of Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner, who also picked up the breakout male actor award. The undead HBO fable True Blood and the soapy supernatural CW series The Vampire Diaries were respectively selected as favorite TV obsession and favorite new TV drama. Other winners in categories spanning movies, TV and music included Inglourious Basterds as favorite independent movie and Lady Gaga as favorite pop and breakout music artist. Queen Latifah, who returned as host of the fan-favorite ceremony for the fourth consecutive year, kicked off the show at the Nokia Theatre with a jazzy name-dropping number. Stars such as Hugh Jackman, Mariah Carey, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Ashton Kutcher, Taylor Swift and Ellen DeGeneres were on hand to accept their awards selected by Internet votes. “One for each of Sandra Bullock’s toes,” joked 11-time champion DeGeneres.

Hanes drops ads featuring actor Charlie Sheen WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Hanesbrands is ending its advertising campaign featuring Charlie Sheen because of domestic violence charges filed against the actor. Company spokesman Matt Hall said Wednesday that it was a “pretty standard, straightforward call” by the brand marketing team given the allegations. Hall says Sheen wouldn’t have been retained when his contract expired in the middle of the year. He says Sheen has been a pitchman for almost two years. The “Two and a Half Men” star was arrested in Aspen, Colo., on Christmas Day on charges including felony menacing and domestic violence. His wife Brooke Sheen told police he put a knife to her throat and threatened to kill her. The 44-year-old Sheen denies the allegations. Sheen publicist Stan Rosenfield says the actor has no comment on the Hanes decision. — Associated Press


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20 years? T hat’s unpossible! ‘T he Simpsons’ marks 20th anniversary, 450th episode with special By FRAZIER MOORE Associated Press

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NEW YORK o speak of the latest milestone by The Simpsons seems to restate the obvious. Long before now, enduring life for The Simpsons and its brightly jaundiced folk was simply assumed. What began 20 years ago as a fluke then erupted into a pop-culture juggernaut has continued to spin yarns, spawn characters and lampoon society with no end in sight. On Sunday at 7 p.m. on Fox, The Simpsons is airing its 450th episode. “Once Upon a Time in Springfield” will be followed by an hourlong documentary from Morgan Spurlock (30 Days, Super Size Me), fancifully titled The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special in 3-D on Ice.

During this season, when NBC’s Law & Order boasts of having tied Gunsmoke as TV’s longest-running primetime drama, The Simpsons has seized the mantle as TV’s longest-running scripted nighttime series — period. Ay, caramba! “I think we could do it for another 20 years, actually,” Matt Groening, “Simpsons” uber-creator, told The Associated Press at a recent Simpsons tribute by Los Angeles’ Paley Center for Media. Then he dissolved into giggles. “Omigod! Another 20? We’ll try,” he chortled. “We’ll do our best!” Here’s hoping the spectacular ensemble of voice talent keeps talking to the end. After 20 years, Dan Castellaneta remains full-throated as portly, dimwitted dad Homer, Julie Kavner is tower-tressed mom Marge, Nancy Cartwright is lippy first-born Bart and Yeardley Smith is oversmart daughter Lisa. Of course, these off-screen stars of The Simpsons are well served by visual artistry that, among things, keeps them shielded from the passage of time. The show’s writers play a huge role, too, with fastidiously crafted scripts that, by comparison, leave most sitcoms in the dust. (Granted, some fans may complain The Simpsons isn’t as sharply realized as in earlier years, but still.) “What I love about The Simpsons is, it’s so collaborative,” Smith said. “The actors do a third, the animators do a third and the writers do a third. That’s how I see it.” Also part of the acting troupe is Hank Azaria, a go-to guy for numerous characters including police Chief Wiggum, Comic Book Guy and convenience-store owner Apu Nahasapeemapetilon. Rounding out the core cast is Harry Shearer, whose stable of roles includes Mr. Burns, Waylon Smithers, Ned Flanders, Reverend Lovejoy, Kent Brockman, Dr. Hibbert and Principal Skinner.

Besides The Simpsons, Shearer, 66, is best-known from his role as bassist Derek Smalls in the 1984 mock musical documentary This Is Spinal Tap, and subsequently in the real-life group that film inspired. But Shearer, who began his career as a child actor on such early TV series as Jack Benny’s weekly show, keeps a multiplicity of projects under way. These currently include a new DVD, Unwigged & Unplugged, reteaming him musically with Tap bandmates Michael McKean and Christopher Guest. He hosts his own signature channel on the “My Damn Channel” comedy Web site. And for a quarter-century, he has churned out Le Show, a mostly solo act of wry humor, satirical sketches and blistering commentary, plus music (some performed by his singer-songwriter wife, Judith Owen). Le Show is available through numerous radio and Web outlets, and by podcast. It’s a weekly passion project that Shearer has always done gratis — which means he’s free from any vexing business entanglements. “I never have a meeting, I never see a memo,” he says. “It’s between me and my audience.” Sipping an early morning orange juice during a Manhattan stopover a couple of weeks ago, Shearer describes Le Show as a place for him to give voice to whatever’s on his mind. “I’m an insatiable news junkie,” he says, “so the reading that I do, I would do anyway. The show just gives me a way to answer back.” The sensibility of Le Show, and much of Shearer’s creative output, is conveniently echoed by The Simpsons, even though he plays no part in its writing. “Matt has a satirical, anti-authority streak,” says Shearer. “From the beginning, The Simpsons was taking the side of the family against all the authority figures and institutions that buffeted them in the modern world. Certainly, that resonated for me.” Shearer recalls the show’s first script, whose characters assigned to him were highlighted in yellow. In the next script, other characters’ dialogue would be highlighted for him. Much of the time, he didn’t see drawings of the new characters until months after he had created their voices, when the episode was finished: “Oh, that’s what he looks like!”

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How many different voices has Shearer done on “The Simpsons” in all? “The one real influence that Bob Dylan has had on my life is that, every time I’m asked that question, I give a different answer,” says Shearer. “So: hundreds,” he replies in a raspy Dylan-esque voice. As the years passed, Shearer’s many voices were part of the emerging world of Springfield, an oblivious community that seemed satisfied to settle for less in nearly everything: public education; organized religion; TV news and kids programming; government, law enforcement, business, and food and drink intake; and certainly environmental issues, such as the nuclear power plant that employs Homer Simpson, of all people, as a safety inspector. What’s the message of The Simpsons? That people, for all their highfalutin talk, are willing to settle for less if it’s easier or saves them a buck? Has The Simpsons taken on a new, unexpected relevance thanks to the current economic downturn, when standards for everything seem under threat? “You look around and the only person who ostentatiously and repeatedly proclaims his pursuit of excellence is Rush Limbaugh,” says Shearer, then does a perfect   imitation of Limbaugh: “I’m presenting broadcast excellence.” “That’s got to tell you something,” Shearer says. “Everybody else is just getting by.” But he, unlike most people taking stock of The Simpsons at this moment in its run, resists any grandiose claims for its legacy. “Together with NFL football, The Simpsons put the Fox network on the map — whatever you think of that,” he hedges. “And Fox has changed the face of network television — you got to decide for better or worse. “I wish I could say that we inspired an awful lot of funny, smart, irreverent, acerbic shows that took a lacerating view of the institutions of society. But I don’t think we have.” Nor does he think the show — or any contemporary satire — really changes anything it lampoons. “For instance, after 20 years and 450 episodes,” Shearer sums up, “I don’t really think The Simpsons has increased the country’s skepticism about nuclear power.”

Stupid TV! Be more Funny! The Star’s newsroom is rife with Simpsons fans, many of whom were mere toddlers during the show’s heyday. Here are some of our favorite episodes. Last Exit to Springfield, 1993 Kevin Jeffers, Copy editor, sector 7G No episode has consistently made me laugh from beginning to end more. I’ll often find myself like Homer, lost in thought and repeating the words in my head: “Dental plan! Lisa needs braces! Dental plan! Lisa needs braces!” Over and over again. Luckily for me, Lenny and Carl have never been behind me to drop a pencil down the back of my pants. Quotable: “Hey, Lenny, can you get this Sugar Daddy off my back?” — Homer A Streetcar Named Marge, 1992 John Dietrich, Sports copy editor One of my favorite teachers of all time — Mrs. Roberts, eighth-grade Language Arts — had us watch this episode to explain the concepts of allusion and homage. She gave us a sheet explaining all 30-plus allusions/homages she had seen, and told us to pay special attention to how they were used. I was amazed at how everything was fit in, and still chuckle at Maggie at the “Ayn Rand School for Tots.” Quotable: “Lionel Hutz, attorney at law. I’m filing a classaction suit against the director on behalf of everyone who was cut from the play. I also play Mitch.” — Lionel Hutz You Only Move Twice, 1996 Chris Pittman, Online department Homer gets a new job that forces the family to move to Cypress Creek. His new boss, one Hank Scorpio, seems like the nicest guy you could meet. But he ends up being head of a massive terrorist organization. Of course, Homer never realizes this. Everything about this episode feels fresh even today. And hey, every town needs a hammock district. Quotable: “What’s wrong with this country? Can’t a man walk down the street without being offered a job?” — Waylon Smithers Marge vs. the Monorail, 1993 Dan Whisenhunt, Assistant Metro Editor Few realize it, but Conan O’Brien’s comedic fingerprints were all over the early seasons of The Simpsons. He wrote this episode, which for all intents and purposes is a perfect specimen of what the show used to be. The town is charmed by con-man Lyle Lanley (voiced by the late, great Phil Hartman) into spending money on a monorail after he sings a convincing song. When Marge said the town should have instead spent the money fixing a broken street, Homer says, “Well, you should have written a song like that guy.” Quotable: “Do you want to change your name to Homer Junior? The kids can call you Ho-Ju.” — Homer to Bart


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Jan. 8-14, 2010

20 years? T hat’s unpossible! ‘T he Simpsons’ marks 20th anniversary, 450th episode with special By FRAZIER MOORE Associated Press

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NEW YORK o speak of the latest milestone by The Simpsons seems to restate the obvious. Long before now, enduring life for The Simpsons and its brightly jaundiced folk was simply assumed. What began 20 years ago as a fluke then erupted into a pop-culture juggernaut has continued to spin yarns, spawn characters and lampoon society with no end in sight. On Sunday at 7 p.m. on Fox, The Simpsons is airing its 450th episode. “Once Upon a Time in Springfield” will be followed by an hourlong documentary from Morgan Spurlock (30 Days, Super Size Me), fancifully titled The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special in 3-D on Ice.

During this season, when NBC’s Law & Order boasts of having tied Gunsmoke as TV’s longest-running primetime drama, The Simpsons has seized the mantle as TV’s longest-running scripted nighttime series — period. Ay, caramba! “I think we could do it for another 20 years, actually,” Matt Groening, “Simpsons” uber-creator, told The Associated Press at a recent Simpsons tribute by Los Angeles’ Paley Center for Media. Then he dissolved into giggles. “Omigod! Another 20? We’ll try,” he chortled. “We’ll do our best!” Here’s hoping the spectacular ensemble of voice talent keeps talking to the end. After 20 years, Dan Castellaneta remains full-throated as portly, dimwitted dad Homer, Julie Kavner is tower-tressed mom Marge, Nancy Cartwright is lippy first-born Bart and Yeardley Smith is oversmart daughter Lisa. Of course, these off-screen stars of The Simpsons are well served by visual artistry that, among things, keeps them shielded from the passage of time. The show’s writers play a huge role, too, with fastidiously crafted scripts that, by comparison, leave most sitcoms in the dust. (Granted, some fans may complain The Simpsons isn’t as sharply realized as in earlier years, but still.) “What I love about The Simpsons is, it’s so collaborative,” Smith said. “The actors do a third, the animators do a third and the writers do a third. That’s how I see it.” Also part of the acting troupe is Hank Azaria, a go-to guy for numerous characters including police Chief Wiggum, Comic Book Guy and convenience-store owner Apu Nahasapeemapetilon. Rounding out the core cast is Harry Shearer, whose stable of roles includes Mr. Burns, Waylon Smithers, Ned Flanders, Reverend Lovejoy, Kent Brockman, Dr. Hibbert and Principal Skinner.

Besides The Simpsons, Shearer, 66, is best-known from his role as bassist Derek Smalls in the 1984 mock musical documentary This Is Spinal Tap, and subsequently in the real-life group that film inspired. But Shearer, who began his career as a child actor on such early TV series as Jack Benny’s weekly show, keeps a multiplicity of projects under way. These currently include a new DVD, Unwigged & Unplugged, reteaming him musically with Tap bandmates Michael McKean and Christopher Guest. He hosts his own signature channel on the “My Damn Channel” comedy Web site. And for a quarter-century, he has churned out Le Show, a mostly solo act of wry humor, satirical sketches and blistering commentary, plus music (some performed by his singer-songwriter wife, Judith Owen). Le Show is available through numerous radio and Web outlets, and by podcast. It’s a weekly passion project that Shearer has always done gratis — which means he’s free from any vexing business entanglements. “I never have a meeting, I never see a memo,” he says. “It’s between me and my audience.” Sipping an early morning orange juice during a Manhattan stopover a couple of weeks ago, Shearer describes Le Show as a place for him to give voice to whatever’s on his mind. “I’m an insatiable news junkie,” he says, “so the reading that I do, I would do anyway. The show just gives me a way to answer back.” The sensibility of Le Show, and much of Shearer’s creative output, is conveniently echoed by The Simpsons, even though he plays no part in its writing. “Matt has a satirical, anti-authority streak,” says Shearer. “From the beginning, The Simpsons was taking the side of the family against all the authority figures and institutions that buffeted them in the modern world. Certainly, that resonated for me.” Shearer recalls the show’s first script, whose characters assigned to him were highlighted in yellow. In the next script, other characters’ dialogue would be highlighted for him. Much of the time, he didn’t see drawings of the new characters until months after he had created their voices, when the episode was finished: “Oh, that’s what he looks like!”

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How many different voices has Shearer done on “The Simpsons” in all? “The one real influence that Bob Dylan has had on my life is that, every time I’m asked that question, I give a different answer,” says Shearer. “So: hundreds,” he replies in a raspy Dylan-esque voice. As the years passed, Shearer’s many voices were part of the emerging world of Springfield, an oblivious community that seemed satisfied to settle for less in nearly everything: public education; organized religion; TV news and kids programming; government, law enforcement, business, and food and drink intake; and certainly environmental issues, such as the nuclear power plant that employs Homer Simpson, of all people, as a safety inspector. What’s the message of The Simpsons? That people, for all their highfalutin talk, are willing to settle for less if it’s easier or saves them a buck? Has The Simpsons taken on a new, unexpected relevance thanks to the current economic downturn, when standards for everything seem under threat? “You look around and the only person who ostentatiously and repeatedly proclaims his pursuit of excellence is Rush Limbaugh,” says Shearer, then does a perfect   imitation of Limbaugh: “I’m presenting broadcast excellence.” “That’s got to tell you something,” Shearer says. “Everybody else is just getting by.” But he, unlike most people taking stock of The Simpsons at this moment in its run, resists any grandiose claims for its legacy. “Together with NFL football, The Simpsons put the Fox network on the map — whatever you think of that,” he hedges. “And Fox has changed the face of network television — you got to decide for better or worse. “I wish I could say that we inspired an awful lot of funny, smart, irreverent, acerbic shows that took a lacerating view of the institutions of society. But I don’t think we have.” Nor does he think the show — or any contemporary satire — really changes anything it lampoons. “For instance, after 20 years and 450 episodes,” Shearer sums up, “I don’t really think The Simpsons has increased the country’s skepticism about nuclear power.”

Stupid TV! Be more Funny! The Star’s newsroom is rife with Simpsons fans, many of whom were mere toddlers during the show’s heyday. Here are some of our favorite episodes. Last Exit to Springfield, 1993 Kevin Jeffers, Copy editor, sector 7G No episode has consistently made me laugh from beginning to end more. I’ll often find myself like Homer, lost in thought and repeating the words in my head: “Dental plan! Lisa needs braces! Dental plan! Lisa needs braces!” Over and over again. Luckily for me, Lenny and Carl have never been behind me to drop a pencil down the back of my pants. Quotable: “Hey, Lenny, can you get this Sugar Daddy off my back?” — Homer A Streetcar Named Marge, 1992 John Dietrich, Sports copy editor One of my favorite teachers of all time — Mrs. Roberts, eighth-grade Language Arts — had us watch this episode to explain the concepts of allusion and homage. She gave us a sheet explaining all 30-plus allusions/homages she had seen, and told us to pay special attention to how they were used. I was amazed at how everything was fit in, and still chuckle at Maggie at the “Ayn Rand School for Tots.” Quotable: “Lionel Hutz, attorney at law. I’m filing a classaction suit against the director on behalf of everyone who was cut from the play. I also play Mitch.” — Lionel Hutz You Only Move Twice, 1996 Chris Pittman, Online department Homer gets a new job that forces the family to move to Cypress Creek. His new boss, one Hank Scorpio, seems like the nicest guy you could meet. But he ends up being head of a massive terrorist organization. Of course, Homer never realizes this. Everything about this episode feels fresh even today. And hey, every town needs a hammock district. Quotable: “What’s wrong with this country? Can’t a man walk down the street without being offered a job?” — Waylon Smithers Marge vs. the Monorail, 1993 Dan Whisenhunt, Assistant Metro Editor Few realize it, but Conan O’Brien’s comedic fingerprints were all over the early seasons of The Simpsons. He wrote this episode, which for all intents and purposes is a perfect specimen of what the show used to be. The town is charmed by con-man Lyle Lanley (voiced by the late, great Phil Hartman) into spending money on a monorail after he sings a convincing song. When Marge said the town should have instead spent the money fixing a broken street, Homer says, “Well, you should have written a song like that guy.” Quotable: “Do you want to change your name to Homer Junior? The kids can call you Ho-Ju.” — Homer to Bart


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Pass Time Pass Time Pass Time Pass Time SPEED ●The SPEED Report ››› “Three Kings” (1999, War) George Clooney. Premiere. Four American soldiers go off in search of Gulf War gold. ’ ››› Swingers (1996) SPIKE ›› “Eraser” (1996) Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Caan. Premiere. ’ ●College Football FedEx Orange Bowl -- Georgia Tech vs. Iowa. From Miami. ●College Football AT&T Cotton Bowl -- Mississippi vs. Oklahoma State. From Dallas. SPSO The Mark Fox Show “Battlestar Galactica: The Plan” (2009) Edward James Olmos, Dean Stockwell. Premiere. “Battlestar Galactica: The Plan” (2009) SYFY ››› “Serenity” (2005, Science Fiction) Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres. Joel Osteen Å Taking Authority Å Kenneth Copeland Å Changing Your World ››› “The Shoes of the Fisherman” (1968, Drama) Anthony Quinn, Laurence Olivier, Oskar Werner. TBN Jack Hayford Å ›› “The Wedding Planner” (2001, Romance-Comedy) Jennifer Lopez, Matthew McConaughey. Å ›› “The Wedding Planner” (2001, Romance-Comedy) Jennifer Lopez, Matthew McConaughey. Å TBS ›› Failure to Launch ›› “Sweet November” ››› “Plaza Suite” (1971, Comedy) Walter Matthau, Maureen Stapleton, Barbara Harris. Walter Matthau plays ››› “The Hospital” (1971, Comedy-Drama) George C. Scott, Diana Rigg, Barnard Hughes. A satiric look at TCM (1968) Sandy Dennis. husband, producer, father of bride. Å life and death in a major medical center. Å Brace for Impact-Chesley B. Sullenberger Out of the Wreckage: Plane Crash Survivors Å Flight 175: As the World Watched ’ Å TLC Kidnapped for 18 Years Flight 175: As the World Watched ’ Å ››› “Gladiator” (2000) ›› “Shooter” (2007, Suspense) Mark Wahlberg, Michael Peña, Danny Glover. A wounded sniper plots re›› “Shooter” (2007, Suspense) Mark Wahlberg, Michael Peña, Danny Glover. A wounded sniper plots reTNT Russell Crowe. venge against those who betrayed him. Å venge against those who betrayed him. 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The Bold As the World Turns Wendy Williams Show Dr. Phil Jeopardy! Jeopardy! News CBS News CBS News J WIAT Let’s Make a Deal Reba Reba Fam. Feud Fam. Feud Fam. Feud Fam. Feud Whisperer L WPXH Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Varied Programs Steve Wilkos Show Hatchett Hatchett The People’s Court Judge Jeanine Pirro Judge Mathis Maury Fam. Guy Fam. Guy Name Earl ¥ WABM Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Jerry Springer CABLE ENTERTAINMENT Local Programming Action News at Noon Local Programming Oprah Winfrey Chan. 2 Action News Chan. 2 Action News Local Prog ^ TV-2 The Doctors The First 48 The First 48 Criminal Minds Sopranos Varied CSI: Miami Varied Cold Case Varied The First 48 The First 48 Criminal A&E Cold Case Varied M ›› “The Story of Us” (1999) Bruce Willis. Å ›› “Eddie and the Cruisers” (1983) Tom Berenger. Å ››› “October Sky” (1999) Jake Gyllenhaal. Å ››› “Ocean’s Twelve” (2004) George Clooney. Å T ›› “Jagged Edge” (1985) Å ››› “Mystic River” (2003, Crime Drama) Sean Penn, Tim Robbins. Å › “The Fan” (1996) Robert De Niro, Wesley Snipes. ›› “Spy Game” (2001, Suspense) Robert Redford, Brad Pitt. ›› “The Whole Nine Yards” (2000) Bruce Willis. ›› “The Secret of My Success” (1987) Michael J. Fox. Å ››› “True Lies” (1994) Arnold Schwarzenegger. Å AMC W ››› “Silver Streak” (1976) Gene Wilder, Jill Clayburgh. Å TH ›› “King Kong” (1976, Fantasy) Jeff Bridges, Jessica Lange. Å ›› “Star Trek: Nemesis” (2002) Patrick Stewart. Å ›› “Starsky & Hutch” (2004) Ben Stiller. Å ››› “Predator” (1987) Arnold Schwarzenegger. F ›› “The Concorde: Airport ’79” (1979) Å ››› “Bram Stoker’s Dracula” (1992) Gary Oldman. Å ›› “Daylight” (1996) Sylvester Stallone, Amy Brenneman. ››› “The Fugitive” (1993, Suspense) Harrison Ford. Å Cash in the Attic Cash in the Attic Antiques Roadshow Antiques Roadshow Antiques Roadshow Varied Programs News BBC How Clean How Clean Cash in the Attic Chris Movie Jamie F. 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Å ›› “The Man With One Red Shoe” T Footlight ›› “Pin Up Girl” (1944) Å ››› “Bus Stop” (1956) Marilyn Monroe. Å ›› “The Pleasure Seekers” (1964) Ann-Margret. ››› “Flaming Star” (1960) Elvis Presley. Å › “Satisfaction” (1988, Musical) Å ›› “Mardi Gras” (1958) Pat Boone. ›› “Wild in the Country” (1961) Elvis Presley. ›› “H.E.A.L.T.H.” (1979, Comedy) FXM W ››› “Billy Rose’s Diamond Horseshoe” (1945) ›› “The Girl Can’t Help It” (1956) Tom Ewell. TH ››› “Bandolero!” (1968) James Stewart. Å ››› “The Flight of the Phoenix” (1965) James Stewart. ››› “Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry” ›› “The Last American Hero” (1973) Å ››› “The Seven-Ups” (1974) Å F ››› “Anna and the King of Siam” (1946) Å ›› “Boy on a Dolphin” (1957) Alan Ladd. ››› “Two for the Road” (1967) Å › “The Boy in Blue” (1986) Nicolas Cage. Å “The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie” MatchGam Fam Feud Hollywood Jeopardy! Pyramid Chain Lingo Lingo Fam Feud Fam Feud Deal or No Deal Newlywed Catch 21 Deal No GSN Fam Feud Pyramid Catch 21 Wheel 7th Heaven Fun Vi Fun Vi Golden Golden Golden Golden Fun Vi Fun Vi M*A*S*H M*A*S*H M*A*S*H M*A*S*H Fun Vi HALL Little House on Prairie 7th Heaven House House House Varied To Sell To Sell Dime Challenge Challenge Color Varied Programs Divine Get It Sold To Sell Varied House H&G Varied Programs M Kennedys: The Curse of Power Å Decoding the Past Modern Marvels Å Kennedy Assassination Å Kennedys: The Curse of Power Å Decoding the Past Marvels T The Crumbling of America Å Mega Disasters Å Earth-Made Mega Disasters Å The Crumbling of America Å Mega Disasters Å Earth MonsterQuest Å MonsterQuest Å MonsterQuest Å MonsterQuest Å MonsterQuest Å MonsterQuest Å MonsterQuest Å MonsterQuest Å Monster HIST W MonsterQuest Å TH Rogue Waves Å Underworld To Be Announced Modern Marvels Å Day After Disaster Å Rogue Waves Å Underworld To Be Announced Marvels F Gangland Å Gangland MS-13. 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NASCAR Varied Programs Truck U Chop Cut On Edge SPEED Varied Programs CSI: Crime Scn CSI: Crime Scn CSI: Crime Scn CSI: Crime Scn CSI: Crime Scn CSI: Crime Scn CSI: Crime Scn CSI: Crime Scn Ult Fight SPIKE CSI: Crime Scn College Varied Programs SPSO ●College Flash Classics Varied Programs Star Trek: Enterprise Stargate Atlantis Stargate SG-1 Varied SYFY Varied Programs Your Day Copeland Varied Programs Behind Varied Robison Marilyn H. The 700 Club Hagee Rod P. Praise the Lord Varied TBN Rod P. Just Shoot Home Imp. Home Imp. Jim Yes, Dear Yes, Dear Raymond Raymond Payne Jim Raymond King King Friends Friends The Office Seinfeld TBS Fresh Pr. Payne M ››› “Sunday in New York” (1963) ››› “36 Hours” (1964) James Garner. ››› “Young Cassidy” (1965) Rod Taylor. ››› “The Glass Bottom Boat” (1966) ››› “Dark of the Sun” (1968) Parade T Petty Girl ››› “Cover Girl” (1944) Rita Hayworth. ››› “Ziegfeld Girl” (1941, Musical) James Stewart. 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The Haunted “Murder at the Black Horse” ’ Å Dogs 101 ’ Å ANPL Untamed and Uncut ’ Animal Cops Miami A man allegedly beats a cat. (N) Dogs 101 ’ Å Top Gear The best German V8 engine. Å Top Gear Å BBC World News America Å Top Gear The best German V8 engine. Å BBC World News The Game ’ Å “A Day in the Life” (2009) Sticky Fingaz. A gangster gets caught in a war between crime families. The Mo’Nique Show Å BET 106 & Park: Top 10 Live The Game ’ Å Notorious Å Notorious Susan Smith. Å Notorious A woman is convicted of killing her son. Notorious “Mother on Death Row” Å Notorious Women who kill their children. Å BIO The Real Housewives of Orange County Å The Real Housewives of Orange County Å Chef Academy “Too Many Cooks” (N) Chef Academy The students scramble to finish. (N) BRAVO Real Housewives Are You Smarter? Are You Smarter? ›› “Police Academy” (1984, Comedy) Steve Guttenberg, Kim Cattrall, Michael Winslow. ’ ›› “Police Academy” (1984) Steve Guttenberg. CMTV Extreme-Home RENO 911! 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Alda delves into human brainpower By Neal Justin Star Tribune (Minneapolis)

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Any boring college class would benefit greatly if Alan Alda were plopped in the front row. Of course, recruiting the six-time Emmy winner to enroll in Biology 101 might prove difficult, so just appreciate “The Human Spark,” a new three-part documentary premiering Wednesday on PBS that explores how people have developed their brainpower while Neanderthals and chimpanzees have never shifted out of first gear. The series could easily have been as lifeless as a stuffed mammoth behind a glass wall, but Alda makes it an easy, breezy science lesson, animating the most eggheaded of scientists with a persistent line of questioning and the eagerness of a child who just learned the word “why.” “It was sort of like having a very difficult student who is of rather aboveaverage intelligence,” said John Shea, an associate professor of anthropology at New York’s Stony Brook University who is grilled by Alda about Stone Age technology. “It’s usually a one-way street: You lecture, they take notes and you give them an exam. This was instant feedback. One of the real nice benefits of this process is it makes you work harder to make your points clearer and more easily understood.” Alda has been down this road before. While the post-M*A*S*H years have included some of the juiciest roles of his career, including two seasons on The West Wing, which added to his 33 Emmy nominations, and an Oscar-nominated turn in Martin Scorsese’s The Aviator, he devoted more than a decade to Scientific American Frontiers, a series in which he first played the role of the nagging student. Alda, 73, said he initially turned down Frontiers because they simply wanted him to provide narration. “I said I’d only be interested in doing it if I could talk to the scientists and learn about what they’re doing, spend the day with them. That sounded like fun to me,” said Alda, who visited the Science Museum of Minnesota last month to help promote the series. “It was really selfish. They took a big chance because they didn’t know how it would turn out, but they said OK. “We started to discover a whole new way to do a science show, which

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Alan Alda hosts and narrates ‘The Human Spark,’ a search for what makes us human. The three-part series premiered Wednesday on PBS. was to make it a personal experience and not just present the science. Those moments on camera where we’re just mixing together and I’m trying to get it and they’re trying to make me understand are really nice moments.” That approach works equally well in Spark, as Alda crisscrosses the globe, experimenting with gorillas, hurling primitive tools and, most important, cajoling brainiacs to lighten up. “When you decide to have a conversation, there’s less chance of them going into lecture mode,” he said. “You can actually see their eyes drifting over and their voices changing when they’re going that way.” Alda’s relatability is a direct result of his actor’s training, particularly his work in improvisation, which forces you to listen and instantly react, a task that may have gotten harder for him in recent years as he’s suffered some hearing loss. It also can’t hurt that he played one of the more likable, beloved characters in TV history. I mean, you don’t need a jug of moonshine to want to open up to Hawkeye Pierce. In person, Alda is as personable and curious as you’d imagine. He’s extremely well read, a byproduct, he says, of being a stage actor. (”You have more time. You can’t just go back to

your hotel room and read your driver’s license.”) In conversation, he’s likely to ask more questions than anyone else in the room. On camera, his need to break it down to the simplest of terms may frustrate nerds, but it’s just the right approach for us C-minus students. Despite the compelling nature of the series, don’t expect Alda to hang it up as an actor and become a fulltime academic (although he certainly looked the part in St. Paul in his gray jacket and knit tie). He has smoothly transitioned into a character actor with an ability to pump up his few, but precious, scenes in everything from 30 Rock to Flash of Genius. He’s penned two bestselling books in the past decade and he’s currently working on a play, which he says he probably won’t appear in. “For me to choose something, it first has to sound like fun and, two, it has to sound like it would be really hard to do, because I don’t want to do something I’ve done before,” said Alda, who could easily coast through the decade arranging M*A*S*H conventions. “The fun is going out on a plank and walking a high wire between two buildings and seeing if I can keep from falling off. Somehow, that appeals to me.”

TV is off and running in the new year, trying to get a jump on the Winter Olympics, which arrive Feb. 12 on NBC. In an unusually busy January, series that took a holiday hiatus will return with new episodes, while shows slotted for midseason begin turning up on the schedule. For some network series, though, the break will last longer. Making room for American Idol and 24 and trying to stretch the season into May, Fox will delay the return of Glee until April 13. ABC will hold back FlashForward and V until March, and the CW will do the same for 90210, Melrose Place and Gossip Girl. Cable viewers are accustomed to long waits between seasons of their favorite originals, which often produce only 13 episodes a year. Long hiatuses may seem unusual for network TV, but they’re all part of broadcasters’ move toward so-called year-round programming, as they struggle to deal with audiences’ increasing refusal to watch repeats. Running a show straight through until all episodes are used up, as ABC does with Lost, and then taking it off the air for a long stretch, is one tactic; another is airing a “pod” of episodes, followed by a break, as Fox is doing with Glee. Neither strategy is likely to make fans especially happy, but one result is more to watch every week of the year — and especially in January and February this year. Here are some highlights: n The Biggest Loser, Tuesday on NBC Season 8 invites the heaviest contestants ever, including twins who together weigh almost a ton, to shed weight at the Loser Ranch. n Nip/Tuck, Wednesday on FX The new season is the last for the outrageous plastic-surgery drama, and the season premiere was written by creator Ryan Murphy, who went on to concoct Glee. n Big Love, Jan. 10 on HBO As Season 4 opens, the Juniper Creek compound is in turmoil, and Bill (Bill Paxton) considers taking himself and his family in a startling new direction. n American Idol, Jan. 12-13 on Fox Season 9 begins with auditions, with Paula Abdul gone and new judge Ellen DeGeneres joining the show during Hollywood Week. n Project Runway, Jan. 14 on Lifetime Returning to New York (whew!), with judges Michael Kors and Nina Garcia in place, Runway hopes to make fans happier in its second season on Lifetime.


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Blagojevich competes on ‘Apprentice’ By FRAZIER MOORE

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(N) ’ Å Letterman (N) ’ Å Ghost Whisperer “Homecoming” ’ Å Ghost Whisperer “Hope and Mercy” ’ Å Criminal Minds “Revelations” ’ Å Criminal Minds “Lo-Fi” ’ Å L WPXH Ghost Whisperer Å The Unit “Two Coins” ’ Å The Unit “Outsiders” ’ Å The Simpsons ’ Å The Simpsons ’ Å House of Payne House of Payne ¥ WABM Are You Smarter? CABLE ENTERTAINMENT Local Programming Action News Nightbeat Local Programming ^ TV-2 Entertainment Tonight Dog the Bounty Hunter “This Dog Can Hunt” Å Dog the Bounty Hunter Å Steven Seagal Lawman Steven Seagal Lawman Steven Seagal Lawman Steven Seagal Lawman A&E Criminal Minds ’ Å ››› “True Lies” (1994, ››› “Predator” (1987, Science Fiction) Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Jesse Ventura. A team is stalked by an intergalactic tro- ›››› “Aliens” (1986, Science Fiction) Sigourney Weaver, Carrie Henn, Michael AMC Action) Å phy hunter. Å Biehn. A task force goes to eradicate a horrific space predator. Å Wild Recon “Rampage” ’ I Shouldn’t Be Alive “Lost in the Snow” ’ Å I’m Alive “Battlegrounds” ’ Å Wild Recon “Rampage” ’ ANPL Venom Hunter ’ Kitchen Nightmares “J. Willy’s” ’ Å Kitchen Nightmares “Black Pearl” ’ Å BBC World News America Å Kitchen Nightmares “J. Willy’s” ’ Å BBC World News The Game ’ Å The Game ’ Å The Mo’Nique Show Å BET 106 & Park: Top 10 Live ››› “Posse” (1993) Mario Van Peebles. Former soldiers defend a black township from KKK raiders. City Confidential Å The Unreal Story of Professional Wrestling The history of professional wrestling. Å Biography Farm boy becomes Andre the Giant. Shatner’s Raw Nerve Shatner’s Raw Nerve BIO Launch My Line Asymmetrical evening wear. Launch My Line “Wild Card” Avant-garde outfit. Launch My Line A distressed garment. (N) Launch My Line A distressed garment. BRAVO Launch My Line Å Are You Smarter? Are You Smarter? ›› “Days of Thunder” (1990, Action) Tom Cruise, Robert Duvall, Nicole Kidman. Upstart stock-car driver goes to the edge. ’ ›› Days of Thunder CMTV Extreme-Home Chappelle’s Show Å Chappelle’s Show Å Futurama “Spanish Fry” Futurama ’ Å South Park Å Tosh.0 Å Daily Show/ Jon Stewart The Colbert Report (N) COMEDY The Colbert Report Å Man vs. Wild “Pacific Island” Panamamian island. Man vs. Wild “China” Bear travels to China. (N) ’ Solving History With Olly Steeds ’ Å Man vs. Wild “China” Bear travels to China. Å DISC Man vs. Wild “Belize” Hannah Montana ’ Å ›› “The Wild” (2006, Adventure) Voices of Kiefer Sutherland, Eddie Izzard. Ani- Phineas and Ferb Phineas and Ferb A de- Hannah Montana ’ Å Wizards of Waverly Place The Suite Life on Deck DISN mated. A young lion from a New York zoo finds himself in Africa. ‘G’ vice to find Perry. “Harper Knows” “Smarticle Particles” The Daily 10 (N) Fatal Beauty: 15 Most Notorious Women Women’s crimes make them pseudo-celebrities. E! Investigates: Addicted to Pills (N) Chelsea Lately (N) E! 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FX ››› “The Commitments” (1991, Musical) Robert Arkins, Johnny Murphy, Angeline Ball. Å FXM ›› H.E.A.L.T.H. (1979) ›› “The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes’ Smarter Brother” (1975) Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn. Å Family Feud Å Family Feud ’ Å The Newlywed Game Catch 21 Å Be a Millionaire Lingo Å Deal or No Deal ’ Å GSN Deal or No Deal ’ Å America’s Funniest Touched by an Angel A teenager mistakenly kills the Touched by an Angel Andrew and another angel of Touched by an Angel The angels counsel a genetic The Golden Girls Rose The Golden Girls A hurriHALL Home Videos ’ Å only person who had faith in him. ’ Å death fight to save two lives. ’ Å scientist bent on cloning a child. ’ Å and Blanche are jealous. cane threatens Miami. The Book of Eli Big Love Adaleen shares a secret with Nicki. Å ››› “Hellboy II: The Golden Army” (2008) Å HBO Grey Gardens (2009) ’ › “What Happens in Vegas” (2008) Cameron Diaz. ’ ‘PG-13’ Å Property Virgins (N) ’ Property Virgins Å House Hunters Å Income Property Å House Hunters Intern’l Holmes on Homes Å My First Place Å H&G House Hunters Å MonsterQuest “Jaws in Illi- MonsterQuest “Gigantic Killer Fish” Giant freshwater MonsterQuest “Monster Sharks” (Season Premiere) Great white sharks. (N) Å MonsterQuest “Gigantic Killer Fish II” Searching for giHIST nois” Å fish. Å gantic fish. Å Grey’s Anatomy Meredith and George are at odds. ››› “Panic Room” (2002) Jodie Foster. Thieves trap a woman and her daughter in their apartment. Will & Grace ’ Å Will & Grace ’ Å LIFE Grey’s Anatomy Å ›› “High Crimes” (2002) Ashley Judd. An attorney tries to prove her husband’s innocence. ’ ‘PG-13’ ››› “Slumdog Millionaire” (2008, Comedy-Drama) Dev Patel, Freida Pinto, Madhur Mittal. ’ ‘R’ Å MAX ›› Kindergarten Cop Unsolved History “Chicago Fire” ’ 20th Century Battlefields “1942 Stalingrad” Å Battleplan The use of a pre-emptive strike. ’ Å Unsolved History “Chicago Fire” ’ MILIT Unsolved History Å South Park ’ Å South Park ’ Å The Real World Andrew tries to seduce Callie. Å The Real World “D.C.” (N) ’ Å Real World The Real World “D.C.” MTV True Life ’ Locked Up Abroad “Ecuador” Alone in the Wild (N) Shadow Soldiers Mexico City’s Policia Federal. (N) Locked Up Abroad “Ecuador” NGEO Dog Whisperer Malcolm in the Middle Everybody Hates Chris Everybody Hates Chris George Lopez ’ Å George Lopez ’ Å The Nanny ’ Å The Nanny ’ Å NICK Fanboy and Chum Chum Malcolm in the Middle Mighty Ships “Faust” Vehicle carrier. ’ Hot Planet ’ Å SCIENCE The Next Megaquake ’ Hot Planet The effects of climate change on the planet. ’ Å ●Inside the NFL NFL news and highlights. (N) Å ●Inside the NFL NFL news and highlights. Å Edwin San Juan’s Pacific Rim Comedy (iTV) (N) SHOW ›› “Zoolander” (2001, Comedy) Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson. iTV. ’ ‘PG-13’ All My Children Today ’ Å One Life to Live Today ’ Å Being Erica Erica returns to her brother’s death. ’ General Hospital Today ’ Å SOAP Young-Restless ●Dangerous Drives ●Pass Time ●Pass Time Pass Time Pass Time Wrecked Wrecked SPEED ●NASCAR Race Hub 1,000 Ways to Die ’ 1,000 Ways to Die ’ 1,000 Ways to Die (N) ’ MANswers (N) ’ Å Blue Mountain State ’ Blue Mountain State ’ SPIKE ●UFC’s Ultimate Fight Night ’ Å ●Hawks Live! Postgame ●College Basketball Appalachian State at Davidson. SPSO ●NBA Basketball Washington Wizards at Atlanta Hawks. From Philips Arena in Atlanta. (Live) Ghost Hunters Seattle’s Moore Theatre. ’ Å Ghost Hunters International “Silver Shadow” (N) Ghost Hunters “Fort Delaware” ’ Å Ghost Hunters International “Silver Shadow” Å SYFY Ghost Hunters ’ Å Behind the Scenes Å Grant Jeffrey Å Secrets of Bible Jack Van Impe Presents Praise the Lord Å TBN Billy Graham Classic House of Payne Meet the Browns Meet the Browns Meet the Browns Meet the Browns Lopez Tonight (N) TBS Seinfeld “The Shoes” ’ House of Payne ›› “Always in My Heart” ››› “Comrade X” (1940, Romance-Comedy) Clark Gable, Hedy Lamarr, Oscar Homolka. Moscow porter ›››› “Ninotchka” (1939, Comedy) Greta Garbo, Melvyn Douglas, Ina Claire. A playboy charms a Russian TCM (1942) Å makes U.S. newsman smuggle out daughter. Å envoy on business in Paris. Å (DVS) Emergency Level One “Gunshots in Nashville” ’ Emergency Level One “Nashville Burning” (N) ’ Brace for Impact-Chesley B. Sullenberger Emergency Level One “Gunshots in Nashville” ’ TLC Emergency Level One Leverage A crew of Leverage “The Ice Man Job” The team goes after an Leverage “The Lost Heir Job” A corrupt lawyer tries to Leverage “The Runway Job” The team infiltrates the CSI: NY “Yahrzeit” A jewelry auction ends when an apTNT thieves. Å unscrupulous diamond merchant. Å take over his client’s estate. Å fashion world. (N) Å praisers is killed. ’ Å What Would Happen? Destroy Build Destroy Star Wars Clo. Super Hero Squad Show King of the Hill ’ Å King of the Hill ’ Å Family Guy ’ Å Family Guy ’ Å TOON Johnny Test ’ Å The Andy Griffith Show The Andy Griffith Show Married... With Children Married... With Children High School Reunion Cliques resume their rivalries. High School Reunion Cliques resume their rivalries. TVLND Sanford and Son NCIS Gibbs helps a former commanding officer. ’ NCIS “Minimum Security” ’ Å NCIS A widow gets a call from her late husband. ’ ››› “Gone Baby Gone” (2007) Casey Affleck. USA NCIS “Deception” Å Frank the Entertainer in a Basement Affair ’ For the Love of Ray J Ray’s difficult elimination. ’ Let’s Talk About Pep ’ Fantasia for Real ’ VH1 ››› “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” (1986, Comedy) Matthew Broderick. ’ Å CABLE NEWS The Oprah Effect American Greed American Greed “Fraud in Cyberspace” Mad Money CNBC Kudlow Report (Live) Campbell Brown (N) Larry King Live (N) Å Anderson Cooper 360 Å CNN CNN Tonight (N) Tonight From Washington Capital News Today CSPAN House of Rep. 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 FNC FOX Report Countdown With Keith Olbermann (N) The Rachel Maddow Show (N) Countdown With Keith Olbermann The Rachel Maddow Show MSNBC Hardball Å


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(N) ’ Å NBC 13 News at 10:00pm The Tonight Show With ` WVTM tion to the study group. “The Set Up” (N) Å (N) ’ Å for “Gossip Gilr.” (N) ’ (N) Å Conan O’Brien ’ Å The Vampire Diaries “The Turning Point” ’ Å Supernatural Sending Lucifer back to hell. ’ Å The King of Queens ’ My Name Is Earl Å The Andy Griffith Show The Andy Griffith Show 5 WTTO Two and a Half Men ’ The Rub Cardinal Corner Word Alive Cheers ’ Å TV24 Local News TV24 Local News Rick & Bubba Å Rick & Bubba Å 8 WJXS A Night at The Grill Wheel of Fortune “Inter- Grey’s Anatomy “Holidaze” Miranda’s father visits her. Grey’s Anatomy “Blink” Addison returns to help Mark’s Private Practice “Another Second Chance” Cooper ABC 33/40 News at 10PM Nightline (N) Å H WJSU national Food” (N) Å ’Å daughter. (N) ’ Å and Violet have a disagreement. (N) ’ Å (N) Entertainment Tonight (N) The Mentalist Witnesses claim a wealthy man was CSI: Crime Scene Investigation “Sin City Blue” Two The Mentalist “Rose-Colored Glasses” The team in- CBS 42 News at 10 (N) Late Show With David J WIAT ’ Å killed by a ghost haunting his mansion. ’ Å women murdered in a Las Vegas hotel. (N) ’ vestigates a double homicide. (N) ’ Å Letterman (N) ’ Å Ghost Whisperer “Voices” ’ Å NCIS “Call of Silence” ’ Å NCIS “Heart Break” ’ Å Criminal Minds “Mayhem” ’ Å L WPXH Ghost Whisperer Å › “Original Sin” (2001) Antonio Banderas. A Cuban businessman seeks revenge on his deceitful bride. The Simpsons ’ Å The Simpsons ’ Å House of Payne House of Payne ¥ WABM Are You Smarter? CABLE ENTERTAINMENT Local Programming Action News Nightbeat Local Programming ^ TV-2 Entertainment Tonight The First 48 “Snapped; Fallen Angel” Å The First 48 A couple is gunned down at home. Manhunters: Fugitive Manhunters: Fugitive Manhunters: Fugitive Manhunters: Fugitive A&E The First 48 Å ››› “Predator” (1987) ››› “The Fugitive” (1993, Suspense) Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones, Sela Ward. An innocent man must evade the law as he pursues a killer. Å ›› “Daylight” (1996, Action) Sylvester Stallone. ExAMC Å plosion traps New Yorkers in the Holland Tunnel. Echo: Queen of the Elephants ’ Rogue Nature “Elephants” ’ Å Echo: Queen of the Elephants ’ ANPL Jessica the Hippo ’ Perfect Private Parts Cosmetic vaginal surgeries. To Be Announced BBC World News America Å Perfect Private Parts Cosmetic vaginal surgeries. BBC World News Monica: Still Standing The Mo’Nique Show Å BET 106 & Park: Top 10 Live ››› “Inside Man” (2006, Suspense) Denzel Washington, Clive Owen, Jodie Foster. A cop matches wits with a bank robber. Å City Confidential Å Biography Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee. Å Biography Eighties hair metal band Motley Crue. Biography “Metallica” The band Metallica. Å Biography Singer Ozzy Osbourne. Å BIO The Real Housewives of Orange County Å The Real Housewives of Orange County Å The Real Housewives of Orange County (N) Å The Real Housewives of Orange County Å BRAVO Real Housewives Are You Smarter? Are You Smarter? Are You Smarter? Are You Smarter? › “Beer for My Horses” (2008, Action) Toby Keith. A deputy and his partner go after a drug lord. ’ CMTV Extreme-Home The Jeff Dunham Show Important Things-Martin Tosh.0 Å Chris Rock: Kill the Messenger The comic performs in South Africa. ’ Å Daily Show/ Jon Stewart The Colbert Report (N) COMEDY The Colbert Report Å Two Weeks in Hell Green Berets selection process. ’ Å Somali Pirate Takedown the Real Story ’ Å Two Weeks in Hell Green Berets selection process. DISC MythBusters ’ Å Hannah Montana ›› “The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl” (2005, Adventure) Taylor Laut- Phineas and Ferb “Hail Phineas and Ferb Where Hannah Montana ’ Wizards of Waverly Place The Suite Life on Deck DISN ner. Three children try to save a distant planet. ’ ‘PG’ Å Doofania!” the creations disappear. “Art Teacher” “Goin’ Bananas” The Daily 10 (N) Kardashian Kardashian ›› “Office Space” (1999) Ron Livingston. A white-collar worker rebels against corporate drudgery. Chelsea Lately (N) E! News E! ●College Basketball Teams TBA. (Live) ●SportsCenter (Live) Å ESPN ●College Basketball Teams TBA. (Live) ●College Basketball Teams TBA. (Live) ●College Basketball Gonzaga at St. Mary’s. Å ESPN2 ●College Basketball Teams TBA. (Live) “Another Cinderella Story” (2008, Romance-Comedy) Selena Gomez, Drew Seeley, Jane Lynch. Å America’s Funniest Home Videos ’ Å The 700 Club Å FAM That ’70s Show ’ Å Iron Chef America “Morimoto vs. Marino” Iron Chef America Bobby Flay vs. Ralph Pagano. Ace of Cakes (N) Ace of Cakes Good Eats Unwrapped Sack lunch. FOOD Challenge ●Women’s College Basketball Georgia at Vanderbilt. (Live) ●College Basketball Stanford at Washington. 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A hockey-masked killer slaughters young revelers. ‘R’ Å ›› “Uncommon Valor” (1983, Action) Gene Hackman. ’ ‘R’ Å The Erotic Traveler Å MAX › Jumper (2008) Å Marine Corps Survival School ’ Å Marine Corps Survival School ’ Å Mountain Marines ’ Å Marine Corps Survival School ’ Å MILIT Combat Zone ’ Å South Park Å South Park Å Jersey Shore ’ Å Jersey Shore ’ Å Jersey Shore ’ Å MTV Teen Mom ’ Å Car Czar “Amphicar” A rare 1967 amphibious car. Naked Science Exploring deep ocean trenches. Naked Science “Great Lakes” Car Czar “Amphicar” A rare 1967 amphibious car. NGEO Dog Whisperer Malcolm in the Middle Everybody Hates Chris Everybody Hates Chris George Lopez ’ Å George Lopez ’ Å The Nanny ’ Å The Nanny ’ Å NICK Fanboy and Chum Chum Malcolm in the Middle Factory Made ’ Factory Made ’ Å Build It Bigger “Abu Dhabi” ’ Å Heavy Metal Task Force ’ Å Factory Made ’ Factory Made ’ Å SCIENCE Assembly Req. › “Good Luck Chuck” (2007, Romance-Comedy) Dane Cook. iTV. ’ ‘R’ The Making Of: Nine › “Halloween” (2007) Malcolm McDowell. ‘R’ Å SHOW › “Deal” (2008, Drama) Burt Reynolds, Bret Harrison. iTV. ‘PG-13’ All My Children Today ’ Å One Life to Live Today ’ Å General Hospital Today ’ Å Days of our Lives Today ’ Å SOAP Young-Restless ●Pinks -- All Out From Indianapolis. ●Pass Time ●Pass Time Pinks -- All Outtakes Jacked! Wrecked Wrecked “All Nighter” SPEED ●NASCAR Race Hub ●TNA Wrestling TNA superstars battle for championship gold. (N) ’ Å TNA Epics Kurt Angle’s struggles in the TNA ring. SPIKE ●UFC’s Ultimate Fight Night ’ Å ●Thrashers Live! 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