Thanks, again, Tim!
'The Saddam Seminar'
from that Mad Cat, JD
In The Chaos Household
Very rainy day.
Science project - need I say more?
Tonight, Sunday, as is tradition, CBS opens the evening with '60 Minutes', then follows with a FRESH 'Big Fat Greek Life', then a FRESH 'Becker', followed by a FRESH made-for-tv movie 'Mafia Doctor'.
NBC starts with 'Dateline', follows with a FRESH 'American Dreams', then a RERUN 'Law & Order: Criminal Intent', followed by a FRESH 'boomtown'.
ABC begins by regurgitating the movie 'The Emperor's New Groove', followed by a FRESH 'Alias', and then a FRESH 'Dragnet'.
The WB has the weekly RERUN 'Gilmore Girls', followed by a RERUN 'Charmed', and then there's a 'Blooper Special'.
Faux offers a FRESH 'Futurama', followed by a FRESH 'King Of The Hill', then a FRESH 'Simpsons', followed by a FRESH 'Oliver Beene', then a FRESH 'Malcolm', followed by a RERUN 'Malcolm'.
UPN has the usual weekly RERUN 'Enterprise', followed by 'Stargate SG-1'.
SCI FI has the Series Premiere of 'Frank Herbert's 'Children of Dune', which plays 3 nights in a row.
VH1 has 'Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: Class of 2003' inductions, taped & edited from last week's event.
HBO has a FRESH '6 Feet Under'.
Anyone have any opinions?
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The Information One-Stop
Moose & Squirrel
Actor Martin Sheen (C) is joined by anti-war activists Fr. William O'Donnell (third from left) and Dr. Davida Coady (second from right) as they head a march of demonstrators protesting the Bush Administration's threatened war on Iraq in San Francisco on March 15, 2003. Tens of thousands of protestors joined the anti-war march and rally.
Photo by Lou Dematteis
Robbie Williams's 'Painting'
British pop idol Robbie Williams says he's still embarrassed about a drugged-out chat he had with Bono a while back. "I was at this party and completely and totally off my face - mushrooms, Ecstasy . . . And I was staring at this painting for ages," Williams tells Stuff magazine. "I was just mesmerized by it. And Bono comes up and asks, 'Robbie, what are you doing?' And I said, 'Bono, man, this [bleeping] painting is incredible.' And he went, 'Robbie, that's the window.' " Williams also revealed that his prolonged cocaine and ecstasy use has left him depressed. "That's not going to leave me for another couple of years, I've been told," he said.
A demonstrator, supporting the role of France and others in trying to stop the possibility of war with Iraq, marches past Los Angeles City Hall en route to rally on the streets of downtown Los Angeles Saturday, March 15, 2003. The Los Angeles rally coincided with marches in San Francisco, Washington and other U.S. cities.
Photo by Damian Dovarganes
''One Big No''
Some of the biggest names in British pop gathered in a smoky London venue on Saturday night to voice their protests ahead of a possible conflict in Iraq.
Artists including Paul Weller, Echo and the Bunnymen frontman Ian McCulloch, and Beth Orton, were performing in the Shepherd's Bush Empire against the backdrop of a big television screen emblazoned with "One Big No."
The musicians admitted their protest was probably futile but insisted it was still important to take a stand.
McCulloch said he hoped to make peace on Saturday on a more personal level by apologizing to Weller, with whom he said he has had a long-running feud.
"I've said some stupid things in the past and I don't even know him so I'm hoping we can shake hands and not get thrown out for scrapping. It seems like a perfect night to say sorry."
Proceeds will go to the Stop the War Coalition and the Campaign against Nuclear Disarmament.
Hollywood Walk of Fame
Israel 'Cachao' Lopez
Israel Lopez, the 84-year-old Cuban bass player credited with helping to create the mambo, was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Lopez, better known as "Cachao," received the walk's 2,219th star Friday in front of the King King nightclub, where a Cuban band performed in his honor after the ceremony.
On hand for the star's unveiling were actors Edward James Olmos and Andy Garcia. Garcia, who in Cuban-born, produced and directed a 1993 documentary on Lopez that helped revitalize his career.
Lopez has won several Grammy Awards — including one this year — for his own work and his contributions on albums by Latin music stars including Gloria Estefan.
He and his late brother, Orestes, are credited with creating the mambo in 1939. The musical style, popularized by bandleader Damaso Perez Prado, inspired a worldwide dance craze in the 1950s.
Lopez also is considered a master of descarga, the influential Latin jam sessions.
Israel 'Cachao' Lopez
In The Kitchen With BartCop & Friends
Directors Named For Revivals
'Tennessee Williams Explored'
Garry Hynes, Zoe Caldwell and Gregory Mosher will direct three American theater classics as part of the Kennedy Center's 2004 celebration, "Tennessee Williams Explored."
The festival will begin next year with a production of Williams' 1947 hit, "A Streetcar Named Desire."
Hynes, head of Ireland's Druid Theater and director of "The Beauty Queen of Leenane" there and on Broadway, will oversee "Desire," which runs April 27-May 16, 2004.
Caldwell, the Tony Award-winning star of such plays as "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie," "Medea" and "Master Class," will direct "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," June 1-20.
Mosher, who ran Chicago's Goodman Theater and Lincoln Center Theater in New York, will direct "The Glass Menagerie," July 6-25.
'Tennessee Williams Explored'
Kennedy Center Web site
An anti-war protestor wearing a bikini and a mask of U.S President George W. Bush burns an American flag in front of the Moss Park Armory in Toronto, March 15, 2003. Thousands of anti-war protestors marched through the downtown area to protest a possible U.S. - led war against Iraq.
Photo by Mike Cassese
Actor Colin Farrell isn't saying who's carrying his baby, but a magazine says model Kim Bordenave is the expectant mother.
A source quoted in this week's US Weekly said Bordenave has been "going around telling friends she's pregnant" and that it is "one hundred percent (Farrell's) baby."
The Dublin-born Farrell, star of "New Recruit," confirmed his impending fatherhood in an interview Friday on England's ITV1.
"It's cool," Farrell said of the happy event. "I'm chuffed, so over the moon. (The baby's) due in about six months."
Plans April Wedding
Hollywood star Russell Crowe plans to marry long-time Australian girlfriend Danielle Spencer on his birthday next month in a low-key ceremony on his remote property north of Sydney, an Australian newspaper said Sunday.
Crowe is expected to wed Spencer, a singer, on April 7 -- his 39th birthday -- in a small family chapel, the star's publicist Wendy Day told the Sunday Telegraph newspaper.
The New Zealand-born actor, who won an Oscar for best actor in "Gladiator" in 2001, popped the question at a Sydney restaurant in November after returning to Australia.
The wedding would take place on Crowe's Nana Glen property near the coastal resort town of Coffs Harbour in northern New South Wales state, the report said.
Formerly 'The Vidiot'
Don't Want Charles to Be King
A majority of Britons do not want heir to the throne Prince Charles to become king when Queen Elizabeth dies or if she abdicates, a poll showed on Sunday.
Only 42 percent of those questioned in a YouGov poll said Charles should succeed the queen, who is 76, against 58 percent in a similar survey last April.
The findings, published in the Sunday Mirror newspaper, come just days after a damning report into financial and sexual misconduct in the 54-year-old prince's household.
Only 39 percent thought Charles would make a good king, sharply down from 60 percent last April, while 46 percent said he would not, nearly double last year's 24 percent.
Charles's elder son, Prince William, 20, is emerging as the people's choice for next monarch, 32 percent of those polled saying he should become king, up from 20 percent.
The poll was taken last week after the publication of a report by Charles's private secretary, Sir Michael Peat, into allegations involving members of the prince's household -- including a gay rape accusation and claims of interference in the collapse of the theft trial of royal butler Paul Burrell.
Victor Emmanuel, the son of Italy's last king, admires part of the treasure of San Gennaro on display in Saint's Gennaro's chapel, part of Naples' Duomo, southern Italy, on Saturday, March 15, 2003. The Savoys, Italy's former royal family, returned to Italy Saturday after their first brief visit in Rome in December 2002.
Photo by Andrew Medichini
Keeping The Public Safe
An airline passenger has complained to U.S. authorities that a government baggage screener left a note in his suitcase criticizing his lack of patriotism after finding a "No Iraq War" sign inside his bag.
Seth Goldberg, a 41-year-old New Jersey man, said on Thursday he believes a screener with the Transportation Security Administration slipped a note into his suitcase before a March 2 flight out of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
"Don't appreciate your anti-American attitude!" was neatly hand written on the standard notice TSA places inside all the bags that screeners open.
Goldberg said he thought the note was an abuse of government authority and a violation of his privacy and free-speech rights. In a letter to the TSA, he said he had thought about the incident "every day since" his flight from Seattle to San Diego.
TSA spokeswoman Heather Rosenker said the agency will get to the bottom of the incident. "We do not condone our employees making any kind of political comments or personal comments to any travelers. That is not acceptable," she said.
Abby Fronick, front left, and Molly Krippene, right, play Irish tin whistles in a band marching in the St. Patrick's Day parade in St. Louis, Saturday, March 15, 2003.
Photo by David Kennedy
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