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Pay no attention to that show behind the curtain

BYE AND CELL

HBO announcing that the sixth season of the prison drama Oz will be its last. The final season is slated to debut in early 2003.

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Ryan gets his wish!

Paul McCartney Filming Tour For DVD Release

Paul McCartney’s Driving USA tour is being filmed for a forthcoming DVD/home video release, he says.

“We’re just starting to think of what we might do, but a few people have requested that we kind of get it down, the show, and the tour is going so well that we’re starting to think that it’s nice to capture it,” he says.

McCartney played two sold-out shows at New York City’s Madison Square Garden on Friday (April 26) and Saturday (April 27) as part of his Driving USA tour. Before the start of Friday’s show, McCartney spoke to reporters backstage. The press conference at the Garden was filmed for possible inclusion in a documentary of the tour. McCartney didn’t give any indication on when he thought the Driving USA project would be released.

McCartney’s next tour date is Wednesday (May 1) at the Palace at Auburn Hills just outside Detroit. The tour closes May 18 with the second of two dates in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

McCartney is scheduled to appear on the Tonight Show With Jay Leno on Friday (May 3). He’ll perform and also have a sit-down with the host.

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Noooooo! Please say it isn’t so!

Doh! Simpsons Creator Says Series End Is Nigh

Cowabunga, dude! Could the end be near for cult television cartoon family “The Simpsons .”

“I think we are closer to winding it up,” the television show’s creator, Matt Groening, told the Financial Times in an interview published Tuesday.

“Although what happens generally if we win the Emmy for best animation show is that that gives us another couple of years to run it into the ground,” he said.

Groening has earned millions for media baron Rupert Murdoch’s Fox channel since the series featuring Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and baby Maggie first entered the lives of television viewers in 1989.

Its appeal has spread far beyond its American setting and its dysfunctional characters have become globally recognized symbols of mid-life crisis and childhood rebellion.

TV Guide recently placed the animated show eighth on its list of the 50 greatest television shows of all time.

Its power to attract audiences is such that in February Britain’s Channel 4 was said to have paid up to $1 million an episode to show the series, outbidding the BBC, which had been broadcasting it for the past six years.

And it retains its ability to cause upset. When a recent episode depicted Rio de Janeiro as teeming with rats, monkeys and street crime, Brazilian tourist officials were outraged and the show’s executive producer was forced to apologize.

But Groening admitted to weariness with the formula of the show, now in its 13th series.

“It becomes increasingly difficult as the years go by to keep on not only surprising the audience, but surprising ourselves,” he said.

However, he said he doubted his creative angst would overly concern the television accountants.

“I think Fox will wring every last penny out of the show before they call it a day.”

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PS to the Survivor Producers- Hire more babes like Elisabeth and Amber!

If you care, CBS is going tropical again for the latest installment of its hit “reality” franchise, “Survivor.”

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Would anyone actually want to see her in a movie

Woody Allen plays a director who casts his girlfriend in “Hollywood Ending,” a story line he’s played out in real life in the past, but he says he has no intention of ever casting his wife.

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Could they even?

TLC won’t replace the late Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes.

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Sounds like a plan

One television network is planning an all- day September 11th Tribute.

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Go Leafs, GO!!!

The Leafs have defeated the Islanders!

Up next: Ottawa!

Go Leafs, go!!!

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Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy!!

TODAY FEELS LIKE A SPECIAL EDITION KIND OF DAY

Ah yes, the DVD Special Edition. More times than not a studio takes the time to put an awesome version of a movie out on disc THAT THEY HAD ALREADY RELEASED. Said new disc has goodies, extra features and other items to coerce people like you and I to buy them again.

In many cases, The Exorcist/Pretty Woman, there is no need to pick up the film again. In some cases, The Princess Bride, there is.

Today sees the release of the Jerry Maguire: Special Edition DVD. Is this one worthy of picking up?

I’d say no, but I already bought mine.

Here’s a list of the other new DVD’s hitting shelves, and players, Tuesday, April 30th, 2002:

Ali
Big Bad Mama
Big Bad Mama II
Biker Zombies From Detroit
Blind Heat
Brigham City
The Brooklyn Boys
Cruel And Unusual
Dillinger And Capone
Enter The Dragon
Escape From Alaska
The Exorcist (Version You’ve Never Seen)
Fist Of Fury (Special Edition)
Friends: The Complete First Season
The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy
The Innocents
Jerry Maguire (Special Edition)
The Lady In Red
Life Beyond Earth
Mischief
Not Another Teen Movie (Special Edition)
Race The Sun
Re-Animator (Millennium Edition)
Spider Man: Ultimate Villain Showdown
Stage Ghost

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