The band still sells…but who’s buying?
“A Beautiful DVD”
With its multiple Oscar wins including Best Picture, Universal has just announced a new June 25 release date for Ron Howard’s A Beautiful Mind, which took home 4 statuettes.
The full specs include a 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer, an English 5.1 Dolby Digital surround track, an audio commentary by director Ron Howard and screenwriter Akiva Goldsman; the featurettes “A Beautiful Partnership,” “Meeting John Nash,” a third featurette on the film’s makeup and production design, deleted scenes (also accessible via a “follow the white John Nash” function), film-to-storyboard comparisons, and trailers.
Plus, the film co- stars Jennifer Connelly. Isn’t that enough?!?!
A Chicago janitor is suing Eddie Murphy and the producers of the now-defunct animated series The PJs, claiming they stole a character from his own amateur documentary. He’s seeking more than $10 million in damages.
Talk-show veteran Phil Donahue has signed on with MSNBC for his own prime-time show. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. His show is expected to debut sometime this summer and challenge Fox News’ O’Reilly Factor and CNN’s forthcoming Connie Chung show.
Welcome back, Phil!
BABY ON BOARD
Brooke Burke, host of “Wild On”, and her husband, Garth Fisher, welcomed their second daughter Tuesday in Los Angeles. Sierra Sky Fisher weighed in at 5 pounds, 15 ounces and measured 19 1/2 inches.
So next time you are watching “Wild On” try not to think of Brooke as a mom! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!
MICHAEL J. FOX TELLS HIS STORY IN A NEW BOOK
Canadian star Michael J. Fox shocked the world a few years ago when he announced that he had Parkinsonís disease. His stories from before that announcement, after it and much more are included in “Lucky Man: A Memoir.”
This is a funny, highly personal, gorgeously written account of what itís like to be a 30-year-old man who is told he has an 80-year-oldís disease.
“Life is great. Sometimes, though, you just have to put up with a little more crap.” –Michael J. Fox
In September 1998, Michael J. Fox stunned the world by announcing he had been diagnosed with Parkinsonís disease — a degenerative neurological condition. In fact, he had been secretly fighting it for seven years. The worldwide response was staggering. Fortunately, he had accepted the diagnosis and by the time the public started grieving for him, he had stopped grieving for himself. Now, with the same passion, humor, and energy that Fox has invested in his dozens of performances over the last 18 years, he tells the story of his life, his career, and his campaign to find a cure for Parkinsonís.
Combining his trademark ironic sensibility and keen sense of the absurd, he recounts his life — from his childhood in a small town in western Canada to his meteoric rise in film and television which made him a worldwide celebrity. Most importantly however, he writes of the last 10 years, during which — with the unswerving support of his wife, family, and friends — he has dealt with his illness. He talks about what Parkinsonís has given him: the chance to appreciate a wonderful life and career, and the opportunity to help search for a cure and spread public awareness of the disease. He is a very lucky man, indeed.
Michael J. Fox is donating the profits from his book to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinsonís Research, which is dedicated to fast-forwarding the cure for Parkinsonís disease. The Foundation will move aggressively to identify the most promising research and raise the funds to assure that a cure is found for the millions of people living with this disorder. The Foundationís web site, MichaelJFox.org, carries the latest pertinent information about Parkinsonís disease, including:
–A detailed description of Parkinsonís disease
–How you can help find the cure
–Public Services Announcements that are aired on network and cable television stations across the country to increase awareness
–Upcoming related Parkinsonís disease events and meetings
–Updates on recent research and developments
Enjoy the book!