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It has become one of the only Awards shows that matter

The nominees have been announced for the annual MTV Movie Awards.

And look, there’s not a Halle Berry in teh bunch!

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Unless all of their movies flop…

…Sony Pictures has the strongest Summer Movie slate.

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Everything that can be done, will be done!

Television’s May Sweeps begins tonight.

What is Sweeps, you ask? Well, it’s certainly not something the Leafs will be doing to the Islanders.

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Wanna own some “Seinfeld” stuff?

Auction Features ‘Seinfeld’ Items

For a price, you can bring some of your “Seinfeld” memories home ó like Kramer’s crazy shirts. A couple of them, and lots of other “Seinfeld” memorabilia, are up for auction online at Sotheby’s through May 7, 2002.

The site features a softball uniform Bette Midler wore when she made a guest appearance in an episode that featured George sliding into her at home plate.

Also up for sale is artwork from Jerry’s and Elaine’s apartments and George’s office when he worked for the New York Yankees. There are also plenty of scripts and props, including the triangle sculpture from “The Junior Mint” episode.

Lee Dunbar, vice president of Sothebys, is the auction house’s specialist for the sale.

“I have the greatest job in the world,” she said. “When your whole work is to bone up on the ‘Seinfeld’ episodes that you haven’t seen over the past couple years and match the props to the episode, life is pretty good.”

Proceeds go to Hollywood CPR, a charity that trains disadvantaged kids in specialized trade skills for the entertainment industry. This includes instruction in prop-making, model-making, set design and construction, sculpting, robotics and special effects.

“It’s the ultimate recycling,” Dunbar said. “We take the profit from the props and we give them back so we can train more people to make props.”

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Ha ha ha ha ha! Ha ha ha ha!!!

AOL Time Warner reports a $54 BILLION loss.

Maybe they should hire me, or buy this website!

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Jewel was hurt ! Jewel was hurt!!

Pop Singer Jewel Thrown From Horse

Pop singer Jewel was injured when she was thrown from a horse at the Texas ranch of her boyfriend, rodeo star Ty Murray, the co-president of her record label said Wednesday.

Jewel, 27, broke her collarbone, her first rib and suffered bumps and bruises, Ron Shapiro, co-president at Atlantic Records, told The Associated Press.

Shapiro said the platinum-selling singer was vacationing at her boyfriend’s ranch, about 90 miles southwest of Dallas, when she was thrown from the colt Wednesday.

“They’ve confirmed to me that nothing was life-threatening,” Shapiro said. “But she is badly hurt.”

An ambulance was not called, he said. Murray drove the star to his orthopedic surgeon for treatment. She will not be hospitalized, but will need to wear a collar and a sling for at least four weeks, said Shapiro.

Because of the accident, Jewel will have to cancel her promotional tour for her latest disc, “This Way.” A European tour that was to have started May 10 in Italy is in doubt, but she should be able to go on with her U.S. tour, which is due to begin June 14 in Tampa, Fla.

Shapiro said he wasn’t sure what caused the accident, but said the singer, whose full name is Jewel Kilcher, was an experienced horse rider.

“I think it was a freak accident. She does ride horses very frequently,” he said.

Only last month, singer Lyle Lovett was seriously hurt when he was trampled by a bull at his uncle’s farm in Texas. He will require months of rehabilitation to repair his broken right leg.

“This Way” is Jewel’s third disc. The singer has also written two books, including 1998’s “A Night Without Armor: Poems.” She made her acting debut in Ang Lee’s “Ride With the Devil” in 1999.

Murray is seven-time winner of rodeo’s all-around world title.

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It’s a big night on TV!

Wow! What to watch? What to watch?!? Tonight’s “The Bachelor” finale will take on “Friends” and “Survivor: Marqueses.”

And then there is the NHL playoffs…

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Dan’s “Spider- Man” review

Spider- Man
Director: Sam Raimi
Screenwriter: David Koepp; Based on the Marvel Comic Book by: Stan Lee, Steve Ditko
Peter Parker/Spider-Man: Tobey Maguire
Norman Osborn/Green Goblin: Willem Dafoe
Mary Jane Watson: Kirsten Dunst
Running time 120 minutes

After years of false starts and legal problems the first big screen version of the classic comic book hero ìSpider- Manî is set to spin into theatres on May 3, 2002.

Director Sam Raimi (Darkman, A Simple Plan, The Evil Dead films) was eventually chosen to give Spidey his cinematic bow over Chris Columbus, who went on to do great things with ìHarry Potter.î That choice plays wise in a film that is rooted in the two worlds that best suit this superhero – a comic- book geography, in which the character can climb and spin through the urban jungle just as non-Ritalin induced kids scamper about a jungle gym, and old B-movies, where things happen with a rush and no one is afraid to be a little corny.

But I like corn. Especially Popcorn.

Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) may be close with his beloved Aunt May (Rosemary Harris) and idealistic Uncle Ben (Cliff Robertson), but in a change to the comic books, his academic life isn’t quite so rosy. For one thing, he repeatedly gets picked on by his fellow high school students, but more importantly, the love of his life, red-headed beauty Mary Jane Watson (Kirsten Dunst), hardly knows he exists.

At a science-class outing to a research lab, Peter is bitten by a genetically altered spider. The next morning, he discovers that a) he doesn’t need his glasses, b ) his body is buffed out and c) he has spiderlike powers including the ability to cling to any surface, spin tough-as-rope webs and make tremendous leaps. The movie takes some time to explore and have a lot of fun of the latter as the young man explores the range of his new abilities.

But not soon after initially reveling in his newfound web-spinning powers, he learns the hard way that with great power comes great responsibility.

Spider-Man’s main opponent this outing is the Green Goblin (Willem Dafoe), industrialist Norman Osborn in ìreal lifeî and father to his best buddy Harry (James Franco). The Green Goblin is a conflicted villain. He holds schizophrenic conversations with himself — staring into a mirror or at his evil mask –as he struggles against the villainy that has invaded his body. It is once that villainy is set free that ìSpider- Manî really gets into gear.

With a lesser cast the script could have come off as weak and contrived, but in the hands of the exceptionally talented Maguire, Dafoe and Dunst it plays just right. Said script also does a decent job of combining the origins of Spidey as we know it in the comics and creating a new world for him here.

Unfortunately some of the action sequences and computer graphics take away from the movie. Itís almost as if this $100 million+ film was made on a cheap shoestring budget. Maybe if the lighting approach wasn’t so bright, this is not a dark film, it could have covered up the apparent mistakes. I enjoyed the film more than ìSupermanî but it fails in many areas compared to the first ìBatman.î

But I do have to admit that I liked it. I liked it a lot! I thought it was really great! Not awesome, but great!

Ultimately this release does what the doctor ordered: It sets up ìSpider-Manî for a tent pole series that will continue for a long while, or at least until Maguire tires of the role, provides a satisfying first episode and compelling Jekyll-and-Hyde villain, establishes the hero’s love interest in Kirsten Dunst’s Mary Jane Watson and leaves enough threads dangling so you’re eager for the next episode.

I guess you could say that “Spider-Man” is a flawed masterpiece. A masterpiece that youíll likely see more than a few times.

So enjoy the popcorn, and Iíll see you at the movies!

By Dan Reynish, April 10, 2002.

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Sniff…sniff

Claudia Schiffer is planning to get married on May 25th.

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Some say Caan, others pronounce it Can

The Cannes Film Festival has announced it’s 2002 selections.