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With any luck it will be a better movie

NO MYSTERY HERE
Warner Bros. announcing plans for a sequel to Scooby-Doo, following its surprisingly successful weekend debut. The studio is eyeing a 2004 release for the film.

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In case you feel like “buying” some music

Today’s New Releases
Good stuff! There is some good stuff coming out today at your favourite music store or discount chain outlet. We’ve got a babe (Anastacia), a Canadian heavyweight (Our Lady Peace) and a disc for Dad (Papa Roach).
Enjoy!
Here are the new CD releases for Tuesday, June 18, 2002.
* ANASTACIA Freak Of Nature (Epic)
* BELLY Sweet Ride: The Best Of (Rhino)
* DAVID CHARVET Leap Of Faith
* GUIDED BY VOICES Universal Truths And Cycles (Matador)
* JERRY CANTRELL Degradation Trip
* JUDY GARLAND The Best Of Judy Garland
* JULIA FORDHAM Concrete Love (Vanguard)
* LILO & STITCH Lilo & Stitch
* MASTER T Reggae Vibes Session 1 (Sony)
* MINORITY REPORT Minority Report
* OUR LADY PEACE Gravity (Sony)
* PAPA ROACH Lovehatetragedy (DreamWorks)
* WYCLEF JEAN Masquerade (Columbia)

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Today’s New Releases

Some You’ll Rent, Others You Will Buy
Not one of the following titles will likely ever be considered a classic by me, but who knows what you might hav eto say about them?
Here are the new DVD and Video Releases for Tuesday, June 18th, 2002.
First up, the headliners…
Orange County- A student seeks to get into Stanford by any means necessary. (Colin Hanks, Jack Black, Schuyler Fisk)
I Am Sam- A mentally challenged man struggles with fatherhood. (Sean Penn, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dakota Fanning)
The Majestic- A man with amnesia is mistaken for a long lost son. (Jim Carrey, Laurie Holden, Martin Landau)
Rollerball- A deadly sport is taking the world by storm in 2005. This version is the R- Rated version that did not play in theatres. It still sucks! (Chris Klein, LL Cool J, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos)
Max Keeble’s Big Move- Max has some fun getting revenge before his moves away. (Alex D. Linz, Zena Grey, Larry Miller)
The Shipping News- A man moves to Newfoundland to get a fresh start on life. (Kevin Spacey, Julianne Moore, Judi Dench)
Air Bud: Seventh Inning Fetch- Buddy the dog returns, this time to tackle baseball. (Kevin Zegers, Caitlin Wachs, Cynthia Stevenson)
American Psycho 2: All American Girl- A Patrick Bateman victim/survivor begins killing on her own. (Mila Kunis, William Shatner, Geraint Wyn Davies)
And the rest of them…
13 Erotic Ghosts
Absolution
Along Came Jones
Area 51
Army Of One
Assassination
The Attic Expeditions
Beneath Loch Ness
A Better Place
Big Pun: Still Not A Player
Blood Ties
Body Count
The Bounty
Breaker, Breaker
The Breaks
Club Vampire
Cover-Up
Critical Care
Dangerous Ground
Deal Of A Lifetime
Dennis Rodman: Strippers Ball
Dracula Rising
Equinox Knocks
F/X
F/X: The Illusion
Fall Time
The Final Hit
First Time Felon
Freeway
Gunmen
Happy Campers
Hard Cash
Heavy Traffic
Hollywood Shuffle
Home Movies
Hot Spot
In The Heat Of The Night
The Iron Mask
The Jackie Robinson Story
Joe
John Nash – Beautiful Genius
Johnny
Kathy Smith: Personal Trainer
Kill Me Again
A Killing Affair
King Of New York
Kiss The Sky
Knight Moves
Like A Fish Out Of Water
A Line In The Sand
Maid To Order
Millions
Miss Julie
Missing In Action
Mississippi Burning (Widescreen)
Mo’ Money
The Mountain Men
My 5 Wives
My Sister’s Keeper
Narrow Margin
Never 2 Big
Night Hunter
The Object Of Beauty
One Man’s Justice
Out Of Sync
Pawn
Picture This
Pop & Me
Restless Souls (Unrated)
The Return Of The Pink Panther
Ringmaster
The Saddle Club: Adventures At Pine Holl
Scorpio
Semi-Tough
The Seventh Stream
Sins Of The Father
Snake In The Eagle’s Shadow
Someone Behind The Door
Something Wild
Soundman
Steel Dawn
Stonebrook
Storefront Hitchcock
Stranded
The Substitute: Failure Is Not An Option
Support Your Local Gunfighter
Support Your Local Sheriff!
The Teacher
They Call Me MISTER Tibbs!
A Thin Line Between Love And Hate
Tidal Wave: No Escape
Time To Kill
To Sleep With A Vampire
Tornado!
The Toxic Avenger Part III
The Toxic Avenger Part III (Unrated)
Vampirella
Varian’s War
Wagons East!
Zebrahead (Widescreen)

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This is entry Number 1900!

Happy Happy Joy Joy!
Some great news was received on Monday as one of the world’s greatest men emailed us with a three word letter:
“She said yes!!”
It seems as if John Babb has asked the Lady Jane to be his bride.
Well done, John Babb!
A hearty congratulations is due to them both! I will see you soon!

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Speaking Of Ireland

LEFT BEHIND
Members of U2 losing their bid to prevent the demolition of the Dublin studio where the band recorded its Grammy-winning album All That You Can’t Leave Behind. Ireland’s planning board has given the area the go-ahead for redevelopment despite an online petition of more than 8,000 fans.

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As Seen In Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back

MALL RAT
Filmmaker Kevin Smith has launched MoviePoopShoot.com, a Website designed to be one-stop news center for movies, music and comics.

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Good for them!

THE BABY’S OUT THERE
Former X-Files’ star David Duchovny and actress TÈa Leoni welcoming a brand new baby boy over the weekend. It’s the couple’s second child.

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To no one’s surprise…

…Wrestler Steve Austin Accused of Beating Wife
The wife of “Stone Cold” Steve Austin has accused the wrestling star of beating her after a weekend argument at their home in an upscale neighborhood of San Antonio, police said on Monday.
Debra Williams, also a professional wrestler, called police to the couple’s home on Saturday night and told officers that Austin had beaten her on the head, back and legs then stormed out of the house before police arrived.
Austin called the house while officers were there and was told he was in trouble, according to a police report. Austin told them he understood, but declined a request to return to the house or report to the police station, the report said.
Williams has not filed a formal charge, so Austin is not considered a fugitive, according to Sgt. Gabe Trevino. Williams was not hospitalized after the alleged assault.
Austin, a native Texan and former North Texas State University football player began wrestling professionally in 1992 and is one of the leading stars of World Wrestling Entertainment Inc., formerly known as the World Wrestling Federation.
World Wrestling Entertainment spokesman Gary Davis said Austin recently failed to appear at two scheduled performances, one in Montreal and one in Austin, Texas, describing the no-shows as an “unacceptable violation of his contract.”
Davis said Austin was apparently dissatisfied with the way his character was being developed for WWE shows.
Williams, a former beauty queen, is also affiliated with World Wrestling Entertainment.

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Because her first one was sooooo good

Britney Races Ahead with Plans for Second Movie
Pop princess Britney Spears is moving full speed ahead with her movie career, signing a deal with NASCAR to star in a feature film set in the world of stock car racing, NASCAR officials said on Monday.
Writing and planning for the as yet untitled movie is still in its early stages but Spears is expected to play the fictional daughter of a successful NASCAR team owner who inspires a former driver to return to the sport.
Spears, who made a respectable screen acting debut in February in the girl road and friendship movie “Crossroads”, has formed her own production company — Britney Spears Productions — to develop and produce the project.
There are currently no plans for the 20-year-old pop star, who is now on a U.S. concert tour, to sing in the new movie which is expected to go into production in early 2003.
NASCAR (National Association of Stock Car Auto Racing) is the second-highest rated sport on U.S. television with a 75-million-strong fan base, particularly in the southern United States. The movie will feature real NASCAR drivers, tracks and competition.
NASCAR officials said they were attracted to the project because of Spear’s image as an all-American southern girl, with a strong sense of family.
Producer Ann Carli said the goal was to create a film that portrays the spirit of NASCAR. “It is not just about winning — it’s about family, perseverance and the belief that any dream is possible,” Carli said.
Spears and her father are both said to be big NASCAR fans.

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Booo!

Elvis Tops The Beatles in Britain
Elvis Presley returned to the top of the singles charts in Britain on Monday, rewriting pop history 25 years after his death and passing The Beatles as the artist with the most No. 1 tunes.
The King now has more No. 1 recordings than any artist in the pop chart’s 50-year history, thanks to a remix of the little-known song “A Little Less Conversation.”
By reaching the top of the singles charts in England, Presley gained his 18th No. 1 tune, breaking the record that he had held in Britain with The Beatles at 17 each.
“A Little Less Conversation” was written by Mac Davis and Billy Strange for the 1968 film “Live a Little, Love a Little.” The original also was on the soundtrack of the 2001 movie “Ocean’s Eleven.”
Dutch musician Tom Holkenburg, known in Europe as the disc jockey of the techno-group Junkie XL, recently remixed the song for a Nike World Cup TV commercial featuring a British player. Although a contemporary remix, “Elvis vs. JXL ó a Little Less Conversation” leaves Presley’s distinctive vocals intact.
The single, released throughout Europe last week, sold more than 67,000 copies in Britain on the very first day.
Junkie XL was changed to JXL for the song because the Presley estate did not want the track remixed if the name contained what could be perceived as a reference to drugs.
JXL’s track will be released in the United States on June 25.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of Presley’s death. He died at his home in Memphis, Tenn., on Aug. 16, 1977 at age 42.