The West Wing Finally Gives Face
It’s Martin Sheen versus James Brolin!
Does the winner get Barbra Streisand? Does the winner want Barbra Streisand?
The West Wing Finally Gives Face
COUCH POTATOES THINK ëFRIENDS’ REALLY ARE
Repeat after us, TV fans: Tony Soprano, Frasier and Seinfeld are not really your pals, even though you may think they are.
A new study found people watching TV believe they have an improved social life and wider circle of “Friends” – but in reality, it’s only in their imagination.
That’s the word from sociologist Satoshi Kanazawa of Indiana University in Pennsylvania, who looked at the TV-viewing habits of 600 Americans.
“My basic contention is that in evolution, our entire body has difficulty comprehending stimulus that didn’t exist 200,000 years ago,” Kanazawa told The Post.
“Therefore, our brain doesn’t know that we don’t have more friends when we watch TV, that they are just actors.
“We found that people who watch TV think they have these friends – even if they don’t have any real friends, they think they have them.”
Sitcoms and prime-time dramas were the most rewarding shows for women. Men responded best to news programs.
Kanazawa said the brain’s mechanisms for recognizing friends evolved long before TV came along.
That means the subconscious counts any face it sees regularly as a real-life friend, even it’s just on TV.
The E.R. Has One Less Doctor
After eight seasons on “ER,” Anthony Edwards checks out.
Rush’s New CD Hits Stores on Tuesday
The new tour by Rush will be “…very, very visual.”
They Could Go….All…The…Way!
Sega is building ESPN features directly into it’s sports games from now on.
No word on Sonic’s feelings.
Hey, Remember The 80’s?
There is a “Miami Vice” movie in the works!
I knew if I kept all of those clothes and shoes they would come back in style!
Good Luck To “Undeclared”
With only 2 weeks left in this television season, the fate of many of our favourite TV shows coming back next year is still up in the air!
Osbournes Get $3 Million Book Deal
Dyslexic rocker Ozzy Osbourne and his colorful clan, the stars of MTV’s hit reality series “The Osbournes,” are now making waves in the publishing world.
In a deal worth more than $3 million, the ratings-smashing first family of metal has sold world rights to two books to Pocket Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster.
The deal, signed on the floor of last weekend’s publishing trade convention, Book Expo America, is for a trade paperback tie-in to their MTV show and a hardcover family memoir. The tie-in will be published in November, and the memoir, to be narrated by each member of the Osbourne family, including the heretofore-unseen fifth Osbourne, Aimee, will appear the following spring.
The book deal comes on the heels of the Osbournes’ reported $20 million deal with MTV for two more seasons of their show.
“The Osbournes are a popular phenomenon of the first magnitude” said Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group president Carolyn Reidy, who negotiated the deal with Trident Media Group and Endeavor. “Their appeal is multi-generational and covers the entire political and cultural spectrum. We’re bleeping delighted to publish them at Simon & Schuster.”
Simon & Schuster and MTV are both units of Viacom Inc.
Have you noticed that almost everyone involved with “Phantom Menace” has had something negative to say about it while promoting “Attack Of The Clones”?
Portman: ‘Phantom’ Shoot Was Misery
Look closely at Natalie Portman’s face in “Star Wars: Episode I ó The Phantom Menace” and you’ll see her eyes are often red.
Portman told Premiere magazine that’s because she cried so much during filming. At 16, she said she was overwhelmed working 15-hour days for the “Star Wars” prequel, whose second installment will be released next week.
During the “Phantom” shoot, Portman said there was no one her age on the set and she needed a friend. She said she was miserable and thinks her performance as Queen Amidala suffered as a result.
The shoot for “Episode II ó Attack of the Clones” was a different story.
“It was one of the most fun movie experiences” of her life, Portman said.
Co-star Hayden Christensen, who plays Anakin Skywalker, is just two months older than 20-year-old Portman. And just in case, she brought some friends with her to the set.
“Star Wars: Episode II ó Attack of the Clones” has charity premieres on Sunday. It opens just after midnight Wednesday, early Thursday morning.
‘The Osbournes’ shoot scene for ‘Austin Powers in Goldmember’
Forget about Dr. Evil, Fat Bastard and Mini-Me, Austin Powers may have finally met his match in … Ozzy Osbourne?
Variety reports that some last-minute scenes were shot this month for “Austin Powers In Goldmember,” the third instalment in Mike Myers spy-spoof series.
The 11th-hour scenes will capitalize on the left-field popularity of MTV’s reality series “The Osbournes,” Variety reports. Myers himself will not appear in the scenes, but he told Variety the scene qualifies as “an extravaganza,” and was filmed at the now-famous Osbourne Los Angeles home.
The movie is scheduled for a July 26 opening. Myers told Variety the Ozzy cameo is just one of “many surprises” in the film.