AMERICA- A TRIBUTE TO HEROES- 9 pm to 11 pm, Friday, September 21, 2001.
For tonight’s Star Studded telethon the stars themselves are being asked to dress down and leave the Bob Mackie gowns at home. But you can wear whatever you’d like as you watch!†
Celine Dion, Enrique Iglesias, Limp Bizkit, Sting and U2 signed on Thursday, along with Mariah Carey, Wyclef Jean, Jane Kaczmarek, Willie Nelson and Jimmy Smits.
They joined previously announced Bon Jovi, Amy Brenneman, Jim Carrey, George Clooney, Sheryl Crow, Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz, The Dixie Chicks, Robert De Niro, Clint Eastwood, Calista Flockhart, Dennis Franz, Kelsey Grammer, Tom Hanks, Faith Hill, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Conan O’Brien, Tom Petty, Ray Romano, Julia Roberts, Paul Simon, Will Smith, Bruce Springsteen, Sela Ward, Robin Williams, Stevie Wonder and Neil Young.
Enjoy the show, and if it moves you, make a pledge.
I hate to kick a girl when she is down, but after having to sit through the dreck that is Mariah Carey’s film debut in “Glitter”, I have no choice! She always said that being a movie star was her dream, well she is living her dream and she will critically pay the price for it. To use a soon- to- be- tired cliche regarding this film, “All that ‘Glitters’ is not gold.” And you can quote me on that!
NATO TO DONATE ALL MONEY FROM MOVIEGOERS ON TUESDAY
The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF THEATRE OWNERS has named next Tuesday, September 25, 2001, VICTIM’S BENEFIT DAY AT THE MOVIES, and plans to donate 100% of all ticket and concession stands to recent funds set up by the AMERICAN RED CROSS & the UNITED WAY. A complete list of the many theaters (over 200,000 screens) participating in the September 25th event is available at the NATO website.
I thought I’d give you a look at some upcoming DVD releases today- Word is that MGM will finally release their The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension: Special Edition DVD on January 1, 2002. The disc will reportedly feature anamorphic widescreen video, Dolby Digital 5.1 audio, audio commentary by director W.D. Richter, a rare prologue sequence starring Jamie Lee Curtis, restored and never-before-seen deleted scenes with director’s audio commentary, a “making-of” documentary (featuring Richter, John Lithgow, Peter Weller, Jeff Goldblum and more), “in-depth character profiles”, a storyboard and “behind-the-scenes” featurette, TV spots, theatrical trailers and several Easter Eggs. It will also be Nuon-enhanced. The latter is an inside joke.
Also Buena Vista is still currently working on their special edition of Tombstone, which will likely be a Vista Series release next year.
Here are the streetdates for some of the big summer films:
Moulin Rouge – November 6th
Scary Movie 2 – November 27th
The Princess Diaries – December 4th
Rush Hour 2 – December 12th
American Pie 2 – January 15th
A.I. – Artificial Intelligence – January 29th.
The incredible Sarah McLachlan has been in exile the last year, enjoying a well- deserved break, but on Sunday night, September 23, 2001, she will join Sum 41, Shaggy and others for the MuchMusic benefit show Music Without Borders.