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  1. I forgot, Houston got one reference. They had a couple of bumpers during the commercial breaks of people who were born in the south, but not raised, but were "too hot not to include": Eva Mendes was born in Houston (they showed the skyline), but she was raised in L.A. and Ethan Hawke who was born in Austin but raised somewhere else.
  2. Quiet a few celebs from Austin, too. Did anyone catch the E! channel's "50 Steamiest Southern Stars" special last night? Texas came in at #1 with the most. But despite Houstonian Dennis Quaid being featured in the countdown and Beyonce coming in at #1, Jennifer Garner and Shannon Elizabeth both being born in Houston and Renee Zellweger being from just outside of Houston, there was no reference to Houston whatsoever on the countdown. Are we like the Rodney Dangerfields of cities? lol! I really shouldn't obsess over this type of thing. It's just annoying, I tell you. Plenty of references to Dallas and Austin. One Corpus Christi reference (Eva Longoria) and no San Antonio references. I'm sure It'll be rebroadcast multiple times throughout the week. You know how the cable channels are. I think it's on late tonight.
  3. TLC's T-Boz just opened a store here: March 31, 2005, 9:22AM TLC star's new store is a closetful By JOY SEWING Copyright 2005 Houston Chronicle Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins of the hit R&B group TLC arrives at Chase's Closet, her new children's clothing store in River Oaks Shopping Center, looking so unassuming you'd hardly believe she's a star. ADVERTISEMENT She's wearing a pale-pink pantsuit and her signature blond hairdo, but the style seems removed from her days with TLC -- when Watkins, Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas and the late Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes wore crazy clothes to match their sexy stage antics and cool lyrics. TLC achieved fame with a debut album, Ooooooohhh ... On the TLC Tip, in 1992. With its blend of pop, hip-hop and R&B, it was one of the top-selling groups of the 1990s. The group's flamboyant fashions created as much of a stir as their music, and Watkins was the creative force. "Even though I love Roberto Cavalli and all that, we always had our original TLC outfits. Trendsetting is something I've always believed in. We never had to worry about looking like anyone else," she says. When Watkins became a mother, she quickly developed a passion for children's fashion. Chase's Closet is named for her 4-year-old daughter, Chase. The store is modeled after Chase's bedroom. "She's my miracle baby. I was told I couldn't have kids," says Watkins, 35, who has sickle cell anemia and is the national spokesperson for the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America. The inherited blood disease affects red blood cells and often causes pain and damage to many organs. "Yeah, they told me I couldn't dance, sing or do anything I've ever done, so do I start listening now? No, I don't." Watkins began mulling the idea of a children's clothing store after friends commented that Chase's closet at their home in Atlanta looked much like a store. "I had to open a store 'cause I was going broke," says Watkins, who admits spending up to $70,000 a year on clothes for her daughter. "I was always looking for lines like Rocky T and Bambino down South, but I could never find them for my daughter. I had to have them because I wanted her to be different." While she originally wanted to open a store in Atlanta, Watkins says it was difficult finding a suitable location there. Celebrity stylist Tara Brivic-Rowntree, who had recently moved to Houston, convinced her to consider the area. "We did our research and found that in Houston, the fourth-largest city, there were many clothing lines we couldn't get, too. We wanted to stay in the South, and Houston was perfect." Chase's Closet carries clothing lines D&G Junior, Rocky T, Miss Blumarine, Moschino, Ralph Lauren Layette, English Roses, Von Dutch Baby and Mommy and Me lines for both mother and child. Watkins' move into the children's clothing business is just one of her recent endeavors. She and Thomas, both reality-TV fans, are currently shooting a reality show for UPN, R U the Girl. The winner will have a chance to record a song with TLC and perform once with the group on the show. Watkins insists the show is not an attempt to replace Lopes, who was killed in 2002 in a car accident in Honduras, but an opportunity for one fan to briefly experience life with TLC. Watkins and Thomas are also working on solo albums and plan to release a TLC greatest-hits album. And they're the voices for an upcoming educational cartoon show, Mac & Me, for PBS. Watkins is involved in every aspect of the store and even buys clothing at markets in Atlanta and New York. Brivic-Rowntree, also a buyer for the store, assists with daily operations. Watkins says the store stocks only one item per size in each style because she doesn't want her customers' kids to look like anyone else. "I want them to feel unique and special," Watkins says.
  4. That hospital they used looked like the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror ride at Disney MGM and the baby on the ventilator looked like a horror movie prop.
  5. They've been cross-promoting that show on the Travel Channel. There's something about Larry Hagman that I can't stand.
  6. The writer of "Hot Property" is from Houston. Maybe they'll get some things right for once. If neither of these shows are hits, or they just plain stink, at least we'll have "Animal Cops Houston". We can always count on it to showcase the best and brightest this city has to offer. "Y'all git on off ma prop'ty or I'monna shootcha! Y'ain't takin' ma dawgs! Git!"
  7. So did anyone watch this? I thought two hours was too long. The evacuation scene was drawn out. It would have been better suited as an episode of "E.R." (If "E.R." was set in Houston). What was with JoBeth Williams' fake Houston accent? Of all people. I liked how all the volunteers showed up wearing long sleeved shirts and jackets in June. We don't even wear that in November! But that's the way it goes...
  8. March 25, 2005, 12:15AM AT THE COURTHOUSE Cameras rolling for prosecutor TV drama By ANDREW TILGHMAN Copyright 2005 Houston Chronicle Film crews will be in Houston this spring to begin shooting scenes for a new ABC legal drama based on the career of Harris County prosecutor Kelly Siegler. Laws of Chance, from 20th Century Fox TV, will revolve around a feisty female assistant district attorney in Houston who uses unconventional methods to succeed in a world dominated by old-boy Texas attorneys. Siegler drew national attention last year after demonstrating to jurors how she believed murder defendant Susan Wright, who later was convicted, tied her husband to a bed and stabbed him about 200 times. Network executives approved the show's pilot earlier this year and the first season is in production for broadcast this fall. Actress KaDee Strickland, 27, who appeared in last year's remake of The Stepford Wives with Nicole Kidman and played a guest role on the NBC series Law and Order, will play the show's lead character, Chance. Siegler, 42, has agreed to work as a consultant for the show while she maintains her job at the district attorney's office. She said she plans to travel to Los Angeles to advise the producers on how to make the show more realistic. Courtroom scenes will be filmed in Los Angeles, but many outdoor scenes will be shot here, Siegler said.
  9. Thanks, YakuzaIce, I appreciate that. I saw the Yao documentary previewed on the E! channel's coming attractions show. It doesn't look all that bad, but I'll probably wait 'til it hits Blockbuster.
  10. No doubt he'll be flamboyant and stereotypical. My image is someone along the lines of the actor who played "Uncle Bob" in Urban Cowboy. He'll wear a too tight brown suit and a cowboy hat, of course, and he'll go around saying "darlin'" and "sugar". Maybe he'll have an outline of a dip container in his back pocket. It's cringeworthy, but what are we going to do. You know, this pilot may not even get picked up. If it does, I'll for sure watch out of curiousity, then I'll judge. Nothing ever turns out as awful as I expect. If it does, all I can do is laugh.
  11. Thanks, CityKid. That's interesting. Most of those are real stinkers, but there a few good ones. I didn't know that Pet Psychic show was Houston based. What a stupid show. OT: Please try and ignore all my typos and spelling errors. I make myself look like a real dunce. I don't notice them until after I've hit reply. I'm not that dumb. Really I'm not. Really.
  12. OK, forgot that. Now try posted these into your address bar. If that doesn't work, I don't know: groups.msn.com/_Secure/0SgAJAyMWoCwwCK29IL94OqxHXK*lN6q0BxJQQHnJsPLZZkj8faKE0f88nhaBAa5OiLEljj*qMTdca*p B2spWOUJ!2G5HnFrcNAH2RuhgoTiqGLjY1Tfo1g/Im002143.jpg groups.msn.com/_Secure/0SwAAAFIW8jowCK29IL94Opsd4KaWf4nyLqaLIEgWvpHa6g5TvNvqTDiIVyi07tt68CaCKvDNo8ja3nz W!BJhc8HzyWhaolRm7lqRVAkLHE!hgA3pn8dZqQ/Im0021420.jpg I thought I was in preview mode or I would have corrected it, but I hit add reply instead.
  13. That's strange. There's no reason why they shouldn't work. Here are the last two again. If they don't work, maybe you can try copying and pasting the URL into your address bar. http://groups.msn.com/_Secure/0SgAJAyMWoCw...1g/Im002143.jpg http://groups.msn.com/_Secure/0SwAAAFIW8jo...Q/Im0021420.jpg "Laws of Chance" info from TV Tome: "Laws of Chance" is based on the real-life exploits of Kelly Siegler and centers on a feisty female assistant district attorney in Houston who uses unconventional methods against the toughest old-boy Texas defense attorneys. Gary Glasberg (NBC's "Crossing Jordan") wrote the script and will serve as an executive producer. Show Information First Aired September 2005 Status New Series (Pilot Ordered) Running Time 60 min Country United States Network ABC Show Stars Viola Davis - Rebecca Fran Kranz - Lucas Baines Bruce McGill - Michael O'Neill - Kadee Strickland -
  14. I thought some of you might be interested in the locations. They're shooting in and area the Houston area from March 29 - April 8. Today it was downtown at Treebeards and next door. My dad took these pictures: http://groups.msn.com/_Secure/0SgAQAx8WGiw...LA/Im002144.jpg http://groups.msn.com/_Secure/0SgAQAx4W2Ss...rA/Im002143.jpg http://groups.msn.com/_Secure/0SwA1A00WKzo...w/Im0021420.jpg
  15. Here's that link again without the tags this time: http://www.travelandleisure.com/afc
  16. From AOL Travel & Leisure: URL=http://www.travelandleisure.com/afc/]AFC - America's Favorite Cities website I came across the poll results from March 2004, but cannot find this year's. Anyone know where I can find them? I wasn't on here a year ago, so I don't know if the 2004 poll results were posted or not. Why the crap is Houston the "worst" on so many things? Houston "worst" in the spring time? I love Houston in the spring. Is it the way too early summer-like heat? Here they are anyway: WHICH CITIES DO AMERICANS LIKE TO VISIT MOST? Travel + Leisure Magazine / AOL Travel "America's Favorite Cities" Poll 2004 Reveals Which Cities Americans Think Are Best for: Honeymoons, Dining Out, Shopping, People-Watching, and More Nashville Residents Selected as the Friendliest People Houston Voted as the Worst for People-Watching Twin Cities Rated the Cleanest New York, NY (March 22, 2004) - Travel + Leisure Magazine and America Online today announced the results of the third annual "America's Favorite Cities" Survey. Travel + Leisure magazine and AOL's Travel Channel conducted an online survey of nearly half a million AOL members to find out what travelers think about twenty-five American cities: Austin, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Honolulu, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Nashville, New Orleans, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix/Scottsdale, Portland, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, San Juan, Santa Fe, Seattle, Tampa/St. Petersburg, and Washington, DC. Participants voted on cities they lived in or had traveled to in a variety of categories. Results of the survey will be featured in Travel + Leisure magazine's April issue, online at travelandleisure.com/afc and at AOL Keyword: Travel Survey. Travel + Leisure MAGAZINE / AOL TRAVEL AMERICA'S FAVORITE CITIES SURVEY 2004 HIGHLIGHTS*: CITIES WITH THE FRIENDLIEST PEOPLE 1) Nashville 2) Honolulu 3) San Antonio LEAST: Los Angeles TOP CITIES FOR HONEYMOONS 1) Honolulu 2) San Juan, Puerto Rico 3) San Francisco WORST: Houston TOP CITIES FOR PEOPLE-WATCHING 1) Las Vegas 2) New Orleans 3) New York WORST: Houston CITIES WITH THE MOST ATTRACTIVE PEOPLE 1) San Diego 2) Honolulu 3) San Francisco LEAST: Philadelphia CITIES WITH THE MOST STYLISH PEOPLE 1) New York 2) San Francisco 3) Las Vegas LEAST: Philadelphia TOP CITIES FOR SHOPPING 1) New York 2) Chicago 3) San Francisco WORST: Austin TOP CITIES FOR PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION 1) Portland 2) Washington, DC 3) San Francisco WORST: Houston TOP CITIES TO VISIT IN SPRING 1) San Diego 2) Washington, DC 3) San Antonio WORST: Houston TOP CITIES FOR DINING OUT 1) New Orleans 2) San Francisco 3) New York WORST: Austin TOP CITIES FOR CLEANLINESS 1) Minneapolis/St. Paul 2) Honolulu 3) Portland LEAST: New Orleans TOP CITIES FOR PEACE + QUIET 1) Santa Fe 2) Portland 3) Minneapolis/St. Paul WORST: New York TOP CITIES FOR HISTORICAL SITES + MONUMENTS 1) Washington, DC 2) Boston 3) Philadelphia WORST: Las Vegas *Results highlighted here are according to visitors to the city, not locals. Methodology: Respondents rated the cities of their choice on specific characteristics using a scale of 1 to 5, and identified themselves as natives of or travelers to the city rated. Rankings are based on the average scores of results from travelers only. For full survey methodology, go to www.travelandleisure.com/afc. # # # The world's leading travel magazine, Travel + Leisure is the source for consumers who make travel their quest in life. Travel + Leisure is the authority, setting trends, and motivating readers. Getting there first, Travel + Leisure is the catalyst for what's next. Travel + Leisure, Food & Wine, Departures, Travel + Leisure Golf, and Travel + Leisure Family magazines are part of the American Express Publishing Corporation, a subsidiary of the American Express Company and managed by Time, Inc. The company also publishes SkyGuide and a variety of cooking, travel, wine, time management, and financial books and products, and has a custom publishing group. About America Online America Online, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Time Warner, Inc. Based in Dulles, Virginia, America Online is the world's leader in interactive services, Web brands, Internet technologies and e-commerce services. Contacts:
  17. Speaking of the Super Bowl, does anyone know when the announcement is supposed to be made?
  18. Dang! I should have waited for this release. I was disappointed that the current release didn't have much in extras, but bought it anyway about two years ago.
  19. I just read that Farrah's mom died a few weeks ago. This show was taped in August-November 2004. No point here; just a sad little fact I found out.
  20. Cameras go behind-the-scenes to show what it's like to be the wife of a sports star. Features Debbie Clemens, wife of Houston pitcher Roger Clemens; Deanna Favre, wife of Green Bay quarterback Brett Favre, and Charisse Strawberry, wife of former baseball star Darryl Strawberry and Pattie Petty, wife of NASCAR driver Kyle Petty. Airs tonight and again on Wednesday.
  21. JoBeth Williams was interviewed on Fox News this morning about this movie and mentioned that it's set at Hermann Methodist and that her mother had worked there for 18 years, but was retired when this happened.
  22. Oh, if you watch TNT, they'll air a promo for it just about every commercial break.
  23. Filmed in Canada of course. Airs Sunday, April 3rd on TNT http://www.tnt.tv/title/display/0,,6619,00.html TNT presents 14 HOURS, A JOHNSON & JOHNSON SPOTLIGHT PRESENTATIONSM based on the true story of a Texas hospital besieged by one of the worst storms ever to hit Houston, and the community that pulled together and raced against time to ensure that hundreds of patients were successfully evacuated. From Executive Producers Kurt Russell, Kate Hudson and Oliver Hudson, and starring Rick Schroder and three-time Golden Globe and Emmy
  24. "Chasing Farrah" - the new Farrah Fawcett reality show debuting on TV Land this Wednesday. "I was also given the chance to go to Houston and include my parents who were 91 and 87. And so to have them be in the show and also for people to see me interact with them, they will then figure out or realize why I'm the way I am because of the way they are," she says. Full article below. http://www.knoxnews.com/kns/tv_and_radio/a...3626113,00.html Fawcett's life is tailor-made for this reality show By LUAINE LEE March 15, 2005 If you were creating a soap opera you couldn't do better than to clone Farrah Fawcett's life. A broken marriage with actor Lee Majors was followed by a long and occasionally stormy relationship with actor Ryan O'Neal. They have a son, Redmond, 19. One of Fawcett's ex-boyfriends was convicted of slamming her head to the ground during an argument, and she created a puzzling impression on the "The David Letterman Show," later choosing to bare her assets on the pay-TV appearance, "All of Me." Though she may occasionally ricochet into the unexpected, Fawcett has never quite buckled under the weight of superstardom. But now she's willing to reveal what it's like to bear that burden. In "Chasing Farrah," premiering on TV Land March 23, the camera will follow her every step, eavesdropping as she shops, struggles, schmoozes and glitters. "It just happened in one of those serendipitous moments, she says. "They said, 'Well, we'll just follow you around with a camera.' And I went, 'Oh, that's real interesting.' But since people seem to be interested . . . maybe they're watching for me to slip or fall and that's normal. . . . but, what we really all did was go with the flow. The director says that in this show, there's only one thing for certain, is that there is nothing for certain.You never knew what was going to happen. Either the real paparazzi came in, or a strange fan or we lost each other." Fawcett has been asked often to do a reality show, she says, but,"This one just had something about it. . .It just was going to evolve and happen and I thought, 'That's good because . . . it will either dispel (the public's) misconceptions or it will validate their perceptions. " Fawcett, 58, says she's just the girl-next-door who finds her privacy invaded at every turn. "Even when I try to live my normal life, I'm never alone," she says. "So why not have these people follow me because people follow me anyway? Fawcett says she isn't partial to reality shows. "I saw the ones where they have to eat bugs and do something like that, but I haven't seen 'The Newlyweds' or 'The Apprentice.' I don't even know what the formula is," she says. . ."I tend to watch shows like 'Reno 911' on Comedy Central, so I can tell you what Anna Nicole's show is like only because I get it from Comedy Central." O'Neal, who was her lover for 17 years, plays a prominent part in the show, but Fawcett is mum about the outcome. "I was also given the chance to go to Houston and include my parents who were 91 and 87. And so to have them be in the show and also for people to see me interact with them, they will then figure out or realize why I'm the way I am because of the way they are," she says. Fawcett has been a media magnet since she teasingly posed in a skimpy red bathing suit for a poster in 1976 that went on to sell 8 million copies. But she hasn't gotten used to it. "I don't think anything in a celebrity's or an actor's life prepares you for what comes along with fame and how people say things to you that you really don't know how to respond to," she says.
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