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Campbell Scott: Artful Dodger


Stop us if you've heard this one before: A struggling screenwriter spots a famous actor/indie filmmaker in a New York coffee shop and musters up the courage to present a copy of his script. Though hesitant, the star agrees to give it the once-over with the promise/threat of an honest critique. Three weeks later, the thespian calls and says he's not only interested in executive producing the project, but wants to star in it as well!

It sounds like Hollywood hooey, but that's the story behind Roger Dodger, a sharp coming-of-age comedy written and directed by first-time filmmaker Dylan Kidd and starring Campbell Scott. Recalling his coffee klatch with Kidd, Scott says, "Dylan approached me and said, 'I never do this, but can I give you this script?' I think I surprised him by saying, 'Yeah, sure.'"

Scott — known for starring in films such as Sin read more

Oz Jailbird Sings


As prison inmate Tobias Beecher on HBO's Oz, actor Lee Tergesen has made many viewers think twice before drinking and driving. On the jailhouse drama — whose fifth season kicks off Sunday at 10 pm/ET — yuppie lawyer Beecher is serving 15 years for killing a little girl while driving drunk. And talk about serving hard time: He's been addicted to drugs, sodomized by a neo-Nazi, had his buttocks branded with a swastika, bitten off one attacker's penis and defecated on the face of another!

"Playing Beecher can definitely be a bit of a mental challenge," Tergesen tells TV Guide Online. "I always experience sort of a hangover at the end of each season, and it can take a few weeks to get reacquainted with normal life."

What hell awaits Beecher this season? Though Tergesen won't rat out Oz's writers, he does reveal that read more

Meet the Barenaked News Lady


When it comes to uncovering the bare facts, the Naked News beats the pants off the competition — literally. The saucy Toronto-based program — which claims to have an audience of over six million viewers — features an all-nude team of male and female newscasters who report on entertainment, sports, weather and, of course, international affairs.

Launched in December 1999 as an Internet news delivery service, the show is now streaking its way to American television via In Demand's pay-per-view network. Says Kathy Pinckert, director of public relations for Naked News: "It's the news like you've never seen it before." She's not kidding.

Each edition of Naked News begins with lead anchor Devon Caldwell slowly undressing as she reads current events. Caldwell was a college student who had taken time off to "build a nest egg to cover tuition costs" when she joined the Naked News team. "I was working full-time in a read more

George Harrison: A Tribute


He wrote one of the most covered songs in Beatles history ("Something"), and was the first ex-member of the legendary pop group to score a chart-topping single ("My Sweet Lord"), but George Harrison's most enduring persona will forever be that of the "Quiet Beatle," and he seemed to prefer it that way.

"Throughout his post-Beatles career, he made it very clear he didn't need fame," says Joe Levy, music editor for Rolling Stone. "He often said his ego was satisfied and that he got everything he ever wanted. That's an extremely rare thing for a rock star. They usually get what they want, and then want it over and over again. But that's not who he was."

Harrison, who died at 1:30 pm Thursday at a friend's home in Los Angeles after battling cancer, was born on February 25, 1943 in Liverpool, England. He began playing guitar at age 13, inspired by the music of British skiffle king Lonnie Donegan and the encouragement of schoolmate read more

George Harrison: A Tribute


He wrote one of the most covered songs in Beatles history ("Something"), and was the first ex-member of the legendary pop group to score a chart-topping single ("My Sweet Lord"), but George Harrison's most enduring persona will forever be that of the "Quiet Beatle," and he seemed to prefer it that way.

"Throughout his post-Beatles career, he made it very clear he didn't need fame," says Joe Levy, music editor for Rolling Stone. "He often said his ego was satisfied and that he got everything he ever wanted. That's an extremely rare thing for a rock star. They usually get what they want, and then want it over and over again. But that's not who he was."

Harrison, who died at 1:30 pm Thursday at a friend's home in Los Angeles after battling cancer, was born on February 24, 1943 in Liverpool, England. He began playing guitar at age 13, inspired by the music of British skiffle king Lonnie Donegan and the encouragement of schoolmate read more

George Harrison: A Tribute


He wrote one of the most covered songs in Beatles history ("Something"), and was the first ex-member of the legendary pop group to score a chart-topping single ("My Sweet Lord"), but George Harrison's most enduring persona will forever be that of the "Quiet Beatle," and he seemed to prefer it that way.

"Throughout his post-Beatles career, he made it very clear he didn't need fame," says Joe Levy, music editor for Rolling Stone. "He often said his ego was satisfied and that he got everything he ever wanted. That's an extremely rare thing for a rock star. They usually get what they want, and then want it over and over again. But that's not who he was."

Harrison, who died at 1:30 pm Thursday at a friend's home in Los Angeles after battling cancer, was born on February 24, 1943 in Liverpool, England. He began playing guitar at age 13, inspired by the music of British skiffle king Lonnie Donegan and the encouragement of schoolmate read more

George Harrison: A Tribute


He wrote one of the most covered songs in Beatles history ("Something"), and was the first ex-member of the legendary pop group to score a chart-topping single ("My Sweet Lord"), but George Harrison's most enduring persona will forever be that of the "Quiet Beatle," and he seemed to prefer it that way.

"Throughout his post-Beatles career, he made it very clear he didn't need fame," says Joe Levy, music editor for Rolling Stone. "He often said his ego was satisfied and that he got everything he ever wanted. That's an extremely rare thing for a rock star. They usually get what they want, and then want it over and over again. But that's not who he was."

Harrison, who died at 1:30 pm Thursday at a friend's home in Los Angeles after battling cancer, was born on February 25, 1943 in Liverpool, England. He began playing guitar at age 13, inspired by the music of British skiffle king Lonnie Donegan and the encouragement of schoolmate read more

Musicians Aid in Relief Effort


As the nation struggles to come to grips with last week's devastating terrorist attacks — the worst in U.S. history — artists such as Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston and Britney Spears are stepping forward to lend some much-needed support.

Jackson currently is writing and producing an all-star "We Are The World"-type ballad and will donate all proceeds generated by its worldwide distribution to the relief effort. "I believe in my heart that the music community will come together as one and rally to the aid of thousands of innocent victims," said Jackson, who hopes to raise $50 million. "There is a tremendous need for relief dollars right now, and through this effort each one of us can play an immediate role in helping to comfort so many people."

Spears, Destiny's Child, M&#253a, 'N Sync's Justin Timberlake and Backstreet Boy read more

Six Feet Under Starlet Breaks Out


With all the flawless young faces and midriff-baring vixens cluttering TV screens, it's refreshing to watch Lauren Ambrose play Claire Fisher, the shrewd, hearse-driving, acid-tongued teen of HBO's hit black comedy, Six Feet Under. As the youngest and most complex member of the Fisher clan — a dysfunctional family running a funeral home in Los Angeles — Ambrose nails the confusion and fragility of adolescent angst while struggling with a life surrounded by death.

"I love Claire," Ambrose tells TV Guide Online. "She's not involved in the family business, but she grew up in that very bizarre setting. As a result, she's had to raise herself in a lot of ways. She's got an interesting perspective on the world."

How does Ambrose's upbringing compare to Claire's? "I've lived through a lot of typical teen things, so it's just a matter of pulling them up," says the 24-year-old Connec read more

Courtney Love and War


Forget Napster and the gaggle of file-sharing software clones; according to rock star/actress Courtney Love, the real enemy in the war against music piracy is the music industry itself. Love recently issued an open letter to her fellow recording artists, calling on them to join her in a "united front" against the record companies and blow the whistle on what she calls "unfair, unlawful, fraudulent, and oppressive business practices."

In pleading her case, the outspoken Hole leader cited the hard-luck story of multiplatinum artists such as TLC and Toni Braxton, saying both were "forced to declare bankruptcy because their recording contracts didn't pay them enough to survive."

Love also recounted the tragic tale of the Supremes' Florence Ballard, who appeared on hits such as "Stop in the Name of Love" and "You Keep Me Hangin' On," yet "was on welfare when she died." Said Love, "Artists who have generated billions of dollars for read more

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