Could Uncle Jessie be stepping in for Uncle Charlie?
Now that production on Two and a Half Men has been halted for the remainder of the season and Charlie Sheen is at war with creator Chuck Lorre, John Stamos has been approached to...read more
Speaking of the future Mr. Katie Holmes, Tom Cruise is thisclose to making his first purchase as co-owner of United Artists, says the Hollywood Reporter. And the winner is... Lions for Lambs, a drama set in Afghanistan that would star Cruise (duh) and Out of Africa leads Robert Redford and Meryl Streep. Redford is also set to direct, meaning there's a 50/50 chance he got invited to the wedding.... Per Variety, MGM expects to begin production on new installments of its James Bond, Pink Panther and The Thomas Crown Affair franchises in 2007.... Beach Boy Brian Wilson has made a deal with producer Mark Gordon to tell his life story in a feature film.read more
Synonymous with the concepts behind "Fun, Fun, Fun," "Good Vibrations" and "California Girls," the Beach Boys have made an indelible mark on the musical landscape. In various incarnations, they've entertained audiences for more than 40 years and have long been considered "America's Band." So they're a natural fit for PBS' A Capitol Fourth, the annual Independence Day concert from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, which marks its 25th anniversary on Monday.
natural was what happened in 1983, when they were scheduled for the concert, only to be banned by then Secretary of the Interior James Watt
, who decreed that rock bands "attract the wrong element" (Wayne Newton
replaced them). The public outcry included the voices of some very powerful people. Mike Love
, the only original member still performing under the group name, recalls how he found out.
"We were on tour, and I was awakened one morning by a radio station askingread more