New Original Quiz Show From Mark Burnett Is Called 'Amne$ia'

August 22nd, 2007 3:34pm EDT
Mark Burnett
NBC is once again partnering with Mark Burnett Productions for the next great TV quiz show -- "Amne$ia."

Emmy Award-winning producer Mark Burnett ("The Apprentice," "Survivor," "Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader") and producer Roy Bank ("Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader") have created the newest quiz show challenge where the contestant is their own worst enemy.

"Amne$ia" is a high-energy game show where contestants are challenged to answer tough questions for money and prizes. The twist? All of the questions come from the contestant's own life. Memories will be challenged and bl...

MySpace To Broadcast Projekt Revolution Concert Via MySpaceLive Today At 1:30pm

August 22nd, 2007 10:33am EDT
Linkin Park
Record Breaking Six Hour Live Streamed Concert to Feature Main Stage Acts Linkin Park, My Chemical Romance, Taking Back Sunday, HIM, Placebo and Julien-K

Los Angeles – MySpace, America's most trafficked Web site, today announced that the Projekt Revolution concert tour stop at the DTE Energy Music theater in Clarkston, Michigan will be streamed as a MySpace LIVE! event on August 22, 2007 starting at 1:30PM PST. As one of the official sponsors of the Projekt Revolution concert series, taking place this summer across the country, NowWhat will host the stream of the concert on its MySpac...

Separate Bedrooms For Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes?

August 22nd, 2007 10:07am EDT
Tom & Katie
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes will reportedly be moving into a new Beverly Hills mansion, but it will have the same old sleeping arrangements – separate bedrooms, according to Star magazine.

In fact, say sources, their bedrooms will be in separate wings of their huge new abode, just as they are in their current home. “It’s a situation that works for both of them,” a friend tells Star. “Of course they spend time together alone at night like most married couples; after all, they conceived Suri! In fact, they even joke about having separate bedrooms to their friends – Katie says Tom sno...

High School Pal Talks About About Ashley Tisdale's Blonde Ambition

August 22nd, 2007 10:04am EDT
Ashley Tisdale
The girl voted “Most Likely to Be a Movie Star” in her 2003 senior year at Valencia High School in Santa Clarita, California, has fulfilled her classmates’ prediction, according to Star magazine.

But while High School Musical 2 star Ashley Tisdale has quickly made a name for herself, one former classmate is shocked to see that she’s also made a new mane for herself!

“Ashley’s real hair is naturally curly and a striking, auburn shade of red,” a high school friend tells Star. “And I remember one day when she said if she ever made it big in Hollywood, ‘I would never dye my hair blo...

Hayden Panettiere Turns 18, Registers To Vote

August 22nd, 2007 9:20am EDT
Hayden Panettiere
Exercising her civic right, star of NBC's Heroes, Hayden Panettiere, celebrated her 18th birthday today by registering to vote utilizing the "Declare Yourself" campaign's easy-to-use online registration process.

Panettiere is an official spokesperson for the Declare Yourself, the national nonpartisan, nonprofit youth voter initiative aimed at empowering and encouraging America's 18-year-olds to register and vote in the 2008 primaries and general election.

Like millions of other young people, Panettiere logged on to the campaign's official site at, completed th...

NBC Announces Cast Destinations, Key Fan Events For 'Heroes World Tour'

August 22nd, 2007 9:13am EDT
NBC Universal announced details of the "Heroes World Tour" as 12 cast members of the Emmy Award-nominated drama will travel to eight countries around the world in eight days, beginning August 26, 2007.

The promotional tour celebrates the launch of "Heroes" Season One DVD and HD DVD on Aug. 28, the second season premiere on NBC, Sept. 24 at 9:00 p.m. ET and the debut of the show in multiple international territories.

The tour has been split into three legs with four cast members traveling to each destination.


-Munich (8/26-8/27

-Paris (8/28-8/29)


Celebrity Birthdays, August 22

August 22nd, 2007 3:00am EDT
Tori Amos
Happy Birthday to Simple Plan guitarist Jeff Stinco (1978), Backstreet Boy Howie Dorough (1973), "Lost" actor Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (1967), Alice in Chains singer Layne Staley (1967; d. 2002), singer/songwriter Tori Amos (1963), Tears For Fears singer Roland Orzabel (1961), Ratt bassist Juan Croucier (1959), Living Colour guitarist Vernon Reid (1958), actor Colm Feore (1958), Grateful Dead singer Donna Jean Godchaux (1947), "Laverne and Shirley" actress Cindy Williams (1947), actress Valerie Harper (1940), "Brokeback Mountain" author Annie Proulx (1935), Sci-Fi writer Ray Bradbury (1920)...

'Genesis: Chapter And Verse' Hits Bookstores Sept. 18

August 21st, 2007 4:53pm EDT
Following the story of Genesis from the early days at Charterhouse on up through their current sell-out worldwide tour, Genesis: Chapter and Verse is a one-of-a-kind exploration of a one-of-a-kind band.

With contributions from all former and current Genesis members along with those from road musicians, road managers, music executives, manager Tony Smith and associates like Jonathan King, this collaborative work brings you one of the most exciting and memorable stories in rock and roll history.

Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, Mike Rutherford, Tony Banks and Steve Hackett all contribu...

A Tribe Called Quest To Join Snoop Dogg & Others At 'VH1 Hip Hop Honors'

August 21st, 2007 3:39pm EDT
A Tribe Called Quest
A Tribe Called Quest will take the stage along with honorees Snoop Dogg, Whodini, Missy Elliott, and Teddy Riley and Andre Harrell for New Jack Swing at the fourth annual "VH1 Hip Hop Honors." VH1 will also honor the seminal hip hop film "Wild Style."

Hosted by Tracy Morgan, VH1 will once again pay tribute to the hip hop luminaries who broke new ground and pioneered the genre into a true cultural phenomenon.

Taping at New York City's famed Hammerstein Ballroom on Thursday, October 4, and premiering on VH1 and VH1 Soul on Monday, October 8 at 10PM*, this year's show will feature pe...

Van Halen Tour Immediately Sells Out Dates, Additional Shows Added!

August 21st, 2007 12:45pm EDT
Van Halen
-Fans Across The Country Show Their Excitement for First Van Halen/David Lee Roth Tour in More Than 22 Years

(LOS ANGELES, CA) August 20, 2007 - Tickets for the first Van Halen tour in more than 22 years with David Lee Roth as lead vocalist went on sale this weekend and resulted in immediate sell outs in multiple markets around the country, including Charlotte, Detroit (Palace), 2 shows in Toronto, 2 in Chicago and one in Philadelphia. Tour producer Live Nation immediately added additional shows in Philadelphia (WachoviaCenter 10/3) and Detroit (Joe Louis Arena 10/20) which will go o...