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News on Public Appearances

Actor Skeet Ulrich here to greet fans

offBeat with PHILIP POTEMPA

BY PHILIP POTEMPA (ppotempa@nwitimes.com)

This story ran on nwitimes.com on Friday, September 8, 2006 12:14 AM CDT

It's show time

You know it's officially fall when the TV networks have the stars of their new lineup of shows out pushing and promoting for viewership.

One of the most talked about debuts this month is "Jericho," which stars actor Skeet Ulrich and premieres Sept. 20 on CBS.

The series is about the people of the small town of Jericho, Kan., banding together to survive after the country has been the target of a nuclear attack. (Die-hard sci-fi fans on the Internet are already busy buzzing on message boards about on-location filming goofs seen in the TV commercial spots for the show, such as the depiction of large mountain range landscapes in Kanas!) FYI: The town used for this story is fictional and all of the scenes were shot in and around Los Angeles.

Ulrich, 36, will be in Chicago this weekend to tout the new series and host a preview screening at 4 p.m. Sunday at AMC River East Theatre.

The actor, who credits the late John Denver as one of his musical favorites and once boasted about eating onions right before his 1999 film kiss with singer Jewel in "Ride with the Devil," is the nephew of NASCAR driver Ricky Rudd.

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CBS bringing ‘mountain of publicity’ to N. Lawrence
‘Jericho’ promotion to include unveiling of Stan Herd’s crop art
By Ron Knox
Thursday, August 31, 2006

Hollywood is officially coming to town.

And it’s bringing a posse with it.

Next weekend, officials from CBS will usher in camera crews, a helicopter, a television star and even Gov. Kathleen Sebelius to help unveil massive crop art crafted to promote the upcoming fall drama “Jericho,” the network announced Wednesday.

“It will receive a mountain of publicity when it’s unveiled,” said George Schweitzer, president of the CBS Marketing Group. “Hopefully, it will make the show successful.”

The show is based in the fictional, post-apocalyptic Kansas town of Jericho, and Schweitzer said the promotional effort in North Lawrence would be the cornerstone for the show’s marketing campaign.

The event Sept. 9 will unveil local artist Stan Herd’s 20-acre earth artwork based loosely on the show’s running logo — a boy watching a mushroom cloud rise in the distance — and Sebelius is expected to proclaim that North Lawrence will change its name to Jericho for the day of Sept. 20, when the show premieres.

Afterward, Sebelius and “Jericho” star Skeet Ulrich will attend a sneak preview of the show at the Lawrence Visitors Center, 402 North Second St.

Herd was commissioned by CBS and has been working on the artwork, on a 45-acre field at Bismarck Gardens, 1616 North 1700 Road, for most of the summer.

Herd crafted the scene using pumpkin squash and corn that the farm sells as squirrel feed, he said. And as with all such advertising, the artwork will prominently feature the show’s name, time slot and network: Wednesdays on CBS.

“We gave him the artwork for the show, and he translated it into the beautiful land art,” Schweitzer said.

The artwork won’t actually appear during the show, but will instead be featured on the station’s Web site and during extensive television coverage, including spots on “Entertainment Tonight” and other national shows, Schweitzer said.

Herd and other promoters have also filmed a minidocumentary of the making of the crop art, which CBS will likely promote along with the art on the station’s Web site.

Schweitzer said the station wanted to find new ways to promote and advertise its shows and figured using crop art would get people’s attention in a crowded advertising marketplace.

Herd said the original idea gained momentum from there.

“Then they started to build on the initial idea, which was pretty simple,” he said.

Soon, Herd was discussing changing the name of North Lawrence for a day, a week, even a month. He met with North Lawrence Improvement Assn. President Ted Boyle, Johnny’s owner Rick Renfro and others to pitch the idea.

“We wanted to make sure everyone was cool with the name change,” Herd said.

Boyle said that the neighborhood was OK with the change, provided the impact on North Lawrence was positive.

Since then, Boyle said, he’s been assured that neighborhood businesses would cater the events, ensuring that some out-of-town money is spent in the area.

Now, Boyle said, the neighborhood may even change its name for the whole 11 days between the publicity event and the premiere of the show Sept. 20. He spoke with the city about the idea Wednesday.

“It’s going to be real positive for the neighborhood,” he said.

Regardless, CBS officials expected Lawrence to find itself in the limelight, if only for a day. Or, as Schweitzer put it, “Lawrence will be the center of the country.”

‘Jericho’

Events set for Sept. 9:

• 3:30 p.m.: Stan Herd’s “Jericho” crop art unveiling. Gov. Kathleen Sebelius to proclaim the renaming of North Lawrence as Jericho for a day.

The event will be at Bismarck Gardens, 1616 North 1700 Road.

• 7:30 p.m.: A screening of “Jericho” pilot episode at the Lawrence Visitor Center, 402 North Second St. Sebelius and Jericho star Skeet Ulrich are scheduled to attend.

The screening will be followed by a performance by musician Kelly Hunt.

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It's official: North Lawrence will be "Jericho"

For the event, Gov. Sebelius will proclaim that North Lawrence will officially change it’s name for a day to Jericho
By Ron Knox
Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Hollywood is indeed coming to town.

Producers, actors and even Gov. Kathleen Sebelius will cascade on North Lawrence next weekend to shoot artwork for a pivotal scene for the upcoming television drama “Jericho,” CBS announced today.

For the event, Sebelius will proclaim that North Lawrence will officially change its name for a day to Jericho — the fictional Kansas town in the post-apocolyptic drama — and will unveil the crop art local artist Stan Herd carved for the event.

One of the show’s stars, Skeet Ulrich, will also attend the event Sept. 9.

After the unveiling, CBS officials will hold a sneak-preview of the show’s pilot episode at the Lawrence Visitor Center, 4-2 N. Second st. Musician Kelly Hunt will perform afterwards.

The new show is set in a Kansas town after a nuclear disaster in neighboring Colorado.

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Actor Skeet Ulrich to be at SONY HD 500

AUG. 29, 2006

Actor Skeet Ulrich, star of CBS’ new fall drama series JERICHO, is slated to attend the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series Sony HD 500 at California Speedway in Fontana, Calif. on Sunday, Sept. 3. Ulrich, the stepson of retired NASCAR driver D.K. Ulrich and the nephew of retired NASCAR driver and Virginia Motor Sports Hall of Famer Ricky “Ironman” Rudd, will be on hand to attend the drivers’ meeting, visit the speedway’s FanZone and tour the garage area.

Ulrich’s television credits include the critically acclaimed series “Miracles” and the movie “The Magic of Ordinary Days” on the Network. He also starred in the Emmy Award-nominated cable mini-series “Into the West.” Ulrich’s feature film credits include “As Good As It Gets,” “The Newton Boys,” “Scream,” “The Craft,” “Nobody’s Baby,” “Albino Gator,” and “Chill Factor.”

JERICHO, premiering Wednesday, Sept. 20 (8:00-9:00 PM) on the CBS Television Network, is a drama about what happens when a nuclear mushroom cloud suddenly appears on the horizon, plunging the residents of a small, peaceful Kansas town into chaos, leaving them completely isolated and wondering if they’re the only Americans left alive.

Fear of the unknown propels Jericho into social, psychological and physical mayhem when all communication and power is shut down. The town starts to come apart at the seams as terror, anger and confusion bring out the very worst in some residents. In this time of crisis, as sensible people become paranoid, personal agendas take over and well-kept secrets threaten to be revealed, some people will find an inner strength they never knew they had and the most unlikely heroes will emerge.

JERICHO also stars Gerald McRaney (“Major Dad”), Ashley Scott (“Dark Angel,” “Birds of Prey”), Pamela Reed, (“Proof of Life”), Kenneth Mitchell (“Miracle”), Lennie James (“Sahara”), Sprague Graydon (“Six feet Under,” “Joan of Arcadia”), Michael Gaston (“Prison Break”), Erik Knudsen (“Saw II”), Brad Beyer (“Third Watch”) and Shoshanna Stern (“Weeds”). Jon Turteltaub (“National Treasure”), Stephen Chbosky (“Rent”) and Carol Barbee (“Judging Amy”) are executive producers for CBS Paramount Network Television.

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Comic Con : Day 4
Posted by Clint Morris on July 24, 2006

The quietest day of Comic Con - ‘Stax’ (from FilmForce) and I basically had our pick of the seats in the usually packed roped-off journo area - wasn’t, surprisingly enough, that dull at all. In fact, we saw some very good - and very funny - stuff.

The Grudge 2
After some morning interviews (for “The Grudge 2”), we partook in the “Grudge 2” panel - you can never have enough “Grudge” when the pretty Joan of Arcadia is being spoon-fed by the spook - where we were treated to a nice long trailer for the film, and a panel, featuring the chaps we’d just interviewed - Amber Tamblyn, Arielle Kebbel and director, Takashi Shimizu (plus translator).

The footage - though nothing spectacular - was rather effective, giving many audience members a good jump here and there. In fact, from what I saw, the sequel does seem to have a lot more going for it than the [American] original. Sarah Michelle Gellar is briefly seen (it’s essentially given away that she meets her demise - Laurie Strode style - at the start of the film), as is Kebbel’s funky new dark mop. Looked much more entertaining than “The Covenant”, the trailer of which was screened at the top of the panel, which seems to be an inferior blokey version of chicky witch flick “The Craft”.

Rogue - Balls of Fury/Hot Fuzz
Now this was great. Both panels were hugely funny - and the footage from both films was met with a very warm reception, especially the latter, which had everyone in stitches. Edgar Wright and Nick Frost, the “Shaun of the Dead” guys, look set to have another hit on their hands with “Hot Fuzz”, their pisstake of the whole action movie genre. We were shown several exclusive trailers for the film - with the score for “Lethal Weapon 3” playing over them - which were quite simply, gold. The performances, coupled with the dialogue, look to be first-rate. Wright and Frost, there to talk up the film, were also very funny - not to mention, frank - in their discussion of the film.

“Balls of Fury”, which doesn’t look quite as good as the latter, but still nonetheless funny, is a rather unique comedy offering about table tennis. The panel - with the creators - was a pisser, with one unfortunate chap (likely a plant) getting chased about the room for having a jab at the filmmakers for ribbing on ping-pong. All in all, these two movies look rather good - especially “Fuzz”, which couldn’t come soon enough.

Jericho
Tosia represented the site at the special premiere of “Jericho”, a hot new series - similar to both “Lost” and “Everwood”, and possibly a profusion of both, I’m told - that she assures, delivers. The stars of the show, including Skeet Ulrich, were present for the panel that followed the screening of the pilot.

Compared to the wild night we had with Nic Cage, Sunday was rather quiet, but nonetheless, enjoyable.

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(Skeet is scheduled to appear at this year's Comic-Con! Somebody get me an autographed picture. *whimper*)

CBS Paramount Brings Ghost Whisperer, Jericho & The 4400 To Comic-Con

Tuesday July 18, 2006

At Comic-Con International on Saturday, July 22, 2006, at 4:30 pm in Room 6CDEF, the hit series THE 4400 from CBS Paramount Network Television will host a sneak peek of the series and a panel discussion with exec producer Ira Steven Behr (STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE), producer Craig Sweeny (MEDIUM) and series stars Joel Gretsch (Tom Baldwin), Jacqueline McKenzie (Diana Skouris), Patrick Flueger (Shawn Farrell) and Megalyn Echikunwoke (Isabelle Tyler.)

In addition, GHOST WHISPERER star Jennifer Love Hewitt will take part in a panel discussion sponsored by TV Guide entitled, "2006 And Beyond: A look at current successful supernatural/fantasy/sci-fi television series and a discussion about how they are paving the way for television series of the future,” along with other panelists including Brannon Braga (STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION) and Rene Echevarria (MEDIUM). The panel will take place at 3:30 pm in Room 20.

On Sunday, July 23, at 11:30 am in Room 6CDEF, JERICHO, the new suspense thriller from CBS Paramount Network Television, will host an exclusive Comic-Con World Premiere Screening of the series followed by a panel discussion with exec producers Jon Turteltaub (NATIONAL TREASURE), Stephen Chbosky (RENT) and Carol Barbee (JUDGING AMY) and series stars Skeet Ulrich (SCREAM), Lennie James (SAHARA), Sprague Grayden (SIX FEET UNDER), Erik Knudsen (SAW II) and Ashley Scott (DARK ANGEL). JERICHO will premiere in fall 2006 on CBS.

JERICHO explores what happens when a nuclear mushroom cloud suddenly appears on the horizon, plunging the residents of the small, peaceful Kansas town of Jericho into chaos.

For more info on Comic-Con, visit their website. Comic-Con.Org

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UNIVERSAL PICTURES PRESENTS THE WORLD PREMIERE OF 'KING KONG' ON DECEMBER 5, 2005 AT 7:00 P.M. AT LOEWS E-WALK and AMC EMPIRE 25 IN NEW YORK CITY

* MEDIA ALERT *

WHAT: The world premiere of UNIVERSAL PICTURES' "KING KONG"

WHO: "KING KONG" producer/director/writer Peter Jackson; producer/writer Fran Walsh; writer Philippa Boyens; producers Jan Blenkin, Carolynne Cunningham; cast members Jamie Bell, Jack Black, Adrien Brody, Lobo Chan, Kyle Chandler, Colin Hanks, Thomas Kretschmann, Evan Parke, Andy Serkis and Naomi Watts.

Plus celebrity guests including Jon Abrahams, Darren Aronofsky, David Arquette, Richard Belzer, Billy Boyd, Maria Cimarro, Courteney Cox Arquette, Glenn Close, Frank Darabont, Danny DeVito, Vincent D'Onofrio, Michael Dorn, Kyan Douglas, Griffin Dunne, Dakota Fanning, Chad Faust, Will Ferrell, Candela Ferro, Thom Filicia, David Hasselhoff, Ice-T., Nicole Kidman, Anthony Kiedis, Marci Klein, Saul Lisazo, George Lucas, John McEnroe, Michael McKean, Chris Meloni, Shannon Miller, Deborah Norville, Chris Noth, Annie Parisse, Ana Maria Polo, Anthony Rapp, Tim Robbins, Jai Rodriguez, Jane Russell, Horatio Sanz, Brian Singer, Patty Smyth-McEnroe, Sam Rockwell, Susan Sarandon, Gabriela Spanic, Martha Stewart, Lili Taylor, Kenan Thompson, Donald Trump, John Turturro, Skeet Ulrich, Lynn Whitfield, Kristin Wiig, Elijah Wood, B.D. Wong and many more.

WHERE:
Loews E-Walk
247 West 42nd St.
and 8th Ave.

AMC Empire 25
234 West 42nd St.
and 8th Ave.

WHEN: Monday, December 5, 2005
4:30 PM Press call time at Loews E-Walk and AMC Empire 25
5:30 PM Celebrity arrivals
7:00 PM Screening begins

"KING KONG" opens on Wednesday, December 14, 2005.

SATELLITE COORDINATES:
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Monday, December 5, 2005
9:30-10:30 PM EST (AMC 3): Transponder 3; (C) Band (DL 3760 H)
Audio: 6.2 & 6.8

Tuesday, December 6, 2005
3:00-4:00 AM EST (AMC 3): Transponder 3; (C) Band (DL 3760 H)
Audio: 6.2 & 6.8
6:00-7:00 AM EST (AMC 1): Transponder 22; (C) Band (DL 4140 V)
Audio: 6.2 & 6.8

SOURCE UNIVERSAL PICTURES

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June 7, 2005
Stars turn out for 'West' premiere

New York, NY, Jun. 7 (UPI) -- Josh Brolin, Keri Russell, Matthew Settle, Rachel Leigh Cook and Skeet Ulrich were on hand at the New York premiere of the epic miniseries, "Into the West."

A collaboration of Turner Network Television and DreamWorks Television, "Into the West" is a 6-week-long series that tells the story of the opening of the American West from the points of view of both pioneers and Americans Indians.

Monday's premiere took place at the American Museum of Natural History in Manhattan where the stars and other guests enjoyed cocktails in the Hall of Northwest Coast Indians, then viewed the first episode of the series in the museum's Lefrak Theater and were treated to dinner in the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life.

The first episode of the series is to debut Friday on TNT.

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June 3, 2005
Skeet made an appearance at the AMC Fenway in Boston, MA for a screening of Steven Spielberg's six-week miniseries ''Into the West," which will premiere on TNT next weekend.

Tuesday, April 12, 2005
TNT Announces Development on Three New Original Movies, Welcomes High-Profile Talent at Dramatic Upfront Presentation
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TNT Announces Development on Three New Original Movies, Welcomes High-Profile Talent at Dramatic Upfront Presentation

Stars of TNT’s INTO THE WEST, THE CLOSER and WANTED Attend

Stephen King Talks about Partnership with TNT on Limited Series NIGHTMARES & DREAMSCAPES: FROM THE STORIES OF STEPHEN KING

Advertisers and Guests Entertained with Live Performance by The Eagles following Upfront

TNT, television’s first network for drama, held its Upfront presentation for advertisers today at Madison Square Garden, announcing development on three new original movies and offering sneak peeks at the network’s upcoming programming. Steve Koonin, executive vice president and chief operating officer for TNT and sister network TBS, hosted the Upfront presentation, with Michael Wright, senior vice president of original programming for TNT, presenting TNT’s originals slate. Taking the stage to talk about their TNT projects were the cast of the network’s six-week television event INTO THE WEST, Kyra Sedgwick of TNT’s original series THE CLOSER and Gary Cole of the TNT’s original series WANTED. In addition, bestselling author Stephen King was on hand to talk about TNT’s limited series NIGHTMARES & DREAMSCAPES: FROM THE STORIES OF STEPHEN KING. Following the Upfront presentation, advertisers and guests were treated to a live concert by The Eagles.

The Upfront presentations for TNT and sister network TBS opened with an introduction by Mark Lazarus, president of Turner Entertainment Group, who spoke about his vision of a One Television World, in which the dividing lines between broadcast and cable have been permanently erased, allowing all networks to compete for viewers and ad dollars on an equal playing field. "In this One Television World," Lazarus noted, "our distinct brands are resonating more than ever. Our networks have the ability to reach millions of targeted viewers that advertisers crave and touch them on an emotional level, whether it is through the tension of drama on TNT or the release of laughter on TBS."

"TNT’s combination of stellar acquired series and high-profile original productions makes it one of the leading networks on television," said Koonin. "It’s clear we have found a winning formula, as the network celebrates 19 consecutive quarters of growth among key adult demos and continues to attract some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry, both in front of and behind the camera."

Wright began his presentation of TNT’s original programming by noting, "The fundamental philosophy behind our programming is to work with the best talent. We believe that network executives do not create hit shows; talented directors, writers, actors and producers create them. Our job is to provide a supportive environment where they can succeed."

Wright then announced three new original movies being ushered into development for TNT, beginning with a sequel to last year’s #1 movie, THE LIBRARIAN, starring Noah Wyle (ER, Pirates of Silicon Valley) and executive-produced by Dean Devlin (Independence Day) under his Electric Entertainment banner. In last year’s successful movie, Wyle played Flynn Carson, a brilliant man with 22 academic degrees who is hired to protect the repository of humanity’s greatest secrets, all hidden beneath the monolithic Metropolitan Library.

Also on the development slate is PLEADING GUILTY, based on the bestselling novel by Scott Turow. The story follows Mack Malloy, an ex-cop and recovering alcoholic now serving as a partner in a top-drawer corporate law firm. After one of the firm’s maverick partners suddenly disappears with $5.6 million belonging to the firm’s most important client, the other partners turn to Malloy to track down the culprit before the scandal goes public. Development is being overseen by executive producer Jon Avnet (Boomtown, Fried Green Tomatoes).

TNT’s third original movie in development is AVENGER, based on the bestselling novel by legendary author Frederick Forsyth. This international thriller, executive-produced by Wolfgang Petersen (The Perfect Storm, Troy) for his Radiant Productions, is a co-production between TNT and Warner Bros. Television. The co-executive producer is Rosemary Tarquinio, and the producers are Larry Spiegel and Judy Goldstein. The teleplay is by Alan Sharp. AVENGER is the story of a small-town lawyer and former Special Forces operative who hires himself out to those seeking to avenge the violent murders of loved ones.

Turning his focus to this summer’s three high-profile original projects, Wright began with THE CLOSER, TNT’s original series about a female police detective who moves from Atlanta to Los Angeles to head up a special unit of the LAPD charged with investigating high-profile crimes. Kyra Sedgwick took the stage to talk about the series and her emotional connection to the character she plays. She was joined by fellow cast members JK Simmons, Corey Reynolds, Jon Tenney, Tony Denison, GW Bailey and Robert Gossett. THE CLOSER premieres on TNT Monday, June 13, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT).

Also coming this summer to TNT is the original series WANTED, in which an elite team of crime fighters from various federal and local law enforcement agencies comes together to form a covert, undercover strike force. Their mission is to track down Los Angeles’ 100 most-wanted fugitives. After introducing a preview of the series, Wright welcomed to the stage series star Gary Cole, who was joined by fellow cast members Rashida Jones, Ryan Hurst, Benjamin Benitez and Josey Scott. WANTED premieres on TNT Sunday, July 31, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT).

Wright also previewed TNT’s previously announced limited series NIGHTMARES & DREAMSCAPES: FROM THE STORIES OF STEPHEN KING. This series is adapted from King’s anthology of 20 short stories, whose subjects include murderous revenge, dead rock stars, zombies, an evil toy and a wicked stepfather, to name a few. Stephen King talked about his excitement at having these stories brought to life by TNT. NIGHTMARES & DREAMSCAPES is being executive-produced by Bill Haber (Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow) of Ostar Enterprises, with scripts being penned by such esteemed screenwriters as Mick Garris (The Stand, Sleepwalkers) and Mike Robe (News at Eleven, Guts and Glory: The Rise and Fall of Oliver North), Peter Filardi (TNT’s Salem’s Lot, Flatliners), Larry Cohen (Phone Booth, Cellular), April Smith (The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, Ernie Kovacs: Between the Laughter), Richard Christian Matheson (Mobius, Dean Koontz’s Sole Survivor), Alan Sharp (Rob Roy) and Kim LeMasters (The Magicians, Threshold). NIGHTMARES & DREAMSCAPES is set to premiere on TNT in summer 2006.

Wright concluded TNT’s Upfront presentation with a look at TNT’s six-week television event INTO THE WEST, from DreamWorks Television and executive producer Steven Spielberg. This epic saga chronicles the opening of the American West from both the settlers’ and Native Americans’ points of view and features an all-star cast, including Matthew Settle, Simon R. Baker, Skeet Ulrich, Tonantzin Carmelo, Rachael Leigh Cook, Michael Spears, Daniel Gillies and Irene Bedard, all of whom were on hand to offer their personal insights on the project. Darryl Frank (Taken, Las Vegas) and Justin Falvey (Las Vegas), co-heads of DreamWorks Television, serve as co-executive producers on the project, along with William Mastrosimone (Sinatra, The Burning Season), who also wrote the overall story for the series and the scripts for three of its installments. INTO THE WEST is produced by David A. Rosemont, executive producer of TNT’s Purgatory and Emmy-winning Door to Door. It premieres on TNT June 10.

Turner Network Television (TNT), television’s destination for drama and one of cable’s top-rated networks, offers original movies and limited series, including Into the West, an epic six-week television event from DreamWorks Television and master storyteller and executive producer Steven Spielberg; original recurring series, including the detective drama The Closer, starring Kyra Sedgwick, and the crime thriller Wanted, with Gary Cole; powerful one-hour dramas, such as Law & Order, Without a Trace, ER, NYPD Blue, Charmed, Judging Amy and Angel; broadcast premiere movies; and championship sports coverage, including NASCAR and the NBA. TNT is also available in high-definition.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, is a major producer of news and entertainment product around the world and a leading provider of programming for the television industry.

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Teri Hatcher Desperate for Oscar's Private Club

February 24, 2005

Oscar week is in full swing, even thought it really begins tonight.

Last night, "Desperate Housewives" star Teri Hatcher — looking fine — played pool up at the Hollywood Hills version of Soho House. This is the second annual temporary L.A. outpost of the London-New York members-only club — it's only open for five days.

Other stars who turned up last night for dinner under the stars and schmoozing included Dennis Hopper, Selma Blair, Hugh Dancy, Joely Fisher, art dealer Tony Shafrazi, Sienna Miller, Skeet Ulrich, Ellen DeGeneres' on-stage deejay Tony Okungbowa, agent Patrick Whitesell and "About a Boy" screenwriter, actor and producer Chris Weitz.

Earlier in the day, Demi Moore, Drew Barrymore and Hatcher were among the famous femmes who enjoyed the spa treatments set up by the Diamond Information Center's Sally Morrison for celebrities passing through Soho House. (DTC is the American name of the DeBeers Group, the global diamond powerhouse.)

Barrymore, according to our sources, showed off a new ring she received — not from her rocker boyfriend, but from her producing partner Nancy Juvonen.

It's a flower, for their Flower Films. It's for friendship and success in business, which the pair has certainly had.

Meanwhile, Oscar arrivals to Hollywood are just about fighting with each other to get dinner reservations at Soho House over the weekend.

One reason: The gourmet food and drink are FREE, since the club is private and foreign and not set up to take money as an eating establishment. And there's nothing actors like better than free food!

Across town, or diagonally, or something: an art gallery opening for sculptor Robert Graham, who is also the husband of Anjelica Huston, attracted an all-star cast last night, including Huston's ex, Jack Nicholson, as well as mogul David Geffen.

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