Entertainment

Fox to campaign for Webb
Published on Oct 26th, 2006
10 comments When actor and Parkinson's disease sufferer Michael J. Fox appeared in two powerful ads for stem cell research and Democratic Senate candidates who support it, the Hook wondered whether the actor...
Could Fox swing race for Webb?
Published on Oct 24th, 2006
2 comments Could a Hollywood actor win the Virginia senate race for Jim Webb? That's what some are wondering now that a pair of ads featuring actor and Parkinson's disease sufferer Michael J. Fox advocating...
Town handles 3 big events
Published on Oct 19th, 2006
0 comments The ESPN camera zoomed in on a screaming, orange-haired gonzo UVA fan leaning on a railing, and the announcer wisecracked that the fan would probably be heading to the Itzhak Perlman concert after...
Timberlake to bring ’sexy back’ to town
Published on Oct 19th, 2006
2 comments Bodies will be rocked, and sexy will be brought back on March 18, 2007, when one of the world's biggest pop stars brings his disco ball-busting show to John Paul Jones Arena. That's right, ladies,...
Shadyac to preview Evan Almighty at Film Fest
Published on Oct 16th, 2006
3 comments Usually October surprises are reserved for political campaigns and Major League baseball, but the Virginia Film Festival unveiled a surprise of its own this morning when it announced that Evan...
Sisson seeks extras
Published on Oct 10th, 2006
0 comments Those who missed their shot at fame and glory when the big budget Evan Almighty was shooting in Crozet earlier this year have a second chance at silver screen immortality. Disconnected, a new...
Evan’s Almighty dollar
Published on Oct 10th, 2006
2 comments For months, the filming of Evan Almighty out in Crozet was the talk of the town. Now the film’s ballooning budget is the talk of Hollywood. According the Los Angeles Times, the film’s cost will reach...
Morgan Freeman blesses Film Fest
Published on Oct 4th, 2006
1 comments He kept a pretty low profile when he was here earlier this year as God in Evan Almighty, but actor Morgan Freeman will face his adoring fans at this year's Virginia Film Festival. And with Freeman...
ââ?¬Å?If you wanna get down, down on the groundââ?¬ÂŠ.ââ?¬Â
Published on Oct 3rd, 2006
13 comments When Eric Clapton plays the John Paul Jones arena next week, October 12, concert goes may get to hear one song he hasn’t played live in a long time. Can you guess? According to a recent AP report,...
Joke’s on Roanoke in upcoming movie
Published on Oct 2nd, 2006
2 comments Last January, when a man purporting to be a Kazakh journalist shooting a documentary addressed a Salem Civic Center rodeo crowd by saying, "I hope you kill every man, woman and child in Iraq, down...
New Sparklehorse record acclaimed to varying degrees
Published on Sep 28th, 2006
0 comments After five long years, Sparklehorse fans finally got their wish this week for a fourth album from Albemarle High School alum and former Fluvanna resident Mark Linkous. Titled Dreamt for Light Years...
Robert Duvall to headline Film Fest
Published on Sep 27th, 2006
1 comments Virginian Robert Duvall will head down from Warrenton to pick up the Virginia Film Award and screen his 1997 film, The Apostle, at this year's spiritually themed Virginia Film Festival, fest...
Earth, Wind & Fire to tip off basketball at JPJ
Published on Sep 21st, 2006
1 comments With the opening of the John Paul Jones Arena, UVA hopes to see its fair share of hoops luminaries pass through its doors playing for the Cavaliers in the next several decades. What better way to get...
DeLuca revels in his hypnotism
Published on Sep 13th, 2006
0 comments Approximately 5,000 people piled into UVA’s amphitheater last night. That volume of people on a Tuesday evening can only mean one thing: Tom DeLuca's back in town. Postponed two weeks by tropical...
Locally-set Swedish Auto to open Film Festival
Published on Sep 8th, 2006
0 comments Following in the grand tradition of the Golden Globe-winning The Four Seasons, the James-Spader-and-John-Cusack-starring True Colors and even the Alan Smithee-directed Morgan Stewart's Coming Home,...
Irwin remembered in Central Virginia
Published on Sep 4th, 2006
0 comments It was late April 1998 when someone telephoned what was then known as the Luray Reptile Center, now the Luray Zoo, asking if their group could see some rattlesnakes. "I said, 'Yeah, if you've got...
King, Grisham to read for Webb
Published on Aug 31st, 2006
0 comments Two of the world’s best-selling authors will be sharing the stage at the Paramount Theater in September to raise money for Virginia’s best known fiction-writing politician. On September 24,...
Daily Show leads with Allen’s ‘Macaca’
Published on Aug 16th, 2006
20 comments When Senator George Allen pointed to a campaign volunteer for his Democratic opponent James Webb and uttered the words, "Let's give a welcome to our friend Macaca here" at a rally over the weekend,...
DMB asks fans for help on greatest hits album�Dave & Mick reunite!
Published on Aug 8th, 2006
2 comments In a recent e-mail newsletter to fans, the Dave Matthews Band announced plans to put together a greatest hits album in the “near future.” Apparently, it’s a requirement of the band’s 2004 contract...
Hurting Hogan to miss JPJ RAW show?
Published on Aug 7th, 2006
5 comments WWE.com (World Wresting Entertainment) is reporting that Hulk Hogan has a knee injury and will probably miss the RAW show at the “Jack” on August 14. The Hulkster had an MRI over the weekend which...