Tuesday, May 6, 2008

FlashNews Footnotes: Producer’s Page

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – The wild women of The Bad Girls Club are about to get a smackdown from Star Jones. Jones will be joining the gals of season two during their one-hour reunion special May 20 on Oxygen. The TV hostess will moderate the bad girl behavior as the former rowdy roommates discuss the months of heated arguments, angry brawls, and drama that went down in the Bad Girls house. The Bad Girls Club contact (Oxygen): Jason Shumaker; (212) 651-5258; jason.shumaker@nbcuni.com

BURBANK, Calif. – Legendary stand-up comedian George Carlin is hitting the train tracks. Thomas & Friends: Henry And The Elephant, a title of Thomas & Friends that has never been released, is coming out on DVD, and features Carlin as the narrator. It’ll arrive in stores July 22, and can be pre-ordered June 19. Anchor Bay PR contact for DVD: Alan Winnikoff; (212) 725-5200, ext. 111

HOLLYWOOD – One current eBay auction will have the winner screaming “Yabba Dabba Doo!” The original Stone Age car from the 2000 movie The Flintstones In Viva Rock Vegas is up for sale, with a starting bid of $8,500. Although the car is described as “recently totally restored,” it has received no bids so far. The auction closes on Thursday (May 8). Check out ebay.com.

LOS ANGELES – If you’re a Los Angeles Clippers fan, you’re team just got top honors from the NAACP. On May 15, LA Clippers owner Donald T. Sterling will be awarded the NAACP’S prestigious President’s Award for his personal committment to community activism and instilling the spirit of philanthropy within the LA Clippers’ organization. Sterling supports 170 charities that benefit 15,000 kids in the greater L.A. area. NAACP, Los Angeles Chapter contacts: Darren Dickerson or Tisha Newberry; (323) 857-0869; darrenpr@tobinpr.com

PLAINFIELD, N.J. – Garage rock is back! The bluesy, 1960s gargage rock band The Doughboys are returning to music with the release of their new album Is It Now?, their first CD together in about 40 years. The band begins their summer tour tonight (May 6) in Sellersville, Pennsylvania. The Doughboys (Contact numbers available only to subscribing media or trial media users. You can request samples at the Wireless Flash web site.)
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