Tuesday, August 5, 2008

FlashNews Footnotes: Producer’s Page

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Diamonds are forever – unless you lose yours. Jon Mervis – of Washington, D.C., jeweler Mervis Diamond Importers – has just created a diamond ring lost and found website to help reunite owners with their long lost engagement rings. The online lost and found is the result of recent incident that the jeweler handled, where he helped a man who had found a $40,000 diamond engagement ring return the rock to its rightful owner. To check out the bling- bling site, visit mervisdiamonds.com/found. Washington, D.C., Mervis Store: (202) 293-0600.

SYDNEY, Australia – Aussie musician and surfer Xavier Rudd has a new CD titled Dark Shades of Blue dropping over U.S. waters on August 19. He’s embarking on a North American tour to promote the album starting August 29 in Aspen, Colorado. Rudd was also recently approached by celeb surf stud Matthew McConaughey to score his upcoming movie Surfer, Dude, and may be available for interviews. Media info: Hilary Villa; (213) 413-7353; hilary@epitaph.com.

NORTH CANTON, Ohio – Radio talk shows are going to the dogs! My Buddy Butch Radio Show for pet owners is launching on August 14 on Blog Talk Radio On-line network and as a free podcast on iTunes. The show – hosted by author and dog dad Jeff Marginean – will be a weekly, one-hour show that covers pet issues. Marginean will take calls and questions from listeners and will also chat with special guests like authors, vets, trainers, and pet product and food manufacturers. Publicist: Kate Bandos; (616) 676-0758; kate@ksbpromotions.com.

NEW YORK – Super gay advocate Johnny McGovern is performing in Harlem, New York, on August 23 to benefit The Senator Chuck Allen III Scholarship Fund for minority students. McGovern – who stars on Logo’s Big Gay Sketch Show – is coming out as his alter ego, rapper Gay Pimp, and performing tracks from his new CD, Gays Gone Wild, during a special LGBT dance hosted by the scholarship foundation. PR info: infor@pennflemingpr.com; senatorchuckallenscholarship@gmail.com.

LOS ANGELES – Pop folk singer Matt Duke – who’s been generating a buzz on the Internet with his mellow music – is giving fans in Los Angeles a free show today (Aug. 5) at the Hotel Cafe. He’ll be playing songs from his new album, Kingdom Underground, which comes out September 23. Duke taught himself how to play guitar and will perform acoustically. He may be available for interviews. PR rep: Jennifer Santos; (323) 965-1990; JSantos@lippingroup.com.

LOS ANGELES – Rock balladeers Christian Kiefer, Matthew Gerken, and Jefferson Pitcher have composed and recorded 43 songs, one for each of the past presidents of the United States. Their CD set titled Of Great and Mortal Men drops September 9, and includes hilarious hits such as a song about Harry Truman’s final thoughts called “Suits and Fine Trousers vs. Hiroshima,” and another ditty about Ronald Reagan’s desire to be a Hollywood actor. The patriotic trio plan to pen a song about the 44th president in November. Media info: Daniel Gill; daniel@forcefieldpr.com.
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SAN DIEGO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – The story in our August 4 feed headlined “Kobe Bryant Making Baskets For The Mob” incorrectly stated that the film director’s name is Todd Flinger. His name is actually Todd Fligner. FlashNews regrets the error.

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