Thursday, August 14, 2008


FlashNews Footnotes: Producer’s Page

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Howard Stern isn’t going anywhere. The legendary shock jock has made a deal with iN DEMAND Networks to continue the Howard TV On Demand service though the end of 2010. To celebrate, Stern’s channel is rolling out seven new shows set to debut throughout the remainder of 2008. The shows include Wack Pack Bowling, which features the outrageous antics of Stern and his crew of misfits, and Beat the Booey, a trivia show where die-hard Stern fans test their knowledge. The channel will also feature tons of behind-the-scenes specials about Stern’s projects. PR info: Ellen Cooper; (646) 638-8206; ecooper@indemand.com.

LOS ANGELES – Tween superstars Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, and the Jonas Brothers are doing their part for charity. The singers will be hitting the stage at Disney’s Concert for Hope on September 14 in Los Angeles. The benefit concert supports cancer research and treatment programs at City of Hope, and tickets go on sale this Saturday (Aug. 16) at all Ticketmaster outlets. PR info: Roya Alt; (213) 241-7163; ralt@coh.org.

NEW YORK – Who’s the man who will be missed? Isaac Hayes! Ya damn right! Today (Aug. 14) Sirius XM Radio is broadcasting a special tribute on their Totally 70s channel honoring Isaac Hayes, who died this past Sunday (Aug. 10). A Final Visit from Isaac Hayes will feature an encore broadcast of a 2006 interview where he discussed writing the Shaft theme song, winning an Oscar, soul and funk music, and his role as Chef on South Park. Listeners will also hear classic hit songs by Hayes during the broadcast. PR info: Sal Resendez; (646) 313-2405.

NEW YORK – Actress Rosario Dawson is about to become an Internet sensation. She’s starring in a 50-webisode online series from NBC Universal Digital Studio called Gemini Division, in which she plays an NYPD cop searching for the truth behind her fiancee’s murder. The series debuts August 18 on NBC.com, SCIFI.com, and geminidivision.com, and on various mobile, gaming, and VOD platforms. New webisodes will be featured weekly. Press inquiries: Joseph Libonati; (212) 413-5890; joe.libonati@nbcuni.com.

SAN DIEGO – The San Diego-based Roger Hedgecock Show on AM 600 KOGO Radio thinks Barack Obama is full of hot air. The show just called out Obama for part of his energy plan where he suggests Americans make sure their tires are properly inflated. They hosted an event yesterday (Aug. 13) where reps from local tire stores checked listeners’ tire pressure and drivers were given free tire pressure gauges. Those who stopped by received a certificate with a message to Obama that read: We filled up our tires, now can we drill? Media rep: Jim Valentine (show producer); (858) 292-2000.

CHICAGO – U.S. scientists at the University of California are getting closer to developing materials that could make people invisible, and Chicago-based magician Nino Cruz wants a crack at the goods. He wants the government to give him “first dibbs” on the materials so he can perform a magic act that revolves around an “invisible man trick.” Cruz is available for interviews. Media info: Nino Cruz; (815) 687-7630.
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Correction:

SAN DIEGO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – The story in our August 5 feed titled “How To Woo A Bi’aaatch” incorrectly stated the publisher of the book. The correct publisher of How To Woo A Bi’aaatch is AuthorHouse. Flash News regrets the error.

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