Tuesday, October 21, 2008

FlashNews Footnotes: Producer’s Page

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Everything you’ve ever known about Dracula is about to change. On October 28, a new documentary titled Vampire Princess is coming to DVD, which follows archaeologists, historians, and forensic scientists as they seek out evidence of Dracula’s origins. They discover that the legendary vampire wasn’t based on a medieval count from Transylvania, but on a real 18th century bohemian princess named Eleonore von Schwarzenberg. The princess had ghoulish obsessions and a penchant for the occult – signs that she may in fact be the real Dracula. Media info: Karen Brundage; (323) 660-5800; karen@greenleafandassociates.com.

NEW YORK – Fans of blues legend B.B. King have been waiting more than 25 years for his latest album to drop. Back in 1983, King recorded an album titled B.B. King & His Orchestra Live in Cannes during the international music industry gathering, MIDEM. Today (Oct. 21), the album is being released for the first time ever in the U.S., and includes King’s hits such as “Why I Sing The Blues,” “The Thrill Is Gone,” and “Everyday I Have The Blues.” PR info: Cary Baker; (323) 656-1600; cary@conqueroo.com.

LOS ANGELES – Spike TV’s Scream 2008 awards air tonight (Oct. 21), and they’re going to be a geek’s dream come true. The event will honor the best in fantasy, sci- fi, comics, and horror in the entertainment biz, and will include appearances by Samuel L. Jackson, Milla Jovovich, Stan Lee, The Osbournes, Seth Rogen, Kevin Smith, and Liv Tyler. Word on the street is that legendary filmmaker George Lucas may even show up to the event for a rare, surprise cameo. Media inquiries: Shana Tepper; (212) 767-4275; shana.tepper@spiketv.com.

NEW YORK – Rap pioneers Jurassic 5 have just announced plans to re-release their old ’90s debut album, J5, on November 11. The album has been out of print since 2004, and is widely considered one of the most classic hip-hop CDs of its time. The limited edition re-issue will come with a bonus CD that features 15 exclusive, rare tracks, and a DVD that chronicles the rise of Jurassic 5 and their first world tour. The group may be available for interviews. PR rep: Carleen Donovan; (212) 246-2640; carleen@pressherepublicity.com.

NEW YORK – Singer Joss Stone is using her pipes to rock the vote. The “Fell In Love With A Boy” crooner will be performing at a “Get Out and Vote Party” in New York City for the leading voter registration group, Head Count, on November 3. She’s hoping to rile up the crowd and get them to show up at the polls on Election Day (Nov. 4). She’ll be singing her political jam “Governmentalist,” which is now available for free download at headcount.org. Stone may be available for interviews. PR rep: Melissa Victor; (212) 786-8474; melissa.victor@emimusic.com.

OCEAN CITY, N.J. – Halloween (Oct. 31) is going to the dogs in Ocean City, New Jersey. This Sunday (Oct. 26), the city is hosting a “Howl-Oween Costume Contest for Canines” where doggies can strut their stuff in their wildest Halloween get-ups. For rules and details, call: Mark Soifer; (609) 525- 9300.
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SAN DIEGO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – The story in the October 20 feed headlined Rapist Ghosts Terrorize Halloween (Oct. 31) included the wrong contact information for paranormal researcher Gina Lanier. Please find her correct telephone number and email in the updated contact information below. She is still available for interviews. FlashNews apologizes for any inconvenience this error may have caused.

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