Thursday, October 15, 2009

FlashNews Footnotes: Producer’s Page

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Rapper Master P is helping a former gang member get his life together on a new VH1 special, No Excuses, airing October 26. Master P – who grew up hustling in the projects of New Orleans – helps the former gang banger see that with hard work, success is possible. Media rep: Nyle Washington; (212) 846-5576;

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Country queen Carrie Underwood is heading back to TV. She’ll star in her own yet-to-be-titled variety special December 7 on FOX where she’ll perform music from her album, Play On, as well as holiday classics. Joining Ms. Underwood on stage are a gaggle of guest stars including Dolly Parton, Brad Paisley, and fellow American Idol winner David Cook. PR rep: Jessie Schmidt; (615) 851-4917.

ATLANTA – Sometimes work can get people all worked up. This Monday (Oct. 19), truTV premieres their new series, Worked Up, which follows tough-minded workers whose jobs often force them to face extreme conflict. From repossessors and process servers to code enforcers and security guards, these outrageous gigs have their fair share of drama and danger. Media info: Heather Sautter; (404) 885-0746;

SEATTLE. – Looks like Roger Daltrey’s solo tour is off to one heck of a start. The Who leader’s Use It Or Lose It tour kicked off in Canada last Saturday (Oct. 10). On Monday (Oct. 12) in Seattle, he was joined on stage by Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder for a duet. Daltrey’s set features everything from Johnny Cash medleys to acoustic versions of The Who classics. Media rep: Penny Guyon; (323) 874-0776;

NEW YORK – The foul-mouthed South Park boys have just launched a new video game on Xbox Live. In South Park Let’s Go Tower Defense Play!, users play as their favorite South Park character to protect the town from “evil ginger kids, hippies, crab people, and other mortal enemies.” Media info:

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Surprisingly, a cold draft is in the forecast for Scottsdale, Arizona. Next month the city will host the National Ice Cream Retailers Association convention. Program highlights include the importance of ice cream cakes and (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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