Bearden says his documentary is the culmination of two years work on the Cotton Museum at the Memphis Cotton Exchange at Front and Union. The museum tells the story of the Memphis cotton business in the context of the Mississippi Delta and the South.
The program has some tough competion; it airs opposite the season premier of "Survivor. Bearden suggests that viewers consider taping one show and watching it later.
The photo, located at the celeb gossip site TMZ.com, shows a heavy-set Seagal decked out in some sort of tight Star Trek-esque zippered shirt, and the pounds are definitely packed.
Perhaps the weight gain is a result of his newfound rock star life. For more, go here.
Ginsburg was appointed by President Clinton in 1993, and is only the second woman to have been appointed to the court.
Weve had technical problems this afternoon that have managed to take this site partially offline for a few hours.
Our issues seem to be resolved now, however, and the gerbil exercise wheel slash electricity generator that runs the joint is spinning again!
In the same papers, Miss Minnelli asserts that she was "living in fear" during the 14-month marriage, adding that perma-tanned Gest was "trying to poison her with drugs."
Herpes, poison, and perma-tan: The divorce proceedings between Memphian David Gest and Liza Minnelli are getting really nasty. They've even hired private detectives to follow each other around. To read more about the nastiness, go here.
The AI Website's helpful hints for contestants coming to Memphis are also amusing. A sample: Apparently, [Memphis] is the primary FedEx distribution center, but lucky for you they fly passengers in and out as well. Amtrak is another option, with stops all along the Mississippi. If you're getting there by car, here are a few things you might need to know about getting around Memphis: I-40 is a good route into town. Take I-240 to complete the sojourn into downtown Memphis. Parking is basically free everywhere but downtown. When downtown, the "Parking is Fun" garage comes highly recommended ...
The Calling Coach is for duck and goose calls only, but there are plans to make them for other animals.
The MTV Video Awards after-party action was thick in NYC last night. To read all about it, go here. (It's like a Michael Donahue column, only with real celebs.)
One clue as to what that correct presentation wont include: any reference to the independent movie filmed by undercover informant Tim Willis in the same downtown office space where one of the governments videotapes has shown Ford pocketing FBI cash. That money, several thousand dollars worth, was handed over by a supposed representative of E-Cycle, a fictitious computer firm used as an FBI front. Thats news-media talk. That dont mean nothing! Ford scoffed about speculation that he might claim only to have been an actor in Willis fictional drama. (For more, go to "Political Beat".)
A joint press conference will be held Wednesday by Memphis mayor Willie Herenton and Shelby County mayor A C Wharton to affirm their endorsement and support in the 9th congressional district of Democratic nominee Steve Cohen, who is opposed on the November general election ballot by Republican Mark White and independent Jake Ford. In advance of that press conference, to be held at the Federal Building, Herenton is said to have rebuffed a direct approach from would-be organizers of a stop-Cohen movement. The mayor discounted Jake Ford as having insufficient credentials for such a purpose, especially when compared to veteran legislator Cohen.
At a fundraiser for Cohen at the riverbluff home of developer Henry Turley Tuesday night, Wharton called the effort to organize a racial bloc "one of the most unpleasant" aspects of the current political season. He referred to Cohen's candidacy as an "advance" and said the 9th District election "is a test to see if I'm just some oddball or whether the people have attained the level of intelligence I think they have."For more, go to "Political Beat".
It's the question we hear every time we're in the grocery line -- the modern equivalent of "To be or not to be?"
All of which leaves us wondering: Who the hell is Kasabian? To read it all, go here.
"Although the Tigers may be able to hang with the Rebels, eventually the more talented team will pull away and the Rebels should have a very solid showing in their season opener."
So goes the prediction at ProFantasy Sports. At least they got the "fantasy" part right.
That's how one gambling site describes the betting action on the Ole Miss-Memphis game. If Memphis wins by four or more (we say they win by at least 10), there could be a lot of Rebel fans with skinny wallets standing around the Grove Sunday night.
Memphians hoping for a "Shane vs. Pau" final will have to wait for a Rockets/Grizzlies game to see that matchup. To read the whole sorry Greek tragedy, go here.
Memphis was the fifth-highest rated market watching the game in the nation with a 10.0 rating. In Charlotte, the rating was 21.6. Overall, the national rating was 5.1.
For the second straight year, Sports Illustrated has picked the Carolina Panthers to win the Super Bowl. Can DeAngelo's magic overcome the dreaded SI jinx? We know you'll stay tuned.