Thursday, March 29, 2001 Volume 66, Issue 121



Judd, Elizabeth set to captivate audiences; WWF superstars descend on Houston

Weekend Preview

Cougar Entertainment Staff


 Someone Like You -- Ashley Judd stars as Jane Goodale, a young woman who is determined to succeed both professionally (as a talent booker for a popular radio show) and romantically.

 Greg Kinnear (Ray Brown) enters as her new boss and love interest. 
 Searching for answers after their sudden breakup, Judd looks in the best way she can -- scientifically.

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Stars Ashley Judd and Greg Kinnear enjoy an idyllic moment in the midst of their sizzling romance in the romantic comedy, Someone Like You.

 Someone Like You also stars Hugh Jackman (X-Men and Marisa Tomei (What Women Want). Rated PG-13. 

 Tomcats -- Meet the Tomcats - Jerry OiConnell, Jake Busey, Horatio Sanz -, a group of freewheeling, sex-fueled, single buddies as they go head-to-head in a betting pool that will leave the "last man standing" unmarried with a sizable jackpot.

 OiConnell (Jerry McGuire) stumbles in his conquest when he runs up a sizable bill at a Las Vegas casino and now must marry off Busey (Shasta McNasty) in thirty days -- or else.

 Thatis where Buseyis ex, Shannon Elizabeth (American Pie) enters the film and tries to woo Busey to the altar.

 Also stars Jamie Pressly Ringmaster. Rated R.

 Spy Kids -- This film is strictly for children and Antonio Banderas lovers. 
 Banderas (Gregorio Cortez) and his wife Carla Gugino (Ingrid Cortez) star as spies who are captured by the enemy and must be saved by their children.
Other films premiering this weekend are Memento and The Tailor of Panama.


Miss Saigon -- One of Broadwayis longest productions will make its way for a brief stint in Houston until Sunday.

 Miss Saigon tells the story of "Madame Butterfly," a Vietnamese woman that falls in love with an American G.I. and is later scorned by him.

 This will be the productionis final tour, as it will shut down the show this year.

 Remaining showtimes: 2 and 8 p.m. on Saturday and 2 and 7:30 p.m. on Sunday at the Arena Theatre. Call 713-988-1020 for details.

 Getting hitched? Well, make you way down to the "Bridal Symposium" at the Reliant Astrodome.

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The Reliant Astrodome will play host to the "Bridal Symposium" this Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

 Everything you need to know about a planning a wedding will be included, from the food to the tablecloth.

 The gathering will be from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
 The Suchu dance troupe will perform "Astoria," a combination of numerous dance elements.

 The animated inspired show included dances from a Star Trek sequence to the "WB" symbol, Michigan J. Frog.

 Comedy Anarchists? Thatis what the group, Upright Citizens Brigade yearns to be.

 The clan that once had a slot on cable channel Comedy Central brings its eclectic act to The Laff Stop at 8 and 10:30 p.m.
Talented, but definitely quirky.


 The World Wrestling Federation hits Houstonis Reliant Astrodome on Sunday when superstars Steve Austin and The Rock collide at Wrestlemania X-Seven. The wrestling event begins at 7 p.m. Approximately 1,000 tickets should be released Sunday. Call the box office for more information.

 WWF fans will have the opportunity to meet stars during Axxess: The Fan Festival at Reliant AstroHall. The interactive event runs 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

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Country-western star Pat Green will perform alongside Cooder Graw this Sunday at the Lone Star Expo Arena.

 Construction of the new football stadium may present a wealth of parking problems to those attending, but as with Rodeo-Houston, Metro will provide a shuttle service. Buses ($3 round trip per person) will run every 15 minutes from 3 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

 Locations are as follows: the Aramco parking lot (9009 West Loop 610 South), Hillcroft Transit Center (6220 Southwest Freeway), Maxey Road Park and Ride (515 Maxey Road at Woodforest), Monroe Park and Ride (8833 Gulf Freeway), North Shepherd Park and Ride (7821 N. Shepherd), Pinemont Park and Ride (6201 Pinemont), Reed Road Lot (2600 Reed Road), West Loop Park and Ride (4675 S. Braeswood) and Westwood Park and Ride (9990 Southwest Freeway).

 Country crooner Pat Green shares the stage with fellow western star Cooder Graw at the Lone Star Expo Arena on 7 p.m. at Sunday.

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