2001.03.29 "Jewel Proud Of New Book"
Jewel Proud Of New Book

STATELINE, Nev. - Now you can find Jewel on the shelves of your local bookstore as well as the record store.

The singer has written an autobiography called "Chasing Down the Dawn: Life Stories" using her full name, Jewel Kilcher. She describes how she grew up poor in Alaska and struggled to make ends meet before making it big as a performer. She also details her adventures on the road.

"It's a little bit hard in the press for people to get a real feel for you," she told AP Radio. "They get ideas of you but not a real feel for you. So when a fan reads a book like this they can understand how my mind works."

Jewel said she's especially proud of photography she did that appears in the book.

"The middle section is my photography," she said. "My friend I was working with that helped me design the book really liked it and thought we should put it in."

This is Jewel's second book. She released "A Night Without Armor: Poems" in May 1998.

2001.03.25 "Diller's Trio plays way to deal on "West 54th""
Diller's Trio plays way to deal on "West 54th"

By John Dempsey

Trio, the Canadian cable network bought by Barry Diller's USA Cable last year, has bought all 78 hourlong episodes of "Sessions at West 54th," the PBS series that featured studio performances from the likes of Fiona Apple, Beck, Elvis Costello, Sheryl Crow, the Dixie Chicks, Jewel, Iggy Pop and Randy Newman.

"We're entering a new phase in which we're actively looking to acquire product and do original production," said Patrick Vien, president of emerging networks for USA Cable.

Vien said "West 54th" meshes with the popular-arts label that Trio has placed on its programming strategy. Cable and satellite subscribers in about 10 million households get Trio.

Over the next few months, Vien said Trio will announce many more purchases of series, concert specials and theatrical movies.

2001.01.08 "VH1 All Access: How Far Is Too Far?"
'VH1 All Access: How Far Is Too Far?' Examines the Fine Line Between Sexy and Objectionable in Music Videos When It Premieres Thursday, January 11 At 10:00 P.M. (ET/PT)

NEW YORK - Hot wax dripping onto Ricky Martin's chest. Hip-grinding strippers strutting their stuff for Madonna. A naked D'Angelo. Music videos are pushing the limits more than ever. But where is the fine line between sexy and objectionable?

"VH1 All Access" examines how music videos have pushed the boundaries from naughty to nasty when the series' latest edition "How Far Is Too Far?" premieres on Thursday, January 11 at 10:00-11:00 p.m. (ET/PT).

Are music videos sexier and wilder than the used to be? Are viewers turned on or turned off? "VH1 All Access: How Far Is Too Far?" features comments from Ricky Martin, Shania Twain, Madonna, Jewel and Jay Z, plus record industry insiders and music critics, as it looks at both sides of the debate:

    *     Hot video director David LaChappelle found that his provocative
          video for Enrique Iglesias' "Sad Eyes," featuring porn star
          Cassiedy, was way too hot for the artist's record company, and it
          has never seen the light of day.  "It wasn't that it was graphically
          too strong," LaChappelle says.  "I'm not stupid ...  I don't do a
          video where you're showing body parts or sex acts ...  The idea was
          too strong that he was alone in his room, basically, masturbating to
          a video."

    *     Hollywood actress and TV host Tawny Kitaen was the original '80s
          music video sex symbol, memorably starring in four videos for
          Whitesnake (alongside then-boyfriend David Coverdale).  "When I look
          at what they're doing now on videos comparatively to what we did 15
          years ago ...  I was in a long dress, I had clothes on," she says.
          These days, she adds, "I won't even let my daughter watch MTV

    *     Dancer and aspiring actress Edrickcan La Quan looks for industry
          exposure through her work in music videos, but draws her own line
          between sexy and sorry:  She has appeared in videos for Will Smith,
          Wu Tang Clan and others, but turned down Sisqo's "Thong Song."
          "They want to see the skin, they want to see flesh," she says.  "And
          if you've put yourself in a position where you're going to be an
          object, that's the decision that you've made."

    *     In an exclusive study, VH1 assembled a special focus group
          consisting of 20 music fans, who view and discuss some of the most
          famous and notorious music videos of recent years.  In addition, the
          panel members were electronically monitored to capture a
          second-by-second breakdown of their thoughts and reactions.  What
          did they find sexy?  What did they find objectionable?  Moderated by
          VH1's Rebecca Rankin, the discussion turned into a lively, sometimes
          heated debate, with men and women revealing very different attitudes
          towards what they see on the screen.

VH1 sets aside every Thursday night at 10:00 p.m. for "VH1 All Access," debuting some of the network's most diverse and popular shows. Upcoming shows include "Girls, Girls, Girls," an in-depth look at the struggles and success of rock's divas, souls sisters and dance queens (January 25); "Rock & Roll Divorces/Breakups," chronicling rock couples in splitsville, like Gwen Stefani and Tony Kanal, and Liam Gallagher and Patsy Kensit, among others (February 1); "Sex and Groupies" (February 8); "Grammy's Greatest Performances" (February 15), and "Money 2000" (February 22).

VH1 produces and programs a wide variety of music-based series, specials, live events and acquisition-based programming that keep viewers in touch with the music they love. VH1 is a registered trademark of MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom Inc. MTV Networks owns and operates the cable television programming services MTV: Music Television, MTV 2: Music Television, Nickelodeon/Nick at Nite, TV Land and VH1 as well as The Suite from MTV Networks, a package of ten digital services, all of which are trademarks of MTV Networks. MTV Networks also has joint ventures, licensing agreements and syndication deals whereby its programming can be seen worldwide.

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