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Tuesday, March 11,2003 B5 Tiii:Y'ii)soRSm ENTERTAI N M E N T Adam Faith ROLLCALL Adam Faith, Brit pop star, financial guru, dies at 62 LONDON Adam Faith, a square-jawed British singer who was briefly a Cockney challenger to Elvis Presley's rock'n'roll crown, died Saturday at the age of 62. Faith suffered a heart attack in Stoke-on-Trent in central England, where he was appearing in a play, his agent said. Agent Alan Field said Faith, who had a history of heart trouble, fell ill af ter Friday's per formance and died later in a lo cal hospital. Born Terry Nel-hams in west London in 1940, Faith had more than 20 British hits, including the chart-topping What Do You Want? and Poor Me. Faith also was a versatile actor, ap pearing in films including Beat Girl, Mix Me A Person, and 1975's Stardust. In the 1970s he played a Cockney ex-con in the TV series Budgie. In the 1980s Faith forged a new ca reer as a financial adviser, writing a column for a national newspaper. But his 1999 bid to launch a financial televi sion channel ended in disaster The Money Channel shut down after two years and last year Faith was declared bankrupt. He is survived by his wife Jackie and daughter Katya. Bassist sues security firm, claims backstage assault GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. System of a Down bass player Shavo Odadjian sued a Grand Rapids security company, saying its employees assaulted him during a concert. The 28-year-old rocker claims the guards elbowed him in the face and dragged him out of the arena when he tried to go backstage with two girls while another band was playing. He filed a lawsuit in Kent County Circuit Court against DK Security Grand Rapids police investigated the situation but did not seek any charges. In the suit, Odadjian accuses the guards of assault, ethnic intimidation, and humiliation. Odadjian is an Armenian-American. Brian Vincent, DK Security's attorney, said the company denies that its employees did anything wrong. The guards said Slipknot, the band that was playing at the time, had instructed that no one should be allowed backstage during their performance because they were using fireworks, Vincent said. Second show for Eminem; FunkNoise is cancelled Eminem has sold out Ford Field in Detroit and has agreed to a second show. Organizers claim all the tickets for the July 12 show sold in less than a day The encore is scheduled for July 13. These tickets go on sale Saturday morning at $59.50 US plus the usual service charges. As well as Ticketmas-ter and Ford Field, the tickets will be sold on the Internet at www.cc.com. Limit of 12 per purchase. Also on the show are Missy Elliott and 50 Cent. This is strictly a Detroit deal, since Eminem is not touring this summer. Meanwhile, Savion Glover's durable tapdance show Bring In Da Noise Bring in Da Funk has cancelled its April 2-6 at the Fisher Theatre. Reason given is the show's Asian engagements have been extended. Refunds at point of purchase. Actor Mel Gibson funds construction of church NEW YORK Mel Gibson is the person behind a 860-square-metre, Catholic church complex in Malibu, Calif., that is not affiliated with any diocese. The star of Braveheart, Lethal Weapon and Mad Max financed the building for about 70 fellow members of the ultraconservative group Holy Family, according to the New York Times Magazine. Holy Family and other so-called traditionalist congregations conduct Sunday mass in Latin. Gibson has never minimized the importance of his religion, but of late it is even showing up in his work, the magazine noted. Last year he portrayed two characters affected by their religion a former minister in Signs, about an alien invasion, and a Catholic lieutenant In the war drama We Were Soldiers. Currently, Gibson is directing a film that depicts the last 12 hours in the life of Jesus Christ. The movie, The Passion, is in production In Rome, with the actors speaking only Latin and Aramaic, Star Staff and News Services Online site Fort Knox of video-game hints By Neil Davidson the canadian press Stumped by a video game? Chances are Jeff Veasey can help. From his home near Houston, the 30-year Veasey runs GameFAQs (www.gamefaqs.com), a treasure trove of video game walkthroughs, reviews, hints and message boards. Unable to beat the boss Warg Rider in Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers? Hide in the water until the Warg rears on its hind legs. Then race onto land and attack his exposed belly Stuck in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City? GameFAQs offers complete walkthroughs of the game in English, Italian and Spanish. Veasey's site is a Fort Knox of video game information, lovingly submitted by gamers around the globe. GameFAQs boasts more than 20,000 contributors, 45,000 reviews, 30,000 codes and 20,000 guides. You can even download saved games, using someone else's progress to avoid pitfalls. The depth of the information is staggering. For Vice City there are encyclopedic guides to the game's music, cars, property, soundtrack and weapons among others. GameFAQs proves that some gamers have plenty of time on their hands. And an insatiable appetite for information on favourite titles. Veasey's site gets eight million to 10 million hits a day, with much of the traffic going to message boards where gamers gab about their favourite titles and swap information. Veasey essentially acts as the site's sole traffic cop. "I just try to manage the flow of information and make sure it gets out where it belongs," Veasey said. "All the credit goes to the individual writers and the individual contributors who have created this site." Veasey cherishes his contributors, but he doesn't get close to them. "I don't think I've ever met any of them personally. I know them through e-mails and message board correspondence. But it's kind of fun that nobody knows what I look like. "I feel like I'm famous and anonymous at the same time." Veasey started the site in November 1995 as a hobby. At the time, the best place to go for video game help was iv '''''' ONLINE HELP: Stumped by Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (pictured)? Chances are Jeff Veasey can help. From his home near Houston, Veasey runs GameFaqs (www.gamefaqs.com), a treasure trove of video game walkthroughs, reviews, hints and message boards. Andy Eddy's FTP site, but it was often hard to access. So Veasey, fresh out of college and working as a computer programmer, made a Web-based version for himself. "lit was just something to play with thrown together over a weekend basically," he recalled. "I just kind of stuck with it and it started growing and growing. And basically it's grown beyond my control since then." It's been his full-time job for three years. He is affiliated with Cnet, an Internet media company whose properties include a sister video game site called GameSpot (www.gamespot.com). With its hints and tips, GameFAQs offers a perfect companion site to the more magazine-like GameSpot. Veasey provides some content to the other site and GameSpot pays him back with advertising. "Between the two of those it pays our bills," Veasey said. "Which'is pretty much all you can ask of any job," he added. "I'm not going to become a billionaire off of running the site, but it's something I enjoy doing and that's more important than raking in all the cash I can." But Veasey works hard for the money He starts after breakfast, at the office in his home. He works in spurts, a couple of hours at a time, with quitting time at midnight. He does it seven days a week. "I think the last day I took off was Christmas Day and I was still keeping an eye on the site, watching it to make sure it was still up and running normally" He rarely goes on vacation, but when he does he takes a pager with him. Veasey credits his wife for her patience. "She has a job of her own so I get those eight hours a day to myself," he said, offering some potentially dangerous candour. "And she understands. She appreciates what I do too." Bif Naked enjoying stint as film actress CanWest News Service VANCOUVER Bif Naked is fretting about the scene she's going to film in a few hours. Playing a gangster's enforcer in the indie feature Crossing, a romantic crime drama, she'll have to rough up star Sebastian Spence in a downtown alley. "It's my big scene, It's really physical," says the full-time rocker and sometime actress. "We have a fight, I get to grab him in the crotch, which I'm really nervous about be cause I'm think ing, how do they do that in a movie? There's got to be a way that they do it without doing it." The things they don't teach you in theatre school. The former Beth Tol- bert was a theatre major at the University of Winnipeg before some classmates talked her into singing with their band more than 10 years ago. A move to Vancouver, and Bif Naked's rock and roll career was launched. She did a few small acting jobs since, but didn't give any thought to a substantial career in movies until landing a big part in the romantic cross-cultur al road movie Lunch With Charles three years ago. 'This is fun when I have time," she says, waving a hand at the row of movie trailers parked in Stanley Park. She knows the rock and roll profile gets .iinrwi Bif Naked her noticed by casting directors, but hopes that her acting will keep getting her new roles. "As soon as you have any notoriety or fame, people will send you scripts, whether or not you can act your way out of a paper bag. It's few and far between that I find a part that I like enough to do, because it is very time-consuming, and I want to be present in it and not do it half-assed." She credits Lunch With Charles co-star Nicholas Lea with a crash-course in film acting. "Theatre's very different from film. Nick Lea actually taught me that. As a theatre major and stage performer I project, I talk my lines really loud. Everything he did was so subtle. His delivery of lines was subtle and a lot of the times when he was emoting it was without any words." The movie is being made by the husband and wife team of director Roger Evan Larry and writer Sandra Tome, who show up for hugs just as the singer-actor heads for the trailers. Spence, who found fame on the syndicated TV series First Wave, plays a conflicted gangster's son who realizes in the middle of a mob job that he has a thing for wearing women's clothing. "One thing that unifies all the characters in this film, is that ultimately, regardless of what masks they hide behind they're all just looking for valida-' tion and to be cared about," says Naked. "I think we all do, everyone's kind of guarded." Then it's off to be transformed into that mob tough. Shooting starts at 5:30 p.m. and Naked won't be done until 6 a.m. NOW PLAYING: Fri., Mar. 7 to Thurs., Mar. 13 BRINGING DOWN THE HOUSE Daily at 1:30, 3:45, 7:00, 9:15 Except Fri Mar 7th: no matinees (PG) HOW TO LOSE A GUY IN 10 DAYS (PG) Daily at 1:00, 3:30,6:45, 9:00 Except Fri Mar 7th: no matinees DAREDEVIL Nightly at 8:45 only (AA) DISNEY'S JUNGLE BOOK 2 Daily at 1:15, 3:00, 7:15 Except Fri Mar 7th: no matinees (FAM) Box Office Hours Eveningi 6:1 5 9:20 p.m., Mitimas 12:45 -4:00 pm www.fgcinemas.com !i!iKliaiHiai.M'.'iilM'.'iilE Bo OHIc opni t 1:00 pm TUESDAY $f OG ALL SEATS TEARS OF THE SUN (AA) Daily at 1:40, 6:50 4 9:30 OLD SCHOOL Daily at 2:00, 7:20 & 9:40 (AA) CRADLE TO THE GRAVE Tues. & Thurs. 7:00 & 9:10 Wed. at 9:10 only (AA) DAREDEVIL Daily at 7:10 only (AA) THE LIFE OF DAVID GALE Daily at 9:20 only (AA) KANGAROO JACK Daily at 1 :50 only (PG) HARRY POTTER 2 Daily at 1 :30 only (PG) STANDING IN THE SHADOWS OF MOTOWN (AA) Wednesday at 7:00 d PS. I "A,' , F a - 1" NO CHILD: Beyonce Knowles Beyonce at Ford bash The Associated Press DEARBORN, MICH. . i Beyonce Knowles, lead singer of Grammy-winning pop group Destiny's Child, will help Ford Motor Co. celebrate its 100th birthday Knowles will be among the headlin-ers scheduled to perform in a 40,000-seat venue being constructed for a June 14 party. The Ford centennial will feature Model T rides and a series of other activities at the grounds of the No. 2 automaker's headquarters in this Detroit suburb. , The June 12-16 celebration will include performances by country music star Toby Keith and Detroit Symphony Orchestra. The fete is expected to draw 100,000 visitors. "If you have gasoline in your veins, this event will give you goose bumps," said Jim O'Connor, Ford's head of North American marketing and sales. "This is going to have something for everybody" The automaker will display one car made in each of the years the company has operated from a 1903 Model A to a 2002 Thunderbird convertible as well as more than 1,000 Mustangs. TEARS OF THE SUN (Digital) (AA) Tues to Thurs at 12:40 1 :10 3:40 4:10 6:40 7:10 9:40 10:10 THE QUIET AMERICAN (Digital) (AA) Tues to Thurs at 12:45 3:45 6:45 9:45 DAREDEVIL (Digital) (AA) Tues to Thurs at 12:30 1:00 3:30 4:00 6:30 7:00 9:30 10:00 THE LIFE OF DAVID GALE (Digital) (AA) Tues to Thurs at 12:50 3:50 6:50 9:50 SHANGHAI KNIGHTS (Digital) (PG) Tues to Thurs at 1 :20 4:20 7:20 1 0:20 THE PIANIST (Digital) (AA) Tues to Thurs at 12:35 3:35 6:35 9:35 FINAL DESTINATION 2 (Digital) (AA) Tues to Thurs at 1:20 4:20 7:20 10:20 BIKER B0YZ (Digital) (PG) Tues to Thurs at 12:55 3:55 6:55 9:55 CHICAGO (Digital) (AA) Tues to Thurs at 1 :05 4:05 7:05 1 0:05 GANGS OF NEW YORK (Digital) (AA) Tues to Thurs at 12:25 4:25 8:00 i um i THE WINDSOR STAR Newsroom 256-5533 Fax 255-5515 After 4:30 p.m. and weekends 255- 5743 Toll free 1-800-265- 5647 County 256- 5533 ext. 500 lilMd;ldbi'iLl.l'.ii.ll'lJl:).T Matin Daily; Door Open at 11:30 am LORD OF THE RINGS Daily 12:00 4:00 8:30 ' (AA) HARRY POTTER 2 Daily 1:004:20 (PQ) ABOUT SCHMIDT Daily 9:00 (AA) KANGAROO JACK Daily 12:503:156:40 (PG) CRADLE 2 THE GRAVE Daily 1:30 4:10 6:50 8:10 10:00 10:50 (AA) DARK BLUE Daily 1 :20 4:15 7:30 10:30 (AA) OLD SCHOOL RWC only, Daily 8:00 10:40 (AA) OLD SCHOOL Daily 2:15 4:40 7:10 8:00 10:10 10:40 (AA) JUNGLE BOOK Daily 12:15 12:40 2:30 3:00 4:50 5:15 7:20 (FAM) JUNGLE BOOK RWX only, Daily 12:40 3:00 5:15 (FAM) THE HOURS Daily 12:30 3 30 6:30 9:15 (PG) THE RECRUIT Daily 9:30 (AA) HOW TO LOSE A GUY IN 10 DAYS Daily 2:00 4:45 7:50 10:45 (PG) BRINGING DOWN THE HOUSE Daily 1:101:453:45 4:M 7:00 7:40 9:45 10:20 (PG) I1 " Kill Ami ii 1 -riijfuir .T? 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