The buzz on TV
All eyes are now on Jamie Lynn Spears. With her new Nickelodeon show, "Zoey 101," Britney's 13-year-old sister is on the verge of becoming a star in her own right - but she plans to do it her way!
The acting bug: "As soon as I tried out for (Nickelodeon's) 'All That,' I knew that I wanted to do this forever."
No place like home: "I would never, ever in the world move to L.A. in my life! I couldn't leave my friends. When I go there to shoot ('Zoey 101'), I get so homesick. So I know I wouldn't move to L.A. -- I just know I wouldn't. I love my home too much."
Dark side of stardom: "To tell you the truth, the only reason I don't want to get too famous is because of the paparazzi. Somebody has got to stop them. It not only hurts my sister, but it's dangerous for them, too. It's getting bad, you know? They run you off the road. Why would they want to take that kind of risk?"
Tabloid reader: "The thing is, I know the paparazzi are taking the pictures. But when I see Mary-Kate and Ashley [Olsen] in a magazine, I want to read it. My mom's like, 'No, we don't support the paparazzi -- and we won't buy it.' But of course I read it anyway."
Olsen twins fan: "I love them, but Britney's an even bigger fan than I am! She was like, 'I'm gonna be cool. I'm gonna start dressing like Mary-Kate and Ashley.' I was like, 'Britney, stop! Don't do that!'"
How to outshine Britney: "Britney's only done one movie. I'll do like 10!"
"I'm a board-game dude. I have a Monopoly group, whereas most people have a poker group. I'm, like, almost undefeated." -- Actor Topher Grace ("That '70s Show"), in People.
"I went out on a date with this guy to see a movie. I was exhausted and fell asleep. Apparently I had drool coming out of my mouth." -- Kelly Rowland of Destiny's Child, on an embarrassing moment, in TeenPeople.
"Ketchup. It's a little obscene, actually, how much I love ketchup. My friend and I used to go to McDonald's and put ketchup on each individual fry. But I don't go anymore." -- Actor Adrian Grenier ("Entourage"), explaining his vice, in InStyle magazine.
The love of swimming
By BRYCE HANKS
KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS
1. Chlorine. It makes everyone blond.
2. Swimming every morning. There is no need for showers.
3. Speedo tan lines. You never have to explain them.
4. Leg shaving. It creates a tender male bonding experience.
5. Winter swimming. No other sport has ridiculous oxymorons like that.
6. Changing out of a suit while using only a towel. All swimmers possess this instinctive ability.
7. Women love men who smell like chlorine. Is there a better reason?
8. Large parka jackets. They have a cool cult effect.
9 The question "Do you shave, um, everything?" It never gets old.
10. Cute girls. 'Nuff said.
XBryce Hanks is a senior at Ygnacio Valley High School in Concord, Calif. He is a contributor to the Contra Costa Times' teen page.
Rock night schoolat hall of fame
CLEVELAND - The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum's Education Department presents Rock and Roll Night School. Rock and Roll Night School is a monthly series of educational, discussion-based night classes offered free of charge from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month (starting next week). Jason Hanley, musicologist and Education Programs Manager at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, will lead classes, which are geared towards adults interested in gaining more knowledge about rock 'n' roll history. The program will explore the history of rock 'n' roll, from its roots to its current incarnations.
Special attention will be given to the music's impact on society, its reception by fans, and its most innovative practitioners. Each class will include a presentation, music and video clips, and group discussions.
From January to March, Rock and Roll Night School will be held at Harkness Chapel on the Case Western Reserve University campus.
The Museum is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. On Wednesdays the Museum is open until 9 p.m. Museum admission is $20.00 for adults, $14 for seniors (60+), $11 for children (9-12) and children under 8 and Museum members are free.