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"Heaven" held over for a third week in theaters!

Date: 23 April 2002
Source: Excel Entertainment

"Heaven" held over for a third week in theaters!

On the heels of another strong week in theaters, the independent family feature "The Other Side of Heaven" will be held over for a third week in the majority of theaters where it premiered April 12. Additionally, 16 new theaters across the country will open "Heaven" this week.

Last week in Hollywood, "The Other Side of Heaven" received the Film Advisory Board's Award of Excellence. "Heaven" was honored this year alongside such films as "Shrek," "E.T.," and "Ice Age."

Jack Valenti, President of the Motion Picture Association of America, hosted a Washington, DC screening of "The Other Side of Heaven" on April 17. The film was very well-received by the senators and congressmen present, as well as by White House staff members, several federal judges, and other dignitaries.

Please remember to check theater listings before you go to the theater, as "Heaven" will have its final showing in a handful of theaters this Thursday.

Christian Science Monitor Capsule Review:
The Other Side of Heaven (PG)

By: Lisa Leigh Parney
Date: 19 April 2002
Source: Christian Science Monitor

Director: Mitch Davis. With Christopher Gorham, Anne Hathaway, Joe Folau, Miriama Smith, Nathaniel Lees.

*** [3 out of 4 stars]

Based on the true story of a young American who travels in the 1950s to the exotic island of Rarotonga to become a missionary. His assignments: Learn the language and convert the Indians to Christianity. At first, he is mocked by the natives. But they quickly change their tune after he helps heal a dying boy. His faith is then put to the test again and again. Meanwhile, the missionary corresponds with his love back home in Idaho, hoping they will marry after his 2-1/2 year mission. The film carries a simple, yet meaningful message about God's healing power and how it can bring people together.

Sex/Nudity: 1 implied scene. Violence: 5 scenes. Profanity: None. Drugs: 2 with smoking, 2 with drinking.

City of Angles:
Climactic Hurricane Scene, Take Two

By: Gina Piccalo and Louise Roug
Date: 10 April 2002
Source: Los Angeles Times

Writer-director Mitch Davis had everything he needed to whip up a hurricane on Rarotonga, a tiny verdant island off the coast of New Zealand, for the climactic scene in his first major film, "The Other Side of Heaven." Four cameras were trained on the chaos created by several giant fans, clouds of artificial debris, rain towers and fire hoses operated by two stuntmen. Several trees and "huts" had been rigged with bungee cords to blow away on cue.

With just 20 minutes of daylight remaining, Davis was poised to call "action" when he noticed the actors weren't in place. Instead, they were dodging water blasts from a misdirected fire hose. The director followed the stream to a stuntman high above the set, who was filming the chaos on his own video camera, while unknowingly pounding the actors with water. To get the stuntman's attention, Davis waved his arms. The actors spotted Davis, took his signal as "action" and took off running through the "storm." The huts blew away on cue. Trees fell. And suddenly, the scene was over. "And we didn't have a single frame of film to show for it," Davis said during a phone interview Monday. In the melee, Davis had neglected to cue the cameras. "It was a humbling moment," he said. The mistake put the production half a day behind schedule, a huge loss for the independent film. But crews worked through the night to rebuild the set, and the scene was reshot in the morning--with cameras rolling.

The film, which stars Christopher Gorham as an Idaho farm boy who leaves his girlfriend (Anne Hathaway) to work as a missionary on a South Pacific island, opens Friday, hurricane in place.

French Toast

Director Bertrand Tavernier held Jacqueline Bisset in his arms. Then, moments later, he fell into John Frankenheimer's arms and began talking about his love for "The Manchurian Candidate."

The occasion for the hugging, air-kissing and back-patting was the opening-night gala for the French film festival City of Lights, City of Angels and the screening of Tavernier's "Laissez-Passer" ("Safe Conduct"), a movie about movie-making during World War II, screened for a movie-making audience at the Directors Guild of America Theatre on Sunset Boulevard.

"For us, [the festival] is a way of showing the movies to people we admire, like ... " Tavernier said, gesturing with a stab of his thumb toward Frankenheimer, who was now standing behind him. "It's a good way to meet and to go on with our collaboration."

And, of course, to lift the flute.

Both champagne and appetizers were in high demand. One woman who really liked the tuna sashimi, said, with a faint apology, "It's for my husband," after grabbing several pieces. The waiter looked at her squarely and replied, with the whiff of a smile, "but you don't have a husband." Unfazed, she retorted: "I'll go and find one," before vanishing in the Monday night crowd of several hundred French and Francophile guests.

Frankenheimer, surrounded by fans and friends in the main room, beamed.

"It's great to see this kind of a turnout," he said. "To see the American and French directors, producers and writers to come together like this is wonderful."

Even Jack Valenti came from Washington, D.C., to show his respects (and to kiss the back of Bisset's hands.)

"To see this happen ... ," said Tavernier after Valenti's introduction. He grinned. "Anything is possible."


'Evil' Preview

Parents started yelling during an "Ice Age" showing Saturday at the Pacific Theaters in Sherman Oaks when a trailer for the R-rated film "Resident Evil" was shown to an audience with many children present. After the parents' protests, and a slight delay, a more family-friendly preview reel was located and put on.

Spokesman-Review REVIEW
The Other Side of Heaven

By: Dan West
Date: 12 April 2002
Source: The Spokesman-Review (Spokane, Wash., Coeur d'Alene, Idaho and the Inland Northwest)

An Idaho farm boy deftly navigates the foreign culture of Tonga as a Mormon missionary in Mitch Davis' sweet coming-of-age tale. Based on a memoir by John Groberg, "The Other Side of Heaven" features Christopher Gorham as a naive BYU graduate sent to a remote Pacific island to establish a mission. The wry, gentle humor is universal - what should a religious 19-year-old do when a local maiden takes off her sarong? - and the setting is spectacular. It's a bit slow and earnest for those used to special effects and racier fare, but a heartwarming adventure tale you could take the whole family to, grandparents included _ Sheila Norman-Culp, AP. Rated PG (thematic elements, brief disturbing images). Rated: PG.

Running time: 1:53.

Credits: Directed by Mitch Davis, starring Christopher Gorham, Anne Hathaway, Joe Folau.

Pacifica Tribune REVIEW

Date: 20 April 2002
Source: Pacifica Tribune

THE OTHER SIDE OF HEAVEN Here's an earnest tale based on the memoir of a Mormon missionary working in the South Pacific during the 1950s. The scrubbed hero (Christopher Gorham) is sent to the islands of Tonga, far from his Idaho roots and the girl he loves (Anne Hathaway of "The Princess Diaries"). He experiences hardship and joy while preaching the Gospel, baptizing converts, and pining for his girl back home. The beautiful scenery is nicely rendered so it's easy to imagine being religiously inspired. While corny, chaste, and more than a little preachy, the love story is genuine. (PG)

Dir-Mitch Davis
Lead-Christopher Gorham RT [Running Time] - 113 mins.

[Possible grades: BORING - FAIR - GOOD - GREAT]

Anne Hathaway: Royal Role

By: Jeffrey Epstein
Date: 20 July 2001
Source: E! Online
Name of column: "E!Online - Celebs - Who the Hell Is This?"

The story of Pygmalion has been told numerous times, from My Fair Lady to Pretty Woman. Now comes Anne Hathaway to give the story a new twist in The Princess Diaries, as an American high schooler who discovers she is the princess of a small European principality when her grandmother, the queen, comes to town. Mia is a shy, awkward girl who doesn't fit in among her peers, but when Grandma appears, it's time for a royal refurbishment.

While she may not really be a princess, Hathaway, 18, is on top of the world. Born in Brooklyn and raised in New Jersey alongside her two brothers, Hathaway racked up an impressive array of theatrical credits before landing a costarring role on the short-lived Fox family drama Get Real.

Up next, Hathaway, who's currently in college, appears in the indie flick The Other Side of Heaven, with Popular's Christopher Gorham. She plays an uncharacteristically strong 1950s woman in love. Quite a change from the demure Mia. But the biggest irony of Diaries is that it's none other than Broadway's first "Fair Lady," Julie Andrews, who takes on the Henry Higgins makeover role.

Which got us to wondering...

What was it like working with Andrews?
"The thing that surprised me the most is her sense of humor. Julie has this bawdy, classically English sense of things. She would have everybody in hysterics on set. It was so great. I can't give you any examples without having her call me right away complaining. They were private jokes."

Since she's a singer, did she and Julie make any music together?
"Every once in a while, Julie would hum, and it was amazing because everyone would stop what they were doing and stare. It was Julie Andrews--a living legend--sitting there singing. I would practically burst into tears every single time. I would never sing in front of her, because I didn't feel comfortable. One time, she was standing behind me, and she caught me. I was really embarrassed. She came up to me later and said, 'By the way, Annie, you have a beautiful voice.' To hear that was one of the most exciting moments of my life."

How about the rest of the troop?
"Basically, there were nine of us on the set who were all under 18, so it was really like summer camp. There were secret crushes, we would hang out in each other's trailers during lunch and watch movies and gossip."

Since she started acting so young, she must have always wanted to perform.
"I've wanted to do a plethora of things. Acting was what appealed to me most. Up until I was 15, I wanted to be a nun. It had less to do with religion than spirituality. I love the idea of giving it all up and moving to Calcutta and joining Mother Teresa's order. Then I wanted to be an orthopedic surgeon. I was a rough-and-tumble kid, and I broke a lot of bones. There were a million things I wanted to do. But I decided that ultimately, acting is what makes me happy."

Which part of Mia's transformation did she relate to better--the before or after?
"Both, but I related much more to the 'before' part. I was hanging out the other night with a bunch of friends I've known forever. They were saying, 'Look at you. You've grown into a swan.' I looked at them and said, 'My awkward phase lasted about three years longer than all of yours combined.' I related to the physical and emotional awkwardness Mia goes through. She has incredibly low self-esteem. A lot of my life was spent having the same thing, but I'm getting over that now."

Did any of Mia's makeover influence her?
"I learned the importance of plucking your eyebrows."

If she could rule the world, what would be her first decree?
"Better educational policies. I would make it mandatory that everybody learn to read well by the age of six. And I would insist that there would be a National Strip Day for men. But that would be just for me."

The appeal of innocence

By: M.S. Mason
Date: 15 February 2002
Source: The Christian Science Monitor

Media depictions of erotica and gore abound, but innocence is not lost. In film and on television, it still draws big audiences. Why does it endure?

DENVER - "All hatred driven hence, the soul recovers radical innocence." - W.B. Yeats

In the books and film "The Lord of the Rings," a young character who resembles a Botticelli angel is given a task his elders cannot perform. Frodo Baggins is tempted by an evil power, but he resists it -- when no one else, not even the wisest, can. It is said that power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Frodo knows that. He chooses fortunately, if reluctantly, to carry out his task.

The story celebrates his self-sacrificing choice - his innocence. It is a hero's journey and, as such, a journey toward meaning.

Throughout the history of storytelling in the West and in the East, innocence has been prized - not ignorance, which is usually mocked - but innocence that is guileless, guiltless, and free from meanness or resentment. Many current box-office hits feature stories that celebrate innocence - "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," "Lord of the Rings," "Amelie," and "A Beautiful Mind." Earlier this week, these four films received 29 Oscars among them.

Theater, movies, and even TV (though much more seldom) offer a range of heroes of innocence, from the ancient Greeks' Antigone to French do-gooder Amelie, from fairy tales to true-life adventures, from children to old men.

In "Amelie," nominated this week for an Oscar as best foreign film, the title character is compelled to bring goodness to others.

"[Amelie's] motives are not to benefit herself," says James Wall, senior contributing editor and film critic of The Christian Century. "Even ... when she is coming into her own relationship, she does the same thing - it's for his benefit as much as for her own."

Young Amelie, a waitress in a Parisian coffee shop, triumphs over a troubled childhood when she discovers her life's meaning - finding surreptitious ways to make others happy. We love her because we recognize in her something we want to see in ourselves. She is part clown, part fairy godmother, part child.

Innocence: a timely topic

Despite the cynicism and materialism of the post-modern era, despite irony as a lifestyle choice, and despite the prevalence of pseudo-science that argues for the utter selfishness of human beings, audiences in cultures all over the world recognize innocence when they needed it most.

Think back over the history of film, from F.W. Murnau's exquisite silent movie "Sunrise" (1927) to the films of Frank Capra ("It's a Wonderful Life," "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington") to Steven Spielberg's latest, "A.I." Movies about innocent children, men, and women have often come at a time when we needed them.

"Innocence is a timely topic in light of Sept. 11," says Hamid Naficy, professor of film and media at Rice University in Houston. Directly after the tragedy of Sept. 11, journalists around the country were calling academic experts like Dr. Naficy to ask what has changed. "Innocence is one of the values that has been rediscovered," he says.

More thought has been given to the problem of evil since Sept. 11, points out Kathy Merlock Jackson, professor and coordinator of communications at Virginia Wesleyan College in Norfolk, Va. And more credit is being given to heroism, selflessness, and kindness.

"The innocent eye is basic goodness," Dr. Jackson says. "Movies don't reflect our reality necessarily. They often reflect our desires, our aspirations. Innocents are able to function as moral commentators."

In many cultures, innocence is often associated with children. "The Sixth Sense," "A.I.," "Children of Heaven" (Iranian), "Color of Paradise" (Iranian), "Taliesin Jones" (Welsh), "Ponette" (French), "Kolya" (Czech), "The King of Masks" (Chinese) - these are a just a few of the films from around the world that have dealt with the innocence and discernment of children.

In each, children are under terrible strain, shouldering the burdens of an adult world. None of them are sentimentalized portraits. In "The Sixth Sense" a child has a special gift. When he learns to use it, he is no longer afraid, and he is able to help those in need (fantastically enough, in this allegory, they are ghosts).

In "A.I.," the child is a robot whose love for his human mother is programmed into him - but so powerful is that love that he will wait through millenniums to spend one more day with her, and then take that day as enough. The robot is more "human" than the humans of the story.

An openness to beauty

"It is children who are able to stay open," says actor-screenwriter Jamie Horton. In his new film, "A Rumor of Angels," a young boy who has lost his mother later discovers that life is eternal. He is healed of grief. "We sometimes begin to lose that [childlike] openness to beauty and simplicity," he says.

In "Children of Heaven," a pair of sneakers becomes a trust, an obligation, and a complex problem involving poverty, community, and filial loyalty. In "Color of Paradise," a blind child's gratitude and enthusiasm for learning, his love for family, and his forgiving nature contrast starkly with his father's self-concern.

Realistically told, these two Iranian films are allegories for larger issues than they appear to probe, Professor Naficy says. "Often a child in these films is a messianic figure that allows revelations to be channeled through him," he says. "These children are powerful, capable of doing things we can't, because they haven't been corrupted morally."

The realistic setting of these stories comes as a counter-agent to the real violence in the post-modern world, says Naficy, who adds that the only "genre of innocence" on TV today is C-SPAN.

But others see a few television shows that are still interested in innocence. The WB's "Smallville" and "Gilmore Girls" both revel in the innocence of their characters. "Smallville," Jackson says, concerns an innocent, in this case a teenager, "who has a gift and wants to learn to use it well."

Likewise, young Rory in "Gilmore Girls" (also on The WB) is a gifted student, who eyes the eccentricities of her mother and grandparents with a tolerant and loving eye. While other teenage girls at her private school envy and snub her, she never gives in to resentment, dismissing their nastiness with wit and goodwill.

The innocent adult

In film, adult innocents usually are plagued with either terrible mental or physical problems, or they are heroes of science fiction or fantasy. "K-Pax," "I Am Sam," and "Forest Gump" all picture their heroes as innocents with severe mental disabilities.

"If you place [innocence] in an adult, you either have a Jesus or you have a disadvantaged adult, a brilliant mathematician ["A Beautiful Mind"], or childlike, a 'Forrest Gump,' " says theologian Wall.

Forrest Gump "struck a cord with viewers," he says. "What appeals about these films is the longing for that quality of life in which we don't slog through despair, temptation, and guilt.... We find it in 'The Sixth Sense' and 'The Color of Paradise.'

"What's appealing to us is we would like to be innocent and make things better for others. It's a longing to be good."

The interest in innocence brings popular culture in direct contact with philosophical and theological issues.

"Metaphysically and theologically, this innocence is the fundamental element in human existence," says Huston Smith, professor of religion at the University of California at Berkeley and author of "Why Religion Matters," who points out that all the major religions and many indigenous religions believe in an original state of innocence - from the Garden of Eden to the Age of Grand Harmony to Atlantis.

"In Judeo-Christian tradition, we are made in the image of God," he says.

"It's thought that the deeper elements [driving humans] are sex and aggression, but innocence goes much deeper than they do - even though it is covered over by layers and layers of crud and distraction and consumerism and all that jazz.

"It can be hard to access. But there are two ways. One is to work at it through religious technique. The other is, it can occur spontaneously in even the most unlikely of circumstances. This is known in Christianity as gratuitous grace. This is what the positive images of innocence surfacing in [stories] are getting at."

Innocence as a theme in films

For those interested in movies about innocence, here's a list that's a starting point. These films are from many countries, cultures, and genres, but in each, innocence plays a major role in one way or another.

A.I. (PG-13)
Amelie (R)
Billy Budd (Not Rated)
Children of Heaven (Not Rated)
The Color of Paradise (PG)
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (PG)
Contact (PG)
E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial (PG)
Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (PG-13)
The Fisher King (R)
Forrest Gump (PG-13)
The Green Mile (R)
I Am Sam (PG-13)
The Iron Giant (PG)
It's a Wonderful Life (Not Rated)
K-Pax (PG-13)
The King of Masks (Not Rated)
Kundun (PG-13)
The Majestic (PG)
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (Not Rated)
The Other Side of Heaven (PG)
Ponette (Not rated)
The Shawshank Redemption (R)
The Sixth Sense (PG-13)
Small Change (PG)
The Straight Story (G)
Sunrise (Not rated)
Trois Couleurs: Red (R)
Unbreakable (PG-13)
The Winslow Boy (G)

Showtime Announces ODYSSEY 5, a New Sci-Fi Thriller Series

Date: 29 January 2002
Source: web newsroom @ (original source: Showtime Networks Inc.)

NEW YORK -- Showtime Networks Inc. has given the nod to a new sci-fi thriller series for 2002 called ODYSSEY 5. The new series, which includes the feature-length pilot and 18 one-hour episodes, follows astronauts who, aware of an apocalypse on Earth, go back in time to change the future. ODYSSEY 5 will be produced for SHOWTIME by Columbia TriStar Domestic Television.

Starring Peter Weller ("Mighty Aphrodite," "RoboCop"), Sebastian Roche ("Merlin," "The Peacemaker"), Christopher Gorham ("Popular," "The Other Side of Heaven"), Leslie Silva ("Providence," "Fools Rush In") and Tamara Craig Thomas ("The Curve," "Romeo and Juliet").

ODYSSEY 5 begins as an orbiting space shuttle crew witnesses a catastrophic event on Earth. Through alien technology, they are able to return home to their lives as they were five years earlier -- yet with the knowledge of what's ahead and with all the memories of those intervening years. As they struggle with this new reality, they discover that all bets are off: history might not necessarily repeat itself. They have only five years to determine the mysterious force that can destroy Earth and stop it ... and for better or worse, they now have the ability not only to save mankind, but to alter the course of their own lives.

ODYSSEY 5 is executive produced by Manny Coto ("Star Kid," "Dr. Giggles," "Tales from the Crypt") from a script which he wrote. David Carson ("Star Trek: The Next Generation" and "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine," "Northern Exposure," "From the Earth to the Moon") directed the premiere. The creative executive for Showtime is Randy Runkle. The creative executive for Columbia TriStar Domestic Television is Ron Taylor.

Joining STREET TIME, ODYSSEY 5 is the second new series premiering on SHOWTIME this summer from Columbia TriStar Domestic Television. STREET TIME, which stars Rob Morrow ("Quiz Show," "Northern Exposure," and SHOWTIME's "The Thin Blue Lie") follows the intertwined lives of parole officers and the parolees they're struggling to keep on the straight and narrow.

Columbia TriStar Domestic Television ( produces and distributes top-rated, award-winning programming in every genre, for every time period and for every television venue -- syndication, broadcast network primetime and daytime, cable network primetime and family entertainment. This diverse slate includes the network primetime series "The King of Queens," "The Guardian," "Family Law," "Strong Medicine," "Ripley's Believe It or Not!," "Dawson's Creek" and "Pasadena," and daytime dramas "Days of Our Lives" and "The Young and The Restless." In syndication, it produces and distributes "Ricki Lake," "Judge Hatchett," "Shipmates," "V.I.P.," "Sheena" and the upcoming "Pyramid;" in addition, it produces syndication's #1 and #2-rated series, "Wheel of Fortune" and "Jeopardy!" CTDT family programming includes "Dragon Tales," the #1-rated pre-school series; "Jackie Chan Adventures," "Harold and The Purple Crayon" and "Heavy Gear," plus the upcoming "Spider Man: The Animated Series" and "Stuart Little: The Animated Series."

Showtime Networks Inc. (SNI), which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Viacom Inc., owns the premium television networks SHOWTIME, THE MOVIE CHANNEL and FLIX, as well as the multiplex channels SHOWTIME TOO, SHOWTIME SHOWCASE, SHOWTIME EXTREME, SHOWTIME BEYOND, SHOWTIME NEXT, SHOWTIME WOMEN, SHOWTIME FAMILYZONE and TMC Xtra. SNI operates and manages the premium television network SUNDANCE CHANNEL, which is owned by SNI, Robert Redford and Universal Studios. SNI markets and distributes sports and entertainment events for exhibition to subscribers on a pay-per-view basis through SET (Showtime Event Television) Pay Per View. Additionally, the advertiser-supported television network SHOWTIME EXTREME is available in Spain through a joint venture with Media Park and the advertiser-supported television network SHOWTIME is available in Turkey through a joint venture with UK-based Zone Vision.

Anne Hathaway Interview







Movie: The Other Side of Heaven

Source: Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka)
Date: 21 December 2001

Starring Christopher Gorham, Anne Hathaway, Miriama Smith, John Sumner and Paki Cherrington. John Groberg, a farm kid from Idaho Falls, crosses an ocean to become a missionary in the remote and exotic Tongan islands during the 1950's. He leaves behind a loving family and the true love of his life, Jean.

Through letters and musings across the sky, John shares his humbling and sometimes hilarious adventures with "the girl back home," and her letters buoy up his spirits in difficult times. John must struggle to overcome language barriers, physical hardship and deep-rooted suspicion to earn the trust and love of the Tongan people he has cxome to serve.

Throughout his adventure-filled three years on the islands, he discovers friends and wisdom in the most unlikely places. John Groberg's Tongan odyssey will change his life forever. -Y!Movies

Athletes of the Week

Date: 8 January 2002
Source: Salt Lake Tribune

North Summit High Basketball
Age: 17, born March 7, 1984, in Salt Lake City
Height/Weight: 6-foot-1, 180 pounds
Week's Sports Achievement: Post player scored 43 points against Lyman, Wyo., in a 106-97 overtime loss and is Class 2-A's fifth-leading scorer with a 17.8 average. He also averages eight rebounds a game for the Coalville school.
Other High School Sports: Football and track
Hobbies: Hunting, sports and outdoor stuff
Grade-Point Average: 3.4
Parents: LeeLand and Becky Downard
Coach: Jerry Holmes
Class: Senior
Notable Achievements: All-state and all-region basketball player as a junior and all-state and all-region football player as a senior, member of two-time state track champions, second in 100, 200 and 400 meters at last year's 2-A state track meet and on winning 400 relay team.
Hero: My dad
Person who has most helped my career: Coach Holmes
Favorite Food: Spaghetti
Favorite Book: Lonesome Dove
Favorite Movie: Gladiator
Favorite Athlete: Brett Favre
Favorite Band: DMX
Favorite TV Show: Whose Line Is It Anyway?
Favorite Team: Nebraska Cornhuskers
Planned Career: Coach or athletic director
Coach's Comment: "Jake is a well-rounded person and a great citizen. Obviously, he is also a great athlete. He plays in the post, but he is so quick he is hard for bigger guys to defend. He's just a good kid."

Beaver High Basketball
Age: 17, born. Feb 29, 1984, in Milford
Height/Weight: 5-foot-6, 125 pounds
Week's Sports Achievement: The guard had 18 points and seven rebounds in Beaver's win over Dixie. She is one of the leading scorers in Class 2-A, averaging 14.7 points for the 6-1 Beavers.
Other High School Sports: Volleyball, track
Hobbies: Skiing, fishing, hiking
Grade-Point Average: 4.0
Parents: Michelle and Chad Barton
Coach: Jon Marshall
Class: Senior
Notable Achievements: High honor roll, academic all-state in volleyball, member of National Honor Society
Hero: My sister, Candice
Person who has most helped my career: My dad
Favorite Food: Pasta
Favorite Band: Creed
Favorite TV Show: Alias
Favorite Book: Invisible Man
Favorite Movie: The Other Side of Heaven
Favorite Athlete: Marion Jones
Favorite Team: The fifth- and sixth-grade basketball team I coach
Planned Career: Radiology
Coach's Comment: "She is one of the best defensive players in the state. She always guards our opponent's best player."

Editor's Note -- Each week The Salt Lake Tribune will recognize a female and male high school student/athlete of the week. To nominate an individual who excels both athletically and academically, contact Jay Drew or Lya Wodraska at 257-8900 (local) or 1-800-865-1951 (long distance). Weekly honorees will receive a plaque from The Tribune.

Date: January 2002
Source: The Sweethearts (website)

01.31.02-Been working on the galleries for Anne Hathaway. Go check them out!

01.30.02-Sorry about no updates the past few days. You see our host finally changed servers and so I had to reupload a bunch of stuff....but on we go to new and fun things.

Catherine, Faith, Drew, Renee, and Gwyneth are all part of the Platinum Guild International's Women with Heart. This is a program designed to celebrate the heart icon, celebrities, and their charity of choice. Each celebrity designed a heart pendant to be auctioned off from February 1st to February 15th. Go here to see and learn more! Just click on Women with Heart!

01.24.02-I found a new Seventeen Magazine and guess who is on the cover? Jennifer Garner:

01.23.02-I just found out that there was some problem with the main links on this page...but it is all fixed now. Sorry about that! Also our host has decided to move so sometime in the near future there will be some slight changes. Stay tuned.

I want to be in a plug for my new fanlisting that I created. It is dedicated to Sasha Alexander and it is called Sure Love Sasha. Go check it out!

01.22.02-Okay I wanted to put up the beautiful pics of the Sweethearts at the Golden Globes. So click here and you will be taken to our wonderful Golden Globes 2002 coverage.

01.17.02-Hey all you Dawson's Creek lovers....did you enjoy the band last night that was on the show playing with Joey and Audrey? Well their name is Feel Love Fury and if you would like to learn more go to their site. And here are pics of Katie preparing to sing with the band (note: these pics are used with permission, please do not take):

01.15.02-I have added the magazine part of the galleries to Kate Winslet and Nicole Kidman. Also finished the ones for Katie Holmes and Faith Hill.

01.14.02-I am so sorry about not updating..I was waiting for word from my host. But now we are free to here we have it:

I went this past weekend and saw Other Side of Heaven starring Anne Hathaway. It was an amazing story about a Mormon missionary and his experiences in Tonga. I must admit that I felt that the movie was very well done and that Anne looked beautiful! This show is currently only playing in Utah (my state) but when it does have distrabution.

Here is a few pics of Jennifer Garner and Julia Roberts at last night's Peoples Choice Awards :

This pic is of Tim McGraw (Faith's husband) at the American Music Awards where he accepted Faith's award in her behalf.

Nicole is on the cover of Interview Magazine (thank you Gertie from for these scans):

also Kate Winslet is British Elle's cover girl for February:

01.07.02-Due to the fact that the domain is changing host there will be no updates today. Hopefully there will be no down time...but if there is please be patient. Thank you so much! Enjoy the rest of the site.

01.04.02-Hey! I hope you all enjoy the new layout. I love Valentines Day and wanted a fun Valentine's Day layout. This one features Katie Holmes from February's Seventeen Magazine. Enjoy!

Also the new pics from Seventeen and also the Liv Magazine Gallery is all done.

01.02.02-I hope everyone had a great holiday. Guess what...we got an award! Here it is:

And I found this cute quote at
The question was: What made you cry at your wedding?

Tim McGraw (Singer, husband of Faith Hill)
"Just seeing her walk out with a white dress and barefoot.
(Thinking of it) still makes me cry."

Date: 8 March 2002
Source: Teen Princess (website)

3/02- Hey! It's March! Nothing new has really happened. Next month is my half birthday. It kinda stinks that I'm currently sick. I think I got it from my brother or my crush. Take care of yourself. BYE!

3/08-Shalom! My week was okay. I received tickets off the radio to see "The Other Side of Heaven" yesterday. It was okay but REALLY long and it needed more of a love story. Tomorrow I'll probably go to the movies with a friend. Anyways, I got to hug my crush and we exchanged e-mail addresses. Yay! Have a wonderful Spring Break. Later Taters!

3/09-I'd like to wish my friend Kate a happy birthday. Besides that, I just returned from seeing "The Time Machine" and hanging out with some friends. I don't really have much to say except that I wrote my seventh poem this year yesterday. Enjoy your weekend!

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