In one scene, [George Bush] is shown wading through throngs of journalists who are sipping margaritas in the back of the presidential campaign plane. "These are my people," he says. "It takes an animal to know an animal. And I'm not admitting I'm an animal with 50 days to go in the campaign." Though the President doesn't break his sobriety, Pelosi shows him drinking a nonalcoholic beer with gusto--something other photographers were forbidden to shoot.
David Bowie will serve as artistic director of the cutting-edge arts festival "Meltown 2002," to be staged over two weeks in June at London's South Bank arts complex ....The 13th annual Pollstar Concert Industry Awards named Staples Center the nation's arena of the year. The Greek Theatre was chosen as best small outdoor venue and the Universal Amphitheatre was selected as theater of the year.... Sting, Michael Jackson, Randy Newman, Barry Manilow and Ashford & Simpson are among those being inducted into the National Academy of Popular Music/Songwriters Hall of Fame on June 13 .... Los Angeles Philharmonic assistant conductor Yasuo Shinozaki will make his Dorothy Chandler Pavilion debut Thursday, replacing Hans Vonk, who canceled due to illness.