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published September 10, 2001

Catch Ananda Lewis on Channel 32

Ananda Lewis has left MTV behind and started her own one-hour talk show called -- what else? -- The Ananda Lewis Show. It premieres today at 3 p.m. on WMOR-Ch. 32. The show's goal is to "bring a fearless yet friendly approach to hot issues and cultural trends."

An extra treat with your bubble gum

Packages of Dubble Bubble gum sold at Wal-Mart and Sam's Club are offering a special bonus: an exclusive 'N Sync CD single. The CD, I Just Wanna Be With You, is featured in one of every three 360-count Dubble Bubble tubs ($4.99) at Sam's Clubs; the other two tubs contain 'N Sync stickers. At Wal-Mart, specially marked 12-oz. bags of Dubble Bubble Twinklers ($1.97) will contain the CD.

Carson Daly tells all in special

Could there still be things we don't know about Carson Daly by now? Check out his MTV special Carson Daly: Total Disclosure and find out. MTV promises personal insights and never-before-told stories about the TRL host. During the show, Carson reveals his most memorable TRL moments. It airs at 3:30 p.m. Friday

Teens save the day on Disney

In The Poof Point, a Disney Channel original movie, two teenage siblings must save the lives of their inventor parents after Mom and Dad's experiment goes horribly awry. The comedy premieres at 7 p.m. Friday

'Nightmare Room' comes to TV

R.L. Stine's book series The Nightmare Room has been made into a TV series. The premiere episode, Tangled Web, debuts at 11 a.m. Saturday on WTTA-Ch. 38. The first show follows a teenager who becomes trapped in a web of deceit when the lies he tells begin to come true.

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