Microsoft and HP to Be Joined on Stage by Actor-Comedian Tom Arnold And Celebrity Guests to Celebrate Launch of Windows XP Media Center Edition

What: North American launch of Microsoft® Windows®
XP Media Center Edition and the HP Media Center PC to feature actor-comedian Tom Arnold of Fox Sports Net’s hit “Best Damn Sports Show Period,” VH1 VJ Rachel Perry and other celebrity guests.

Why: Windows XP Media Center Edition and HP Media Center PCs bring consumers a fully integrated digital entertainment experience on a PC with the freedom and convenience of remote control access. A couch potato’s dream, media center PCs are a great way to kick back, relax and enjoy DVDs, music, photos, home videos, and live and digitally recorded TV shows.

Who: Tom Arnold can be seen daily on “Best Damn Sports Show Period,” one of Fox Sports Net’s most popular programs. The actor-comedian also has starred in more than 40 movie and television projects including such films as “True Lies” (1994), “Nine Months” (1995), “Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery” (1997), “Exit Wounds” (2001) and “True Lies 2” (2002). Arnold’s television credits include “The Tom Show” (1997), “Tom” (1994), “The Jackie Thomas Show” (1992) and “Roseanne” (1989).

Rachel Perry is a VH1 VJ and host of NBC’s “Gravity Games.” She has been rated “TV’s Sexiest Host” by Stuff Magazine.

When: Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2002, at 10 a.m.; press registration begins at 8:30 a.m. in the press tent

Where: New York City’s Bryant Park
Sixth Avenue between 40th and 42nd Streets in midtown Manhattan


  • Hands-on demonstrations of Windows XP Media Center Edition and HP Media Center PC

  • Tom Arnold on stage with Microsoft executives

  • Hip, cool home-of-the-future lifestyle vignettes, including a dorm room, a digital media enthusiast’s den and the family room of a city loft

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