Originally created 07/24/02

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TV TONIGHT

Meet the parents

NBC launches yet another reality series with Meet My Folks, in which three bachelors vying for Miss Right are forced to spend some time with her and her family. The show airs at 8 on WAGT-TV (Channel 26).

A new season of the reality series Flipped begins at 10:30 on MTV. The show has participants trade places with others and learn the consequences of irresponsible behavior.

WHAT'S NEW

Clean swimsuit

If you're searching for a new swimsuit, you might want to take a look at the new Tide detergent swimwear.

Besides being eye-catching with its bright colors and Tide logo, the men's and women's swimsuits are being sold to benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

The suits, which were designed by Cynthia Rowley, are available online at www.tide.com.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Director Peter Yates is 73. Comedian Ruth Buzzi is 66. Actor Chris Sarandon is 60. Actor Robert Hays (Airplane!) is 55. Actor Michael Richards (Seinfeld) is 53. Actress Lynda Carter is 51. Director Gus Van Sant is 50. Country singer Pam Tillis is 45. Actor Kadeem Hardison is 37. Actress Laura Leighton (Melrose Place) is 34. Actress-singer Jennifer Lopez is 32. Actress Anna Paquin is 20. Actress Mara Wilson is 15.

YOUR BIRTHDAY TODAY: You like to be in control, but this year you get to learn how to share - or at least take a refresher course in sharing. You and your partner/adversary are pretty evenly matched, so this should be fun, and it's bound to be good for you both.

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Contact Lifestyles Editor Erica C. Cline at: 828-2946 or ecline@augustachronicle.com.