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Entertainment News Archive - October 11, 2005

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - A member of the Swedish Academy, the body which awards the Nobel literature prize, said on Tuesday he was resigning in protest at last year's selection of Austrian Elfriede Jelinek.

By Stephen Brown STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - The Swedish Academy will announce this year's winner of the Nobel literature prize on Thursday, amid a scuffle among its scholars over last year's selection of Austrian author Elfriede Jelinek.

By Bob Tourtellotte and Mike Collett-White LOS ANGELES/LONDON (Reuters) - A favorite to take over from Pierce Brosnan as the next James Bond emerged on Tuesday, yet aptly enough for the world's most famous fictitious spy the true identity of the next 007 remained a mystery.

By Paul Thomasch NEW YORK (Reuters) - Dow Jones & Co. on Tuesday said it would reformat its flagship Wall Street Journal newspaper in the United States, narrowing the business daily's pages to cut costs and make it more reader-friendly. Its U.S. edition will remain in its broadsheet format.

By Sofia Hilden OSLO (Reuters) - A fire that destroyed hundreds of Wallace and Gromit models will not stop new films being made of the plasticine pals, creator Nick Park told Reuters on Tuesday.

By Paul Thomasch NEW YORK (Reuters) - Dow Jones & Co. on Tuesday said it would reformat its flagship Wall Street Journal newspaper in the United States, narrowing the business daily's pages to cut costs and make it more reader-friendly. Its U.S. edition will remain in its broadsheet format.

Please read in sixth paragraph .... possible successors to current Bond Pierce Brosnan .... inserting dropped name Pierce.

By Bob Tourtellotte and Mike Collett-White LOS ANGELES/LONDON (Reuters) - The makers of the next James Bond movie are doing their best to keep the identity of the man who will play 007 a secret but a new favorite emerged on Tuesday: English actor Daniel Craig.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Oscar winner Charlize Theron has played an astronaut's wife, a safecracker, serial killer and mine worker, but there is one off-camera role she never wants to give up -- that of a single woman.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two of the best-known art photographs, Edward Weston's "The Breast" and Dorothea Lange's "White Angel Bread Line," sold for $822,400 apiece in a record price for 20th-century photographs, Sotheby's said on Tuesday.

Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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