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Entertainment News Archive - October 18, 2005

By Thomas K. Arnold LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Singing a whole new tune, Paramount Home Entertainment has linked with MTV Networks Music and Logo Enterprises to launch a DVD studio that will leverage network talent to create music-based dramas, comedies and documentaries.

By Brian Fuson LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Three new wide releases hit theaters this past weekend, but altogether they failed to make much of a dent at the boxoffice, barely mustering a combined $27 million among them.

By Gregg Kilday LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Having already made the transition from indie hipster in "Swingers," which he wrote, co-produced and starred in, to family entertainer with "Elf," which he directed, Jon Favreau is next sequeing into toonland.

By Nicole Sperling LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - 2929 Entertainment is demonstrating its belief in the indie filmmaker by creating a distribution company called Truly Indie that will allow filmmakers to control how and when their film gets distributed.

By Carly Mayberry LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - CBS.com is bringing viewers into the blog universe as a new way of giving its audience insider information and exclusive looks behind the scenes of some of CBS' biggest hits.

By Georg Szalai and Jonathan Landreth NEW YORK/BEIJING (Hollywood Reporter) - "SpongeBob SquarePants" is set to splash down in 120 million Chinese households by year's end.

NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Longtime CNN anchor Lou Dobbs has been tapped to receive a lifetime achievement Emmy.

BOSTON (Reuters) - Actor Charles Rocket, whose unscripted profanity on "Saturday Night Live" in 1981 cost him his network television job, has committed suicide by cutting his throat, police said on Monday.

By Bernd Debusmann CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - It has been labeled a weapon against "cultural imperialism," the voice of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, a threat to U.S.

By Jeffrey Goldfarb, European Media Correspondent LONDON (Reuters) - Just as publishers embark on their annual hunt for the hottest new titles, they are being confronted with worrying evidence about how easy it is for readers to buy those same books secondhand on the cheap.

Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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