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Entertainment News Archive - October 20, 2005

By Borys Kit LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Tony Scott is returning to direct Walt Disney Studios' "Deja Vu" now that it appears the project will be able to film in New Orleans as originally planned. The action-thriller is being produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and stars Denzel Washington.

By Andrew Wallenstein LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - ABC has elected a full season for the new drama "Commander in Chief," ordering nine more episodes. "Chief" is the most-watched new series of the fall season, averaging 16.5 million total viewers to lead its 9 p.m. Tuesday slot.

By Borys Kit and Gregg Goldstein LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Cloud Ten Pictures' "Left Behind: World at War" premiered Wednesday night (October 19) in Hollywood, but not at any of the usual venues such as Grauman's Chinese Theater or the ArcLight.

By Tatiana Siegel LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Courteney Cox has signed on to star in an untitled comedy for Paramount Pictures.

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Danish supermodel Helena Christensen has leapt to the defense of Kate Moss, predicting that her modeling career will bounce back from allegations of cocaine abuse.

By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - It could be just what the world needs now -- Burt Bacharach writing lyrics.

By Lisa Baertlein LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hollywood is breaking ground on the silver screen by putting movie fans in the seat of trigger-happy game players as it tries to cash in on gaming's popularity this Friday with a film adaptation of the classic title "Doom." In a novel sequence lasting several minutes, the movie offers a taste of the first-person-shooter gaming style introduced in the original "Doom" title, but whether the gimmick will lure fans awaits weekend box office results.

SAO PAULO, Brazil (Reuters) - After weeks of doubts, Sao Paulo's mayor had agreed to allow U.S. rockers Pearl Jam to perform in the Brazilian city's biggest stadium.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee on Thursday approved a deadline of April 7, 2009, for television stations to broadcast only higher-quality digital signals.

By Jeremy Pelofsky WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S.

Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.