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Entertainment News Archive - October 21, 2005

By Tatiana Siegel LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Dakota Fanning has signed on to voice the title character in Laika Entertainment's animated feature "Coraline." Henry Selick ("Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas," "James and the Giant Peach") is writing and directing the film, based on the best-selling novel by Neil Gaiman.

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "Star Wars" director George Lucas has made a $1 million contribution to help build a memorial to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the Mall in Washington, it was announced Thursday.

By Borys Kit LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "Creepshow," the 1982 horror anthology movie written by Stephen King and directed by George A. Romero, is getting the remake treatment from Warner Bros. Pictures.

By Borys Kit LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - With global revenue of $24.5 billion in 2004, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers, the video game industry dwarfs the $9.5 billion in domestic theatrical revenue earned by the film industry.

By Anne Thompson LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - At the Walt Disney Studios, a fresh breeze -- one composed strictly of zeros and ones -- is wafting through the central corridors of the old Disney animation building on Dopey Drive, which are lined with blowups of cels from such Disney classics as "Pinocchio," "101 Dalmatians" and "The Little Mermaid." Disney's architects designed the animation building so that all the rooms had windows open to sunlight.

By Jeffrey Goldfarb FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Publishers from around the world unveiled the first titles from an open-ended series of books that retell ancient myths, in one of the most far-reaching and ambitious projects attempted by the industry.

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "Star Wars" director George Lucas has made a $1 million contribution to help build a memorial to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the Mall in Washington, it was announced Thursday.

LONDON (Reuters) - Kylie Minogue is in good spirits and "as healthy as can be expected" considering her treatment for breast cancer, a statement issued on her behalf said on Friday.

By Richard Satran NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York is in the midst of a cabaret revival this week and rock star Fiona Apple's sister is at center stage.

By Jeffrey Goldfarb FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The chief executives of Bertelsmann and Sony Corp. are in discussions over the fate of Sony BMG CEO Andrew Lack, according to people familiar with the talks.

Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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