Entertainment News Archive - October 24, 2005

By Cynthia Littleton LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "Deadwood" creator David Milch is developing a new HBO cop drama with his former "NYPD Blue" collaborator, Bill Clark.

By Tatiana Siegel LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Several cast members of HBO's "The Sopranos" have signed on to the mob-themed indie "Made in Brooklyn," which is shooting at locations throughout the New York borough.

By Borys Kit LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "Beerfest" will be the next film from the Broken Lizard comics, the troupe behind such productions as "Super Troopers" and "Club Dread." Warner Bros.

By Carly Mayberry LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Movies.com, the Walt Disney Co.

By Gail Mitchell LOS ANGELES (Billboard) - Is Chris Brown the next Usher? His Jive Records label certainly hopes so, as it watches the vibrant 16-year-old R&B newcomer scamper up the charts with his debut single, "Run It!" And Jive is not the only label investing in R&B/hip-hop's future with a new wave of teen talent.

By Cynthia Littleton LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - One of the first pitch meetings Greer Shephard and Michael Robin took after uniting as producing partners in 1998 was with a dynamic young writer who had no produced credits, only a charming spec script dubbed "Why Can't I Be Audrey Hepburn?" The script and the meeting were enough to convince Shephard and Robin.

By Craig Rosen LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - When Cher closed out her farewell tour last spring at the Hollywood Bowl, she threw down the gauntlet to the young divas to try to follow her act.

By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - He had the backing of one of Hollywood's biggest studios and a budget he called "colossal," but British director Mike Newell was continually fighting over money while filming the latest Harry Potter blockbuster.

LONDON (Reuters) - The teenaged stars of the Harry Potter films have their parents and school work to thank for helping them deal with fame.

LONDON (Reuters) - Mobsters in the 1990 film "Goodfellas" have beaten a fear of heights in "Vertigo" and the great white shark of "Jaws" to help the Martin Scorsese film clench the mantle of greatest movie of all time in a survey of UK film experts.

Word of the Day
  • The parings of haberdine; also, any kind of fragments.
The word 'gubbings' is a variant of the word 'gobbon', meaning 'a portion, gobbet.'