Entertainment News Archive - October 26, 2005

By Dean Goodman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Rolling Stones will release an album of rare tracks next month in partnership with coffee retailer Starbucks Corp. and the group's Virgin Records label, the partners said on Tuesday.

By Borys Kit LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Johnny Depp is attached to star in "Shantaram," a fact-based tale about the adventures of a heroin addict on the run. The Warner Bros. project is based on the novel by Gregory David Roberts.

By Kimberly Speight LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Cable channel A&E's independent film documentary unit is in production on two feature-length documentaries targeted for theatrical release.

By Jonathan Cohen NEW YORK (Billboard) - Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo is heading back to Harvard University in February, with plans to graduate in June with a degree in English, according to a recent chat session on AOL Music.

By Jeremy Lovell LONDON (Reuters) - A violin created by one of the world's leading makers and once owned by Italian maestro Nicolo Paganini goes to auction next week with an asking price of 500,000 pounds ($887,000).

By Gregg Kilday LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Having invited 91 countries to submit films for consideration in the foreign-language Oscar category, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Tuesday that a record 58 took up the offer.

By Glenn Abel LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "Death is good," producer Val Lewton said when asked what he was trying to say with one of his classy but creepy B-movies. Like a busted clock, he's right once in a while -- notably on that darkest of nights, October 31.

By Tatiana Siegel LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - English actress Emily Mortimer is in negotiations to star opposite Ryan Reynolds in the romantic comedy "Chaos Theory," which is set to start shooting in January in Vancouver.

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Rehearsals for an Irish opera met with an unusual hitch after customs officers seized cocaine from a truck delivering theatrical sets to a Dublin theater preparing to stage one of opera's finest works.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - CBS News on Wednesday appointed Sean McManus the head of CBS Sports as its news chief, replacing Andrew Heyward, whose tenure was marred by controversy over a discredited report on U.S. president George Bush.

Word of the Day
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.