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Entertainment News Archive - October 29, 2005

(Corrects fifth paragraph to read: Gibson achieved fame with lucrative movies like the epic "The Patriot") A corrected repetition follows: By Tim Gaynor VERACRUZ, Mexico (Reuters) - Actor Mel Gibson, who turned a Latin script on the crucifixion of Christ into box office gold last year, is in Mexico to shoot his latest film: an action movie shot entirely in an ancient Mayan tongue.

By Marilyn Moss LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "Vampire Bats" doesn't exactly have the makings of classic horror (or even Halloween) fare, but it's decent enough for a spell or two.

By Paul Heine NEW YORK (Billboard) - During a break from recording his first album since his band Phish called it quits, guitarist/vocalist Trey Anastasio received some sage advice from Bruce Springsteen: "As soon as you become celebrated for something, that's the point where it becomes crystallized," the Boss said.

By Bram Teitelman NEW YORK (Billboard) - Infinity Broadcasting's preparations for the imminent departure of franchise morning host Howard Stern could leave rock music radio a collateral casualty.

By Deborah Evans Price NASHVILLE (Billboard) - It's a long way from an executive office at high-profile label Island Def Jam to a pulpit in Georgia, but the artist known only as Jones has made the journey.

By Jill Kipnis LOS ANGELES (Billboard) - It is among the least likely of musical marriages. Neil Diamond, pop-rock hitmaker of the '60s, '70s and '80s, has paired with producer Rick Rubin for his newest album, "12 Songs," due November 8 from Columbia Records.

Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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