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Entertainment News Archive - October 31, 2005

By Andrew Wallenstein LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - With the summer hit "Dancing With the Stars" now set to cut in on Thursday nights starting in January, some of ABC's competitors are considering some fancy footwork of their own.

By Tatiana Siegel LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Paramount Pictures' on-again, off-again "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" is off again as far as the studio is concerned.

By Kimberly Speight LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - It's Mencia mania at Comedy Central. The network is throwing its support behind comedian Carlos Mencia through a multifaceted deal that will see his comedy series "Mind of Mencia" officially renewed for a second season.

By Bob Tourtellotte LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - He shattered the facade of U.S. suburbia, peered into the soul of a Chicago hitman and in his new movie, "Jarhead," British director Sam Mendes is again examining an American subject -- U.S. Marines fighting in the 1991 Gulf War.

SAO PAULO, Brazil (Reuters) - Italian screen legend Claudia Cardinale, French director Roman Polanski and Spanish star Victoria Abril are due to be special guests at a film festival in the Amazon jungle city of Manaus, Brazil, next weekend, organizers said.

By Borys Kit LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Jennifer Garner is going on "Sabbatical." The "Alias" heroine will star in and produce the Disney erotic thriller, follows a couple that hits the doldrums in their seventh year of marriage.

By Cynthia Littleton LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "Grey's Anatomy" passed a key physical for ABC on Sunday. The medical drama posted a big viewership spike at 10 p.m.

By Jonathan Cohen NEW YORK (Billboard) - Dave Matthews Band's September 9-12 stand at Colorado's famed Red Rocks Amphitheater, which included a benefit that raised $1.5 million for hurricane victims, will be commercially available beginning November 29 in a variety of formats.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Film studio Universal Pictures on Monday said it agreed to make movies for new digital cinema systems from Christie/AIX, bolstering the equipment company's plans to place its products in theatres.

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Director Woody Allen says the 1992 scandal that shattered his relationship with actress Mia Farrow and led him to marry her adopted daughter, Soon-Yi Previn, was one of the luckiest moments of his life.

Word of the Day
tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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