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Entertainment News Archive - October 05, 2005

By Borys Kit LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh, the creative duo behind the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy and the upcoming "King Kong," will serve as executive producers of a movie based on Microsoft's blockbuster "Halo" video game.

By Cynthia Littleton LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Haitian-born musician Wyclef Jean, frontman of the Grammy-winning rap trio the Fugees, has cut a deal with HBO to produce and star in a comedy series loosely based on his life.

By Borys Kit LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Emilio Estevez has added Sharon Stone and Elijah Wood to the high-wattage cast for "Bobby," his passion project about the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy, which he will write and direct.

By Chris Marlowe LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Universal Music Group is the first company to make its catalog available on Motorola Inc.'s Motorola iRadio, the commercial-free music and talk mobile phone service expected to launch in January.

By Frank Scheck NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Described as a "cinematic meditation" on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, "Wall" indeed lulls viewers into a meditative, if not downright somnolent, state.

By Tarmo Virki and Adam Pasick HELSINKI/LONDON (Reuters) - A Finnish spoof of the sci-fi classic "Star Trek" has boldly gone where no feature film has gone before, relying on free distribution over the Internet to reach more than 450,000 viewers in less than a week.

By Jonathan Cohen NEW YORK (Billboard) - Newly recorded covers of John Lennon's "Woman," Joe Walsh's "Rocky Mountain Way" and the Moody Blues' "Go Now" will be found on the Ozzy Osbourne collection "Under Cover," due November 1 as a Dualdisc.

By Gelu Sulugiuc NEW YORK (Reuters) - The spotlight has been good to cult rock band the Dandy Warhols, but now it's starting to get on their nerves.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Four months after a photographer was charged with ramming his car into hers, teen actress Lindsay Lohan was slightly injured in a second traffic accident that her publicist blamed on the paparazzi.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Movie star Tom Cruise and his fiancée, actress Katie Holmes, are expecting a baby together, a spokeswoman for the actor said on Wednesday. News that Holmes, 27, is pregnant with Cruise's child was first reported by People magazine on its Web site.

Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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