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
  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).