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Entertainment News Archive - October 06, 2005

By Andrew Wallenstein LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - NBC is back in business with "Law & Order" creator Dick Wolf, ordering 13 episodes of a legal drama for midseason. The project, tentatively titled "Conviction," focuses on young assistant district attorneys in New York.

By Kimberly Speight LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Food Network personality Rachael Ray has signed a deal with Oprah Winfrey's production company to host a daytime syndicated talk show targeted to launch in fall 2006.

By Borys Kit LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Samaire Armstrong (HBO's "Entourage") and Kevin Zegers are starring in "It's a Boy Girl Thing," a romantic comedy developed by Elton John's production company.

By Peter Kiefer ROME (Hollywood Reporter) - Italy is gearing up for an unprecedented rollout of actor/filmmaker Roberto Benigni's highly anticipated new film, "The Tiger and the Snow," his first film since the universally panned "Pinocchio." The romantic comedy, which stars Benigni, his wife Nicoletta Braschi, French actor Jean Reno and American musician Tom Waits, will have its official release on October 14 with 800 prints.

By Jesse Hiestand LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Reality television eroded the number of primetime roles for Screen Actors Guild members last year, though the downward trend was somewhat offset by gains in film, the union said Wednesday.

LONDON (Reuters) - A British cleric and top-selling author of children's books was thrown out of a school where he said Harry Potter was "gay" during a talk to 12-year-olds. Reverend Graham Taylor, who penned the novel "Shadowmancer" which, like the tales of the famous boy wizard created by J.K.

By Kerstin Gehmlich PARIS (Reuters) - Are young designers taking over on Paris's fashion scene? Twenty-eight year old Olivier Theyskens won loud applause for his floor-sweeping Edwardian-style dresses for French fashion house Rochas late on Wednesday, just hours after Riccardo Tisci, 30, presented his new designs for Givenchy.

LONDON (Reuters) - A British cleric and top-selling author of children's books was thrown out of a school where he said Harry Potter was "gay" during a talk to 12-year-olds. Reverend Graham Taylor, who penned the novel "Shadowmancer" which, like the tales of the famous boy wizard created by J.K.

By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - Something is rotten in the state of Shakespeare scholarship.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Video game publishers this week revealed most of the lineup of titles slated for release when the Xbox 360 game console ships to stores next month -- news many expected from Microsoft Corp.

Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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