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Entertainment News Archive - November 14, 2005

By Tatiana Siegel LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Dennis Haysbert, the Allstate pitchman whose credits also include the Fox series "24," has joined Chris Cooper and Ryan Phillippe in the spy thriller "Breach." The Universal Pictures project, based on real-life events, follows an aspiring FBI agent (Phillippe) who is handpicked to work for a renowned operative (Cooper) in the classified intelligence division.

By Nellie Andreeva LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Tracie Thoms has joined the cast of CBS' crime drama "Cold Case" as a regular. She will play Kat Miller, a streetwise young narcotics detective who joins the Philadelphia homicide squad after assisting in solving a case from 1973.

By Cynthia Littleton LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - One of the silliest, most inventive and most artfully produced programs to come along in years arrives in the U.S.

By Georg Szalai NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - George Carlin has been added to the lineup of HBO's inaugural Comedy Festival, which kicks off Thursday in Las Vegas. The legendary comic will appear in "The Founders," an event hosted by Larry King.

By Cynthia Littleton LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - It's a fade out for "The Apprentice: Martha Stewart" after next month's finale.

By Nellie Andreeva LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Scottish actor Dougray Scott will play the lead in NBC's one-hour crime pilot "Heist," which Doug Liman ("Mr. and Mrs. Smith") is directing.

By Tatiana Siegel LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Wanda Sykes and Rainn Wilson have joined the cast of "Super Ex," a superhero comedy starring Uma Thurman and Luke Wilson.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. cable television channels Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network will offer the online sale of several half-hour programs for $2.99 per download, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. cable television channels Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network will offer the online sale of several half-hour programs for $2.99 per download, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.

By Gail Schiller LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The Writers Guild of America is threatening to seek tougher federal regulation of TV product-placement deals if producers fail to open negotiations with the union on the issue of weaving commercial brands into story lines.

Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.