Entertainment News Archive - November 17, 2005

By Paul J. Gough WASHINGTON (Hollywood Reporter) - Less than a week before he departs the airwaves, "Nightline" host Ted Koppel celebrated his 42 years at ABC News Wednesday with a party attended by several hundred colleagues, rivals and family members.

By Chris Morris LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - His album may be called "Exile," but Steve Reynolds is starting to feel like Los Angeles is his town -- even though he'll soon abandon it for some rigorous touring.

By Barry Garron LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Leonard Maltin, in his one-volume encyclopedia on movies and videos, described "The Poseidon Adventure," released in 1972, as "mindless but engrossing." A lot has changed in this remake for TV from Robert Halmi Jr. and Larry Levinson.

By Sheri Linden LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Although admirably bursting with philosophical questions about identity and choice, "Four Corners of Suburbia" rarely translates them into involving cinema.

By Frank Scheck NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - "Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price," the latest documentary from Robert Greenwald ("Outfoxed," "Uncovered"), continues the filmmaker's penchant for cinematic social muckraking.

By Sura Wood MILL VALLEY, California (Hollywood Reporter) - Henry James' language-driven novels have foiled more than one filmmaker's attempt to adapt them to the screen.

By Andrew Wallenstein LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The mysteries of ABC's "Lost" are about to get bigger -- and smaller. The Emmy-winning hit is spawning a second series for mobile phones in a deal soon to close with a major U.S. carrier, sources said.

By Borys Kit and Sheigh Crabtree LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Will Ferrell and "Napoleon Dynamite" star Jon Heder might be lacing up for "Blades of Glory," a comedy set in the competitive world of ice skating The DreamWorks film revolves around a pair of world-class men's figure skaters who are banned from the sport after their disgraceful brawl during the Winter Games in Salt Lake City.

By Nellie Andreeva LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Fox is teaming up with a Kennedy cousin to develop a documentary-style series loosely based on his attempts to enter the family business.

HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnamese police want to talk to Gary Glitter about reports the shamed British glam rocker was seen with girls as young as 15 at a villa he rented, a government spokesman said on Thursday.

Word of the Day
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.