Entertainment News Archive - November 21, 2005

Digital video recorder maker TiVo Inc. on Monday said it will begin testing a feature to let subscribers transfer recorded television programming to Apple iPod digital music players or Sony's PlayStation portable devices, sending shares up 11 percent in premarket trading.

LONDON (Reuters) - A Venice scene by impressionist JMW Turner could become the most expensive British painting ever sold when it goes under the hammer next year.

By Jonathan Cohen NEW YORK (Billboard) - Cars principals Elliot Easton and Greg Hawkes are teaming with veteran singer/songwriter Todd Rundgren in a new incarnation of pioneering new wave rock act the Cars, which will tour and possibly record an album next year.

In November 17 LOS ANGELES story headlined "Computer animation leads Oscar list," please read in paragraph 3, "... Oscar's list of 10 eligible films included "Robots," "Valiant" and ..." instead of "...

By Jonathan Cohen NEW YORK (Billboard) - U2 will return to Australia for the first time in eight years next March when it plays four shows as part of its Vertigo world tour.

By Jonathan Cohen NEW YORK (Billboard) - Australian Pop star Kylie Minogue is hoping to return to the concert stage by the end of 2006, about a year-and-a-half since she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Ted Koppel, who built ABC's "Nightline" into a TV news institution 25 years ago, starting with the U.S.-Iranian hostage crisis, will leave the show on Tuesday with a low-key broadcast devoted to one of his favorite subjects, a guy named Morrie.

By Jonathan Lynn SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Chinese author Gao Xingjian, winner of the Nobel prize for literature, is also a highly original painter, and a new exhibition in Singapore shows the same struggle for expression and meaning found in his writing.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Daytime talk queen Oprah Winfrey will appear as a guest on David Letterman's late-night CBS show next month, sealing a long, gradual thaw in the once-testy relations between two of television's biggest stars.

By Darryl Morden SAN DIEGO (Hollywood Reporter) - Depeche Mode turns moody introspection into communal celebration, which has earned the veteran English band a rabidly obsessive following that filled San Diego's ipayOne Center on Saturday for the first of four southern California shows.

Word of the Day
  • Emitting flashes of light; glittering.
The word 'coruscant' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to flash' or 'to sparkle'.