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Entertainment News Archive - November 22, 2005

By Robert Osborne NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - With Chita Rivera beginning previews Wednesday on Broadway at the Schoenfeld (previously the Plymouth) with her "Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life," it's great news that another Broadway dancing legend might soon be headed back to the local environs as well.

By Mick Stingley NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - The highly influential, curiously named post-punk British ensemble Echo and the Bunnymen romanced the sold-out crowd at New York's Irving Plaza on Sunday with an intimate evening of lush melodies and mournful pop spanning 25 years of the band's career.

By Tatiana Siegel LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Ali Larter, David Carradine, Tom Arnold and Talia Shire have joined the cast of the indie feature "Homo Erectus: A Caveman Comedy." The film's writer/director, Adam Rifkin, also stars as Ishbo, a philosophical caveman who loves Fardart (Larter), but she only has eyes for Ishbo's studly, dimwitted brother, Thudnik (newcomer Hayes MacArthur).

By Cynthia Littleton LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - ABC stations in New York, Philadelphia and four other markets have sealed deals to carry the upcoming syndicated daytime talk show hosted by Food Network personality Rachael Ray. The deals in New York and Philadelphia -- the No. 1 and No.

By Cynthia Littleton LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Lifetime Television has opened its checkbook to scoop up rerun rights to NBC's hit Patricia Arquette drama "Medium" for a more-than-medium-sized fee of about $1.3 million per episode, sources said.

HANOI (Reuters) - British rocker Gary Glitter has denied child molestation allegations in Vietnam, telling police he was just teaching English to young girls, state media reported on Tuesday.

HANOI (Reuters) - British rocker Gary Glitter has denied child molestation allegations in Vietnam, telling police he was just teaching English to young girls, state media reported on Tuesday.

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - TV programs from Denmark, Canada and Britain won key honors at the 39th annual International Emmy Awards Monday, an event that received some extra glitz as Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton presented a special statuette to Oprah Winfrey.

By Chris Marlowe LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Sony BMG has legal troubles beyond its battles against piracy.

By Brian Fuson LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Harry Potter didn't arrive in time to save the fall box office. While the season got off to a promising start, its momentum soon fizzled and the final tally proved to be just another mark in the disappointment column for 2005.

Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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