Entertainment News Archive - November 28, 2005

By Tom Roland LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Conflicts: We've all got 'em -- those religious, parental and societal messages that occasionally cancel each other out. Some folks talk them out with a psychiatrist, others avoid them with a bottle of booze.

By Cynthia Littleton LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "There's something I believe wholeheartedly: Cynicism is the true refuge of the pseudo-intellectual," Craig Ferguson says with conviction, leaning back in a chair with work boot-shod feet propped up on the desk in his office at CBS Television City.

By Barry Garron LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - There's something about intra-ethnic strife, when it's done well, that makes it the perfect backdrop for a romantic comedy. And no doubt about it, "The Engagement Ring," the latest Johnson & Johnson Spotlight Presentation, is done very well.

By Isabel Reynolds TOKYO (Reuters) - A dream team of movie stars from China and Japan gathered in Tokyo on Monday to promote "Memoirs of a Geisha," the first big-budget Hollywood romance to feature an almost entirely Asian cast.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jazz legend Miles Davis, Ozzy Osbourne's seminal heavy metal band Black Sabbath and the punk band Sex Pistols are among an eclectic group of musicians named on Monday to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie may not be on speaking terms, but the two "celebutantes" will reunite on television next year as their recently canceled Fox reality show, "The Simple Life," jumps to cable TV.

By Kimberly Speight LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Disney Channel is expanding its animated offerings with a full-season order for a new comedy series titled "The Replacements." The show, which is set to premiere next year, revolves around orphaned siblings (voiced by Gray Delisle of "The Fairly OddParents" and Nancy Cartwright of "The Simpsons") who order "parents" from a company -- a British superspy "mom" and a renowned stuntman "dad." It was created by children's book author and illustrator Dan Santat.

By Greg Prato NEW YORK (Billboard) - Former Deep Purple singer/bassist Glenn Hughes is gearing up to record his next solo release, with the aid of Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante and drummer Chad Smith.

Word of the Day
  • Forsooth! indeed! originally a parenthetical phrase used in repeating the words of another with more or less contempt or disdain.
The word 'quotha' is an alteration of 'quoth he'.