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Entertainment News Archive - November 07, 2005

By Phyllis Stark NASHVILLE (Billboard) - A year-and-a-half after shaking up the country music industry with their debut album, "Horse of a Different Color," Big & Rich are at it again. On the pair's sophomore album, "Comin' to Your City," the Warner Bros.

LONDON (Reuters) - Thousands of fans including pop star Madonna descended on central London on Sunday for the world premiere of "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire," the fourth installment of a hugely successful series of films. The darkest movie episode yet from J.K.

Bud Greenspan's Athens 2004: Stories Of Olympic Glory , 8:00-9:35 p.m., Showtime) By Ray Richmond LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - It goes without saying that no one makes Olympic documentaries like filmmaker Bud Greenspan.

By Anne Thompson LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Kevin Kline and Milla Jovovich are poised to star in "Welcome to America," a sex trafficking drama based on a New York Times Magazine cover story.

By Borys Kit LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Ben Stiller is in negotiations to star in "A Night at the Museum," a family comedy set to begin shooting early next year.

By Borys Kit LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Production company The Wolper Organization, which made its name with such miniseries as "Roots" and "The Thorn Birds," has acquired feature film rights to "Love and Terror," an article about suicide bombers.

By Borys Kit LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - William H. Macy, Helen Hunt, Christian Slater, Joshua Jackson and James Marsden have been enlisted for "Bobby," Emilio Estevez's project about the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy.

By Dean Goodman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Rolling Stones returned to the Hollywood Bowl for the first time since 1966 on Sunday, playing for about 18,000 fans at the historic venue including U2 guitarist the Edge, actor Tom Hanks and cycling champion Lance Armstrong.

LONDON (Reuters) - Film director Anthony Minghella, who won an Oscar for "The English Patient," has turned his attention to opera, staging Puccini's "Madam Butterfly" in a London production that has divided the critics.

By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Amid the point-blank shootings, nude scuffling and desperate partying, the most shocking image in the movie "Get Rich or Die Tryin"' is the tear that rolls down the cheek of the baddest man in gangsta rap, 50 Cent.

Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'