Entertainment News Archive - November 08, 2005

By Tatiana Siegel LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Sela Ward has signed to join Kevin Costner in "The Guardian," an action drama that also stars Ashton Kutcher.

In LONDON story dated November 1 and headlined "Million-dollar Paganini violin to be contest prize," please read in first paragraph ... 19th century virtuoso ... instead of ... 17th century virtuoso ... .

By Jonathan Cohen NEW YORK (Billboard) - Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy kicked off his fall solo tour Friday in Madison, Wis., treating the crowd to songs recent ("Spiders (Kidsmoke"), vintage ("Sunken Treasure" and rare ("Bob Dylan's 49th Beard").

By Jonathan Cohen NEW YORK (Billboard) - The White Stripes will on December 6 release the EP "Walking With a Ghost," featuring a cover of Tegan & Sara's title song as well as previously unreleased live versions of four tunes.

By Jeffrey de Hart STOCKHOLM (Billboard) - Defunct rock act Led Zeppelin and Russian conductor Valery Gergiev were on Monday awarded the annual Polar Music Prize by the Royal Swedish Academy of Music, joining such laureates as Paul McCartney, Dizzy Gillespie, Quincy Jones and Joni Mitchell.

By Kimberly Speight LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Rhea Seehorn, Richard Kind and Will McCormack have joined the cast of the Fox comedy pilot "Genetically Challenged." The project centers on a young lawyer named Zach (played by Coby Ryan McLaughlin), who works to overcome various traits that he has inherited from his parents.

BEIJING (Reuters) - A painting by an 86-year-old Chinese master has gone under the hammer for a record 30 million yuan, highlighting soaring world interest in Chinese art.

The West Wing , 8-9 p.m., NBC) By Barry Garron LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - So who really won the live debate on Sunday night's "The West Wing," the one between fictional candidates Matt Santos, the Democrat played by Jimmy Smits, and Arnold Vinick, the Republican played by Alan Alda? Regardless of the spin, it was clearly a victory for NBC, which enjoyed a ratings bump during the sweep-inspired contest.

By Jonathan Cohen NEW YORK (Billboard) - British post-punk pioneers New Order will next month release a double-disc compilation billed as the first career-spanning album featuring their singles in chronological order.

By Cynthia Littleton LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Football carried the night for ABC on what was otherwise a fairly lackluster Monday for the Big Four networks.

Word of the Day
  • The deadly nightshade, Atropa Belladonna, which possesses stupefying or poisonous properties.
  • A sleeping-potion; a soporific.
  • To mutter deliriously.
The word 'dwale' comes from an Old English word meaning 'error, doubt, delusion.'