Entertainment News Archive - December 08, 2005

Winnie the Pooh is getting a makeover as the Walt Disney Co presses its second-largest franchise into play for a larger share of the $21 billion preschool market, the company said on Wednesday.

By Christine Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York's punk rock music mecca CBGB reached an agreement with its landlords on Wednesday that allows the music club to stay at its East Village address for another year.

By Mike Collett-White and Dan Wilchins LIVERPOOL, England/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Liverpool and New York prepared to honor pop icon John Lennon on Thursday with floral and musical tributes and a candle lit vigil close to where he was shot dead 25 years ago.

please read song title in 15th paragraph as ..."Give Peace a Chance.".. instead of ..."Give Peace and Chance." Please also amend in previous updates.

By Bob Tourtellotte LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Sarah Jessica Parker, who played the lovable Carrie Bradshaw on "Sex and the City," can be a real pain -- at least in the movies.

Fans laid flowers and lit candles on Thursday to honor music icon and peace activist John Lennon, 25 years after he was murdered outside his New York apartment.

By Dan Wilchins NEW YORK (Reuters) - Comeback queen Mariah Carey, rapper Kanye West and newcomer John Legend led the field with eight nominations for the Grammy Awards when the contenders were unveiled in New York on Thursday.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former "Friends" star David Schwimmer will tread the boards on Broadway for the first time next year in a revival of Herman Wouk's "The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial," the producers of the play said on Thursday. The actor best known as lovelorn geek Ross Geller will play Lt.

By Bob Tourtellotte LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Dueling cocktail parties and media schmoozing have started in Hollywood, and that can mean only one thing: Oscar campaigning has kicked into high gear.

By Bob Tourtellotte LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - It has wowed film festivals, won rave reviews and sparked Oscar buzz, but when "Brokeback Mountain," a.k.a. the gay cowboy movie, begins playing to general audiences on Friday, it faces its toughest challenge yet -- wooing mainstream America.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.