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Entertainment News Archive - July 18, 2005

By Chris Marlowe LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Not just anyone can star in a movie with Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn and Christopher Walken, but New Line has developed an egalitarian trailer for "Wedding Crashers," the No.

LONDON (Reuters) - Roman Polanski's libel trial opened in London on Monday and legal precedent was set when the proceedings were beamed via video link to the film director in a Paris hotel room.

By Cynthia Littleton LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Thursday's Emmy nominations announcement was a sweet occasion for Robert Greenblatt and a bittersweet one for David Janollari.

By Franklin Paul NEW YORK (Reuters) - Digital video recorder maker TiVo Inc. on Monday upgraded its television recording service to let about 1 million of its subscribers instantly respond to specially coded advertising, the company said.

By Paul J. Gough LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - ESPN's "Codebreakers," a movie about the 1951 Army football team that saw several members (including the coach's son) expelled for cheating on tests in a scandal that rocked West Point and beyond, will kick off Dec. 10 on the sports cable giant.

By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - Roman Polanski said Monday he was in a "state of shock" when he read an article in Vanity Fair magazine alleging he tried to seduce a woman while on his way to his slain wife's funeral in 1969.

By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - Roman Polanski's personal life was put under the spotlight on Monday at the start of a libel trial in which the director testified via video link from Paris to avoid extradition to America for sex with an underage girl.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Leading Motown Records producer Norman Whitfield, who co-wrote such R&B classics as "I Heard It Through the Grapevine," was sentenced on Monday to six months of home detention for failure to file U.S. income tax returns.

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  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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