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Entertainment News Archive - February 17, 2006

By Kirk Honeycutt BERLIN (Hollywood Reporter) - At its core, "Find Me Guilty" suffers from an inexorable moral problem. The movie is based on the longest criminal trial in U.S. history.

By Nellie Andreeva LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Alec Baldwin is in final negotiations to star opposite Tina Fey in Fey's untitled comedy pilot for NBC.

By Kimberly Speight LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Canadian comic Russell Peters is attached to a television comedy project loosely based on his life and social observations as a comedian of South Asian descent.

By Borys Kit LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Rainn Wilson has been cast in "Mimzy," a family feature that New Line Cinema co-CEO Bob Shaye is directing for the studio. Joely Richardson also is joining the cast.

By Gregg Kilday LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - M. Night Shyamalan, whose directorial credits include "The Sixth Sense," "Signs" and "The Village," will be honored as ShoWest Director of the Year.

By Borys Kit LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Javier Bardem is set to star in the big-screen adaptation of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's "Love in the Time of Cholera," which Mike Newell is directing for New Line Cinema.

By Chris Marlowe LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - It's unlikely that even the most ardent Olympics fan can sit at home to watch all 418 hours of NBC's coverage from Turin, Italy.

By Anne Thompson LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter)

By Carmel Crimmins MANILA (Reuters) - The United States has removed the Philippines from its intellectual piracy "priority watch list," but in Manila's malls it was business as usual for hawkers selling copies of the latest Hollywood movies. "Friday is one of our busiest days.

By Mike Collett-White BERLIN (Reuters) - It is probably no coincidence that among a bleak and harrowing selection of films at this year's Berlin film festival, Robert Altman's gentle tale of a live radio show facing closure is among the favorites.

Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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