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Entertainment News Archive - February 28, 2006

By Georg Szalai NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - The U.S. Comedy Arts Festival, set to take place March 8-12 in Aspen, Colo., has added Dave Chappelle, Lisa Kudrow, Michael Patrick King and Janeane Garofalo to its lineup.

By Carly Mayberry LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - CBS Corp.

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - HBO will air a documentary in the fall about Daniel Pearl, the Wall Street Journal correspondent kidnapped and beheaded by extremists in Pakistan four years ago.

Female beauty and brains were extolled on Monday night as Brazil's Carnival dancers shimmied, stomped and sang in sensual celebration.

The Rolling Stones will likely follow the beat of China's censors when they offer mainland fans some long-awaited satisfaction with an April concert, promoters said on Tuesday.

By Cynthia Littleton LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Repor

By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - Author Dan Brown did not copy material from an earlier book when he came to write "The Da Vinci Code," his best-selling religious thriller at the center of a London copyright case, a lawyer said on Tuesday.

Young Saudis, thirsty for cinema in a country with no big screens and just the bare bones of a movie industry, are determined to drag the ultra-conservative Muslim kingdom into the celluloid world.

By Kerstin Gehmlich PARIS (Reuters) - A flying penis, voluminous robes and a call to release a convicted prisoner -- British fashion designer Vivienne Westwood brought it all to Paris in a shrill show on Tuesday.

By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - Author Dan Brown did not copy material from an earlier book when he wrote "The Da Vinci Code," his best-selling religious thriller at the center of a copyright case, a lawyer told London's High Court on Tuesday.

Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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