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Entertainment News Archive - February 08, 2006

By Gregg Goldstein NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter)

By Dean Goodman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A diverse group of entertainers, including late comedian Richard Pryor, opera singer Jessye Norman and Island Records mogul Chris Blackwell, received honorary Grammy statuettes on Tuesday, the eve of the music industry's biggest night of the year.

By Jesse Hiestand LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has sued producer Holly Wiersma and the production company behind "Factory Girl" for $6 million in a dispute over the North American distribution rights to the Edie Sedgwick biopic.

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - WB Network will bench most of its Friday comedy lineup late next month to make room for a new comedy, "Modern Men," and a new reality show, "Survival of the Richest." "Men" is set to debut March 17 in the 9:30 p.m.

By Gail Schiller LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - In a rare move for an animated film, Universal Pictures' "Curious George" has integrated Volkswagen, Dole bananas and the U.S. Postal Service into the movie, which opens Friday.

By Borys Kit and Sheigh Crabtree LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Director Catherine Hardwicke, whose films have focused on wayward teens and skateboard punks, is in negotiations to shoot a project about the life of the Virgin Mary before the birth of Christ.

By Nellie Andreeva LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "Joey" co-star Andrea Anders is not waiting for the ax to fall on the NBC sitcom, which is on hiatus and not expected to return for a third season.

By Nellie Andreeva LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Jay Harrington (NBC's "Coupling") has joined Jane Krakowski in "Sex, Power, Love & Politics," a CBS comedy pilot about thirtysomething Capitol Hill staffers.

By Nellie Andreeva LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Jay Harrington (NBC's "Coupling") has joined Jane Krakowski in "Sex, Power, Love & Politics," a CBS comedy pilot about thirtysomething Capitol Hill staffers.

By Chris Marlowe LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Aeon Digital on Tuesday confirmed a licensing agreement with NBC Universal that will make movies and television events available on-demand over the Internet.

Word of the Day
lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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