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Entertainment News Archive - March 10, 2006

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Michael Jackson was ordered to shut down his Neverland Valley Ranch on Thursday by California authorities who have fined the pop star $169,000 for failing to pay his employees or maintain proper insurance.

By Nellie Andreeva LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Kim Cattrall has been tapped to star in ABC's comedy pilot "Him and Us," which centers on a gay British rock star and his longtime manager. Anthony Stewart Head will play the rock star, and Cattrall will play the manager, Freddie.

By Georg Szalai ASPEN, Colo. (Hollywood Reporter) - The first public performance of Jim Henson's Puppet Improv, young sketch troupe the Whitest Kids U Know and a first round of stand-up comedy showcases attracted much industry attention Wednesday night as the 12th U.S.

By Brian Fuson LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) -

By Chris Marlowe LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Not many startup businesses have been inspired by a rock band, but Fountains of Wayne is indirectly responsible for a newly launched music discovery and trading community called La La.

By Anne Thompson - Analysis LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - It's been a bumpy ride.

By Andrew Wallenstein LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - NBC has ordered eight more episodes of the game show "Deal or No Deal," the network said Thursday. As of this week, "Deal" is switching from its five-night format to two, remaining only on Monday and Friday at 8 p.m.

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - When Bob Schieffer took over at the "CBS Evening News" a year ago tonight, it was supposed to be only a temporary assignment. The CBS News veteran had long ago thought the route to the anchor chair was closed to him.

By Brooks Boliek WASHINGTON (Hollywood Reporter)

LONDON (Reuters) - Mathew Knowles, father of R&B singer Beyonce, said his management firm Music World Entertainment and record label Music World Music Record Label had severed all ties with troubled British music group Sanctuary.

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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