Entertainment News Archive - March 17, 2006

By Borys Kit LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Demi Moore is in final negotiations to star alongside Kevin Costner and William Hurt in the psychological thriller "Mr. Brooks." The story follows a man (Costner) with a murderous alter ego (Hurt).

By Borys Kit LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - R&B singer Ne-Yo, king of the U.S. singles chart for the past two weeks, will make his feature debut in "Stompin'," an urban dance film that begins shooting this month in Atlanta.

By Borys Kit LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Keisha Castle-Hughes, the Oscar-nominated teen-aged star of "Whale Rider," has been cast as Mary in "Nativity," which looks at the life of the Virgin Mary before the birth of Christ.

By Ray Richmond LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter)

By Andrew Wallenstein LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - NBC and Discovery Networks are ending their four-year arrangement to program the Saturday-morning kids programming block.

By Gregg Kilday LAS VEGAS (Hollywood Reporter) - Producer Sid Ganis couldn't have hoped for a more receptive audience when he arrived in Las Vegas this week to screen his latest movie at the annual convention of the nation's movie theater owners.

By Marilyn Moss LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Internationally known psychic medium John Edward travels across the country not only to help families connect with dead loved ones but also to stay with the families to see the effects of his work.

The Zodiac By Kirk Honeycutt LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The Zodiac Killer was California's Jack the Ripper, a serial killer who operated briefly in a limited geographical area, then vanished into history without his identity being discovered.

By Erik Pedersen LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - An all-ages crowd of the curious and the converted gave a boisterous welcome to England's newest hitmakers Wednesday at the packed Music Box, but it was hard to gauge how they felt 55 fast, raw minutes later.

By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Michael Jackson has shuttered his Neverland Valley Ranch home and laid off staff, but contrary to media reports the pop star has not shut down the estate for good, his spokeswoman said on Friday.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.