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Entertainment News Archive - March 19, 2006

By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - A court case in which two historians accuse Dan Brown of copying their work in his novel "The Da Vinci Code" is due to finish on Monday, ending one of the most closely watched copyright claims of recent years.

CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - More than 1,500 people gathered around a statue of 19th century liberation hero Simon Bolivar on Sunday and posed nude for a U.S. artist famous for his photos of naked crowds in public spaces.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The futuristic terrorist thriller "V For Vendetta" blew up its rivals at the weekend box office in North America, according to studio estimates released on Sunday.

By Kirk Honeycutt LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "Inside Man" is the dull title of a crackerjack crime thriller that also is the most commercial movie Spike Lee has directed. Everything clicks.

By Nellie Andreeva LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Fox is loading up on animated comedies "The Simpsons" and "King of the Hill." The network has ordered two more seasons of "The Simpsons," its 18th and 19th, and one more of "King of the Hill," the show's 11th.

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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