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Entertainment News Archive - May 11, 2006

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By Tatiana Siegel LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Former "Arrested Development" star Jason Bateman has joined the cast of the Middle East thriller "The Kingdom." Jamie Foxx, Chris Cooper and Jennifer Garner already have boarded the project, which is set for a June start date.

By Andrew Wallenstein LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The writer-director of the Oscar-nominated documentary "Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room" has signed a deal to develop a white-collar crime drama at CBS Paramount Television.

By Leila Cobo MIAMI (Billboard) - Colombian-born singer/songwriter Soraya, one of the first artists to write and record in both English and Spanish, has died after a battle with breast cancer, sources said. She was 37.

By Thomas K. Arnold LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The cult hit "Broken Saints," a graphic novel-style fantasy epic serialized over the Internet, will soon be available in retail stores on DVD.

By Omar al-Ibadi BAGHDAD (Reuters) - In a country where daily car bombs, kidnappings and beheadings devastate many lives, there are still some in Iraq who have an appetite for art.

By Alexandria Sage LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Some people vie to be in the same room as celebrities, but Mona Shafer Edwards does one better. She captures them at their most emotional -- in the defendant's chair.

By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - Forthcoming blockbuster "The Da Vinci Code" has received the kind of publicity money can't buy thanks to a real-life cast including a cardinal, an archbishop, a judge, and countless art historians and religious scholars.

By Gina Keating LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A famed collection of 1960s California "Kustom Kulture" art, inspired by hot rods and stored for decades in airplane hangars, will be sold on Saturday in what is considered the first auction of its kind.

By Angus MacSwan SAO PAULO, Brazil (Reuters) - Wh

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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