Entertainment News Archive - May 04, 2006

By Franklin Paul NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. on Wednesday said it will launch a weekly show hosted by lifestyle guru Deepak Chopra, in an effort to attract more women subscribers to its pay-radio service. Sirius, No.

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Benicio Del Toro, Catherine O'Hara, Forest Whitaker and Michelle Williams are among the actors recruited to voice characters in writer-director Spike Jonze's adaptation of Maurice Sendak's children's book "Where the Wild Things Are." The Warner Bros.

By Tatiana Siegel and Anne Thompson LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Catherine Zeta-Jones is in negotiations to star opposite Guy Pearce in "Death Defying Acts," an indie movie about Harry Houdini.

By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - With a new production about Libya's colorful leader Muammar Gaddafi, the English National Opera boldly goes where no opera house has gone before.

By Scott Roxborough COLOGNE, Germany (Hollywood Reporter) - The Catholic Church has failed to block MTV Germany from airing the controversial BBC cartoon series "Popetown," which features a squat, obnoxious, gun-toting pontiff.

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Oscar-winning director Ang Lee on Thursday called for greater emphasis on nurturing Chinese-language screen writers, saying a dearth of quality scripts meant the massive market was yet to be properly developed.

By Chris Morris LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Journalists loathe deadlines, though they go with the territory.

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By Paul Majendie LONDON (Reuters) - A group of prominent English Roman Catholics is opposing a Vatican call to boycott the film "The Da Vinci Code," saying the movie's release is not a threat but a chance to explain their faith, their spokesman said on Thursday.

By Chris Morris LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Journalists loathe deadlines, though they go with the territory.

Word of the Day
  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
The word 'dapifer' comes from Latin roots meaning 'feast' and 'bearer'.