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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
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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