Entertainment News Archive - May 09, 2006

By Hy Hollinger LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - After a so-so domestic bow of $47.4 million, "Mission: Impossible III" will go down in the record books as achieving the eighth-biggest all-time international opening weekend, with sales of $70.3 million from 57 markets.

Please read in first paragraph... Goldberg ...instead of... Golberg ... . By Sue Zeidler LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actress and comedian Whoopi Goldberg said on Tuesday that she would host a radio show aimed at bringing back women listeners who have turned increasingly to morning television.

By Gregg Goldstein NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - The talking car K.I.T.T. is heading to the big screen in an adaptation of the hit 1980s TV series "Knight Rider." Series creator Glen A. Larson will write and executive produce the Weinstein Co.

By Tatiana Siegel LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Don Cheadle and Chiwetel Ejiofor will star in "Talk to Me," a drama based on the true story of a controversial black DJ at a white-owned radio station.

By Borys Kit and Tatiana Siegel LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - John C. Reilly and Seann William Scott are in negotiations to star in the comedy feature "Quebec," playing two assistant managers of a large grocery chain who compete with each other for a coveted promotion.

By Gregg Goldstein NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - "Malcolm in the Middle" star Frankie Muniz will star in the indie teen-sex sketch comedy feature "Parental Guidance Suggested." Also on board are Ryan Pinkston, Jamie Kennedy, Andy Milonakis and Matthew Lillard.

By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - Placido Domingo is looking ahead to life after singing, but the Spanish tenor has no plans for an operatic swan song just yet.

By Paul Majendie LONDON (Reuters) - For Hollywood, it is an enticing script idea. Amateur painter John Myatt bamboozled the art world with a string of counterfeit Monets and Picassos that were sold to collectors around the world. He got caught and went to jail.

BERLIN (Reuters) - The German division of youth television broadcaster MTV said on Tuesday it had decided to air the entire series of the cartoon "Popetown," which shows the pontiff as a pogo-stick-riding maniac.

By Tarmo Virki HELSINKI (Reuters) - The young makers of an Internet spoof of the science-fiction classic "Star Trek," seen by 3.5 million people in less than two months, are planning to create a film-making community on the Internet.

Word of the Day
  • The abrogation of a law by a higher authority; annulment.
  • In music, during the eighteenth century, a song or an instrumental piece similar to the serenade, intended for performance in the open air.
The word 'cassation' comes from the French 'cassation', from Latin 'casso' ("destroy, annul").