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Entertainment News Archive - June 08, 2006

By Kimberly Nordyke LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - E! Entertainment Television is getting into the scripted series business, and hopes to have a comedy on the air in late 2007 or early 2008.

By Nellie Andreeva LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Steve Carell is looking at a big raise when he returns to "The Office" in the fall. Sources said the per-episode fee for "The Office" star will more than double next season to the neighborhood of $175,000.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The real-time TV thriller "24" is headed to the big screen under a deal between movie studio 20th Century Fox and the show's producers, trade paper Daily Variety said on Thursday.

Corrects name in 2nd paragraph to "Kiefer Sutherland" from "Keifer Sutherland." LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The real-time TV thriller "24" is headed to the big screen under a deal between movie studio 20th Century Fox and the show's producers, trade paper Daily Variety said on Thursday.

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China has ordered cinemas to stop showing the controversial blockbuster "The Da Vinci Code," media and movie theater officials said on Thursday, though the official reason was not immediately clear.

By Claudia Parsons NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bob Gaudio, songwriting partner of Frankie Valli and one of the original Four Seasons, is beginning to think "Jersey Boys," a Broadway musical about the band, may be even more successful than the band itself.

But while the black gold brings billions of dollars to the oil firms and the province of Alberta, critics say the operations are taking too big a toll on the environment.

Corrects the spelling of Kiefer Sutherland's name in the second paragraph. LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The real-time TV thriller "24" is headed to the big screen under a deal between movie studio 20th Century Fox and the show's producers, trade paper Daily Variety said on Thursday.

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - Hollywood star Angelina Jolie has recorded a television message for World Refugee Day and stations have rushed to air the 30-second footage, the United Nations refugee agency said on Thursday.

By Claudia Parsons NEW YORK (Reuters) - Broadway is abuzz with award fever before Sunday's Tony Awards, the culmination of a season of hits and misses that sparked talk of the death of the American musical and the triumph of the Anglo-Irish play.

Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.