Entertainment News Archive - July 10, 2006

By Gregg Goldstein NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Terry Zwigoff ("Bad Santa") will direct an adaptation of the French novel "Happy Days" for current box office champ Johnny Depp's production company.

By Tatiana Siegel LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter

By Borys Kit LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Australian filmmaker P.J. Hogan ("Muriel's Wedding") has signed on to direct "Chasing Vermeer," a mystery-adventure described as a "Da Vinci Code" for tweens. The Warner Bros.

By Borys Kit LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Samuel L. Jackson is teleporting into a starring role in the sci-fi thriller, "Jumper," director Doug Liman's feature follow-up to last summer's hit "Mr. & Mrs.

By Leah Schnurr TORONTO (Reuters) - Gruesome images of death and suffering are par for the course in an art exhibition put together by filmmaker David Cronenberg, whose movies often include drama and gore akin to that on display in Toronto.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Choreographer Twyla Tharp, who brought the music of Billy Joel to the theater with her hit show "Movin' Out," now will bring the songs of Bob Dylan to Broadway.

LONDON (Reuters) - Two historians who lost a plagiarism case against the British publishers of Dan Brown's bestseller "The Da Vinci Code" plan to appeal against the verdict, court officials said on Monday.

By Gilles Castonguay MILAN (Reuters) - Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards said he could not wait to get back on stage on Tuesday after recovering from a head injury that had forced the band to delay the European leg of their world tour.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - In her first movie deal since going to Africa to give birth, Angelina Jolie will co-star as a tiger in the upcoming kids film "Kung Fu Panda" for DreamWorks Animation SKG, the studio said on Monday.

By Jonathan Cohen NEW YORK (Billboard) - Bouncing back from 2005's delayed and critically maligned "Worlds Apart," Texas rockers ...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead have completed a new album.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.