Entertainment News Archive - August 13, 2006

By Erik Kirschbaum BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Nobel prize-winning author Günter Grass has come under attack from writers, literary critics, historians and politicians for his belated confession he was once a member of Hitler's Waffen SS.

By Paul Majendie EDINBURGH (Reuters) - For stand-up comedians the Edinburgh Fringe is the toughest gig in the world, but they revel in the challenge of competing at the Olympics of Comedy.

By Kenneth Li NEW YORK (Reuters) - Twentieth Century Fox will start to sell movies including "X-Men: The Last Stand" and TV shows like "24" from Web sites owned by parent News Corp. in the company's first step in the online movie market.

By Scott Hillis SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The Starship Enterprise is in trouble and, as usual, Capt. James T. Kirk has a plan to save it.

Word of the Day
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.