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Entertainment News Archive - August 14, 2006

By John Gaudiosi SAN FRANCISCO (Hollywood Reporter) - Games based on movies are common, but only recently have interactive entertainment companies turned to TV shows for their inspiration.

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - A week after getting back into the NFL with the kickoff of its six-year TV package, NBC will drive forward into a big and growing-bigger portion of the sports world: fantasy football.

BEIJING (Reuters) - China unveiled plans to make a movie about the 1937 Rape of Nanjing in an announcement on Monday, a day before Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi is expected to visit a controversial shrine honoring war dead.

By Kenneth Li NEW YORK (Reuters) - Twentieth Cent

By John Gaudiosi SAN FRANCISCO (Hollywood Reporter) - Games based on movies are common, but only recently have interactive entertainment companies turned to TV shows for their inspiration.

By Malgorzata Rakowiec GDANSK, Poland (Reuters) - Poland's ruling party called on German author Guenter Grass on Monday to give up his honorary citizenship of the port city Gdansk after his belated confession that he was once a member of Hitler's Waffen SS.

By Belinda Goldsmith NEW YORK (Reuters) - YouTube, the popular online home video site, has an unexpected star -- a septuagenarian British widower -- whose soft-spoken, humble manner has won the hearts of users of the youth dominated Web site.

Deletes reference to "novel" in paragraph 3. BEIJING (Reuters) - China unveiled plans to make a movie about the 1937 Rape of Nanjing in an announcement on Monday, a day before Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi is expected to visit a controversial shrine honoring war dead.

LONDON (Reuters) - The Rolling Stones canceled their concert in Valladolid, Spain, on Monday after lead singer Mick Jagger developed laryngitis. The band said in a statement they expected to appear on Sunday, August 20, at Twickenham Stadium in London.

LONDON (Reuters) - A Fox News reporter, responding to accusations he misrepresented himself as a Vatican official to an east London mosque used by suspects in a foiled plot to blow up planes, said on Monday he had identified himself clearly.

Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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